Tyson Hugh Hooper

Tyson Hugh Hooper
Our son, Tyson Hugh Hooper, was born with coarctation of the aorta, hypoplastic arch, and a transitional avsd. His first open heart surgery reconstructed his aorta and was on day 9 of life. His second open heart repair was not anticipated to be needed until two or three years of age. Ty had other plans. We spent the vast majority of his first 3 months of life at Vanderbilt as he went into heart failure and was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension. As a result, the medical team concluded that he needed the repair much sooner than usually recommended, and at just shy of 3 months old Ty underwent his second life saving open heart surgery. God has already worked so many miracles in Ty's life and the life of our family and we know he is using our story. Because of this, we are grateful for Ty's special heart and feel beyond blessed that God chose us to travel this road. We ask for prayers as Ty continues to heal. We are praying for a full recovery and life without restrictions for Ty. We are praying for God to use our family and Ty for His glory.

Thank you to each and every person who supports us through prayer, giving, or just by loving on our family! We are humbled and blessed by all of the ways the Lord is providing for us and know that he is using Ty and his story to do great things!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy 100th!

Well, I have struggled with what to do with my 100th post... at first I was excited to get here and I have been counting down these last few posts, but when the 100th finally got here I was kind of stumped. I thought about just letting it pass as any other post, but I have decided I should do something! I have really enjoyed some of the 100ths I have read, and my favorites tend to be those that list 100 things either about themselves or that they are thankful for! So... here's my list... My favorite things (in no particular order... otherwise La, Moo, and Leigh Ann, not to mention my parents, will question why red wine comes before them on the list! Ha!!)

  1. Jesus
  2. Season changes
  3. Red Wine
  4. Lauren
  5. Megan
  6. Leigh Ann
  7. A mother that is also a best friend
  8. A home that is like a safe haven, a sanctuary, to my soul
  9. A Daddy that is still my hero and the best man I know!
  10. Football season
  11. Sangria
  12. Cherry Coke (what's up with me and the beverages... thirsty?)
  13. Cute stationary
  14. The "ah-ha" moment my students have... what every teacher waits for and delights in!
  15. My childhood memories
  16. My siblings
  17. Bentlee... she stole my heard the moment I saw her
  18. Ipods and great music
  19. Girl get aways
  20. Computers
  21. Blogs
  22. Email
  23. Pedicures
  24. Children's laughter... big belly laughs!
  25. Chili and Potato Cheese Soup on cold days!
  26. My mom's green thumb and her beautiful garden
  27. My dad's sense of humor and great mind
  28. Starbucks... Grande Caramel Machiatto to be exact...
  29. Chicken Salad
  30. Talking with La in Ebonics for entire conversations
  31. Movies all by myself
  32. Chili's chips and salsa
  33. Games, games, and more games
  34. Friends over for game nights!
  35. Gain
  36. Cooking for loved ones
  37. Food Network
  38. My Camera(s)
  39. My new laptop!
  40. Taking drives through the country (before gas made doing that expensive!)
  41. The color pink... and green... and pink and green together!
  42. Watermelon
  43. Grilling out or tailgating with friends
  44. My big, king-size, pillow-top, memory foam bed!
  45. Giant bathtubs
  46. Nice kitchens
  47. Tybee Island
  48. Vance and Dawson
  49. Heat in the winter
  50. Air in the summer
  51. The right to vote
  52. The perfect ink pen
  53. Sharpies
  54. Office supplies (all of it)
  55. Digital Picture Frames
  56. Geek Squad
  57. Recipe books
  58. Giving unexpected gifts
  59. Real mail
  60. Living in Tennessee
  61. Ann Taylor
  62. The perfect black pants
  63. Fair food (you know... chicken on a stick, bloomin' onions, funnel cake?!?)
  64. Being an American
  65. Democracy
  66. Kitchen gadgets
  67. A great day teaching a great lesson
  68. Golf
  69. Lowe's
  70. My Bible
  71. LCD projectors and ELMOs!!! (That's right, fellow teachers... I now have BOTH in MY CLASSROOM!!!!)
  72. Alarm clocks
  73. Mixed drinks
  74. Sweet tea
  75. Couch's Barbecue
  76. Christmas
  77. Chicago
  78. Aprons
  79. Pink Tulips
  80. Organization
  81. Junior League of Murfreesboro
  82. Evite invitations
  83. Gerri Moore... the girl knows how to wax!!
  84. Praise Music
  85. Bon fires with hot dogs and s'mores
  86. Calculators
  87. Cell Phones
  88. Quilts... the good, old, dense ones... not the new, puffy kind
  89. The Wii
  90. Fantasy Football
  91. My parent's home
  92. Knowing I have friends I can call on who would do anything for me
  93. Knowing I have friends that I would do anything for
  94. Mom and Dad's swimming pool
  95. The beach and ocean
  96. Springing Curls Mousse
  97. A garage... no frost on my windsheild!
  98. Automatic up/down umbrellas
  99. Cute calendars
  100. Notebooks

... and I could go on an on.

These are just a few of my favorite things!


Betsy said...

Happy 100th blog, Meagan!!!! I, for one, LOVE reading your blog and I loved your list. I read each and every single thing on your list and I have so many of the same things on mine! Hope you are having a great weekend! :)

Amanda Ledford said...

Yay for 100 blogs!!!! I hope you are having a great weekend!

Lindsay said...

Great 100th!!! I like the topic you chose! I just passed my 200th and I didn't do anything. I asked for questions but only got one - so maybe th 300th will bring something fun. :-)

Leigh Ann said...

YOU are one of MY favorites! I just adore you and your list. It doesn't surprise me that a lot of your favs are mine, too! Love you, Meag, and happy 100th!

ariel said...

what a great idea for your 100th post!

Kim said...

I feel like I know you so well now after reading this!! hehe

Rosie said...

I love lists like this...makes me feel like I know you even better now =)

And those pictures you took of Dawson are amazing! I was wondering who I was gonna get to take our pics for Christmas cards...now I know! ;)

Lauren said...

#30 is still cracking me up!!!!!

I am grateful for YOU!