Jim and Shirley Bridgman

  • Written by Karin Hopper

1965 Bridgman Jim Shirley wedding cake

Jim and Shirley Bridgman celebrated 50 years of marriage on April 11! A party was beautifully put on by their daughter and her family, Tim, Melody and Angel Carpita.

Jim and Shirley grew up in Bellevue and Woodinville, and have called North Bend their home since 1982, raising 3 children (LoriJeanne, Melody and Travis) there.

Their secrets to marital longevity?
#1 – Jesus
#2 – 110 percent/110 percent relationship

Festivities at the celebration included tables decorated with themes from childhood adventures to pet monkeys and exchange students to mission trips.

 MG 7541The cake was a delicious re-creation of the Maltese cross Jim’s dad had made.

Photos were displayed, and music was played from the 50’s to the present. Special memories were shared from both the couple and guests.

Carol and Greg Olsby

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff


Carol and Greg Olsby celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on June 30. They have resided in Woodinville for 27 years. Carol and Greg have three children, Joshua, Jewels and Jacob, and their faithful dog, Coconut. Joshua graduated from Whitworth University in 2012. Jewels and Jacob are seniors at Seattle Pacific University. They have a very close family and their home is often the destination for get-togethers with family and friends. They are frequent international travelers and will be traveling to Paris, France soon. Carol is a global and domestic human resources consultant where she advises multinational companies. Greg is a marketing strategist with Microsoft.

Martys celebrate 70 years

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

vvthemartysAnton “Pink” and Dorothy Marty will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary at an open house on Saturday, April 5, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Monroe Swiss Hall located at 18500 Tualco Road. All friends and family are welcome to join the celebration.

Pink and Dorothy were married on March 18, 1944, in Snohomish. After marrying, they resided at the family farm in Duvall, where they raised five children and still live today. Their family has grown to include 52 members, with more on the way!
They have been members of the Monroe Swiss Colony for many years, enjoying every event, dance and bratwurst dinner!

Weekly coffee and dinner with friends keep them up to date with the latest news in the valley.
Their busy lifestyle, family, friends and especially their dog, “Rascal,” keep them young at heart.

Joseph and Diane Santosuosso

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Joseph and Diane Santosuosso, of Woodinville, Wash., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on November 9th, 2013. Joseph, formerly of Medfield, Mass., and Diane (Drinkwater), formerly of Portland, Maine, were married in Medfield, Mass. on November 9, 1963. Celebrating their beautiful milestone with them were their three children Laurie, Paul and David and their three grandchildren Erica, Matthew and Ryan. To celebrate, Joe and Diane vacationed in Banff, Canada.  They will take a cruise to Greece later in the year.

Brenda and Ryan Reed

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Anniversary_Reed_croppedRyan and Brenda first met in high school through mutual friends.

Their friendship grew into romance and shortly after graduating college, they were excited to settle down and marry.

They were married in downtown Kirkland at the waterfront pavilion on June 8, 2001.

After their ceremony, they took a boat cruise around Lake Washington for their reception.

This year marks the celebration of 10 years of a wonderful life together. Throughout their 10 years of marriage, they started a family, traveled to Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii. Ryan co-founded, developed and maintained successful companies, including telSPACE and mCASH.

Through business opportunities, he was also able to travel to France, Qatar, Egypt, U.A.E. and Morocco.

Brenda worked as a project manager for AT&T Wireless for six years, but chose in the last few years, to focus her time on raising their two daughters, ages 4 and 8.

They enjoy reading, camping, hiking, bowling and traveling.

Their hobbies include photography and running. In the last year, they have participated in a few half marathons with a full marathon goal in the near future.

Together, they are discovering the keys to a successful marriage by staying emotionally connected, supporting each other’s goals and needs, as well as finding common activities to enjoy together.


Ryan and Brenda look forward to many more adventurous, entertaining and loving years ahead.

Ryan is originally from Anchorage, Alaska and Brenda is from Bellevue, Wash.

They currently live in Woodinville.