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Heike - 12/22/00 09:56:00
Dear Donna and Family! I want to wish you all a very MERRY X-MAS and all the best for the NEW YEAR. I hope that everyone is doing well and that you are enjoying a quite and nice x-mas season. I was informed a few days ago that Up With People will no longer exist. They will close down all offices, the people working for UWP will lose their jobs and the Casts scheduled for next year will not even start their tour. The reason for the "end of UPW" after 35 years are extremely high debts as they said. I think that are very sad news. But I am glad that I had the opportunity (as many others) to travel with UPW and to have the great experience to meet such nice host families as you are. Let's keep in touch and take care. Love, Heike
Jeanne & Joe - 12/20/00 23:07:30
Hello Family, We are getting ready for Santa somehow, miraculasly making it down our chimney and again leaving presents not just for the kids but for us parents too. Hope all of you find this special holiday note in good cheer and good health. Love to you all. J anne, Joe, Dakotah, and Oshauna
Donna - 12/16/00 06:32:20
Hi all. I hope to update this site in the next week to include a xmas card for you. Thanks for checking the site - sorry I have been too busy to make updates lately. Happy Holidays, Love Donna
Sereti - 11/26/00 23:38:59
I am getting really excited to come home now. Seeing the Christmas name drawing made me realize how good it will be to be together. Jeanne, it is so good to see you on here. I really miss you guys. I reminisced on Thanksgiving about Dog Fork (since that is where I have spent it the last few times). I send my love. See everyone very soon! Sereti
Jeanne & Joe - 11/26/00 19:19:09
Happy Thanksgiving to my family. We had a special get together with good old friends at our home at Dog Fork. Hope the world travelers got a chance to celebrate our US holiday.(Sereti & Amber). We Miss you all! I bet your all in shock I'm actually leaving a message. Jack I meant you'r. The kids are getting excited for xmas and snow. You Tucsonians enjoy the good weather. Love Jeanne
Donna - 11/24/00 04:56:24
Hi everyone. It's that time of year where everyone asks; "Who do I have for Christmas? Well, we drew names (grandkids included) and here it is. If I missed your name or you need it skipped this year, please let us know.
Eddie has Dakotah Jim has Joe
Joey has Oshawna Rebecca has Jeanne
Sereti has Katie Carole has Laine
John has Melanie Bill has Rick
Christina has Savannah Rick has Stuart
Melanie has Sarah Lynn has Carole
Kimmy has Liz Barb has Donna
Katie has Doug Dan has Jim
Doug has Christina Donna has Lynn
Alex has Amber Stuart has Bill
Amber has Kailyn Jeanne has Rebecca
Kailyn has Alex Joe has Dan
Sarah has Sereti Lainie has Barb
Savannah has John
Liz has Kimmy
Dakotah has Eddie
Oshawna has Joey
hi my loved ones.. just a note to say i love you all and miss you. i will be home around the 2nd week of december, provided i get on a flight (buddy pass). i can't wait to be with you all. love love, me.
Grandpa - 10/31/00 16:49:23
Hi Sereti It's Halloween so BOO!! I see Barb spelled your name wrong
BARB - 10/29/00 23:32:07
HI EVERYONE, HI SERETI I GAVE RICK BACK HIS COMPUTER AND BILL GAVE ME HIS, BUT I HAVE YET TO GET ON LINE YET. I TOO MISS THE MESSAGES ON OUR SITE. SRETI, KATIE AND I ARE HOPING YOU ARE COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS.WE MISS YOU SOO MUCH. HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL AS SOON AS I GET ON LINE I WILL LEAVE ANOTHER MESSAGE. LOVE YOU ALL. MISS YOU MY BABY SERETI. HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON. LOVE BARB
Sereti - 10/26/00 11:49:58
The only reason the counter on the homepage increases in numbers is due to my obsessive visiting. where is everyone? i miss my family too much, i suppose. love to all, "cow milker of the alps"
Sereti - 10/20/00 19:08:23
Just a reminder that it is Amber's 20th Birthday today!!!!
Donna - 10/19/00 01:44:40
Sereti, Welcome back to the world of the internet. We missed you! Hope all is going well with you. We are all heading to Rocky Pt this weekend for a little fun in the sun. Take care and Love, Donna
Sereti - 10/13/00 07:13:39
hi... just a note to let you all know that i am back online from home again. we are very excited to have our new laptop. it's snazzy! hope to have a family chat soon.
