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, July 26, 2010


...Chicken that is!  (Gotcha!)

I made "Drunk Chicken" for the first time this past weekend!  It was SO good, So easy, and SO economical!  I highly encourage you to use this recipe!  I was a little intimidated by the thought of roasting a whole chicken.  I don't know why now, because it was the easiest dinner EVER!  It was also "impressive" and a crowd pleaser with the guys who were over to play cards!

Take a whole chicken, rinse, and pat dry.
Open a can of beer and drink or dispose of half of the can.
Drop in a couple cloves of garlic (smashed)
Rub chicken with olive oil.
Sprinkle/Rub with your favorite seasoning or just salt and pepper.
Place the rear end of the chicken down over the can.
Place in a dish.
Bake for 15 min. at 450 degrees.
Bake an additional 20 min per pound at 350.

It took all of 5 minutes to prep the chicken, I threw it in the oven, set the time, and forgot about it.  Then, *DING*  and dinner is ready - juicy, tender, chicken with a crispy roasted outside!  Mmm!


Sarah said...

looks yummy! You make me want to cook.

Ashley said...

Yum!! I need to try this! I love delicious (but fast!) recipes! : )