"Adopting a Child won't change the world; but for that Child the world will change."

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Dreams DO come true...


Absolutely in love!
Look at that sweet little face!!!
Our sweet Daughter, is almost 15 months old.
She was born in the year of the Golden Pig (just like her Daddy!), in PingYuan County, Guangdong, China.
We hope to travel early-mid Feb 2009.
WOOHOO!!!

70 comments:

M3 said...

Whoooooooohooooooooooooo!!! Did you hear me yell all the way from CA? So dang excited for you and the whole family. Tari is gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous. Much love,
M

Cristina said...

YEEEHHHAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!! Congratulations to all of your precious family. I am beyond thrilled for you!! Cristina xxxx

TubaDad said...

Congratulations - Tari is a beautiful little girl and you must all be so happy today. Can't wait to see pictures of you with her in China!

Anonymous said...

Such wonderful news! A beautiful baby in keeping with your family style of course. Her name is perfect along with her perfect little face. Our elation is beyond words! All our love and RELIEF!

Karyn

Brandi-Lee said...

OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH!!!!!!She's beautiful, I've got tears in my eyes. JJ will finally have someone that's smaller than him, she's so tiny, just gorgeous!!!

Chelley said...

HHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA wow wowo wow she is just the most sweetest little girl I have ever seen!!! I am JUMPING UP AND DOWN HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love to say something lovely and meaning but I way to happy WITH huge tears running down my fave!!!!

Sam said...

Merry Christmas, LeeAnne!!!! Your daughter is beautiful!!!! Of course she is beautiful - she's a Guangdong baby!!! I'm so thrilled for you!!!

I've been holding on to your package until your referral. I will mail it after the holidays!!!

YIPPEE!!!!!
Sam

Jenni said...

Lee-Anne I'm just so happy for you all. What a beautiful Christmas present. She is so beautiful. We can't wait to meet her.
Lots of love,
Jenni, Illaria and Sophie

Ian said...

Congratulations...Tania and I are thrilled for you all. I can not believe it has taken this long, but it has been worth it - you have a beautiful little girl.

Ian

Tania said...

Congratulations!!! So happy for all **5** of you!!!!

Tari looks beautiful!

Hugs and kisses to you all!

Tania

mumma to many said...

Congratulations She is a sweetie!
Here is hoping a quick TA!
Hugs Ruth in NZ

Peta-maree said...

I have been checking your blog daily sometime a couple of times a day following your story for months now.

CONGRATULATIONS. Tari is gorgeous

Peta

Bug's Mama and Baba said...

Yay Yay Yay Yay Yay Yay Yay Yay Yay Yay Yay Yay Yay Yay Yay Yay Yay Yay Yay Yay !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are thrilled beyond words (except Yay!!). Tari Mei is delicious :-) Such a sweet looking little darling, whose photo looks like she is pleading for some love....hmmm...I think she's going to get it!!!

Love to you all, Merry Christmas!
T and P xxxx

Alyson and Ford said...

Now this is the way to wake up in the morning! Aly was shouting "Ozimum has posted - Ozimum has posted!"

Your daughter is BEAUTIFUL!!! We are so happy for you all.
Huge CONGRATULATIONS!
peace
fm

Alyson and Ford said...

She's beautiful! I am so glad your wait is over (Wait #1); now onto Wait #2... Traveling to get her!! Yahoo!!
She's a perfect age; just big sponges; they learn so fast; so adorable to hug and cuddle!!

Alyzabeth's Mommy
(FM's DW)

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

CONGRATULATIONS...
I am sooo sorry you had to wait but look what the wait brought you..
SHE IS BEAUTIFUL...
HUGS GIRLY..
Have a WONDERFUL Week..

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I was so busy with work and was going to wait to drop by to see if you got your daughter's referral and there she is... a new Aussie in the making... Oh I am so incredibly happy for you all... 100 hugs to you all... take care

Linda said...

Yea!!!!!!!!! Logged on at 4 am to check your blog and the most beautiful sight I could have seen..Your Tari..just Beautiful. Tears for all the happiness I know is taking place.. Another perfect child to add to your family. Congrats!!! Linda

A Beautiful Mess said...

sweet sweet sweet!

Sophie was 16 months when we "met"....perfect age!

Ava's family said...

WHOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
What a GORGEOUS little girl!!!! AND I LOVE the name....LOVE it!
Oh great, now I'm crying!! I'm just so thrilled for you and your family! AND just in time for Christmas!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Catherine said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY!!! Congratulations!! Your daughter is absolutely beeeautiful! Beyond thrilled for you!

Was thinking of you earlier today as you we waiting to hear about your daughter. SO happy for you! Beyond thrilled that your precious Tari Mei will be in your arms soon!!

Merry, merry Christmas friend!!!

kris said...

Loved your email, thank you so much!!!!!!!! She is just BEAUTIFUL Lee-Anne and I am SO SO SO happy for you!!! Congratulations to your whole family. Cannot wait for little Tari to finally come home!!!

Jodie Ho-Ho said...

OH MY!! What a SWEETHEART! I'm crying tears of joy for you. She's beautiful!! Tari, such a perfect name for a sweet girl!

Debz said...

YES!!!! And God answeres prayers!!!!!
I'm so happy for you!!!!!!
Tari is a beautiful name! I love it.
Have the Merriest Christmas ever!!!!!

Dawn said...

Congratulations. Tari is beautiful and soon she will be in your arms.
Woohoo.

Briana's Mom said...

OMG!!!!! She is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! I am so happy for you!

What amazing news to get when I woke up this morning!!!

Special K said...

So glad I stayed up late last night to see your e-mail. I went to sleep with good dreams.

Again huge congratulations on this wonderful news! So over the moon happy for you. Tari is beautiful...just like her momma. :)

Julie said...

She is beautiful! So happy you were able to have this wonderful Christmas blessing.

A Guangdong girl just like Tess!

Congratulations!

Nathan and Emily's Mommy said...

woooooohoooooo....its about dang time....I'm glad you got to see your angel's face before the holiday! Tari is beautiful!!! Congrats!!!!! Hugs to all!

3D said...

I gasped when I saw this! Congratulations!Congratulations!Congratulations!Congratulations!Congratulations!Congratulations!Congratulations!Congratulations!Congratulations!Congratulations!Congratulations!Congratulations!Congratulations!Congratulations!Congratulations!Congratulations!Congratulations!Congratulations!Congratulations!Congratulations!

She is gorgeous!

Keep smilin!

Headmeister said...

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!

LeeAnne!!!! She is GORGEOUS! And I love her name!

CONGRATS SWEETIE!!!

Love to you and your new baby girl!!!!!

Rachel said...

OMG!!!! Lee-Anne she is the most dainty, sweetest little thing. She looks so tiny but yet I bet there is s little spit-fire in there! She is only a couple months younger than Olivia was. Others are right. She is the perfect age. Still a baby but will be so aware of everything going on. AND TINY like Livi too!!!! I am so excited for you.

Jen said...

I was so excited to get your e-mail!

Yipppppeeeeeeee! I am so happy for you! Celebrate!!!!!!!!!

Now I'm going back to look at her photo again! :0)

Kendra said...

Oh how beautiful she is! Gorgeous! I'm so very happy for you -- Congratulations!!

rubyiscoming said...

TOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! So incredibly thrilled for you - and so worth the wait! :)

xo
Kim

Tami said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! She is absolutely beautiful! :)

Pug Mama said...

oh- God bless her! She is just STUNNING.
I am so happy for you!!!
I have chills - dreams do come true - I am SOOOOOOOOO happy your referral arrived just in time for Christmas.
XOXOXO

Lisa~~ said...

YIPPEEEEEE!! She is a cutie and I'm so happy and excited for you. Big huge congratulations!!

AdoptFosterMom said...

She's gorgeous!! CONGRATULATIONS! and What a Christmas Present!

Rhonda said...

Congratulations! I'm SO incredibly happy for you! She's stunning. :)

Teresa said...

Simply stunning! She's just as cute as can be and such lovely eyes! Aww.

Worth the wait and then some. Yes, dreams do come true.

Congratulations, Momma!

Johnny said...

Congrats!

Norma said...

Big breath and relax. She is lovely and time will soon pass and she will be in your arms and your heart forever. Our Isabel was 15 months when we got her and still very much a baby.

Deb said...

Tari Mei is so beautiful! I'm so happy for you that the stress of the past few weeks (and years!) waiting to see your lovely daughter is now over. Now on to the next wait (praying that it is smoother for you!)

Hugs from MT, Deb M.

