August Photos 2020


Nampa Champs
Royals go 4-0 in Nampa!

Nampa 1
Lunch in Boise before basketball.

Leavenworth 1
Stop in Leavenworth on route to Chelan.


March 2020 Photos

Ava & Kaya w/Whidbey Island in the background.

With COVID-19 things have shut down quite a bit, pretty much all basketball has been cancelled/suspended. Thus the Powell family is spending a lot of time at home. Just two pictures for March.

Lady Mavs’ last practice, L to R: Maggie, Delina, Gia, Naomi, Jenna.


February Photos 2020

The Emergence of Ava!

Ava starting five Feb 22 2020
Ava, #22, and the Meadowdale starting five vs. Snohomish in a loser out game. Ava had four points and played well.

Ava played varsity this year for Meadowdale’s Lady Mavs 3A team as a freshman, and struggled often during the season, and sometimes playing JV and Varsity. The Varsity qualified for Districts, but in their first game lost to Snohomish. They had to win three games in a row to advance in the loser-out bracket. The first of three games were against Everett, and when we arrived she was being announced as a starter.

Ava at Regionals
This picture not only has Ava in action, but in the background has her Dad (me), Mom, sister Kaya, Grandpa, Grandma, and current and ex-coaches Riley Prince, Stanton Hightower, and Brian Leith!

They beat Everett, then Ferndale, and had a rematch against Snohomish, winning that and advancing to Regionals. Ava played well, with nine, zero, and four points in the three games.

And she remained in the lineup for the the last four games until being ousted by Hudson’s Bay.

Ava going up for a shot Feb 2020
Ava against Snohomish


Hair Science January 30, 2010

Master (or Mistress?) Hair Stylist Aunt Tracy and the girls

Tracy performing hair surgery

WHAT DID THE BRAIN SURGEON SAY TO THE ROCKET SCIENTIST? Answer: You know, it doesn’t take a hair stylist to figure this out.

More Tracy

Ava and Gia recently were the subjects of an artistic study undertaken by Aunt Tracy, my wife’s younger sister. She wants to graduate as a hair stylist from the elite Northwest Hair Academy (this coming from a guy with no hair and no job). To reach the upper echelons of cosmetology she must master the aesthetics of dye, chemistry, color profiles, parrafin wax, and creative foil. Will she earn her PhD (Philosophy of Hair Development)? Can she enter the H.I.T. (Hair Institute of Technology)?

Tracy and the girls at the hallowed halls of hair

NEXT CORNY JOKE: Anyway, the other day I talked to my psychiatrist and became enraged because he told me I have an ‘anal-oral fixation’…So I told him to kiss my ass.

DANCING WITH A Wii: Against sanity my wife bought a Wii. Another time-wasting gadget. We hosted a party, and after the kids went to sleep we adults started dancing to M.C. Hammer’s ‘Can’t Touch This’ and Blondie’s ‘Heart of Glass’. Alright, it wasn’t hell, I’ll concede. But this brought up reminiscences of high school. For us guys (or myself), one brush against breast while slow dancing at a Junior High gala produced three weeks of bliss. Now, in my forties, one night of passion is forgotten the next day. Oh, to be young again! (Anyone remember how, during Hotel California, everyone on the dance floor didn’t know whether to slow or fast dance?)

Ava & Gia kneading pizza dough

LAST CORNY JOKE: I went back to the psychiatrist and told him about how I could not eat anything but spaghetti or fettuccine or ravioli because, as a kid, we always ate Italian food. It gave such fond memories that any other food left me wanting. He told me, ‘You have to stop living in the pasta.’