Archives for September 2010

Woodman Lodge Steakhouse- Restoring a Piece of Snoqualmie History

The current downtown Snoqualmie improvement project is an effort to remember our town's history while bringing its historic core to life again.  That is exactly what Woodman Lodge owner, Peter La Haye, did with … [Read more...]

Tanner Jeans Random Acts of Kindness Day

Christen Jeans's beautiful words on her Facebook wall this morning inspired me to encourage all of you out there to consider a random act of kindness today. Today would have been Tanner's 14th … [Read more...]

Is This Snoqualmie or Florida?

Have you stepped outside today?  If not make sure you do so you can tell all your friends what the muggiest day ever in Snoqualmie felt like.  For that matter, even what it smelled like.  Humidity does have its … [Read more...]

Botten Family Fundraiser Update – Thank You Oberlander Family

A huge thank you to the Oberlander family and Gateway Gas and Deli for their incredible organization and support of the Botten Family Fundraiser. The Oberlander's ongoing support of the Snoqualmie Valley … [Read more...]

Historic Snoqualmie Improvement Project Nearing End of First Phase

If you've driven through downtown Snoqualmie lately, renovation progress is evident.  I drive through 8 times per day in my "mom taxi" so I've had a front row seat to each step of the remodel....  sometimes … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Ridge Community-Wide Garage Sale Starts Today

If you love scouring garage sales for deals and hidden treasures, this weekend is your dream come true.  It's the annual community-wide Snoqualmie Ridge Garage Sale Weekend. If you live on Snoqualmie Ridge … [Read more...]

In Honor of Cody Botten’s Life…

Just in case some of you didn't open this week's Valley Record lying on your driveway.....  The Botten family's letter to the editor was absolutely beautiful.  As the mother of their son's friend I will say … [Read more...]

The Road Back Update – Back to School She Goes

Fresh off her therapeutic pedicure Annie (and her green toenails) went back to school today.  Back to her friends who love her and give great big bear hugs. Her healing journey allowed her two "mom and me" … [Read more...]

Community Center/YMCA Meeting Update – Programming Focus

The big focus of next Tuesday's Community Center/YMCA public input meeting will be future adult, kids and teen programming. From the city's press release: "Based on current design, YMCA of Greater Seattle … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Community Center/YMCA – Last Chance For Public Input

This is it.  Get off those couches and have your voices heard Snoqualmie! The final public meeting regarding basic building design of the new Snoqualmie Community Center/YMCA is next Tuesday, September 28th.  … [Read more...]

The Road Back – Sometimes a Girl Needs a Good Pedicure

My husband had a "Yoda" moment this morning.  We let Annie take the day off from school today.  One day to get caught up on a week's worth of homework.  Everything was going according to plan when "Yoda" called … [Read more...]

Parenting a Teen Through Grief Follow Up

Are there any other Valley parents struggling with  their teenager's grief?  Am I alone in this healing journey?  Guessing not.  I just happen to have a daughter who wears her heart on her sleeve and is stuck … [Read more...]

Mt Si High School – It’s A Healing Process

Mt. Si High School experienced a tragedy this week that profoundly touched its learning community of students, staff and parents.  Everyone is struggling to process not only the loss of a special person, but … [Read more...]

Remember – Botten Family Fundraiser Starts Tomorrow, 9/17

Please fill up your gas tank this week at Snoqualmie Ridge Gateway Gas and Deli to support the Botten family during this difficult time.  5 cents from every gallon of gas sold from Friday, 9/17 - Thursday, 9/23 … [Read more...]

Parenting a Teen Through Grief and Loss

We stayed up late with our daughter last night.  She was sad and exhausted.  We were exhausted, but we sat with her and just listened as she talked..... I won't pretend to be an expert walking down the path of … [Read more...]