Archive for May, 2004

The original

Friday, May 28th, 2004

Take a gander at what looked like 7 years ago.

The Internet Archive Wayback Machine is a great resource to see how web sites looked in the past.

2 years post-transplant!

Thursday, May 20th, 2004

On January 21, 2004, we celebrated Saffy’s two year anniversary since her liver transplant. She is doing very well but still must take five different medications daily and endure a monthly blood draw to monitor her progress. However, she now only needs to see her liver surgeons every three months. She receives speech and physical therapy at home each week, and spends most of her free time playing with her younger brother, Liam.

January 2003 – 1 year post transplant

January 2004 – 2 years post transplant

1,000 days!

Wednesday, May 19th, 2004

Saffy is 1,000 days old today! Update

Tuesday, May 18th, 2004

After a year and a half of being lazy, I made a couple changes to our family web site. Liam finally gets his real name on the page instead of “new baby.” Now I just need to update his picture, which is currently an ultrasound.

I added my father’s obituary to his page. Maybe it’s ironic that the last story on his page was about his dog Minnie dying in his arms.

8 years!

Saturday, May 15th, 2004

Today is Alec & Jill’s 8 year wedding anniversary!

Read our wedding announcment and take a look at our wedding album:

Album #1

Album #2

Album #3

We can even share pictures!

Saturday, May 15th, 2004

Saffy enjoys the outdoors

Liam enjoys the outdoors

Saffy dresses up


Saturday, May 15th, 2004

The Usticke Family blog goes live! Our web site at is way out of date, so hopefully we can keep up better with this blog. *cross fingers*