• American Girl surprise

    American Girl surprise

    I had to travel recently (hence the mask) and the place I went had an American Girl store.  I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get Nora a little something.  So, we got to sit together and open presents - which is about my most favorite thing to do.  You'll have to look at the pictures to see what she got. Continue reading...
  • Nora looses some teeth

    Nora looses some teeth

    At 7 years old, Nora had already lost a few of her baby teeth.  One in particular she lost about two years ago, but it simply disappeared one day.  We searched her mouth but came to the conclusion it went down her throat.  We knew it wouldn't make it to her stomach since she had a... Continue reading...
  • Mall Easter Bunny

    Mall Easter Bunny

    We took Nora to the mall to see the Easter bunny in person. Prior to this visit, Nora's mall experience was simply sprinting from an entrance to build-a-bear or the Disney store. That was only a handful of times too - the mall isn't a place we frequent. This particular mall however was close to our house and ... how do I say this...

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  • Easter Egg hunt

    Easter Egg hunt

    We hosted the annual Nora Easter egg hunt as usual. Except this year I neglected to take enough picture, opting instead to film the entire event. (keep your eye open for it's forthcoming release).

    This year the bunny nearly tripled the number of...

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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.