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!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Another busy, but great, week...

Wow! The last time I posted there was snow on the ground and today I had all my windows open and the fans on! I am LOVING this weather... I just wish it was here to stay!

This was a long week because I had bus duty. I am always extra-tired on bus duty week - hence, no posts! Plus we had parent-teacher conference night Thursday night and had to stay at school until 6:00.

In short, I lived at work this week, so there isn't too much exciting to tell about! But, I will share a recipe I tried this week...

Italian Casserole

1.5 pounds Ground Beef
Spaghetti Sauce (regular size, not large)
Mozzarella Cheese
Crescent Rolls
Parmesan Cheese

Brown 1.5 pounds ground beef, drain. Add spaghetti sauce and simmer 10-15 min until thick. Pour into a rectangle casserole dish. Sprinkle with mozzarella. Unroll crescent rolls (I used the new seamless "Recipe Creations" of course!). Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake until crescent rolls are brown (basically follow the instructions to bake the rolls on the can).

This recipe was SOOOO quick and SOOOO good that I just had to share it! I enjoyed it so much I am thinking I might make it again this week! Shhh... don't tell! ;-)


Megan L Hutchings said...

Web had bus duty last week too and he always "drags" during that week. I hope this week is a little less busy so we can have a big time on Saturday night :)!

Betsy said...

I am always looking for good recipes. This one sounds really yummy!

I hope you get some rest this week. I am exhausted from the time change! haha Enjoy the great weather!

Lindsay said...

Yeah........we don't know what to do with all the snow, either. Yuck!!

A recipe with a cresent roll in it....SOLD! :-) Mmmmm.

Lauren said...

I am so going to make that recipe!