So I’ve got some big things planned for 2014. Expect to see some changes to my website as well as some of the things I’ve been sharing here on my blog. Almost everywhere I go I bring my camera, and when I decide to leave it home I almost always wish I had it with me. Jackson thinks my two names are “Mommy” and “Photographer” Tiffany has somehow gotten lost in the translation. So in 2014 expect to see more of my life through my camera lens. So I’m getting started a little early here because last night Jackson and I were able to attend a wonderful charity event. 21st Century Fox Home Entertainment celebrated the Blu-ray/DVD release of Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters this Thursday December 17, 2013 with a charity event to support Project Linus at the Georgia Aquarium.
Project Linus provides handmade blankets to children in need all over the country. The event and screening of Percy Jackson :Sea of Monsters helped to kick-off Project Linus’ annual Make A Blanket Day. On February 15, 2014 Project Linus will celebrate the 15th anniversary of National Make a Blanket Day. This past Monday, volunteers gathered in the aquarium ballroom to make colorful fleece blankets.
There was a wonderful collaborative spirit in the room while young and old worked together to make the blankets.
Bobby Clayton, UPS Director of Sales also helped to make blankets along with lots of other volunteers from UPS and their families. Project Linus’ mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters tells the story of the magical, mythical adventures of teenager Percy Jackson — son of the Greek god Poseidon. In the film, Percy and his demigod friends embark on an epic journey into the treacherous Sea of Monsters to recover the fabled Golden Fleece, which has the healing power to save his world.
The grilled cheese station was such a fun idea and the grilled cheese and tomato soup was absolutely delicious.
The children were absolutely riveted by the film. Jackson is a little too young for this movie since it had some scary parts but boy did he try. He eventually settled on watching it while standing up in case he needed to make a hasty getaway.
Jackson and I enjoyed being Blanketeers. It was a wonderful way to continue to introduce my son to the importance of giving back. Thanks to Twentieth Century Fox and UPS for sponsoring such a great event. Despite being their Peak season, UPS partnered with Fox on this event. UPS’s support of Project Linus shows that their commitment to delivering more than just packages this holiday season. The UPS employees who volunteered their time to this project were all so wonderful to bring their families along and give to a worthy cause this.
I didn’t have a chance to watch the entire movie but I am looking forward to it. Make sure you go out and grab your copy of the newly released Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters it would make the perfect last-minute stocking stuffer. If you would like to learn more about Project Linus, or even sponsor your own blanket making activity you can visit them on the web. An added bonus to yesterday was getting to hang out with one of my friend/ clients and her boys and see how excited they were to join the activities. I also finally got to meet a mommy blogger friend Joyce Brewer, a mom blogger and brand ambassador with a great webshow that connects Atlanta moms with family friendly activities and resources. Joyce and I have communicated virtually for over a year but this week was the first time we met in person. Be sure to stop by and check out Mommy Talkshow she has some good resource guides to help survive the holiday season. Our boys are about the same age and we’ve tried to connect in the past but never quite made it happen. But I finally got to meet AJ. He was a little shy at first but before our evening was over he agreed that we could all get together again. Jackson was way more interested in the movie than AJ but based on what I’ve heard these two will get along great and we will definitely have to connect after the holidays.
I enjoyed meeting a few other bloggers and their children. And am looking forward to attending more events like this in 2014!