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, March 13, 2011


I have been showered twice in as many weeks...
...and tea'd too!

I have so many wonderful things going on right now that I haven't been able to blog nearly as much as I would like!  I am happily sittin on my parents couch right now, sipping coffee, and catching up!  Do you ever feel that the only way to truly relax is to leave home and go somewhere?  If I were home right now, all the other "have to do" things would have taken over my mind and I wouldn't have let myself blog! lol.  Glad to be back catching up!

This weekend was my Victorian Tea in Chattanooga with my family!  My Aunt Lisa seen here on the left played hostess with the mostest and my mom, seen on the right, helped!  Me and Lily just got pampered!  It was so much fun!  Lisa's house is PERFECT for a shower - all bright and beautiful with lots of open space!

I got to see so many friends and family that I haven't seen in a long long time!  It was so nice to see everyone and catch up and to be showered with new things for our new family and home!

These are just a few of the guests I haven't seen in a while!  I was so excited to see Emily (right) who has been a dear friend of mine from birth!  Emily's mom (middle) is my mom's best friend from high school.  Next to her on the left is Rene, my Aunt who I haven't seen in a very long time!  :-)

As usual, the little girls stole the show!  My cousin brought her little girl Ariana who wouldn't sit for a picture because she just learned how to walk! lol.  These three were happy to pose though!  Three cousins, happy as can be! :-)  Bentlee, Lily, and Kenslee!  And speaking of Kenslee....
...look who's getting around these days!  Pulling up and into everything!

Last weekend I had a shower hosted by my friend's Paige and Beth!  Beth is in the picture above on the left with my other friend Debbie on the right.  I gave my camera to my friend Lisa to take pictures and never even thought to get a picture of the hostesses together or of ME with the host! lol.  I was so busy talking, visiting, and catching up!
Paige is seen here on the end in the white shirt!  It was such a fun shower too!  Again, I got to catch up with so many of the people that I hadn't seen in so long!  If you remember, our school was divided last year into two new schools, so my shower was like a mini-reunion for a lot of us!

All of my showers have been so wonderful!  We have so many fun things for our new life together and so many gift cards to help us get started!  We can't wait... and all that is left to do is wait!  We get married in three weeks and all the planning and showering and preparation is done.  :-)


Sonya said...

Good luck to you! I tried to find the follower button to follow the blog and didn't see it. Following your Mom and Sarah though. Love those cute cupcakes! I bought those little cupcake containers for my daughter for Christmas. She loves to bake and we bought her a "cupcake" and "baking kit" for Christmas, with all sorts of decorating ideas. Wish you much luck and congrats!

Sarah said...

I love the tea pictures! And the pictures of the guests only it makes me all the sadder that I couldn't be there, b/c I missed all the fun and I missed getting to see people I havn't seen in ages either!
Love you sis! I may have missed the showers but I WILL be at the wedding! See you in three weeks!

Anonymous said...

I'm stopping by from Sarah's blog. Super cute blog & Congrats by the way.

Cindy J. said...

I really enjoyed seeing you last weekend! I hope you got the gift Will and I got for you, we ordered it from Target online, and it's supposed to ship to the address you listed on the registry.