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Baby Bodhi

Hands down, the best part of my job as a Loaf Love Tour Brand Ambassador is meeting the amazing Tillamook fans. We meet people every day who share their personal Tillamook memories with such big smiles on their faces. I can’t help but smile right back at them.

If ever I’m having a bad day or just a low energy day, I know I only have to wait a few moments for a Tillamook super fan to lift me up. Case in point: Bodhi. Baby Bodhi was only two days old when his parents, Heidi and Ryan, were driving home from the hospital after having him. They spotted the Loaf Love Tour at their local store in Ben Lomond, CA, and made a quick decision to pull over. Bodhi’s very first outing in this world was a Tillamook event! Their family was so happy, kind, and excited to see us that I talked about their visit with other Brand Ambassadors throughout the following year.

Newborn Bodhi’s first outing in this world – a Loaf Love Tour stop! Pictured here with his dad Ryan.

One year later, I was back at the same store, crossing my fingers that Bodhi and his family would make a second appearance. To my delight, Bodhi, his parents, and his Grandma Brooke had put the Loaf Love Tour on their 2011 calendar. Bodhi had grown so much and was now able to try Tillamook Cheese for the first time! By the time the family left, both my Loaf Love Tour coworker Andrea and I were smiling from ear to ear. Our excitement was contagious – other Tillamook fans asked us what was making us so happy!

Bodhi one year later with his mom Heidi.

A big thank you must go out to all the Tillamook fans, especially Bodhi, Ryan and Heidi, for making the Loaf Love Tour such a fun place to be. You know you have a great job when you wake up every morning excited to see who you are going to meet. You never know, it might just be the cutest little “baby loaf,” like our youngest Tillamook fan Bodhi!


Redwood Girl

I know them! They are the greatest parents ever. Little Bodhi is a lucky boy!! I am proud to say that I am the one that gave him that tie dye he's wearing in the newborn picture :-) And I absolutely LOVE Tillamook cheese. Only brand I buy!

June 30th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Ryan Graff

Wow! You guys are so cool! We are the cheesiest family and we love Tillamook! If we are in the area we will come by for a tour of the factory again. Bodhi was only a few weeks in Momma's tummy then. In fact, we found out he was on his way just days before we came last time. The Loaf Love Tour is on the calendar for next year too already! We love you guys!

June 30th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Kristin Hogan

WOW Kelly! This is an awesome story and I am so happy it happened to you! You meet the best Tillamook fans and have the energy to make their experience that much better!!! Miss ya girl!!! Keep on Loafin!

June 30th, 2011 at 10:32 pm


What fun to watch Bodhi's video... Who would have thought eatting cheese could be fun to watch. Love Tillamook cheese and watching the tour. Have to say the Tillamook buses are way cute!!!

July 1st, 2011 at 6:24 am

Tillamook Team

Redwood Girl - I love the tie dye onesie... great gift! Thanks for choosing Tillamook and for reading our blog!

Ryan - We "loaf" your family! Thanks again for stopping by the Loaf Love Tour two years in a row. You're always welcome at our Cheese Factory -- please visit anytime! Baby's first trip to the Cheese Factory is in order :)

Kristin - Isn't Kelly so great!? She's super cheesy... in the best way possible!

Barb - Thanks for reading our blog! Hope you can come visit us at the Tillamook Cheese Factory soon!

-Tara of the Tillamook Team

July 1st, 2011 at 8:32 am


I love the little rasta baby that does sign language. What a darling!! Kelly you look pretty cute too. Wish you were selling cheese closer to me. xoxo

July 1st, 2011 at 9:29 am


Way to get him hooked early, a new Tillamook Cheese lifer! Cheese lovin' babies rock. Looks like you're having a great time. Can Portland get some loaf love action?

July 1st, 2011 at 10:32 am

Tillamook Team

He's a "Baby Loaf" for sure! :)

Brad - we actually do have some Loaf Love Tour events coming up in the NW!

On July 9, we'll be at the Burgerville 50th Birthday Party at the Burgerville on 82nd & Glisan. July 16 - 17 we'll be at the Fred Meyer Grand Opening event in Wilsonville.

Go to to see all of our tour stop locations.

Hope to see you!

-Tara of the Tillamook Team

July 1st, 2011 at 2:41 pm


Loving the baby cheese lovers - too cute :) Way to go Kelly...rock that tour!

July 1st, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Grand Pa Tom

Well my grandson does it again. What a cheese ball. It was great the little bundle of love smiling at everyone like he always does. And to get to see my beautiful daughter Heidi and my awesome son-in-law Ryan was a bonus. He the tour going and bring it up my way to Auburn WA. We would like to see the bus and the Ambassadors. Great job all of you. GPA

July 1st, 2011 at 10:09 pm

R. Gragg

Wow! That is an amazing video. It is always fun to watch other people enjoying the best things in life.

July 3rd, 2011 at 7:53 am


Bodhi is going to grow up, watch this video, and wonder who the lady in the orange shirt, smiling in his face, was. Then he'll realize it was only the most fantastic brand ambassador this side of the Mississippi! Great video and story, Kelly!

July 8th, 2011 at 9:18 am

coco gragg

Hi Kelly, Your little baby loaf Bodhi is so darling. Its cool you got to see him again. I love seeing your pictures and reading about your adventures in the love cheese bus. I just picked up some of the Reserve cheddar at the store the other day. Its so so good! Love and miss you .....coco .......Love that Tillamook Cheese

July 11th, 2011 at 8:12 pm
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