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, March 26, 2010

St. Patty's Day Fun!

The wifi at our beach house was having issues, so I didn't bother trying to blog in the few moments I was able to connect.... so we're going back to St. Patty's day and beach posts will come soon!

The Junior League of Murfreesboro hosted its 3rd annual "Luck 'O' the 'Boro" fund raising event this year and for the second time I was on the committee! This time was so much fun because we really changed things from last year and made it a great event! It didn't hurt that La, Moo, and myself were all on a committee together!! :-) Here is the whole committee with our favorite Indian Hills contact!!

It was a great night with food from Jim and Nicks that was SO yummy! I strongly encourage everyone to consider them for your catering needs.... they do it all (dishes, silverware, drinks, set up, clean up.... everything!) and they do it well and they were very affordable!

We also had dancing... LOTS of dancing! Magnolia - a great band - played the night away while we danced the night away! They played such fun music and did such a good job as well! We were very pleased!

We had to, of course get the three amigo shot! :-) There was a silent auction as well! We were proud of all the items we were able to get and very proud of the money it raised!

At the end of the night we all felt like the evening was a smashing success! We had a great time and everyone else had complimented us several times on what a fun evening it was! SO, the committee decided to have a little lemon-drop in celebration! (I have no idea who the dude is in our picture, lol!!)
Over the weekend we also had a school project to work on. Lily goes to a magnet school, so she has LOTS of those and Chris just loves it! She usually has homework 3 or 4 nights a week too, but it doesn't take her long! She is SO smart and already reading SO SO well, it amazes me! She can pick up just about anything and read it! Her teacher says she'll be reading at a 2nd graded level by year end! (Sorry for the tangent, can you tell I am proud???) Anyway, her project this week was to make a leprechaun trap! :-) So here are her and her daddy working diligently to make a trap that would certainly catch a leprechaun!

Oddly enough, I didn't take a picture of the finished product, but it was covered in gold coins and shimmery shamrocks and propped up on one end! Under it was a pot of "real" gold coins! CUTE! I hope all of you have a fun and festive St. Patty's day! :-) Ours was wonderful!


Sarah said...

Glad your event with off with a bang and was a smash hit! And what a cute idea for a project...to make a leprachaunn trap. I'll have to remember that one.