Sereti - 10/10/00 14:07:07
Hi guys!! I am at an internet cafe, which is not that easy to find in Switzerland. It seems I am one of the few that needs a public terminal because everyone already owns one at home. However, by next Monday or Tuesday we should be connected at home again with Ivan's graduation present (a new laptop)! I need a count of who is coming to Switzerland. Why, I don't really have a reason other than I am dying for my family to see where we live. Bern is a beautiful city! Okay, all for now... Take care, love love love..
Katie - 09/30/00 23:07:07
I MISS YOU SERETI! I love you, Baby Katie
Katie - 09/30/00 23:06:21
Hi everyone! Im going to make it to the chat on sunday, hope to talk to everybody then!
Donna - 09/30/00 05:51:55
Next Family Chat: How does 12pm (Tucson time) next Sunday, October 8th work for everyone? Please R.S.V.P.
Grandpa - 09/29/00 18:59:15
Barb, your friendly proofreader is at again. When you don't use the apostrophe the contraction for "I will" becomes "Ill", which means your sick.
Grandpa - 09/27/00 22:51:41
To Sarah I'm waiting for you to visit me. I have some fresh jellybeans.
Grandpa - 09/27/00 22:47:43
Yes Barb. It is are. Also its I'm.
Donna - 09/27/00 06:53:17
Hey Barb, Don't feel so bad. I too look everyday, hoping someone has dropped us a line. I guess I need to get back to adding more interesting things on the site. So when does everyone want to schedule our next family chat? Oh, by the way, Oshawna's birthday is at the end of this month. Check my birthday calender (in the keep n touch section for birthdays.
BARB - 09/27/00 02:20:33
DOESN'T ANYONE WRITE IN HERE ANYMORE. EVERYDAY I LOOK IN HERE AND NO NEW MESSAGES. I HAVE NO LIFE, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO NEW MESSAGES. COME ON JACK, I MUST HAVE MISSPELLED SOMETHING.WE NEED MORE NEWS FROM FOREIGN LANDS, LIKE CHICAGO. SERETI, YVES, WERE AR YOU? IM LONELY, PLEASE WRITE!
BARB KATIE DOUG - 09/17/00 00:24:02
YVES, KATIE AND DOUG WERE VERY UPSET ALSO THAT THEY DIDNT GET TO SAY GOODBYE. DOUG WAS HOPING TO FLY AGAIN. I GOT YOUR PHONE CALL, DID YOU MAKE YOUR BROWNIES. YOU HAVE A CHECK FOR $42.00 FOR A REFUND ON YOUR INSURANCE. EMAIL YOUR ADDRESS SO I CAN MAIL IT TO YOU. SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT ALL THE RAIN, IF IT MAKES YOU FEAL BETTER, IT WAS 107 HERE TODAY, WITH NO RAIN IN SIGHT. YOU SHOULD HOOK UP WITH SERETI, EVAN AND DONNA WHEN SHE COMES GOES TO UROPE. THEY COULD ALL MEAT IN FRANCE. SERETI NEEDS TO LEARN FRENCH, THAT WAY SHE CAN WRITE A COOKBOOK IN FRENCH.HA!HA! KEEP IN TOUCH YVES, LET US KNOW WHEN YOUR LEAVING FOR FRANCE, IM SURE THERES NO WAY TO GET EMAIL THERE. BYE FOR NOW, BARB
Donna & Stuart - 09/16/00 18:53:57
Hey Yves, How'd you slip away without saying goodbye? Anyway, we too will miss you. You've become just another member of the family, so keep in touch. I'll be in Europe at the end of October. Will you be home around then for me to drop in?
yves - 09/16/00 14:01:06
hi biegs, back in belgium for 3 days and it hasnīt stopped raining yet (whatīs new?). probably leaving for france next week, hoping for some sunshine. anyways, i just wanted to thank all of you once again for your hopitality. hope to hear from you all soon, see ya, yves
Donna - 09/15/00 06:33:48
Boy, did you get us on that one. I thought that the job market must be so bad around there that you guys were getting really desperate. I am planning to go to England October 30. I'll then travel to Germany the following Friday, visit with Heike and maybe Angela, work in Germany Monday and Tuesday the following week and then come see you guys before heading back to Tucson. Will you guys be around, or will you be heading to Russia to learn how to cook? (ha ha).
