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 29, 2009

Spring Break Pictures...

In most people's minds, the title "Spring Break Pictures" summon images of barely there bathing suits and wild nights. Here you won't find anything that looks remotely like "Girls (or teacher, lol) Gone Wild" but you will see lots of good quality spring break fun! The kind I like!!

After using the first half of spring break to get things done around the house and to relax at home, the second part was for fun! I spent the last part of this week with friends and family packing in as much (affordable) fun as possible!

Starting Wednesday at the Bunganut Pig with Gina, Julie and friends...

...complete with my 3 favorite D's.... dinner, drinks, and dancing!

Thursday brought another one of my favorite D's....

Dawson!!!! I packed a picnic lunch of chicken salad, croissants, vegis n dip, and cookies and headed to La's house to visit with her, Dawson, and Zoey!

I think La enjoyed having another English speaker in the house! lol. Nothing like a little adult conversation int he midst of baby land!!

After lunch at Lauren's I hopped in the car and headed to C-town to hang with the family and play with Bentlee!!

We played, and played, and PLAYED! Dolls, Waitress, School, and Puppy dog!!!! The picture above shows Bentlee on the little carousel that Papaw bought for her and put at his garage! We took a Bitty Baby/American Girl "field trip" up there for some fun!

I also got to visit mom and dad. Although it was a short trip, I thoroughly enjoyed myself!

On Saturday Chris hosted a cook out! We had so much fun. Everyone came and brought their kids. It was supposed to storm all day but didn't until that night so the kids played outside and in and we grilled out!

Above you see one of my favorite little people, Vance! He and Web were giving the bat and ball a try! He had so much fun! His brother, little Jack, had a good time too kicking and rolling away in his Mama's belly for Aunt Meag! I also got to hear Vance say "Aunt Meag" for the first time - so sweet!!!

Here is Vance grilling with his namesake, "Uncle Chris."

And, of course, me and Moo! We had planned on Lauren and Dawson being there, but La came down with a stomach virus that David brought home! I hope you are both feeling MUCH better La!!!! We missed you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sarah said...

So much fun, as usual! Oh, to be able to grill out without shivering. We've been grillin, but if you don't put on your coat to go out and turn the meat, you'll come in with a chill! You have such great friends! When you are bringing them all out to visit me?

ariel said...

Wow talk about your teacher gone wild! :) Sounds like you had a wonderful spring break! How cool that Bentlee has a carousel.. I'm jealous! Glad you made the best of your week off. Good luck getting back into the swing of things tomorrow!

Megan L Hutchings said...

One of my favorite post yet!!! I am so glad that you had an enjoyable Spring Break and took lots of GREAT pictures ;)!

Like I said, once you get those developed please send them my way!!! Thanks for being the best Aunt Meag :)!

Lindsay said...

What a great and relaxing Spring break!! I would LOVE to have ntohing much I needed to do every now and again...not to mention a week of it :-)

Thanks for all your prayers - so far so good and we're dry!!

Leigh Ann said...

Looks like a fantastic Spring Break to me! I love the pic of you and Moo! Aw, and to hear Vance say that. I bet it just melted your heart!

Lauren said...

The lunch saved my life. Seriously.

I hate that we missed the grilling. I think it's safe to say that "my stomach was boiling."