Friday, February 11, 2005

My oh My

So last night I had to go to a meeting at our church for the new leadership. I am taking over the Preschool Ministry which is birth to 5 year olds. I am so excited and have so many ideas...but I am also a little nervous that I have bitten off more than I can chew. I am giving myself until the fall when school starts to launch the new program so that should be plenty of time, we'll see.

Jason comes home from Cali glad about that. It's funny because he is sort of becoming famous in his field which is cool but also means that all these people want him to come speak at their conferences and such, which means more out of town trips. It's ok as long as he brings me back something good!

Piper has to be the cuteset bug ever. Last night my mom came over to babbysit while I was at the meeting and she told me the following story:

  • "When we were finished eating dinner I was looking at this plastic box of chocolates that was on top of your fridge and I was reading the label to see what kind of filling the chocolates have and Piper said, "No, no Grammy...those are for our family."

That's my bug...protecting the family stash.

Finley is sleeping MUCH better. And, I have just about finished my projects for Valentine's Day...we started a new tradition of only giving gift that we make or create. It's cold today, so no trip to the park, but we had a lovely playdate yesterday with some of Piper's friends.

I leave you with a quote for my precious family:

If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand. ~Unknown


Amy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for the advice... you had some great ideas! I just want to mention that your children are gorgeous, and I love their names! Have a great weekend!

shannon dowdell said...

thanks Amy...hope you can use some of the ideas...let me know how it turns out.


Ed Dowdell said...

Hi Shannon,
I ran across Jason's name in an editorial in the Linux Magazine.
Followed up by going to his blog-site. Then I saw your name and John Dowdell's name on his site.
John is my son. I'd like to follow up on any family ties that might be there. Are you willing?
Regards, Ed Dowdell - NY branch!