December 23rd - 31st
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"We have a baby boy, 8 lbs. 1 oz.
20/21 inches long. Born Saturday, 12/20/03 around 430 p.m. Elliott
So congratulations all away around! Will have to try to get Kristy to send me a baby photo!
GREAT NEWS EVERYONE
THE 2nd ADDITION OF THE TORNADO BOOK HAS SOLD OUT! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?
WE HAVE ORDERED 1000 MORE BOOKS! SOME PEOPLE HAVE PURCHASED AS MANY AS 8 COPIES!
SO THERE YOU GO - GREAT NEWS!
THE BOOK HAS NOW RAISED AROUND $28,000
DOLLARS FOR THE TORNADO
Busy day around here, running to and
Anyway, we went to Chucky Cheese, the
mall, toy stores, and everywhere in between. I actually think we got
Hi everyone. I hope that you are all able to be with your families and friends during this holiday season!
It has been an amazing year, who would have thought that so much could happen in such a small amount of time.
Life changes fast, we witnessed that
with the terrible tornado outbreaks. We also witnessed that with the court
ruling in Alabama. Sometimes it seems like the year was more like a
month. It has been a difficult year for a lot of people. I know
I would sum up 2003 as a year of extremes.
2004 is upon us, who knows what the year ahead will bring to our lives. I am sure of one thing, it will be an adventure.
I am in Metropolis for most of
today. The family is going to the Zion's United Church of Christ Christmas
This is the first year we have been able to go since 1999.
Have A Merry Christmas Everyone
It was a nice Christmas - at Deena and Tony's House. We were there most of the afternoon and evening.
The kids had a lot of fun, unwrapping
gifts and playing with all of their new toys and games.
I have ALMOST finished my KENNEDY HALF DOLLAR coin collection! :) David got me some beautiful coins for Christmas now we are waiting on one coin. It is missing in action! David is checking with the dealer though to see where it is!
Now I will start on getting my Morgan collection finished!
Well I hope everyone else had a good Christmas and was able to be with their families or with their friends.
This was our first Christmas back together since 1999. Last year we had to celebrate Christmas early.
It was nice to be able to be with everyone again on Christmas day.
Afterwards mother and grandmother and I
went to see some of the
On other notes, there is a ton of stuff
going on I guess. Mother is thinking about getting this house down in
I will be returning to Toronto on
Tuesday. Then I want to get down to business and try to figure out what I
I will then decide to visit either
Boston or Minneapolis for a second trip in February. By the end of
February I want to
This is if everything goes PERFECT and well we all know how that works!
There are a ton of messy details to work out...as to how this is all going to work.
I have to do something though, I am bound in Toronto because of immigration problems.
My greatest Christmas wish is to get my life back. I waited what is now going on FOUR years to reclaim my freedom
What we have seen over the past seven
months, since May, is just a portion of me reclaiming my life back. I
I just want to be normal again.
I want to say that I have a place that I don't have to worry about immigration people knocking on my door.
I want to have a place I can call my home, here in my country for now.
I want to be able to date someone if I
choose to do that, without worrying about them not wanting to live in Canada
I want to be able to get a job anywhere I want without someone checking my papers to see if I am the right citizen or not.
I want to be free - once and for all
I want to be able to give my heart and soul to an organization that I believe in, to help other people
I can't continue to do what I am doing now. I don't think most of you realize how difficult it is.
Everything, that everyone around me told
me that they wanted for me, everything that everyone around me told me
I am tired of being in limbo, I am tired of having MY life on hold.
I have always been the person to help
make peoples dreams and wishes come true, some of my friends have called
Now the weaver has a wish and a dream - let me fulfill it - in my own way.
Morning everyone :) I hope that
everyone had a great Christmas! I guess now everyone will have a Christmas
Sounds like the good guys might have won
one, as seven people on the USA Watch List tried to board a plane in
This orange alert is probably the most serious
alert since 9/11 There is definitely a lot going on. Let's hope that
Anyway, waiting to hear from a friend
today to have lunch, then might go to a movie this afternoon or evening.
Waiting to hear from David on details on my
return trip home, as of right now though I plan on being in Detroit
I am planning on going to Minneapolis in January.
