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, August 14, 2011

I'm ready for fall, y'all!

As soon as school starts, I'm pretty much DONE with summer!  I am ready for cooler weather, falling leaves, the MTSU homecoming parade, sweaters and scarves, soup, and pumpkins!  :-)

And you know what makes this craving for fall 10 times worse???


I am ADDICTED to pinterest and am so excited about all the fun ideas for storage and decorating and recipes and.... HOLIDAYS!

 For you non-pinterest users (you need to sign up ASAP!), I'll share some of my fun finds (all pictures in the post are from my pinterest boards and you can visit there to see the sources).

 I have found so many fun holiday ideas that I would have never thought of on my own!

Along with recipes and instructions for all kinds of DIY projects and confections! 

I can't wait to use some of these great ideas to get the house decorated for Fall!!!

I mean, seriously, how cute and easy are these ideas!

So the "moral" of this post is... if you aren't using Pinterest, you should be! LOL!

Let the count down to Fall begin!  :-)


Sarah said...

those are all cute! I loved the acorn cookies and the indian corn wreath!

Allyson said...

Not using it yet...I might not get a thing done if I did!! :) I LOVE the "I am thankful for" turkey!

Ashley said...

I LOVE all of those fall pictures! I am so excited and ready! Yay!