Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Gordon’s twin girls are coming home….and other musings from Vic…

Four months ago, we posted a link to a blog where my co-worker, Gordon, detailed the journey of their twin girls, Katelynn and Daria, who were born a few months premature and had many complications. So many of you, like me, got drawn in by Gordon’s writing style, which shared every detail and also included his deep sense of spirituality and faith. (to put a little perspective on it – Ranchojack just hit 2,000 hits….Gordon quietly states in a recent post that his site had 10,000 hits).

So many of you have asked me about how the Owyang’s are doing, and I am so happy to report that they brought the girls HOME this week! You can read about it (and see some photos HERE) – and I know I will continue to keep their family in my thoughts and prayers. This past year has really proven a few key things to me:

- God doesn’t give you anything more than you can handle

- In trying times, you can surprise yourself by what you are able to overcome – and those around you who rise to the occasion when you need it most truly are a blessing.

David and I continue to feel so lucky and blessed to have such wonderful family and friends in our lives / Jack’s life – you all know who you are and we love you dearly!

On one final note (since I am in this state of mind – might as well ride it out!) – today, May 20, is a special day for several reasons:

- it was Jack’s due date

- it is my friend Erika’s due date (although she only has a few more hours to go before Baby Boy Antonucci is “late” – which is a riot considering that Erika is the biggest “planner” I know! And btw her sister Lindsay is in labor as I write this.)

- My Grandma Scelsi would have been 100 years old today – Happy Birthday Grandma – I know you are with us always!

Take care!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The T-Crawler!

The Tcrawler© is a cloth tunnel designed to motivate children with developmental disabilities to crawl on all fours—a very important milestone. It is made from recycled T-shirts, vintage scarves and buttons. There is a cloth "window" in the middle to let light in and to provide a focal point to crawl toward. The fabric's bright colors are visually stimulating, enticing children to crawl through it. Pick yours up HERE!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Got Milk?

So we were estatic when we found out that Jack no longer had to take formula and that we could start giving him regular milk. Our wallets were even more thankful. But- with every good, there is a bad. The bad being that now his burps and spit-up smells like puke! I thought I had bad morning breath! Also, trying to be a good parent, I decided to put some of the money saved torwards organic milk. And to my surprise, they even had some that have DHA and Omega-3 to promote healthy brain development and gives him a fat head. Now for my question- Is it the organic milk that is giving him the puke breath or does all milk do that? Enquiring minds want to know...

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Jack's First Year Video

I created this video as an early Mother's Day present for Vicki, Grandma, Nana and Oma. Because of the size, I had to split it up into 2 parts. Enjoy!

Monday, May 5, 2008


Thank you to everyone who helped make Jack's Special Day possible. W don't know what we would do witout friends and family like you!

Also there are more pics from Jacks big day HERE!

Getting spruced up for the big day

Grilling chicken for the fajitas!

Beautiful day for a party

Yummy cupcake

That's my guy!

Opening presents

...and more presents

Thursday, May 1, 2008

2000 HITS!!!!!!!!!

2000 Hits! Thank you to all who have been visiting Rancho Jack! Keep Visiting!