Monday, June 2, 2014

June Currently and a BIG favor

I have never linked up with the sweet Farley from Oh Boy Fourth Grade before, but I thought summer was the perfect time to start.  Well, that, and I need your help in making a BIG difference for a sweet little boy!
Listening: My kiddos are six years apart in age, but they are best buds!  They are currently hanging out and giggling in a chair and blanket fort that they built in the living room.  Love them!

Loving:  We have always started back to school the first week in August, but this year we don't go back to school until the day after Labor Day!  That is a whole extra month of summer vacation!  Woo Hoo!

Thinking: My brain is a little overwhelmed by all I want to accomplish with that extra month! I need to just get it all on paper and start pacing it out.

Wanting: I want to use most of my time making life better for others, my family, and myself. I want to do some service work, make lots of memories, and kick off a healthier lifestyle for myself.

Needing: YOUR HELP!

Do you see this cutie patootie red head?  She is my little sister! We are not so little anymore, but she will always be my little sister! She is an AMAZING lady! I am in complete awe of her! Not only is she a wife, mom, full-time student, and true friend, but she is also a nurse for kids with leukemia and cancer at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta! I KNOW I couldn't do what she does! Today, I got an email requesting help for one of her patients. I hope that you will take a just a moment to help this sweet boy! It shouldn't cost you more than a stamp to make him smile!

Meet Jason Kenyon
  • precious boy who will turn 2 years old on June 5 at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • lover of cars, trucks, dogs, monkeys, planes, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, and Chuggington Trains
  • battling leukemia
  • wanting LOTS of birthday wishes!
How You Can Help
  • Check out his Facebook page {Here}
  • Send a smilegram to him through the Children's Healthcare site {Here} Jason Kenyon--Egleston--room 4131
  • Send him a birthday card or well wishes to this address:
Jason Kenyon
Room 3240
Henrietta Egleston Hospital for Children
1405 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

Summer Bucket List: 
1. Be more active every day!
2. Finish my 1,000 Gifts List: I have been reading this book by Ann Voskamp.  It has been such a blessing to me! I am determined to write my own list of one thousand gifts from God this summer.  I am getting my kids in on this project, too. 
3. Revamp my RtI plans --whew! This one is going to take a while, but it will be worth it!

So that's a wrap on what I'm up to currently!  Thanks so much for your help in making a little boy's hospital stay birthday a little brighter! 


  1. Jenn - your blog is so cute! I'm glad you linked up for this month's currently so I could find your blog.

    I actually live in Atlanta, and I'm always so impressed by the kind people who work in those children's hospitals. I couldn't do that either, but I can absolutely send a birthday card! You're so sweet to share that info to help make Jason's second birthday extra special! I have a two-year-old myself, so I think I'll solicit her help.

    I'm super jealous of your extra long summer. Enjoy!!!

    Eberopolis: Teaching Reading & Writing with Technology

    1. Aww, thanks for helping! No child should have their childhood taken away by cancer! How sweet to get your precious one to help with a card for Jason! Thanks again!

  2. Smilegram sent! Hope it reaches him. Enjoy your summer!
    Growing Little Learners

    1. Thank you so much! I truly appreciate your help! I hope this blessing returns to you tenfold!

  3. Just went to look through my little boy birthday card stash- and I have NONE! So... I'm headed to the store tomorrow and he will get a card! Thanks for giving me this opportunity. Love your blog! Love the TpT freebie for group work! Cheers!

    1. Thank you so much, Melissa! I know that Jason and his family will appreciate the card very much! Glad you liked the group work freebie, too!

  4. Summer forts in the living room are the BEST! I think I might go into shock if I had an extra month off of school. Good luck choosing wonderful activities to fill that time!

    1. Thanks for your sweet comment, Alyce! I appreciate it!

  5. Oh Jenn! This brought tears to my eyes! Thank you so much! For the record, I think you are AMAZING too! Man, our parents are so lucky....;-)! Thank you for doing this for Jason and his family. Love you!

    1. You are so welcome! I wish there was more that I could do. I love you, too, and yes, mom and dad know how to raise some awesome ladies! ;)