September 2017 Pictures

The roof is done! Whidbey Island in background.

Cousins Kaya, Quincy, Emma, Silas

Ava at the dentist


Gia’s Mayan observatory

The old roof


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August 2017

The Bubble Run:  (Back: L to R) Sanjay, Terry, Ava, Tracy (Front:  L to R) Kaya, Elliot, Quincy, Devi


August 21 Eclipse!



Coupeville with the Tessaros:  Cleo, Cora, & Eva


Ava and cousin Quincy

Thanks to Darwin Tamayo, here’s a highlight video of Gia’s summer basketball team, The Lady Outlaws:

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Pictures July 2017


3-on-3 at Mill Creek


Kaya and Sydney


Kaya Helping Dad Paint


Lake Chelan










Ava and Silas


Ava, Gia, Elliot, Lake Chelan

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June Photos 2017

ESA Tigers

Gia’s Birthday!






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May 2017 Photos

ESA Tigers: Back Row – Naomi, Jade or Jasmine, Anna, Mara Front Row – Neah, Gia, Jocelyn, Jasmine, Emma, Jade or Jasmine (Twins)

Kaya practicing w/ESA Tigers

Kaya and her tutor Jaquie

Uncle Sanjay the Silly and Quincy

Spartans: Back – Lilly and Coach Karlie, Front – Naomi, Tayvi, Neelah, Maceana, Natalie, Gia, Emily, Kate

Gia #5 driving for a layup at Yakima Best of the West

Gia completing drive

Maia, Ava, Gia, Fiona

Field trip w/2nd grade at Science Center, Kaya and classmates sit at giant table

ESA Tigers

ESA Tigers jump in the pool, except for Mara:


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The Powell Family in Palm Springs

Tahquitz Canyon: Powells w/sister Sarah

Captain Kaya and Co-Pilot Gia


Japanese Steak House: Ava. Gia, Kaya, Nikolai



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Happy Birthmonth to Kaya

Happy 8th!

Last Snow of the Year

Birthmonth?  This February, for Kaya’s birthday, she went do Disneyland with her Mom, Aunt Melissa, and cousin Gemma, even though Kaya’s birthday was a month later. This meant no big presents. Kaya should be happy, right?


Nope:  So for the last couple weeks, every day it’s, “Dad, can we go to Revelation (Fro-Yo)? It’s my birthday this month.” “Dad, can I have ice cream, my birthday is in two weeks!” “Dad, it’s my birthday this Saturday, so can we get dessert?”

Princess Disease:  On April 1 (no fooling) she’s getting a roller skate party with friends, she’s being taken out by her grandparents, and then a combined birthday party with family. Her birthday has lasted part of February and all of March. Talk about milking the most out of a birthday.

Ava at State

Ava the “Tween”:  Now that our 12-year-old Ava is a “Tween,” she’s getting a little bit more private and moody, and this includes taking a plate of food and eating in her bedroom by herself. Plates accumulate, and she was a habit of not putting them back in the sink. So the other day when I discovered dishes in her room, I took her pillows and blankets and placed them by the dining table and told her, “Alright, Ava, if you want to eat in your bedroom, then you can sleep in the dining room.” Her response? “Dad, you’re not funny!”


Gia in Band


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