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, October 24, 2011

Disney Day Three: Hollywood Studios

Day three dawned bright and beautiful in sunny Florida!  We got up and headed to Hollywood... Studios that is!  :-)  This was the park that Chris was most looking forward to, so I was very excited to get there!

Lily was on the look our right away for Characters...
...and Hollywood Studios didn't disappoint!
After a couple pictures and some exploring...

We found our friends from Winnie the Pooh!
Piglet was super sweet and gave out kisses!

We also met a little friend from the UK (who my sweet hubby video taped because of her sweet four-year-old voice and British accent was too much to resist, lol).
Eeyore and Tigger were right around the corner too!
And Lily was SUPER excited to find Daisy not too far away!!
We did some shopping and took some time to document Ava Grace's presence on our trip!
We found that Hollywood Studios had a lot to offer for all of us, but especially Chris and I.  We really enjoyed the Studio Back lot Tour where we saw all kinds of props and costumes from favorite movies and saw how they do special effects!
Chris was SO excited about the Star Wars stuff...
And was awarded the Oscar for Outstanding Father...
...and Lily for Outstanding Daughter and Sister...
Chris and Lily rode Star Tours.  We loved The Great Movie Ride, Muppet Vision 3D made us laugh, and Chris and I really enjoyed the Indiana Jones show.  We also went to Voyage of the Little Mermaid, which Lily really liked. 

We wanted to ride Toy Story Mania, but learned that this is their most popular ride!!  The wait was over 90 minutes and the fast passes had all run out.  We talked to an attendant and got the scoop on the best way to ride without having to wait too long, so we put this one off until our last day.  :-)


Sarah said...

and the fun just continues! Will it never end? Daisy duck is really cute! Glad y'all got to do so much! And your menu in the preceeding post sounds wonderful! Enjoy!

Valerie said...

Well, YOU should receive an award: Best New Bride! Best New Lily's Mom! Best Disney Trip Planner! Best Ava Grace Grower! Best Chris's Wife! You go girl!!!