Sereti & Ivan - 09/14/00 19:34:08
Hey hey! Okay, confession time. I thought you would realize that I don't speak Russian and am not a very good cook yet. And as for Ivan, he has a master's in Business and will be working in high level projects for the company. I love how gullible my f mily is. I love and miss you too. Barb, Christmas time seems to be the plan for a trip to Tucson. xoxxo
Grandpa Jack - 09/14/00 05:45:24
I'm sorry, that was Donna. Proofreaders are suppose to get those things right.
Grandpa Jack - 09/14/00 05:43:21
I don't like beets Sereti. We will have to teach Barb how to spell "Russian"
Donna - 09/14/00 05:33:41
Really Sereti, you writing a Russion cookbook? What's the world coming to?
BARB - 09/14/00 02:29:04
I CANT BELIEVE SERETI, WHY RUSSIAN. OR IS THIS A JOKE THAT I DON'T GET. GO FOR IT SERETI, WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU. WHEN ARE YOU GUYS COMING HOME SERETI. YVES LEFT YESTERDAY, IT WAS SO MUCH FUN HAVING HIM HERE. WE WILL ALL MISS YOU YVES. WRITE US SOON.
Sereti & Ivan - 09/13/00 10:19:13
An update: Ivan has landed a job with Swisscom; he will be repairing phone lines at various homes around the city and I am writing a cookbook in Russian. We have found a beautiful apartment in Bern and are looking forward to our new OWN space. Take care all, Seret & Ivan. P.S. By the way, Ivan is so technically challenged it is ridiculous and, well, Russian and cooking...hmmmm.
Heike - 09/12/00 13:58:48
Hi Donna, You have to check the comic strips at: www.slagoon.com I think they are pretty funny. Heike
Grandpa Jack - 09/11/00 16:40:09
Great family picture. Came out real clear this time.
GampaPaul - 09/09/00 16:26:31
Not sure who is doing this page but it is a great job. Thank you.
Anna Blomberg - 09/09/00 08:23:19
Just love your homepage! Great to see both of you and the kids! Stuart, I hardly recognised you without a beard! News: My Lars and my self have just moved to a new apartment. It's hard to find a flat in Stockholm, but we made it! Maby we'll bye one next year. You know our door is always open for you guys! Take care! Love Anna
Donna - 09/09/00 02:12:41
We had the portraits done at Sears. The last time was with Mom and Jack, Jeanne and her kids. I forgot what an effort it is to get kids to cooperate. They turned out pretty nice anyway.
barb - 09/09/00 02:07:34
pictures are great, were they done professionally?
Stu - 09/08/00 13:04:02
Looks great. The photo albums are wonderful. See you this evening.
BARB - 09/08/00 00:07:21
THIS IS MUCH EASIER TO FOLLOW. ITS SO FUN TO SEE WHATS NEXT. WE ALL APPRECIATE THE UPDATES.THANKS FOR KEEPING THE FAMILY TOGETHER. YOU REMIND ME OF GRANDMA WALKER, IT WAS SO IMPORTANT FOR HER TO KEEP THE FAMILY TOGETHER ALSO.
Grandpa Jack - 09/07/00 16:42:25
I like the new format. The messages are great--first time I looked them up. Don't forget to put the date in the update.
Donna - 09/07/00 08:21:17
I have finally found some time to update our Web site. So what do you think of the new look and feel? I will add new photos and videos this week. In addition, I will try to feature one of Mom's poems or art work each week as a little memorial for her. Love Donna
noemi - 09/05/00 18:26:19
wow the girls are beautiful and growing so fast, my favorite is sarahin her new dress!!!!!
doug tietema - 09/03/00 04:48:46
hey Donna, I couldn't get sereti's b-day site or any of the sites with video's. I don't really know what is going on with my computer. Doug
barb katie - 09/01/00 02:44:35
WHAT DO YOU MEAN STUART? LIKE MY WEB MIGHT BE BIEG BUTT BARB OR KATIE TIETS
Stu - 08/31/00 11:59:08
Check out Dilbert today! Does it ring a bell?
Lisa Villalobos - 08/27/00 19:22:50
I love you guys! i think it is so cool that you can have your very own web page!! Its very nice and its easy to follow.
