Thursday, February 25, 2010

there's gonna be yellin"...

if....
  • Momma wakes up to the sound of the a bus going by...paniky not knowing for sure which one it was.
  • All the clothes that were supposed to be laid out last night...well, didn't
  • our bus is stopping at the neighbors and school work is strewed all over the kitchen table...teeth are not brushed and hair is not brushed...and where-o-where-is-your-coat...
  • Someone thoughtfully programmed the coffee pot to automatically brew, but the thermal coffee pot starts overflowing because someone forgot to empty the leftovers from yesterday...
  • a certain 4 year old comes proudly having decided not to put on what was laid out last night, but instead his own fashion creation of mismatched shoes, play pants w/holes in them, and the shirt he wore yesterday...with no socks...or underwear...
  • after getting buckled in the car and down the street...somenone asks, "Is today show and tell..."
but since none of those things happened TODAY...it was a yellin' free morning at our house!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Overheard from the front seat of the Mini-van...

Nate: "mommy is E (a friend's son) 2 or 4?
Me: "He's 2"
Nate: "Well, that's not far from 4"
Nate: After a moment "Mommy, How did E's Mommy get the baby sissy in her tummy"
Me: "Well, it's pretty cool...God made a very special way for Mommy's and Daddy's to grow a baby in Mommies' tummies kinda like planting a seed"
Nate: "Can boys have babies"
Me: "No, God just gave mommies the special parts to have a baby in their tummies"
Nate: "I want you to get a baby in your tummy"
Me: "Well, Mommies parts don't work to have babies anymore"
Nate: "Mommy, how old do I have to be to play basketball...."

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cousin Dianne




Obituary for Shirley Hicks
Shirley Dianne Hicks, 62, of 66 Price Street, Jane Lew passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at her home surround by her family following an extended illness. She was born in Weston on September 17, 1947: daughter of the late Doy Wyant Jr. and Norma Jean (Miller) Wyant Gaston who survives of Weston. On October 27, 1967, she married Samuel Hicks, who survives.

In addition to her mother and husband, Mrs. Hicks is survived by one daughter: Monica Michelle Hicks Rogers and husband Tom of Jane Lew and one son: Gregory Lance Hicks and wife Sarah of Clendenin, WV. Also surviving are three grandchildren Samantha Diane Rogers, Allison Joelle Rogers and Natalie Jean Rogers. She was also survived by one brother: James D. Wyant and wife Alanna of Fairmont and three nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Hicks was an office manager for Standard Gas of Jane Lew. She was the mayor of Jane Lew for 10 years and was a member of the City Council of Jane Lew for 10 years prior. Dianne was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jane Lew, where she was active in many capacities including treasurer and youth leader for over 20 years for each. Mrs. Hicks was chairman of the Lewis-Gilmer Solid Waste Authority and was the Jane Lew Representative of the Region 7 Development Council for 10 years. She was also a member of the Lewis County Development Authority for 10 years.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Saturday, February 20, 2010 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Paul Helmick, Reverend Ron Brown and Reverend Sharon Carr officiating. Interment will follow services in the Broad Run Cemetery of Jane Lew, WV.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for Shirley Dianne Hicks.



Their mother's are sisters.  Dianne is the oldest grandchild on Joe's Mom's side of our family.  She was loved greatly...spent the last months of her life in much pain, but ready with laughter and frequent jokes that kept the family on it's toes.  I remember vividly how welcome she made me feel as a new bride on my first trip to Weston, WV to Mammaw's house.  Joe is packing and will be on the road within the hour....pray for safe travel and that he, his mom & sister make it there in time for the visitation this evening.  

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I'm still here...

God's still with us....and providing the Manna we need for today! The blessings abound. I dread the day this gets tedious and I am weary, I can see the shadow of it looming in the horizon. All is well and all are healthy...more soon I promise ;)