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...]

Mt. Si High School Homecoming Game Tonight!

Yup, it's here.  The night of the much-anticipated MSHS homecoming game and half time show - complete with excitement and fireworks!  If you hear loud booms tonight - no worries.  It's just the half time … [Read more...]

The Road Back – Depression Is Part of the Normal Grieving Process

I learned something new yesterday.  It is normal for a teenager to go through some depression while grieving the loss of a close friend.  I think I always knew this.  So watching my grieving daughter the past 3 … [Read more...]

The Message of Cody Botten’s Life – Love

It was a beautiful celebration of Cody Botten's life yesterday afternoon.  The high school gym was filled with probably 1,000 people who all shared some connection to Cody's life.  The journey forward began … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]