Sereti - 08/25/00 09:54:25
I plan to join you in the chat. Hope everyone can make it.
carole - 08/25/00 00:00:51
donna thanks for the reminder about sunday. Ill be on the chat. carole
Donna - 08/24/00 08:37:04
If you would like to join our family Chat on Sunday at 11am, please let me know. To do the Chat, click on "Chat" from my home page and then click on "biegs chat room". You should try it in advance to make sure you can get it. If you have troubles let m know early so I can help you get it going. Thanks, Donna
Sereti - 08/23/00 13:47:59
You all are so wonderful! I am so blessed to have such a family. We went to bed after I talked to my mom and I did not need the bucket (MOM, you don't tell those things!) nor did I do any praying to any porcelain! Ivan's dad pulled out 2 bottles of champagne for dinner and then we went to the only bar open in Biel and drank another glass of champagne (courtesy of a nearby German eavesdropper) and a cocktail courtesy of a geeky type calling me the "Pretty Woman" acr ss the room. Ivan just smiled, happy to not be footing any bill. So needless to say, I was a bit dizzy on my way to dreamworld. It was a good birthday and you all made it even better with the juicy sweet messages. I love you. Sereti
Donna - 08/23/00 04:26:55
I can't remember when I took this picture, so I'll have to say 16 yrs old, since that one isn't taken yet.
Barb - 08/23/00 03:55:36
I think Sereti is 18 in the picture
Kate - 08/22/00 18:29:57
I think Sereti is 17 in that picture! Her hair used to be so long, it's pretty.
Sereti - 08/22/00 08:48:06
To Donna..and everyone! You are so, so wonderful! You made me smile and laugh and I love you all very much. It is almost 11:00am and Ivan made a wonderful breakfast. Now I am going to enjoy the sun on the terrace...in my BIRTHDAY SUIT!!!!!! Thank you so much for the videos.
Christina - 08/22/00 02:13:05
This comes in pretty fuzzy on this computer...I wounder why.
Sereti - 08/21/00 16:13:24
Thank you all so much for a sweet birthday message! It isn't quite yet my b-day but I couldn't help but open my birthday video. We are planning a relaxing day and a nice dinner tomorrow to celebrate my 24th. Thank you all again! Love love love love, Sereti
Christina - 08/18/00 17:15:42
Ians Babybook is so cute....Thanks for doing that for us. Kris's dad says "So when are we going to get him to say Granpa Paul". Christina and Ian
Stuie - 08/17/00 12:43:44
The new comic looks great. I think that it is more appropriate. See you this evening.
- 08/17/00 10:33:49
cute, you guys. thanks for the sweet messages...although that last one was pretty silly (mom!) we are going to try out our camera here and see if we can't do the same for you all. love, sereti and ivan
barb bieg butt katie tiets - 08/16/00 02:42:37
This is so much fun. Katie, Amanda, and I have been viewing this almost every day. How do you like Katie and my new names. It is kind of true.
brother jim - 08/14/00 14:41:33
I'm impressed! Well done. Thanks.
Stuie - 08/14/00 12:11:26
This is a great comic http://www.non-sequitur.net/ Check out todays Thanks again for all your support while I'm getting ready for this job.
Nabeel ALASHI - 08/14/00 08:19:04
Donna, Very nice, I love it I'm in Australia now. Take care.. Nabeel ALASHI
Cindy Neely - 08/13/00 21:46:37
(Donna)>>>The above Web site is Cindy's family Web Page - check it out, it's great!<<<(Donna)
The Wardens - 08/13/00 16:17:38
Great idea. Donna, when I get a minute I will send you some pictures I have of some of the cousins with "the great aunts" and the grandparents. Most were taken on Seeley Ave. in Chicago in the early and mid "50s".
Stuie - 08/12/00 12:15:22
Great site! Looking good. Can't wait for the continual comic update. (No rush) Have a good day and see you this afternoon.
Barb - 08/08/00 00:26:44
Hello everyone, Elizabeth looks great in the garage. great way for the kids to let loose. I wish I had could play too. Thanks Donna, This is a lot of fun.
Connie - 08/06/00 14:34:23
Hi. Watched all the video clips. cute idea! My kids loved that magic carpet in your garage! They will get a kick out of the video. I'll check periodically for updates. Connie
Donna - 08/06/00 07:43:51
Hi Folks. Hope you enjoy this Web site