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, January 22, 2011

Wedding plans...

Chris and I are planning a very small, intimate wedding.  We are a very laid back couple and are excited about a wedding that really "fits" us.  I thought I would share just a few of the plans, especially since many friends and family won't actually be at the wedding.  We are pretty much only having parents, grandparents, and siblings (along with a couple best friends that might as well be siblings to us).

Here is where we will tie the knot.  We were so relieved to find such a beautiful place at such an attractive price!  This is a new place called Gateway Island in Murfeesboro.  It's part of the greenway system and is a little "island" that is so pretty!  You can see the little pavilion above in the distance...

...and here it is up close!  This is where we will actually get married encircled by our nearest and dearest friends and family. 

And this is the adjacent reception center where we will house the cake and food.  We are hoping (and praying) for warm and pretty weather!  The whole thing is planned to be outside!  If it rains we'll be in a pinch and a bit crowded for the reception part.  :-)  But we'll make it work!

In the works are food, flowers, cake, music, and all the other stuff that goes along with a wedding!  I'll share more in another post!  That's it for now!  :-)


Ashley said...

I am so excited for you! The location is beautiful. I can't wait to hear more about it! : )

MELDUST said...

So exciting!!! This looks like a beautiful location!! Can't wait to hear more!

Sarah said...

with the exception of a tornado or late winter snow storm, I'm sure we can make it a delightfuil memorable day regardless of the weather! I think it looks like a great place for a wedding, and I love the ideas you've shared!