Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Weekend and a Giveaway!

Picture of Thanksgiving Point Gardens via
Hooray!  It's the weekend, and the end of the first full week of posting here at Bee a Little Better.  If you're just joining us, welcome!  And don't worry, we haven't been here too long, either.  In fact, we're just getting started.  I go to bed at night with my mind racing of stories to be told and things to share, and I'm excited for what the future holds for this little blog.

After talking about kindness yesterday, I have a little kindness to pass along today. My family and I have been enjoying Thanksgiving Point for years.  It's very accessible to where we live, and my sweet grandma has given us a pass for Christmas the past several years.  Winter boredom is easily fixed with a trip to the dinosaur museum.  I love to visit farm country during spring and fall while the animals are still fun to see but not too stinky- ha!  And the majority of my summer visits are to the gorgeous gardens- in my opinion the crowning jewel of Thanksgiving Point.  My kids adore the childrens discovery garden, and we go at least weekly all summer long.  The classes are another awesome feature of Thanksgiving Point.  There are so many great offerings- especially pertaining to gardening which is such a hallmark of Thanksgiving Point.  Miss A took a nature class last summer with a friend and had a blast.  She's hoping I'll sign her up for more.  I've drooled over their cooking classes for a long time trying to decide on just the right one to sign up for.  We've celebrated family occasions at their restaurants and banquet rooms and really enjoy the atmosphere there.  

Thanksgiving Point is a wonderful organization. I feel like their purpose is something that really resonates with me.  I love part of their mission statement:


"In a world that is frenetic, over-programmed, and increasingly disconnected, Thanksgiving Point offers a respite from the demands and stress of daily living. With quality at the core of what we do, we contribute to the lives of individuals, families and communities by offering experiences that change lives through The Promise of Discovery."

I wish there were more Thanksgiving Points in the world promoting these types of experiences.  

It's our lucky day at Bee a Little Better, because Thanksgiving Point would like to give one of you a family membership ($175 value), valid for one year!   

If you'd like a chance to win, please comment on this post by Thursday, February 24th.

For extra entries: (a new comment must be left for each extra entry)
-Blog, Tweet, or Facebook about this giveaway with a link back to this post.
-Subscribe to Bee a Little Better.

The winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced Friday, February 25th.

(Thanksgiving Point provided me with a family pass for attending a blogger event at Thanksgiving Point, but I am not being paid for this post.  I've been a Thanksgiving Point member for years already, and actually gave my pass away because I already had a current membership.  All opinions expressed are my own.)

61 comments:

me said...

I also love TKP, and am loving your blog. Keep the inspiration coming.

Meg said...

oh I would love this. We love Thanksgiving Point!

stacey said...

I would love this! I love Thanksgiving Point!

stacey said...

I tweeted.

@staceymay

stacey said...

I subscribed to your blog.

debra said...

We're so lucky to have Thanksgiving Point so close! I love all of their activities as well.

meggy said...

Checking you out from Sherbet Blossom. I'd love a pass like that!

Adele said...

I would so love this! Thanksgiving Point is awesome!

Adele said...

subscribe by email!!

Adele said...

FB'd it!!

kristin said...

I would love this! I am sitting here trying to decide if I would keep it for myself to use whenever we come up north or give it to family who lives near there. :) Either way it would be loved!

And I love your new blog!

Britley said...

Ah! This would be awesome! Jacob would have such a great time with this, and I would too!

Britley said...

I've also subscribed to this blog.

Angie said...

C- Very cute blog. You should have told me- even though I'm not into the blogging world. Very cute.

Shelly & Danny said...

Love us some TKP!

Gilda said...

I'd love to win.

jenn said...

yay! You have a blog that I will love to read now, and a great giveaway! Happy day! I love Thanksgiving Point and what it has to offer, what a great family prize, love to win it! :)

Diana said...

I have been wanting to get my family one of these, it sounds awesome!

Ella said...

Oh man, my fingers are crossed!

Ella said...

I have SO subscribed to Bee a Little Better. :) (Does that mean subscribe to it with Google Reader?)

Ella said...

This is blogworthy, C!

momofthree said...

Found you on Sherbet Blossom and love this blog! Would LOVE LOVE LOVE this pass to Thanksgiving point.

Emily said...

Discovered you from Sherbet Blossom too. What a refreshing blog!

Emily said...

New subscriber too!

kristin said...

subscribed!

ShayLynn said...

Oh I love Thanksgiving point - what a great giveaway!

ShayLynn said...

I subscribed to your blog! Yay!

Diana said...

I just subscribed!

PheMom said...

I went the their gardens for the first time just last year - it is amazing how much gorgeousness is hidden out there! Glad to have found your blog (via Hannah :)

Thanks for holding the giveaway!

Joy said...

Found you through ella but would love the pass.

Roxanna L. Boyer said...

Hoping to win a Thanksgiving Point Pass for my daughter, her kids and new husband. We love Thanksgiving Point!

Leslie said...

Love the new blog and I love thanksgiving point! Great giveaway!

Leslie said...

I'm a new subscriber!

Holly said...

We enjoy going to Thanksgiving Point and would certainly go more often if we had a family pass.

Janell R. Cropper said...

Thanksgiving Point is one of my favorite places around here. Love it :)

Candis Ellis said...

What a fun giveaway...LOVING your blog, of course :)

Candis Ellis said...

Oh--and I subscribed. Yay!

Kami said...

I would love to win this! Our family just loves Thanksgiving point!

Kami said...

I subscribe to your blog!

Kami said...

I tweeted! my2greatkids

Holly said...

Oh this place is beautiful!!! I hopeI win!

Erica said...

I love Thanksgiving Point!! I hope I win!
iamtheluckiest3@yahoo.com

A 'n D said...

I would LOVE to win this!!! what a fabulous giveaway!! and, since we are not right by there - even better, since cost is the big reason we don't go (having to travel, then buy admissions, etc.!)

just found your blog thru sherbet blossom, so YAY for fantastic new blogs!!!

A 'n D said...

i also linked on fb!!!

Holly said...

2/22 tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/winholly/status/40232675432341504

Rachel said...

Great job on the blog, I will definitely be coming back for more!

Mom said...

For your first week you are doing great I am just starting a blog too and could only dream of after a week it looking as good as your blog. You make Thanksgiving Point and the childrens discovery garden sound like a wonderful family activity. I look forward to reading more of your blog.

B said...

HEY! I didn't know you were starting this. It's great.
And here's my entry,too. WOnderful, giveaway!

B said...

fb post 2/23 as well!

B said...

Subscribed as well! 2/23

Blake said...

Nice giveaway! Enter me in!

Holly said...

2/23 tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/winholly/status/40592983527141376

Holly said...

It would be a great surprise to win this and give it to my wife.

Holly said...

I enjoy walking the gardens at Thanksgiving Point.

Carol said...

We live in Bountiful and enjoy making the drive to Lehi to visit Thanksgiving Point.

Reuben said...

I have taken my grandchildren to the farm at Thanksgiving Point many times. We could go as often as they want with an annual pass.

Holly said...

2/24 tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/winholly/status/40782600490582016

Richard B said...

The gardens are wonderful to walk thru any time of year.

Mindy said...

I live in Washington. but my Grandparents live in Utah, they would love it if I won this and gave it to them. thanksgiving Point is beautiful.

Scotty said...

We got our wedding snaps done at TGP...the chance to have a membership would be great!

Diane52 said...

Wow-It sounds like an awesome wonderful place
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