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!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Pizza Night!

Last week, I posted on my menu plan that we were going to use only what we had on hand all week.  I had to get a little creative and decided one night would be make-your-own-pizza night!
I picked Lily up from school and we headed home hungry and ready for dinner!  It's a good thing that biscuit dough pizza's don't take long!
When we got home, I quickly separated canned biscuits and rolled them out into small thin rounds and called everyone to the kitchen counter.  I spread out a buffet of pizza ingredients including cheeses, red sauce, pesto, olives, green peppers, crumbled bacon, pepperoni, and even some chocolate chips for a dessert pizza!
We had the best time building different pizza combinations!  We had a three cheese pizza, supreme, a smiley face pizza and even a desert pizza with butter, sugar, chocolate chips and a teddy graham in the center.
All of the pizzas were as yummy as they were fun to make!  Ava Grace even ate almost an entire pizza!  The best part?  Everyone had exactly what they wanted on their pizza and we had so much fun making them!
We will definitely be making our own biscuit dough pizzas again in the future!

Now... Menu Monday, a little late:

Grilled Chicken Sandwiches
Potato Salad and Slaw
(compliments of my hubby)

Pizza Hut Deal

Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches with
leftover potato salad and slaw

Ham Rolls
and Veggie Straws

Eat Out

Vegetable Soup