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!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Fall Fun!

This past weekend we headed out as a family to have some Fall Fun at the Cedar Rock Fall Festival in Shelbyville, TN

If you live in or around Middle Tennessee, it's a Fall Family Must!

Our friend Jennifer Burtram's family owns this delightful farm-turned-fall-fest and invited us to come with her!

Her sweet and very funny husband plays the part of a 10 foot scare crow!  He and Lily had a big time!  Here they are hula hooping!  LOL!
We played all afternoon!  They had big troughs of corn to play in, goats, piglets, and calves to feed and pet, a corn maze, hay ride, pumpkin patch and more!

The weather was perfect, we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful afternoon!

Lily's favorite part was the zip line.  I think she did it 3 times!  Chris and I were both surprised she was so brave!!

Jennifer was sweet enough to take some family photos of us in the pumpkin shop!
I just love how these turned out!
Fall just makes my heart smile!

And here is a photo of me with our hostess, Jennifer herself...

...and her sweet hubby and their precious boy...

He was a great little host too, showing us all around his grandparent's farm!

Thank you Burtram family for sharing such a fun and beautiful day with us!  We were honored and enjoyed every single moment!!!!  :-)


Allyson said...

So fun! I <3 Fall!

Hey, I just saw the best prego pic I've ever seen. The wife holds her belly and the husband holds a pumpkin that's about the same size as your belly bump. Close up shot of pumpkin and your belly (no legs or heads). SO CUTE!!!

Valerie said...

Such a fun day! Take me next year!

MELDUST said...

Meagan - saw your post on my blog! After reading your Disney blog - I think we did overlap! When you said on your last night the bottom dropped out - I think that was our first night!!!

Jennifer Burtram said...

Glad you had a great time! We did too! We will have to get together and do it again next year, and Sam will have a buddy in that wagon! Ava Grace, of course!