Also on the agenda is a trip to Orlando
to a coin show, we are dropping some coins off to be graded. I suppose
Not sure after that, we were talking about
going to London though or somewhere else across the big ocean. Have to
There is a lot to accomplish next month and into February.
BUT Don't Forget To Stop And Smell The Flowers :)
DID EVERYONE SEE IT...DID YOU SEE THAT SKY
WESTERN SKY - A PAINTING, A MASTERPIECE,
The sunset was the start to a
nice evening with mother and grandmother. We ended up going to
Morning Everyone :)
Hmmm David sent me some really cool
photographs from his parents place in Ontario. I can't get them to load
Heading out in a bit...busy day ahead :)
Hmmm, although a beach of snow sounds kind
of nice! I could live with that! I guess in a perfect world all
Looks like David is having fun up at his
parents, playing in all the snow! :) He is the only one among us that
Oh well, surely the rest of us can get some soon enough!
Well I don't have a lot of time to
post because I am on dial-up and I am never here at the apartment. So I have
I am having a great - GREAT time with
visiting my family and friends. I have not been able to see much of Dione
I did see Jeremy yesterday, he is ALWAYS a
BIG MESS! Fun, fun and always teasing grandmother. She loves it
I think I am going to the movies tonight
with my friend Gil, mother, and grandmother! That will make 2
David is probably digging out of all that snow
up north! Wish I was there to see all of that! Doug and
Erick are having
Norman said he is doing ok. He is still having eye problems. But it should get better. Otherwise he said he had a nice Christmas visiting a friend.
Hmmmm, that is the current update. Hope everyone is staying warm and taking care of themselves.
It is mild here and still no snow in the forecast. Where is winter?
Evening - went to see Cheaper by the Dozen with Mariah, mother, and grandmother. I give the movie a B- :) It was ok. My friend Gil also went with it. We went to eat at Ryans after the movie.
December 29, 2003
Well this is my last day in Paducah.
I return home early tomorrow morning. I have to start out at 5 a.m.
I am having lunch with my dad this
morning and Dione is coming as well. Then I am having dinner with my
I will be at my mothers most of the afternoon.
So busy day ahead.
Hope everyone is doing ok.
Had a nice lunch with my dad and Dione.
We went to Red Lobster. After that I spent the afternoon at
Met John and we had pizza and then he
helped me pack. I swear I have more stuff all the time and I don't
I gave John a bunch of stuff to take home with him. I am sure he appreciated that. THANKS JOHN :)
December 30, 2003
OK, I AM LEAVING AT 4:30 A.M. THIS MORNING FOR ST LOUIS. I WILL FLY INTO DETROIT LATER THIS MORNING OR EARLY AFTERNOON.
It will be a LONG day.
I made it to Toronto SAFE AND
SOUND. THANK YOU DAVID for driving to Detroit and picking me up!
It was a lllloooonnngggg day :) But a good one. I am so excited to
be back at home. It has been THREE weeks since I
The flight was great! Flying out of St Louis this morning not a cloud in the sky. We made it into Chicago in THIRTY MINUTES!
Then I was in Chicago for about 20
minutes and took a flight from there to Detroit! That took about 39
David met me at the airport and drove us across the border. Everything went fine, no problems.
Everyone was excited to see me back home. We are getting ready for New Years Eve and New Years Day :)
I am soooo tired - so I will cut this short!
Thank you everyone for a WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS! I MISS MY FAMILY ALREADY!!
(John I am almost finished unpacking)
My friend Kay says she is going to start
a new game, instead of "WHERE'S WALDO - she is going to start a
NEW YEARS EVE 2003
Wow what an amazing year.
EXTREMES - that best sums up 2003 for me. It was one
Amazing things constantly
happening, great happiness and great sadness. From the
This is my pick for "Beau's Photograph of the Year"
Well I don't think that anyone would
disagree when I say that for 2003 - the Person of the Year Award should go to
Always supporting me...cheering me
on...helping me climb that ladder out of my cage and into FREEDOM! There
We are regrouping here in Toronto, after a beautiful New Years Party!
Will update page soon
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