Pobanz Family Christmas Greeting 2011
Here are some of our favorite pictures from throughout the year!
January - We started 2011 in Times Square! Best New Year's Eve Party ever! We were
inside where it was warm, yet right under the ball at midnight. Perfect! Spent a memorable
couple of weeks in the Big Apple and came home to celebrate Adam's 13th
birthday. Officially a teenager!
February - We celebrated Valentine's Day and made the announcement to our family
and friends that Jolyn was expecting a baby boy. Ally lost more teeth, and she
got excited about Fasching by dressing up as Robin Hood.
March - We drove north to enjoy the sights and sounds of Berlin, and then we
spent a few days relaxing at the indoor Tropical Island Resort.
April - Grandpa Gardiner came to visit and went with the kids and Bret on a
cruise to Italy, Greece, and Montenegro. Jolyn stayed home for some R&R. At
the end of the month, we took a trip to the top of Germany, Zugspitze and made
some lovely stops in Southern Bavaria.
May - Jolyn was counting down the days until the arrival of the baby. She was
spending a lot of her time at her acupuncture and doctor appointments. The very
best thing happened when our newest addition, Alec, arrived on May 29, 2011!
June - We went to the Erlangen Kirchweih for some local fun. Allyson celebrated
her 7th birthday, and we were busy closing out another school year with loads of
school activities. Summer vacation here we come! First stop, PUMA, Ferrari car show.
July - With the arrival of Alec's shiny, blue passport, we packed our bags and
set off to Utah to introduce our baby to his family...broken ankle and all! :(
August - Still in Utah visiting family, Alec received his name and blessing in
church. We celebrated watching Alec as he was smiling, cooing, and even laughing
out loud. We came back home and Adam started the 8th grade, and Ally became a
September - School was in full swing, Alec had a short stay in the hospital, and
Allyson was honored by receiving the "Student of the Month" award. We are so
proud of her!
October - We celebrated Bret's birthday near Hamburg, and we took the kids to
Heide Park. We had a great time together! The kids enjoyed dressing up for
Halloween, Adam took a week-long field trip with his school class to Spain, and when
he came home, we took a weekend trip to Switzerland where we enjoyed a room with
an amazing view and visited some of our favorite friends.
November - Alec turned 6 months old, and Adam had an operation on his ears -
WHAT? HUH? Alec enjoyed his first Thanksgiving!
December - We were busy celebrating the holidays. We made our stop at the
world-famous Christkindlmarkt in Nürnberg and packed our bags for a Christmas
trip to Utah.
We hope that you are well and are enjoying the holidays with family and friends.
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Bret, Jolyn, Adam, Allyson, and Alec