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!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Better Ideas and Better Recipes....

...from Better Homes and Gardens.

I absolutely love this magazine.  I mean, really.  I have subscribed for over a year now and I get more good ideas and good recipes from this magazine!  It's the *perfect* blend of cooking and home!  I was about 3 magazines behind and I used one of my snow days to pour over the pages!  The coolest idea so far?  I found out that there is such a thing as "magnetic primer."  Seriously?  Yeah.  You can put several cotes of magnetic primer on any wall... or anything for that matter... and then paint it whatever color you want and viola!  A magnetic wall... or ... magnetic whatever you want!  How cool is that?!? 


Sarah said...

are you serious???? Wonder how much that costs? Cause that means I can do all sorts of things, without having to cut out metal or weld for me. I'll just paint something!