Alright, I will probably be far more excited about this post than anyone else, but that’s ok by me. I always think that one day I’ll print this blog off into the biggest cookbook and memory book ever, so if that ever happens (how would I ever even make that happen?!) I want to make sure I’ve got this in there. We got the sweetest email from our friends at Tillamook about the new Tillamookies and the Clark Planetarium and the more we got chatting the bigger this whole thing became.
I’m confusing you aren’t I? Ok, here’s the deal, growing up our family was all about camping or the coast. Later Cabo San Lucas got thrown in there too, but that’s another story. Our family loved vacationing, especially when it involved Tillamook. Mom and Dad would tell us to all get ready because we were going to head out to OMSI, which was always full of such amazing activities and shows and then off to the coast to spend the weekend on the beach, touring Tillamook and chowing down on cheese curds and ice cream. Not. Together. Gross.
I cannot even tell you how smart my parents are. Getting away together as a family created such wonderful memories that we still love to reminisce about today. Like that time my sister didn’t shave her legs before going to the pool and my 14 year old self almost died of embarrassment. Gross. Again.
Now I’m the mom and I decided to recreate our little adventures. Unfortunately, Utah does not have a coast to hang out on and heaven knows we are not going to camp at this time of year, it could still snow, but we could at least head out to our planetarium and then enjoy Tillamookies together! Our 8 year old has become totally fascinated by science and especially space (do NOT bring up black holes. Those terrify her) which Cade and I are actually having so much fun learning right along with her.
Our trip to the planetarium was so much fun. And the Tillamookies after were just as awesome! I cannot emphasize enough that you should get out and do something new with your kids. Not just a vacation on the beach or shopping, but do something that helps them learn or try new things. And speaking of new things, I am so excited to let you in on a really big announcement from Tillamook! They are starting an online Co-Op! I stinking love this brand. Last year I got to visit and I loved just how much they still care about every individual consumer and product. Anyway, here’s the scoop!
The Tillamook Co-Op will live on Tillamook.com and will invite fans to become partners with us and help make Tillamook a better company. It will allow all of you to come closer to the source of their food, and empower you to be evangelists for their products and values. The Tillamook Co-Op will live online, but will provide members with exclusive online and real-life experiences.
Co-Op Member Benefits::
*As a Tillamook Co-Op member you will have access to exclusive online content and real life experiences including:
**Invitation to the Tillamook Co-Op Annual Member Meeting
**Access to exclusive Co-Op member chef dinners and events
**Access to new products and special offers
**The opportunity to vote and share suggestions on new products and
**The opportunity to support artisans & entrepreneurs who are contributing
**The chance to name a Tillamook County cow
And! They are working on their first event in Los Angeles! Details are soon to come, but I’m totally wishing I lived there and could attend. You guys, this is kind of huge! I love this brand and how they want their consumers involved so much.