2020: Not What We Expected

September 20th, 2020 by christina

In February, we continued with our plan for the year by moving Tyrian to Vancouver to start film school.
Tyrian at VFS

But as they say, life is what happens when you’re making other plans.  To chronicle our time during the pandemic, we’ve started a series of albums.
Family photo in safety masks

Farewell 2019! 2020, here we come!

January 13th, 2020 by Matthew

The second half of 2019 was packed with activities!  Our Summer included swim season, a trip to England, and big family events like Evya’s 10th birthday.

Our Fall had the usual Halloween festivities, a visit from the North Carolina Engelbrechts, and a trip to Disneyland.

The Winter celebrations brought Matt and Tyrian’s birthdays, Christmas with family, New Years, and a trip to Tahoe.

Check out our seven new albums!

Graduation and Gallivanting

June 22nd, 2019 by christina

Thus far, 2019 has had nary a dull moment.  With the usual and unusual school and extracurricular activities, we also had a splendiferous trip to Hawaii as well as Tyrian’s high school graduation.  You can also see all the albums on our main gallery page.

Kids on the beach

As the air chills…

January 12th, 2019 by Matthew

We have four albums illustrating the last quarter of 2018, from fall activities to Tyrian’s 18th birthday and the holiday celebrations.  Or view them all from the homepage.

Tyrian's 18th Birthday at Millie's

September, already?

September 8th, 2018 by Matthew

Pardon our technical difficulties — we’re back online, with more pictures than ever!  Please enjoy Winter, Spring, Summer, and Swimming 2018… or view all the pictures in the gallery.
Family visiting Color Factory

Fall Semester 2017

January 13th, 2018 by Matthew

A Chronicle of the latter half of 2017… from the first day of school through New Year’s Eve!
Christmas Joy

See all the fun in our Gallery!

Snapshots of Summer

September 3rd, 2017 by christina

We’re finally recovering from the swirl of summer activities, which yielded two packed albums.  Check out Summer 2017 and Swim Team 2017!

Glacial Release

July 9th, 2017 by christina

The heat of the summer has thawed the winter glacier blocking the flow of pictures… here are winter and spring albums to enjoy!

Wünderbar Weinachten

January 17th, 2017 by Matthew

Our December holiday/birthday extravaganza went off the beaten track this year as we spent most of December in Europe. The Engelbrecht side of the family met in Germany to launch a weeklong river cruise, Jewels Along the Danube.

Budapest illumination cruise

Prior to the cruise, Evya, Allyndreth, Matt and Christina went to Munich a few days early to explore and experience German Christmas preparations.

Munich Olympic Park

After the cruise, the five of us spent a week in London, spanning either side of Christmas.

Kids at Covent Garden tube station

As a result of our globetrotting, our Christmas celebrations and the December birthday festivities for Matt and Tyrian spanned 6 weeks. Four birthday parties (x2) and four Christmas observances. We’ll be hibernating the rest of the Winter.

Kids on Christmas

If you’d like to catch up on all the albums, visit the main gallery.

Spring into Fall, 2016

November 28th, 2016 by christina

New albums encapsulating May through November, including highlights like Evya’s 7th birthday and Halloween.

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