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!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Dinner with the gang...

Tonight I cooked dinner and had the gang over! Megan, Web, Vance, Lauren, David, Dawson, Donnie, Chris, and I enjoyed a from-scratch, home-cooked meal of barbecue chicken, potato salad (thanks for the recipe, Kim!), broccoli salad, and "magic muffins" along with some blueberry tea! (Can you tell that I LOVE to cook?)

It was such a nice evening! I had all the windows up and we ate and enjoyed lazy conversations here and there.
Dawson and Vance had a big time playing. This is the first time they actually REALLY played together and were both into it! So fun to watch them grow!

Of course I had to take a shot of me and my girls!

After dinner we cleaned up a bit and all headed out in the back yard to let the boys run around. Uncle Chris had the brilliant idea of getting bubbles out of his car (that's right... Daddy of the year had bubbles IN THE CAR! lol)...
And boy was that a hit! he blew bubbles and the boys just had a blast! I took a ton of pictures! Here is a sneak peak...

If you want to see more you will have to hop on over to "My Lens On Life" (my photo blog) and check them out! I also posted Easter pictures over there, I hope you'll check those out too!


Megan L Hutchings said...

Last night was so much fun!!! As always you had a brilliant idea :)!

You know I will want copies of those pictures.

Betsy said...

How fun! You need a cooking blog. How do you make your potato salad? And I still want that peanut butter cupcake recipe from the shower! :)

You are such a great photographer, too!!