The Beauty Of The Rainbow Over Mt Si

There was a beautiful rainbow over Mt. Si the other day.  There have been days and days of crazy weather in the valley lately.  Wind storms, followed by rain storms and floods, followed by fierce … [Read more...]

Wine Tasting At Ridge IGA Supermarket Tonight

Hey Snoqualmie wine lovers!  I am talking to you Pam, Steve, Cheri, Wendy... and anyone else found of wine.  Ridge IGA recently started monthly wine tastings. Tonight, December 9th, from 4 - 7PM IGA "wine … [Read more...]

Lessons Learned NOT Living in Snoqualmie For A Week

We traveled recently - the whole clan. The first long day devoted strictly to flying. We had a two hour break between flights during which we cracked and took the six available upgrades to first class for the … [Read more...]

Soccer Lessons – My Amazing Shooting Stars!!!

The team name was given 7 years ago... and even as the girls aged they did not change their team name.  Faces changed.  Players left.  New players joined us.  Little girls grew up, but their spirit always … [Read more...]

The Road Back – The Two Month Marker and Re-Connection of an Important Friend

Today marks two months since my daughter's friend died.  The date may go unnoticed by many, but not my daughter.  I sent a quick note to see how she was doing on this day.  The response was, "not good but oh … [Read more...]

Help MSHS Wildcats Be KIRO TV's Game Of The Week

Mt Si High School has a chance to be the Kiro 7 High School Football Game of the Week.  The Wildcats face #7 ranked Liberty High School this Friday, November 12th. You can vote online at … [Read more...]

MSHS Football Team Upsets 9th Ranked Glacier Peak

You heard it right!   Wildcats came up huge last night with an overtime victory over the 9th ranked Glacier Peak Grizzlies.  Cameron Van Winkle's extra pointed sealed the victory - 21 - 20. The defense really … [Read more...]

MSHS Football Playoff Game Tonight

The Mt Si Wildcats have a chance to earn a state playoff berth.  Tonight they play the Glacier Peak Grizzlies of Snohomish at Veteran's Memorial Stadium.  Kick off is at 7:30PM.  The school website says to … [Read more...]

The Road Back – With Annie's Voice

The first quarter of the school year ended at Mt. Si High School this week.  It's been challenging and gone by quickly.  We've experienced many emotions in our home over the past two months.  My oldest daughter … [Read more...]

Goodbye Halloween. Hello Christmas???

I was in the North Bend Ace Hardware looking for some last minute Halloween decorations on Friday.  They had about 4 left.  The thing I found most interesting was the middle aisles of the store were completely … [Read more...]

MSHS Football Final Regular Season Game Tonight

That's right football fans.  Tonight is the last regular season game for your MSHS Wildcats.  It's also a home game and is senior night.  A night for recognizing the hard work and leadership of all senior … [Read more...]

Boo! Cool Halloween Happenings In The Valley This Weekend

If you are looking for some Halloween fun over the weekend here are some events to consider... For The Kids: ~  10/30 & 10/31 - Ride the Halloween Train at the Snoqualmie Depot. See the historic depot … [Read more...]

That Special High School Friend – Maybe Things Happen For a Reason

The other day I changed my Facebook status to a short paragraph in support of all those affected by cancer.  This was the same day I ran a Facebook search on my high school best friend and found her.  She said … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley – All The Little Things Add Up

Someone asked me the other day why I like living here so much.  I told them it's just everything... the people, the views, getting snow when Seattle gets rain.  I pondered this question as I drove this week. I … [Read more...]

The Road Back – Homework, Quizzes and Now Mom Has My Phone

Okay, I did it.  I cracked.  I am officially a  crack in the pavement on my daughter's  road back to a new normal.  My daughter is smart.  I don't feel we expect too much from her.  We expect what we know she … [Read more...]

Life Lessons From 13 Year Olds

This is my first season head coaching Snoqualmie Valley Rec Soccer.  It's not quite what I expected... but this fall has been full of surprises on all fronts.  Nothing surprises me at this point. I coach 8th … [Read more...]

MSHS Football Game vs. Juanita Tonight

Tonight marks the final game of a three game home stand for the Mt. Si Wildcat football team and the beginning of the final stretch of the season.  MSHS faces the Juanita Rebels - who sit one game ahead in … [Read more...]

The Road Back Through Jordy's Eyes….

Writing sometimes soothes me.  Helps me sort out my thoughts.  Gives me some perspective.  I offered up this blog to my daughter and her friend if they ever wanted to write.  If they wanted to share with you … [Read more...]

King County Special Budget Meeting at MSHS Tonight

In preparation for a 2011 King County Budget that will include $60 million in cuts, the chair of the Metropolitan King County Council’s Budget Leadership team is encouraging the public to get involved by … [Read more...]

The Road Back – I Have How Much Homework to Make Up?

So here we are... on the road back to a "new normal" for our daughter... and we hit a road block.  That road block would be a mountain of make up  high school homework.  Of course, isn't it always in the honors … [Read more...]