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, October 25, 2009

Parade Picture Post...

This weekend was FULL of Fun! One of the many things we did was go to the MTSU homecoming parade!!! Megan asked me to bring my camera and take "some good pictures" so of course I went wild! I don't know about the "good" part, but I took a BUNCH of pictures and there are so many I love that I decided to post A LOT of them! With subjects this cute, the pictures have to be great! So, I'll let the pictures tell the story of our parade adventure!

Lily and Vance claiming our spot to watch the parade!

Lily smiling for the camera... waiting for the parade to start!

Vance cheesing for the camera... waiting for the parade to start!

It's fall, so of course we had to take a picture with a tree trunk! It just fits!

Gotta love this grin!
Vance can seriously work the camera when he stops long enough for the camera to catch him!

Vance = 100% boy! "Look Lily!"

Web and Vance going to see the band warm up before the parade!

Lily running to watch the band warm up!

Megan and Jack at his frist MTSU homecoming parade!
He was a trooper!!!!

Chris and Lily Mac... these two are ALWAYS crackin' each other up!

Me and Chris... Mmmmmm! :-)
Doesn't get better than this!

Web, Megan, Vance, and Jack getting ready for the parade!

Got their bags and waitin for some CANDY!

Check out this look.... hard to say no, huh?! lol

Here they come!!!!!


GO, Go, go! CANDY!!!!

See? Candy!

Vance and Web waving at the FIRE TRUCK!

Baby Jack taking it all in!
He's a natural at this parade stuff!

Lightning came by to give Lily a high five!

Vance taking it in!

Me and Lily Mac!
What a precious, precious girl she is!

Parade over.
"Vance, come with me to my daddy's gym!
I'll show you the way!"


Megan L Hutchings said...

You are absolutely amazing and so incredibly talented when it comes to the camera!

We had a BLAST!!!

Lauren said...

How is it possible that we all have such good-looking children?? :)

I'm glad y'all had a great time...I love the pic of Lily and her candy!

Betsy said...

Perfect fall fun! And those pictures are so great! I love the one of you and Chris! :) Ya'll are so cute.