Historic Nicks Family Changes

Emily, the youngest of Marci and my three children, got married last Saturday August 27. At 2:00 that day, she married Grant at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Lenexa, Kansas. By 1:30 a.m. Sunday Morning all the "I do's" had been vowed, the photos had been taken, the limo toured, the cocktails shaken, the reception danced, the cake cut, the garter avoided, the centerpieces divied up, the hall readied for the next event and the bride's parents tucked in. A great celebration for two wonderful young people.

BUT that was only one of the historic changes in store for the Nicks family last week. Less than 48 hours after that 2:00 wedding, little Gibson Shelden was born. Gibby is the 3rd child of Billy (Marci and my oldest) and Morgan. Mom and son are doing great. He arrived at 1:14 p.m. Monday August 29. He joins brother Cooper and sister Sydney in their home in Olathe, Kansas. Gibson's cousin, Viola May, was the subject of a December 17, 2010 blog on this site. (Briefly mentioned were her parents; Staci, Marci and my middle child, and her husband Bret). The Gibber and Vi get to grow up together.

Marci and I could not be happier, or more thankful, for all of the miracles that have blessed our lives.