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!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Game People...

We are some game playing fools!
Most of you who know me well, already know that I have always loved playing games!  As an adult, that still hasn't changed!  I feel blessed that God paired me with another game player and him with a little girly game player! 
 Lily got LOTS of games for Christmas this year, so we have been playing away!  One was Parcheesi!  I hadn't played this since I was a kid.  It was fun to remember all the rules and play again.
 Santa brought Monopoly Jr.
This might be our favorite!  It's all the fun of Monopoly, but doesn't last for hours on end!  We all three love to play this one!

He also brought Twister!  Lily and I have had some Twister throw downs, but Daddy avoids this one!  He has played a couple times, but he's not quite as "twisty" as Lily and I! lol.

We all love Yahtzee!  Chris and I play this one, just the two of us a lot.  I have been amazed at how quickly Lily has picked up on the game and is able to play!  So. Much. Fun!

Over the last few snow days and weekend days it's been cold and we've been cooped up.  There was no shortage of fun though!  We've had lots of fun!

Do you have any good games you like to play?  We are always up for suggestions!  :-)


Valerie said...

My new favorite: Bananagrams. it's like Scrabble but you don't have to sit and wait for everyone else to take a turn. You play simultaneously. Lots of fun.

Allyson said...

OH GIRL. Ticket to Ride. It is AMAZING!!! And educational so good for Lily!! But it's SUPER expensive--like $50 all together with the expansion pack. The best way to get it is on Amazon and order the Expansion Pack too. The game only comes with teeny cards and the expansion pack gives you more places to go and bigger cards to play with. Someone taught us and we have now gotten our entire family and all of our friends hooked on it. It is SO FUN!!!