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!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

After Shots...

As most of you know, I have been hard at work setting up my new classroom!  It's been a unique challenge because the building is still being completed.  I have been working around construction workers and contractors and electricians and, well, you get the point!  We only had 3 designated days to set up as much as we could and can't get back into the building until the day before the ribbon cutting!  Keep in mind that this isn't the finished product!  I got as much done as I could - all my things put away, furniture set up, etc.. - but I haven't finished "decorating" (my least favorite part).  I don't like cluttered walls and bulletin boards, so I always have a hard time decorating my room with posters and things!  lol.  Okay, here it is so far:

This is the view from the back of my classroom looking toward the front.  The lectern is on wheels so I can roll it wherever I want to teach from.
This is the view from my desk.  There is a book shelf in the corner in the back left side of the room and that is where my exterior door is.  Check out the new computers!  That's it!  The "computer" and "monitor" are all-in-one and will be wireless!  Yay!

This is a view of my desk area.  I am standing by my exterior door in front of the book shelf.

A view of my classroom from the same corner.

This is the view when you enter my room from the hallway.  You see my desk on the far left and the book shelf on the far right.

Another view from that side of the room.

I have this wonderful area in my room!  A large storage closet that I share with my friend LaToya who teaches math, and cabinets, counter space, and a sink!

Needless to say, this is much nicer than anything I have ever had to teach in!  :-)  It is big and beautiful and new!  Every classroom comes equipped with a ceiling mounted projector and interwrite board.  We will have so much technology!  I just can't wait to get started!!!


MELDUST said...

Love the classroom!! Looks great! Missed you last night at the reunion. I would have loved to catch up!!

Allyson said...

Wow, what a transformation!! It looks great! And it is HUMONGOUS!!! Wish you and Lauren could have come last night--we missed you!

Sarah said...

very nice! Very fancy! I can't wait to hear all about the new adventures when school gets going in full swing!

Megan L Hutchings said...

I am so excited for all of my teacher friends and what the new year will bring!

Your classroom looks great :). I especially LOVE how big the podium is!!