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, September 12, 2011

Menu Monday

It's that time again! :-)
My Menu Plan for the week...

(We are at the end of Chris' pay period, so you know we are doing budget friendly, pantry handy meals this week!  This is my #1 go to for just such a week!  Prep takes 5 minutes (literally) and I ALWAYS have the ingredients (all 4 of them) in my pantry.)

Tex Mex Chicken Melts
(I'll use the leftover chicken from Monday to make these yummy treats!  Perfect for Tuesday night since we don't get home until after Chris' game... this is a good light snacky meal)

Chicken Broccoli Casserole - YUM! 
Love a one-dish meal!
Change of plans... not in the mood for rice, lol.
BBQ Chicken w/
green beans and boiled potatoes
and magic muffins!  :-)

Pork Chop Casserole (with potatoes)
Another one-dish meal.

BBQ pork on Buns
Oven Fries

Mexican something...
Either Taco Pie or Family burrito Bake

Football... I'll mix up something snacky... maybe chicken wings!


Sarah said...

I vote for Taco Pie. Could go for some of that right now. Actually what I'd really like right now is some of that no peak chicken! I loved that recipe. Lets see...its almost 6:00 there. If I hurry I can have left overs maybe. Then again, I'm in Fargo, so it might take a little while to get there. Maybe next time!