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, July 12, 2009

The perfect pool snack...

I have spent the last several days relaxing and enjoying ever moment of summer! Unfortunately that means I have been slacking on the blog! lol. I have spent many afternoons by the pool and thought I would share my most favorite poolside snack. This recipe also makes the perfect keep-in-my-fridge-to-munch-on snack, and the perfect party dip! :-)

Vegetable Salsa
2 chopped tomatoes
1 bunch green onions chopped (green part)
1 bunch chopped cilantro (leafy part)
1 can drained shoepeg corn
2 cans drained chopped green chilies
2 cans chopped black olives
8 oz. grated Monterey Jack cheese with hot peppers
1/4 large bottle of Italian Dressing

THIS IS SO GOOD! I have yet to meet a person that didn't love and ask for the recipe. Even the kids munch on it! :-) So next time you head to the pool... or a party... or just want a semi-healthy snack on hand... mix up a batch! It's yummy!!!


Megan L Hutchings said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe, bringing it to the pool, and for yesterday!

Sarah said...

That sounds really good! I'll have to try it sometime. I made a salsa last week that was really yummy. I'll get you the recipe. I was trying to replicate what you get at the Mexican resteraunts. It was pretty darn close, and really easy. The most time consuming part was broiling the tomatoes, but after that you just dump it all in the blender.

ariel said...

This sounds really good! I was so surprised to see the Italian dressing at the bottom of the list. I'll have to give it a shot!