i'm just sayin'...

My friend's documentary

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I make a few appearances...


Thursday, November 06, 2008

John-Paul James Gauger

for unto us a son is born... (slightly out of context)

I have never seen agony nor experienced shear joy as I did yesterday.
at 10 pm on 11/5 we welcomed our son to life! He weighed 7 lb 1 oz and is 21.5" long. He has darkish hair, his dad's chin and mom's nose. He also has his dad's regularity (apparently).

I'm uploading pictures to http://flickr.com/photos/johngauger .

We Praise God for this blessing!!

coming soon...

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

7.5 cm

My Old Lady is having a baby!

I just overheard this exact phrase while walking back to my wife's labor & delivery room... crazy life in Lynchburg.

It's been a wild day. Sarah's contractions started at midnight. We suffered through them (Sarah dusted/ironed/cleaned & watched We went to the hospital and were told that Sarah was not in active labor yet. We then went to her doctor's office to find out that Sarah was in active labor and should go back to the hosptial after walking for an hour.

We went back to the hospital after Sarah took a walk with Lauren and Andrea. We waited for almost 2 hours to get into a triage room. During this time, Sarah was in agonizing hard labor in a sitting room with no one from the hospital even checking on her. It was maddening.

Sarah suffered through 18 hours of natural labor and 4+ of hard labor before she received an epidural. The business of the hospital made the epidural wait over 2 hours.

Currently Sarah is napping and waiting to do the final pushes... We are so excited. I'm in awe of the strength that God gives women to endue childbirth. I've never seen someone I love so dearly in so much agony...

Life Changes #2

Thursday, October 09, 2008

It's been quite the tumultuous few months in our household! We had a wonderful summer of vacations (world wind west coast trip, grand cayman, DC, etc). Sarah is almost finished with her first pregnancy! We just celebrated our 4th anniversary and are settling into our new home...

The bad news, I lost my job at Sweet Briar on labor day (ironic?). The great news: I just took a job with trmsolution.com as the CTO. It's a dream job and I can't wait to get plugged into the team and working!

life changes

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

It has been quite the tumultuous few months. Nan survived some nasty health issues that resulted in her undergoing a whipple procedure. Her recovery is doing well. Sugar has undergone two surgeries for her mast cell tumors. Hopefully her cancer is gone.

We finally moved into our (almost) completed new home. We love it!

The big news:
We're having a son! That's obviously the biggest change in our life. We found out last week that we are having a boy and could not be more thrilled. We're naming him John-Paul James (john - my dad, paul - my grandfather, james - my father-in-law). Name wise, he will have quite the legacy to live up to. Sarah's pregnancy is going on without a hitch so far. She had a rough first trimester but it is going swimmingly now. The realization of fatherhood is still hitting me. I'm reading everything I can to prepare. Raising a boy will be an adventure I'm sure.

House Tour 2

Sunday, February 24, 2008

It's coming along quickly.


Thursday, January 31, 2008

Our new home is progressing quickly now! The exterior is just about done. After wiring is completed in the next 10 days, it'll be time to drywall.


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Sarah and I are building a new house. The process has been ongoing for a few months already. We ran into a few setbacks (septic field and badly placed water overflow valve), but are finally underway.

In other news, I'm now working at Sweet Briar College. It's quite a change from defense to women's education, but I love it at SBC.

So I think that I'll start posting updates on the construction to this site/flickr/youtube. More pictures can be found by clicking on pictures on the top right of this site...

I'm doing better

Friday, June 23, 2006

I had my wrist surgery on Wednesday. While being awake for surgery sounds weird, it wasn't that bad. It was a tumor...I will found out the lab results on Tuesday (scary!). developing... (touche drudge)

In other news, I was just given an advance copy of the new Sufjan record - Avalanche. WOW!!! It's really good/different yet similar than Illinoise. yummy

update: here are pictures of my inury and also pictures of sugar's injury....

Sugar was limping al around becasue of her bandage.. It was adorable and sad. She had her toenail ripped off while at the groomer because she flipped out in a little cage (poor thing).

Any Duke Loss is a good Duke Loss

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

I actually watched women's basketball for the first time last night (or at least the last 5 minutes of regular time and the whole OT). I learned a bunch of things which I'll get to in bullet form in a second.

It's always a good thing to see any Duke player/supporter upset. I already knew this transcended sports (lacrosse, hockey, soccer, etc), but I now know that it also crosses the gender line. I found myself rejoicing in the disappointed looks of the Duke women.

Things I learned:

  1. Women's basketball is completely unwatchable
  2. Many women wear mouthguards while playing basketball
  3. There are people that have an uglier basketball shot than I
  4. Women's basketball players flop like European soccer players when fouled

Blueberry and Chocolate

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

On Sunday, I was partaking in my new addiction (frolf...frisbee golf) w/ Nathan McGlothlin. Halfway through our 'round', the two guys in front of us stop us on a wooded hole and say, "Do you have any chocolate?". Nathan and I respond with a confused look...Prompting one of them to say, "Chocolate....Do you have any blueberry?". We once again look at them in utter confusion. He responds, "You know...grass....pot?". I respond with an emphatic no. He says, "Well the two guys in front of us said you two were smoking pot". In response, I take out my cell phone and my keys from my pockets and tell them that's all I'm carrying. After an awkward pause, they take off to the next hole. This situation begs a few questions:
  1. Do Nathan and I look like pot smokers?
  2. What type of action while playing frolf could we possibly have done that looked even remotely like smoking any substance...let alone pot...
  3. Since when is pot called Chocolate or Blueberry?
  4. Am I out of touch?

I'm so excited

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

I was at my parents last weekend. We had a death in the family. It was a rough couple of days.
On Saturday night, I was playing billiards in their basement with my uncle when Sarah burst through the door and yelled, "GUESS WHAT I FOUND?!?!" (she had been to the grocery store so I had no clue). She continued, "FLAVORED CREAM OF WHEAT!!". My uncle Mark gave me an inquiring, confused look as I laughed. Sarah had been looking for flavored cream of wheat for literally months in Lynchburg to no avail...and finally she had found her holy grail of breakfast health... Thank you Aberdeen Kleins (for you also provided crab meat for the crabcakes the next day).

Imogen Heap on Letterman .... then the dropcast

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Imogen Heap will be performing on Letterman tonight! She was supposed to be on last night, but was bumped due to time. Kudos to Dave for the quick reschedule.

In other news, Dan and I will be interviewing her before her Baltimore show this Sunday night for The Dropcast. Her new album, Speak for Yourself, is one of my favorites of the year. I heard her song, Hide & Seek, on All Songs Considered and was hooked.