A little bit about Lisette.....

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest I feel most alive surrounded by trees and breathing in the fresh mountain air.

When I am not working you will most likely find me spending time outdoors, volunteering with my church and exploring this beautiful planet with my family. 

This is my place to share my passion for life and to encourage you to take time to find the extraordinary in your life.

Puyallup Fair

Puyallup Fair

I have visited the Puyallup Fair every year for as long as I can remember. Even though it recently rebranded itself as the Washington State Fair, to me it will always be the Puyallup Fair. When I was young I would oftentimes get picked up early from school and we would make the long drive to the fair grounds. I think part of being a kid is thinking every car ride over ten minutes is long. Ha! When I think of the fair my thoughts immediately turn toward the food, animals, rides and vendor booths. I have spent many hours walking up and down those vendor stalls enjoying the Kitchen Craft or Vitamix shows. Although I am never really compelled to buy any of these products, it is still fun to see what their latest gimmick or sales tactic is this year. 

I am particular about my food and the fair is no different. I have grown up eating at BBQ Pete's and to me it is some of the best food at the fair. Even though they have a brick and mortar shop in Kent and Puyallup I have yet to ever visit it. In addition to Pete's I am a big fan of Fisher Scones. The most comical part is how long I will wait in line to get one. While everyone around me is ordering a dozen or two I always just walk away with one single scone. I love a nice hot scone with jam, but figure if I want a dozen or two I can just make them at home.

I love the quirky food displays and the vintage rides. Most of the these rides I can remember enjoying as a child. Also, I remember thinking the year 2000 seemed so distant and futuristic. The mind of a child really cannot grasp what the world will be like fifteen years from now, but when it comes to the fair most things have really stayed the same. 

I am grateful to have been part of a family who had traditions. It has encouraged me to create an environment in my own family where traditions are a vital thread in the fabric of our lives. 

Past trips to the fair include:

2013, finding joy in togetherness

2012, or the time we forgot cash

2011, taking some first timers

2010, enjoying the fair in the rain

2009, what the world needs

2008, maintaining a tradition

Hiking Snow Lake

Hiking Snow Lake

Maternity photo shoot

Maternity photo shoot