Pobanz Family Christmas Greeting 2016
Here are some of our favorite pictures from throughout the year!
We enjoyed a few days in Utah with family before we returned to Germany and
celebrated Adam's 18th birthday. Ally bundled up and went skiing with friends.
Alec and Allyson dressed up to celebrate Fasching.
We enjoyed a nice Valentine's Day Dinner. Adam played on the varsity basketball
team at the FIS.
Jolyn and Adam went north to Hannover for the German International School Sports
Tournament (GISST). Allyson performed in a dance event held in Herzogenaurach.
As the weather warmed up, we spent as much time as possible outside. Allyson was in
the school play and also got glasses!
Bret and Jolyn celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary. We celebrated another
Easter, complete with a visit to some local Oster Brunnen (Easter fountains).
We embraced the arrival of spring with more time outdoors. Allyson took a
climbing course, took part in Girl's Day by studying and spending time at a
local business, and started playing the trumpet in the school band. Adam
participated in Spirit Week at school. Alec continued to make friends in
We timed the weather just right and enjoyed a sunny day in Munich. Allyson was
recognized for her mathematical achievements at school. Adam applied and
interviewed for a gap-year job. Just like that, we blinked our eyes and Alec
Adam graduated from the Franconian International School. He accepted an offer
for a gap-year job, and, after he signed his contract, he traveled to Croatia for
his senior graduation trip. Allyson had a part in the school play and celebrated
her 12th birthday.
Jolyn attended the Tabernacle Choir performance in Nürnberg. We had sparklers
for the 4th of July and Jolyn's birthday. We stopped by Legoland and Rothenburg
ob der Tauber. Adam participated in a team event with his new work colleagues.
We went to Lake Lipno in the Czech Republic for a few days of fun in the sun.
We attended a German-American festival. We visited the Levi Strauss museum in
Buttenheim. Allyson got ready to start the 7th grade, and, almost as soon as
school started, she left for a week-long fieldtrip in the mountains near the
Austrian/German border. Alec became a Vorschulkind! Meaning that he started
his final year of kindergarten.
Jolyn led in the pull up competition at the gym. Allyson was excited that she
graduated to a digital piano.
We celebrated Bret's birthday.
Alec started a new German class at the elementary school. We spent some time
exploring local attractions. We dressed up for a Halloween party with friends.
Adam and Alec spent some good quality time together. We prepared for the first
advent of the Christmas season. Alec and Allyson were asked to help the mayor
push the button for the tree lighting in our local village. Jolyn spent good
times with friends.
Allyson and Alec received their new school pictures. It was immediately obvious
how much they have grown and changed in just a year. Allyson played in the city
championships on her basketball team, played the flute in the school band
performance, sang and danced in the school musical, received an award for
communication skills, and cut several inches from her hair. Adam traveled to
Vienna and Bratislava with some of his friends. We visited some Christmas
markets and went to some fun holiday parties.
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