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!

Monday, August 10, 2009

The end of July...

...whizzed by! :-) I have so much to update you on, it's crazy! Between trying to cram in all the fun possible before school and getting ready for school, I had little time to blog! I feel like I haven't even been home long enough to blog! I read La's blog post about "This one's for the girls" that recapped a bunch of fun stuff in July and decided I would do a little recap myself!

The last couple weeks brought some really fun times! My cheer girls got together to go bowling! I can't post pictures of the girls (it's a legal thing) but I can post a picture of this beautiful girl...

LILY! Chris and Lily went with me on bowling night and had a blast! I love Lily's face in the above picture! Cracks me up! I guess that ball was pretty heavy!

We also visited the ice cream shop! Now, that's summer time! Lily had, CHOCOLATE of course! For Chris, Mint Chocolate Chip (always) and for me Strawberry!

I also got a chance to reconnect! Thanks to FaceBook, my suit mate, Kendra, found Me and Lauren! She came to town for a spa party and ended up meeting us for breakfast at City Cafe to catch up and reminisce about old times! Dawson came with us....

...he was the entertainment! He is growing so fast and he is SO funny and so much fun to see!

Chris came with me and got to meet Kendra! He spent breakfast cracking us all up! I don't know what I ever did without him and his sense of humor!!

This photo shows La, Kendra, and myself after breakfast! It was great to catch up! I haven't seen or heard from Kendra since Freshman year of college!
July also brought a farewell to...

The mustang! She was 12 years old... my sweet 16 car! I have been ready for a 4-door "big girl" car for a while now, but my my beautiful mustang was paid for in full and I had such a sentimental attachment to her! I sold her to a 16 year old that wants to love and care for her and is very excited to have her! That made it easier to give her up... well, that and my new ride..

A nice Lexus ES330! :-) It's loaded and I love it!
Another Lily adventure was a trip to paint pottery! She has never been and neither had Lauren!

Lily did so good! She picked a sand castle box and painted it inside and out! She is focused on making her polka-dots in this photo! I am waiting to pick up our finished products until Lily gets back from her mother's and can go with me! I can't wait to see what they look like!!

Here the four of us are all painting! When I get our finished work I'll post pictures! (If mine looks decent, that is! lol)

Me and Lily Mac painting!! This is her "picture" smile, lol!
Lily also had her first ever trip to Build-A-Bear!

Here she is waiting to stuff her doggy. I forgot how much fun Build-A-Bear was! I could spend a fortune in there on all the clothes and accessories for all the stuffed animals! It's addicting!

Well... that is the last little while in a nutshell! Sorry I have been so inconsistent with my blog! Hopefully with a school routine I will get back into the groove! :-)


Sarah said...

Looks like lots of fun. Its soo neat to reconnect with people. And Lily is as always so cute. Thankss for sharing

Valerie said...

The one word on Aug. 9 says it all: school! The pics of Lily are adorable, as usual. I'm jealous - I loooong to spend time with her. Maybe soon.

Leigh Ann said...

Looks like you have been busy having lots of fun. Loving that car, girl. Yay for you! You and Chris are just too, too cute together!

Megan L Hutchings said...

I know that you have had a very busy summer...but the BEST.ONE.YET!!!

I love seeing pics of you and Chris together. You both are just glowing :)!

Thank you for letting me paint pottery with you and sweet Lily. She is so sweet and she says the most adorable things!

Betsy said...

Wow..you have been busy! First of all, you and Chris are adorable together! And that ice cream picture made me want some ice cream asap. I am now on my way to wake Steve up from his nap to take me to Baskin Robbins! haha

And, I am sad that you sold your car! They are like old friends really. But your new ride is sweeeet!!

Hope you have a great week, Meagan!