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, December 14, 2009

Tis the season...

...for parties and socials and games and fun! :-) And that is JUST what I have been up to!

My little digital camera (the one I carry in my purse with me everywhere) has had dead batteries for a while, so my first photo is a couple weeks late! Remember book group night? We took wine, appetizers, and cookbooks to the potter place to eat, drink, PAINT, and be merry! Here are Me, Moo, and La! We had so much fun that night! I'll post a pictures of my final product eventually! It is the most happy I have been with something I painted myself... I was really proud!

This weekend was also full of fun and holiday cheer! Saturday we had games against one of our biggest rivals... and WON! :-) Then we headed to a Tacky Christmas Party at our friend Beth's! It was so much fun! Here is a photo of all of us in our tacky Christmas garb...
...please note that Chris WAS NOT the only guy there! lol. This is just the picture of all of us at the party that work together at the same school! :-) It was so much fun! We stayed at Beth's until after midnight just relaxing in the living room, talking, and laughing!

And SUNDAY was a BLAST!!!!! Chris' friends (that are practically family) gave us Titan's tickets for Christmas so we spent the day tailgating (okay, so we were just at a restaurant in downtown Nashville 'cause it was SO cold) and at the game! :-) The Titans played the Rams and kicked their booty!!

Here we are the game! It was REALLY fun! Thankfully it wasn't AS cold as it had been, but by the time the game was over it was pretty chilly.
Overall it was a WONDERFUL weekend and I am COUNTING DOWN until this week is over and I am OFFICIALLY on CHRISTMAS BREAK! (think I am excited???) ;-)


Lindsay said...

Happy almost Christmas break girl! You deserve it!

Can't wait to see your finished product!

Megan L Hutchings said...

Chris looks "dashing" in his holiday sweater :)!

I am so glad that you had a wonderful weekend and that in just a few days your real break will start.

Sarah said...

Lots of fun as usual! tell me, will Chris be wearing his lovely seasonal vest to the family Christmas gathering? Its just too too!