• Moonlit walk wish

    Moonlit walk wish

    In the evenings, after hurling water balloons at each other (seriously, we do that very frequently), we often take a walk around our subdivision. Jaime pulls Nora in her crappy old wagon and I plod along next to her. Since it gets dark earlier now, I always grab my favorite walking flashlight before we head out. Jaime often complains that we have... Continue reading...
  • Our 2nd Grade girl

    Our 2nd Grade girl

    Our adorable little second grader!  Nora is attending school via Skype and in-home teacher sessions again this year.  However, we did stop by her classroom before the start of the school year, to meet her teacher and staff face-to-face.  They even had a desk set up... Continue reading...
  • The huge half birthday

    The huge half birthday

    Nora was extremely excited about turning seven and a half.  For everyone else who loves Nora, it was a pretty important day too.  Nora had picked "finding Dory" for her decoration theme, but had not seen the movie yet.  She made that decision after watching a... Continue reading...
  • Nora is hilarious

    Nora is hilarious

    When Nora was feeling better and more stable, we took her to her favorite store in the mall.  Yes, the teaser image is correct, Nora's favorite mall store is: Hot Topic.  Why is it her favorite?  Because it has blind boxes.  Not just any blind boxes, but the new and elite (and over-priced) ones like:  Moofia, Mermicorno, Pusheen, and tons of others.  Don't worry, we will explain Continue reading...
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goodentree    /ˈgo͝odənˌtrēˈ/   noun

derived from our last name: Gooden and the idea of a family tree We came up with the name after we made the decision to start a family (have a child).
When Nora was born and diagnosed with the terminal disease SMA, her story quickly spread, and goodentree became established.