Family Ties

  • Bye-bye Inkblot. Hello Baby.*

    March 19, 2008

    Rorschach no more, we’ve got ourselves a real, live baby! The first ultrasound didn’t really affect me that much (Oh, that blob is mine? Neat-o.), but this one just about floored me (Its moving!!!). Our baby kept trying to put its fingers in its mouth and finally got hold of the thumb. I just love... Read More

  • That Dread Darkness

    February 8, 2008

    It’s a terrible thing when your body starts losing control of itself, when cells begin to multiply frantically and that thing growing inside you is not a new life, but the dread possibility of death. Suddenly, the things you took for granted, the involuntary synchronicity that held you together begins to unravel and your body... Read More

  • The Ultimate Rorschach Test

    January 17, 2008

    It didn’t take nearly as long as I thought it would. But there I was, straining at what would be, in any other context, considered television static. Dark, light and all the gray fuzz in between. Then, with a little help from the nurse, I caught a little pacman-esque blip in the center of the... Read More

  • Birth: A Fate Worse Than Death

    January 5, 2008

    From today’s AP Wire, Clinton Criticizes Obama in NH Mailer: MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton criticizes rival Barack Obama’s record on abortion rights in a mailing sent to New Hampshire voters. The mailer says that seven times during his time in the Illinois state Senate, Obama declined to take a position on... Read More

  • Whoa… Baby!

    January 4, 2008

    Well, those of you savvy enough to follow my Twitter notifications caught my premature notification last week that mysteriously vanished; but now I can officially say it out loud. We’re having a baby! He/she/it is due in August and I’ve got $20 says it’s twins. Jessica, of course, begs to differ. And (as if I... Read More

  • The Boy & The Girl: The Abridged Edition

    November 29, 2007

    Speaking of birthdays… When Jessica and I got engaged, I wrote a rather lengthy, sentimental account of our story up to that point entitled The Boy & The Girl. Well, there’s nothing overly nostalgic about a 24th birthday or the two-year, five-month and three week anniversary of our wedding; so I decided to celebrate Jessica’s... Read More

  • Happy Birthday, Emma Ariel Gardner

    November 28, 2007

    Last night, my very first niece was born… 8lbs., 3oz. and 20”. Congratulations to Nathan, Jessica, Gabe and Caleb on the brand new addition to their family—and the very first Gardner baby girl! Emma Ariel Gardner, 11/27/07 Note: People have been asking, so I’ll answer it here for everyone’s sake. I’m married to a Jessica.... Read More

  • She’s A Great Cook, It’s Just…

    November 17, 2007

    My wife is a fantastic cook. In fact, her recipe website is getting almost as much traffic as my blog. And her food is to die for. What I find absolutely hilarious, though, is that the #1 keyword people are typing to find her site is cornbread: Why is that funny? Because of all the... Read More

  • Tripping To Israel

    February 7, 2007

    At the risk of sounding nepotic, I wanted to highlight a worthy cause. My brother Nathan hopes to take a trip to Israel with the ACLJ to visit Israel and meet with government officials, military leaders and members of the Israeli Knesset (Israeli Parliament). He’s looking to build some strong relationships and get a better... Read More

  • Antigone

    October 21, 2006

    Brace yourself. Cute overload. We did the “not-quite-ready-to-have-kids” thing and got a cat from the local shelter. She’s adorable. She has ADD. She is a high-energy nuzzler. She gallops and her legs are bowed like John Wayne’s. We call her Antigone. Enjoy the pics. I’ve got a movie of her getting a bath coming post... Read More

  • Blood Is Thicker

    February 22, 2006

    Please pray for my brother and his family. It’s been a rough few months. My brother, currently in Bible college, just recently got a part time job after being out of work since September, but it doesn’t provide insurance. Which becomes a big problem since he and his wife just had a new baby in... Read More

  • Caleb Aaron Gardner

    January 17, 2006

    Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time ever appearing on earth, my new nephew, Caleb Aaron Gardner, weighing in at a whopping 9lbs, 4oz and coming into this world a bit later than we all expected!!! Congratulations Nathan and Jessica and Gabe (the newly crowned big brother)!!!

  • New Year’s Adam

    January 6, 2006

    So for our New Year’s party we invited a bunch of people over and had a roistering time, stuffing ourselves full of far too much food for December 31st. Hawking over Jess’s shoulder during a hearty round of Taboo. I’ll have you know the guy’s won, many times over. Another very, very strange shot of... Read More

  • Happy Birthday, Dad!

    August 23, 2005

    Well, it’s that time of year again, when dad gets older and we all celebrate. So what I thought I’d do this year was give him something that we all could enjoy, yet would challenge him to be better and give him a big audience (following?). Enjoy: He starts the journey the beginning of September.... Read More

  • Gabriel, Part 2?

    May 18, 2005

    Seems like nephews are the all the rage these days. My cell phone buzzed today with this text message from my brother Nathan: *WARNING: SPOILER INSIDE*