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, November 12, 2010

Girls Trip 2010

I sit here sipping a glass of wine, wanting to post fall pictures and Halloween pictures, but I am playing catch up with my blog and I can't bypass important events that need to be in order!  (Yes... I am one of THOSE people that is organized and orderly and find myself annoyed when things don't make sense! lol.  So, of course, my "catch up" posts have to come in order and that means you'll see Halloween long about December!  :-)
So... I bring you Girls Trip 2010.
The tradition continues...

This year, back to Georgia!  Only this time we stayed on Tybee instead on in Savannah!  (In a SaWEET beach house for..... wait for it... FREE!!!!!  Moo totally got us the hook up!)  We had the most relaxing, fun trip!  Starting with a sunset trip to my favorite spot on Tybee.... AJ's ...at sunset!
We had a few brews and more than a few laughs...
...and enjoyed the beachy view of the sunset and the ability to finally TRULY unwind and relax and catch up on US.  It was simply wonderful.

Saturday held the most exciting part of our trip!  I private walking tour of Savannah with Bobby Davis!
It was the best money I have ever spent and the coolest thing I have ever done on a vacation!  We had Bobby (a self-employed, local)  all to ourselves for the inside scoop on Savannah and the best views, history, and little-known facts and spots!  So. Fun.
These two are truly sisters of my heart!

Sunday was spent doing NOTHING but SITTING on the BEACH!  My personal opinion... closest thing to heaven here on earth.  A cooler, a chair, sand, waves, sun.  What more does a person need... really.  LOL!
And... apparently my pictures are out of order, so here is another one of us in Savannah:
... and another in Forsyth Park... how beautiful!
Girls Trip 2010 was amazing... of course!
On the way home we put our "wish list" of locations in a hat and drew for our next trip.  Looks like next year we are headed to Hot Springs, Arkansas!  :-)  I sure do love my girls!


Allyson said...

Girl, I have to do the same thing! If I do a blog post out of order, it's painful!!! :) Looks like you had so much fun!

Ashley said...

So fun! I love girls trips! : )