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, January 3, 2011

Christmas with Friends

Lauren, Megan, and I decided to get all the kidletts together for their own little Christmas party!  So a few days after Christmas, we headed over to La's house for our Christmas Kiddo-style!

These four love getting together to play!  Vance and Dawson adore each other and both adore Lily!  She enjoys being the oldest and only girl!!!  No lack of love here!

The Hutchings got all the kids super hero capes!  What a great gift!!!

We had a Mexican themed meal with hard and soft tacos and nachos!  It was a nice break from the "traditional" Christmas ham and such.

La - the hostess with the mostest!  She made cupcakes for all the kids and let them use chocolate and vanilla frosting with spray, sprinkles, and M&Ms to decorate them! 

They had a great time decorating... and eating!

Ever the neat and clean little boy like his Mommy, Dawson completely avoided messy hands by attacking his cupcake from the top!  LOL!  He dove right in, mouth first so he wouldn't get all messy!  Too. Funny! 

And, all the grown ups had fun too!  :-)
(Lily says she is going to be a photographer when she grows up!  She took this with her little hands and my huge Nikon! lol.... looks like she's onto something!  She does an exceptional job of focusing and getting us centered for a 6 year old having to use the view finder!)

It was a very merry friend Christmas!  I can't wait to do another very merry friend non-Christmas! lol


Sarah said...

Sounds like loads of fun! I can't keep up with you guys! I just finished reading all your blog posts from my absence! Whew! Christmas x10! Did I say "Whew" alrady? Also super glad Mom is blogging again! And sorry I missed the New Years/Christmas bash. One of these years I'm going to make it back for that!

Lindsay said...

Oh my lanta - the kids are getting so big! It's been FOREVER since I've visited "baby" Jack and big brother. You guys always look like you have blast together.