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.

A weekend retreat on Silver Lake

A weekend retreat on Silver Lake

Over Memorial Day we rented this cabin through Mount Baker Lodging for the weekend. We had never visited Silver Lake before, but it was such a beautiful property I can foresee us visiting again and again. Although the weather was not fantastic while we visited, it encouraged us to take it easy and recharge after our trip to Europe. After a busy month of traveling it allowed us to get back on our schedules. Despite the weather we still managed to go on a short hike, visited the nearby state park, spent an afternoon in Bellingham and even did a little strawberry picking at a local farm. 

The house was gorgeous, like something out of an architectural magazine. A week later, I am still day dreaming about that tub and view in the Master Bedroom. 

The path from the house down to the lake. 

During our stay we had rain, wind, sunshine and a little fog. It is times like this I wished I was a little more of a homebody, but I am always itching to move and explore. One afternoon both the boys were sleeping and I made it a point to do three things I never do: eat cookies in bed, relax and catch up on celebrity gossip. It all felt very foreign, decadent and truth be told a little boring. I guess I should learn how to relax a little more when the opportunity arises. 

Just steps from the house is the beautiful Silver Lake. 

Even on the rainiest of days, Jasper loved the large back deck. And with this stunning view I totally understand why. 

The front of the house. 

Exploring in the rain, Silver Lake state park. 

The sunshine came out long enough for dinner on the deck and a little pre dinner fun. 

Even though it was a bit early in the season we still managed to find a hiking trail without snow which paralleled the Nooksack River. 

Throwing rocks is something this little guy of mine never tires of, he could do this for hours on end. 

Spending time at this home was the perfect place to relax after a busy month of traveling and jet lag. The house was everything we could ask for and had a killer view and perfect location to get outside, skip the crowds and enjoy some family time together. 

This post was sponsored by Mount Baker Lodging. All opinions stated here are my own and I was under no obligation to write anything other than my personal experience. I will never write about anything I did not enjoy or find to be a valuable experience. 

Scandic Vulkan

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Strawberry picking at Boxx Berry Farm

Strawberry picking at Boxx Berry Farm