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, August 14, 2010

Frozen Fruit Cups

A favorite treat!
Mama used to make large batches of these and put them in large zip lock bags in the freezer!  Man, I loved these things!  It was dessert a lot of times after dinner or sometimes just a snack.  Heck, we all liked them!  The recipe sounds odd, but it's one of those things that you just have to trust!  Don't be turned off by the ingredients... just mix up a batch and give 'em a try!  They are especially delicious now while it's so hot and steamy outside!!

Frozen Fruit Cups

1 Cup Sour Cream
1/2 Cup Sugar
Small Can Crushed Pineapple
1/4 Cup Maraschino Cherries quartered
3 Bananas, Chopped
1 Tbs Lemon Juice
Sprinkling of Salt
1/4 Cup Chopped Pecans

Combine all the ingredients.  Fill line muffin cups/pan.  Freeze.  Pop out of pan and store in a zip lock bag!