Monday, August 30, 2010

So Happy To Be Back!

Hello my dear penpal friends! After a nice break for the summer Im back and so excited! Thank you so very much to Amy for taking over for me! Congrats to her and her family on their new addition that will be arriving next year! :)

We have alot of news and things to update. Unfortunately things got a little mixed up during the summer so I have to ask you all to send me an updated list of kids names, ages, address and birthdays please! We will be sending out birthday cards to the penpals from me :) I love mail and letters can you tell?

Please email me at for now... we are in the process of getting the ldspenpals email back up and running. We have alot of new things to do and new service projects and more.

Momma's who want to be on the momma penpal list, please let me know, I am going to be working on getting the momma's group together better. I want to give everyone options on whether they want to write everyone or just a few on the list and I also want to set up a meet and greet chat time soon.

We will still be having only one penpal per person, but please please feel free to write your old penpals, those are great friendships!

At this time, Im finding out where good ole flat stanley is, and getting things rolling with him again, he still has lots of places to go! If you would like on the list please email me! :)

For now, the main focus is on getting everyones addresses, ages, names and birthdays so I can sit down and get everyone all figured out :) It is a perfect time to start doing penpals again with the school year starting and it always seems easier to get into a routine of writing your penpals during the school year!

Once again, Im so incredibly happy to be back and I hope you are all happy to have me back! Its so close to my heart. Thanks so much to Amy again for taking over for me so I could have a big ole break!!!!

With Love,
JL Kaylor

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Welcome to all of our new penpals!! We are happy to have you! With summer coming, we are excited to be out of school and ready to relax and enjoy the season! Please remember to give your penpals a holler, and enjoy your summer!!!

We are almost 150 kids strong, momma's list is going strong and we have 4 different countries represented!!! We are working hard to get more friends and making sure that this program is positive and making a good impact on your lives! Making friends for life!!
Love, JL

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Flat Stanley Updates!

Finally I am getting a little bit of the flat stanley website updated! My silly computer is sooo broke!!!
I have his trip to Alabama..... working on getting his trip to Georgia up there, and hes on his way to Pennsylvania now!!!!
Love, JL

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Service Project for LDS Penpals

We have an awesome new project for this month..... We will be writing to chronically ill children at Make A Child Smile
along with our regular penpals. PLEASE REMEMBER TO WRITE YOUR PENPALS. We have been having some issues with some kids not writing :( Thats no fun!!
If you feel up to writing these kids at Make a child smile also...... It would be a great service project !!!!!
I want to hear your feedback!!! Are you loving the penpal program? Are you excited about Flat Stanley ( I promise pics will be uploaded today, im dealing with a broken computer!!)? What do you think about the awesome prizes we are giving out?
Do you like the idea of working as a group and doing a service project?????
Let me know!!!!
or yahoo messenger jaelleerica

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Spring Drawing Winners!!!!!

First of all, a big shout-out to our sponsor for the prizes, LDS SCRIPTURE ROCK

The lucky families are:

Pearson Family
Hendershot Family
Wingert Family
Mitts Family
Jurgens Family
Mecham Family
Allen Family

WOO HOO!!!! You will be receiving a confirmation email tomorrow, so be ready!!!!
Thanks to all the penpals who wrote their penpals this month!!!! We have alot of neat new projects going on... new families joining daily and we are getting ready to make a difference in the world!!!!!! ( maybe not the world, but defintely some families who need it... hint hint for our new project!)

You guys are going to love the prizes!!! Special thanks again to Jason at LDS Scripture Rock... go check out the website linked above!!!!!

Love, JL

Welcome to our new penpals

We have had quite a few new families join the LDS Penpals!!!!
Thank you so much for joining! We can't wait to get to know you!!
Don't forget to check the blog list and get to know our families :)
Also, due to computer issues, the Flat Stanley blog hasnt been updated, but it will be this weekend :)
He is on his way to Pennsylvania now!!! He just finished in Arkansas, and he was in Georgia before that!!!
So exciting!
Love, JL

Friday, April 16, 2010

LDS Penpals Blog List

Our blog list is growing! If you have a family blog or homeschool blog, please email me and let me know... its a great way for all of us to get to know each other and get good ideas!!!!!

Check out the blog list on the right sidebar!!!! :)

With Love,

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Penpals update and spring prize drawing

Just a little update.... we are at 130 kids!!!!!
WOO HOO!!!!!

Don't forget to email me and let me know if your kids have wrote their penpals this month ( april) so they can be entered into the prize drawing!!!!!
We have 7 grand prizes available!! They are COOL prizes too!!!!

With Love,

Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring Prize Giveaway!!!

We are at 115 penpals!!! WOO HOO!!!!!!
Here is the spring prize giveaway rules!!!
* You must write to your penpal! Send a card, a letter, a picture whatever!
* You must email me and let me know you sent it!!!! ( moms and dads, please help your kids out... we have some AMAZING prizes!!!)

Thats it! Those are the rules!! Starting now until April 30th... I will draw winners then... and there will be alot of winners, as we have alot of cool prizes!!!!!
We have had some issues with penpals not writing each other, so I really thought this would help us all out!!! Grab your pencils, pens, crayons, etc and get to work!!! It will be worth it!!!

( I hope to have something for everyone ;)

Love, JL

ps- please donate your minimum $5.00 or let me know if you can't. with the cost of mailing the prizes and getting the prizes, i need everyones help! Remember, this is a one time donation, you wont be asked to donate more ever again :) Thanks SOOO much to those who have already donated!!! You have helped get Flat Stanley going and more!
Love, JL

Thursday, March 11, 2010


In the short time I have been out of town on a family emergency ( we are talking gone for less than 24 hours...) We have surpassed 100 kids!!!!!! AMAZING!!!! We have four new families and lots of families signed up for flat stanley!
I am so excited! Still waiting for the book of flat stanley, sheesh, but as soon as it comes, he will be headed to the next family!!!!
I am so incredibly excited about our penpal program. I hope that the children are making friends for life!!!
With Love, JL

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Welcome to the LDS Penpals Website! Our program is growing fast and we invite you to join in the fun!!!!
As of today, March 09, 2010 we have 99 kids in the program from 4 different countries! EXCITING!!!
Some of the fun projects we have done and are doing, are the Big Back To School Kick Off where the penpals were sent prizes from some pretty neat sponsors! They received lds stationary, regular stationary, pencils that said LDS Penpals and stickers! Some of the kids received ctr rings and pins that said " I am a child of God" :)
We are getting ready to launch a very fun project " Flat Stanley!" you can check out what he is up to on our blog :)
If you'd like to sign up for Flat Stanley send me an email!
I will be adding some fun links to the site like free stationary from the web and fun questions to ask your penpal!
You should be getting a letter in the mail soon, from me :) It will have a surprise in it!
I am so thankful for this program, which was started because I wanted my son Dylan to enjoy writing! I have "met" so many neat families and it is super fun to get mail! We also have a momma's penpal list and that has been going well too!
Check in often! You will get to meet some of our penpal families and get news on whats up in the program!!!!
Feel free to link to our website so that we can have even more friends join us!
With Great Love,
JL Kaylor