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 17, 2009

A week????

Really? A week? My, how time flies when you're having fun... er.... I mean... working! LOL! I seriously can't believe it has been a week since I have posted. I was going to be so good and post regularly this week! :-) Yeah right! Work is kickin' my booty!

I have been having so much fun at school and with my cheerleaders, but it has been keeping me so busy! It's funny how things change when school starts! In a word, I feel behind. Behind on laundry, behind at school, behind on grocery shopping, behind on reading... just behind! lol.

This week was full of nothing but work and trying to keep my head above water, but this weekend work was put to the side and I was off to have fun!!

First, I went to "liquid in-service" at La Siesta for a cold beverage with teachers talking about our first week back.

Friday evening Chris picked Lily up and they picked me up to go get our pottery that we painted (see previous post). Lily was SO excited and since we picked up her castle she has carried around everywhere and played with it every day! Here it is...

And, I am actually not ashamed to put my little work of art on here either... I thought it turned out pretty cute, actually! (That's saying a lot from a totally non-artistic person!!)

After we picked up our pottery we went to eat and then back to Chris' to relax and enjoy our Friday night hanging out together!

Saturday brought more fun! We watched golf all day and had friends over for football all night. We had so much fun! We grilled out hamburgers and hot dogs! It was a great time and we are SOOOOOOOOO excited about football season gearing up and the Titan's pre-season so far! :-)

Here is sweet baby Jack! I just know he's going to be a big football fan!!!! :-)

Here's Will, Lily, and Vance watching a Disney movie while we watch football... how cute is Vance's little face in this picture!?!?!

And these two? THE sweetest two kids I have ever met! Vance is so precious and mild-mannered and all boy!! He LOVES Lily... it's just precious!

Sunday we went to Northside Baptist again (we have been visiting for several weeks and really like it) and Lily finally got up enough courage to try Children's Church and she LOVED it!!!! After church I cooked chicken casserole, corn on the cob, with salad and Anne, Scott, and their girls Robin and Melody came over for lunch and brought homemade brownies, ice cream, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream (Y-U-M)!!! Lunch was followed by lots of playing, TV, and afternoon naps and a relaxing evening at home! :-)
Overall it was a great weekend and I am off to a wonderful start to what I think will be a great week!!! For now, however, I am off to put on my PJs and hit the sheets! I am WIPED OUT and need lots of rest so I am ready for my kiddlets tomorrow at school!


Megan L Hutchings said...

I just loved this post :)!!!

I know that work is kicking your booty but at least you have someone nice to unwind with!

Vance IS so in love with Lily. He calls her his girlfriend and asks for her all of the time.

Sarah said...

Wow! busy busy! I love the pottery...yours and hers. Sounds like things are going well. Glad your enjyoing the church and that Lily likes it too. Good to hear from you and to catch up on things. Love you

Lindsay said...

wow! u r one busy lady! i still love how u girls get together so often - that's such a blessing.

thx for all the kind comments u leave...for the record, i blog more than u b/c sometimes it's my sanity! lol.

can u tell i'm typing w/ one hand? another reason i havn't stopped by lately-sorry!!

Betsy said...

I am about to enter the craziness with you. My first day is Tuesday.

Sounds like you are still finding time for some fun, though! Hope you have a great weekend and relax a little bit. :)