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 31, 2011

Fun Photos...

Just a few fun cell phone photos from the past few weeks!
 Lily sprawled out on the Kitchen floor while I cook dinner!  :-)  She likes to be wherever we are while she plays or works.  Here, she is working in a Summer Fit book that she has almost completed... her school this year isn't as challenging as in previous years, so we are working at home to keep her sharp!  She's such a bright girl!!  And the best thing??  She loves working in her book!  She actually gets it and "plays" with it and wants us to check it!  You can just see that little brain soaking up all the goodness!  Love it!

Habitat for Humanity's Cookin' to Build is this Friday!  Of course we had to paint some bowls.  I met Lauren and Megan to paint this bowl.
We had a wonderful time painting!

 About a week ago, Lily proclaimed that she, "needed a girls day."  We had a busy weekend planned with visiting family, picking family up on from the airport, a championship game, and the list goes on.  We did, however, manage to squeeze in a girl's morning!  We met Mimi and Lauren at Mimi's Cafe for breakfast... check out the muffin (above).
 Then we slipped on over to the pottery place to paint bowls!!  I loved Lily's bowl with all it's polk-a-dots!
 Here is my second bowl.  The entire outside is green and completely covered in squiggles.

 Bell Buckle was a few weeks ago!  Mom and I couldn't resist a bag for Ava Grace!  Mom thinks that we should have an entire wardrobe of bags for our wild girl... I think I agree!  Count this as bag number one!  ;-)

This is Old Fashioned Fudge Pie.  I am quite sure it is the easiest dessert to make... ever.  And I have all the ingredients on hand 100% of the time because they are all pantry staples.  Love this pie.  I sent it to Pickwick with Chris a few weeks ago!  :-) 

Joy Chambers took this photo at my friend Lena's little girl's birthday party several weeks ago!  I thought it was really cute!!  :-)

And last, but not least, Pampered Chef!  The host special for November is GREAT!  You can pick ANY product from the catalog (including sets) for 60% off just for hosting a show.  That is in addition to the usual free products and discounts you can earn as host.  SO... if there is something you have been eyeballing that you just couldn't bring yourself to buy, this is a GREAT month to put together a few orders for a "catalog show" or get a few girlfriends together for a kitchen show!  Plus if you have your show before the 15th, you get a free Butterball turkey too! lol.  Can't beat that!  :-)  Let me know if you are interested in getting some friends together or just getting some orders together from work or friends and family!


Sarah said...

great pictures. Thanks for sharing! I saw a blanket in a catalog the other day that was monogramed and it was already for her. Across the top it said "Ava Grace!" But it was all the wrong colors so I didn't order. I wish I could have gone to Bell Buckle with y'all. Next year?
And we need to talk about Christmas schedule. I want to go to Rock City and see the lights with everyone, including Lily. So we need to coordinate. I've never been, at least not in my memory, so I want to go see it, and the girls will enjoy it too.