Pobanz Family Christmas Greeting 2008
Here are some of our favorite pictures from throughout the year!
January - Adam had his braces put on and celebrated his 10th birthday!
February - We celebrated Fastnacht again in Balsthal in
efforts to scare away winter. Boo! We also took a lovely trip to France and hit
the hot spots along the Normandy coast and visited Paris for the kids.
March - Jolyn went back to the US to see her little sister get married! Jolyn
also got the kids excited to run in a local race called the Kerzerslauf. We also
celebrated Easter and took a trip to Budapest, Hungary.
April - We took a cruise to the Western Mediterranean with stops in Monaco,
Spain, Tunisia, Malta & Italy.
May - We made a trip to the Tulips! We saw beautiful parts of the Netherlands,
Belgium and Luxemburg. The kids also managed to surprise Jo with flowers on Mother's Day.
June - We celebrated Ally's 4th birthday.
July - Mustard anyone? We took a trip to Dijon, France for Jolyn's birthday.
Later in the month, we were able to go see DaVinci's Last Supper and the amazing
city of Milano, Italy.
August - Our trip to the US was lots of fun with family and perfect timing for
Bret to attend his 20-year high school reunion. After returning to Switzerland,
we enjoyed some lazy summer days before Adam went back to school.
September - Jolyn ran the Berlin marathon.
October - We cheered on Roger Federer at the Swiss Indoors in Basel. We also
took a cruise to the Black Sea & the Holy Lands.
November - Jolyn ran in the NY marathon and recorded her best time of 3 hours
and 17 minutes!
December - We celebrated one of our favorite
times of year together, Samichlaus Tag. Samichlaus visits all the children. He shares a short little story in
Swiss German and then depending on if the child has been good or bad, he will
either leave them with gifts, nuts, and chocolates or his helper, Schmutzli,
will leave the whip with the parents to teach that kid a lesson. Ouch!
We hope that you are well and are enjoying the holidays with family and friends.
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Bret, Jolyn, Adam, and Allyson