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!

Friday, January 29, 2010


We got more snow!!! Actually we are still getting snow and they are predicting that we'll get 5 to 9 inches by tomorrow! This is the most snow I have seen in a long time.... and by a long time, I mean YEARS! :-)

This morning I picked up Chris and Lily and we...
...headed to IHOP. (They called school off last night so we all slept in and didn't actually get out and about until about 10:30.) When we sat down to breakfast we looked out the window and saw flurries! By the time we were done eating we were in the midst of a serious snow shower and it was piling up quick! We made a mad dash to the movie store and grocery store and rushed back to be snowed in. In the hour and a half we were out it got seriously slippery on the road!

It started snowing about 11 and as you can see by the pictures (taken about 3:30) the snow really accumulated fast! Chris made some serious snow cream - YUMMY!!!!

And I made some serious from scratch potato cheese soup, so when we came in all cold and frosty we had a warm-filling dinner waiting on us!

It was a WONDERFUL afternoon! We watched movies, dozed, cooked, played... all kinds of fun snow-day stuff!! And the best part? We get to do it all again tomorrow!!!! :-)


Lindsay said...

I LOVE snow days! Glad you had such a good time with your two favorite people!!

Sarah said...

So cool that y'all actually got some actual snow! And Mom and Dad got it too! This is like the storm of the decade for you guys! Hope everyone has fun with it and stays safe! Maybe you'll get a 4, no 5 day weekend. Oh shoot...why not 6 days? no make it 7...
Saw Nashville on Fox news this morning!

Leigh Ann said...

Yay for snow days! Y'all are all just so cute!