Sandra said...

Oh yeah!!! Dreams come true indeed. She is gorgeous. Congratulations!

RC said...

Finally! I'm so glad you got the news before the Christmas holiday. She is just precious. I know you will be thrilled to give her a great big hug! =)

Jenn said...

So, so, so HAPPY for you!!! It's about darn time! She really is a cutie-I love those big brown eyes! Congratulations to all FIVE of you!!!

Jenn

Shauna said...

GET OUT OF HERE!!!!!! Ah that is absolutely wonderful! As soon as I saw that little face on my screen I started crying! This is amazing news, you guys deserve it! I have followed your blog for a long time but never commented until recently, but I am SO thrilled for you! She is so beautiful, look at that little doll face! I also think the name Tari is beautiful. In 2 months you're going to get your baby! Well congratulations to you and your whole family on your new present better than anything Santa can bring :)

Janet said...

I am SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO happy for you! Have I mentioned that I am happy for you? You, my dear, deserve all the happiness that seeing Tari's beautiful face has brought you! May God BLESS YOU as you get ready to bring your baby HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Magi said...

Congratulations! You've waited a long time to see that precious face. I hope the rest of the wait speeds by for you. The time between referral and leaving just flew for us.

Lisa and Tate said...

SCREAMMMMMMMM!!!! Congrats she is adorable!!! I am at work and crying.... literally tears non-stop down my face!!! What a long turbulent journey but look at that sweet beautiful face!!! SCREAMMMMMMM!!!

Lisa

Emma said...

AAAAAAAAAAAGGGGH!!! EEEEEEEK!!! SQUEAL!!!! I am SO EXCITED RIGHT NOW! (which is why i'm yelling and typing in caps, sorry!)
Congratulations CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations! Do they call her Ping Ping at the orphanage? So precious. So very precious.

sea star said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! She is so beautiful and totally worth the wait!

Elisa ( FC Monsters) said...

Yeeeaaaah at last the wondeful news you have been waiting for!!!!!!!!!
I am so feakin happy 4 you!
She is just beautiful!

Kylie's momma said...

Ooh I just saw your announcement on Adoption Voyages too. I JUST knew she was your DD. YEA! She is beautiful and well worth the wait. So sorry about dear gramma but I too believe in the end their is also a beginning. Oh what a joyous Christmas you will have! As a new momma to 3 lovely children. Hugs from Montana!

potandkettle said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! She's absolutely gorgeous!

Congrats from all of us!

Made in China said...

Oh my! She is adorable!!!!!!! I am sooooo happy for you!

Big hugs from Canada!!!

Julie

Eliza2006 said...

She is beautiful and I am crying! She definitely has a bunch of hair, someone just buzzed it! She is perfect! A million congrats to you and your family!

Tiffany

Shannon said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Why have I been away so long?? Ozimum, your daughter...she's gorgeous! I LOVE her name. What a wait you had to add this preciousness to your beautiful family! So thrilled for you. She's truly lovely! =)

Lisa said...

She is beatuiful!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm sooooo excited for you. I know how it feels to have a lost file. We were in the exact same situtation this time last year. Those darned storks need GPS's for sure.

What a Christmas it will be. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas for sure.

Debberoo said...

Many congratulations! Your Tari is such a sweetie.

Joannah said...

Sorry I'm late in congratulating you. Your new daughter is darling! You must be overjoyed.

:-)

Traci said...

Soooooooo very thrilled for you!

Congratulations, she is beautiful!

Traci in OH

NoahandMaddysMom said...

Leanne-
What an amazing Christmas gift! We are so excited fro you..can;t wait to see more photos. She is beautiful!!! Merry Christmas!
Patti

Anonymous said...

Tari is absolutely gorgeous.

Tari will be the most loved child and she is in for a wonderful ride with her family.

I am thrilled as I will get to meet beautiful Tari in China in February.

Kim and I look forward to sharing with your family the wonderful journey that awaits us.

Love Trudi and Kim
xx

Liene said...

Congratulations on the referral. I've been meaning to stop by and check your cute little girl out but I've been so busy with moving and then the holidays it's just now that I'm getting around to it.

I love her name by the way. It's unique and I'm sure there will be very few kiddos with that name because I sure don't know any Tari's here in the US!

Lisa said...

I don't check in for a week and look what happens! Oh my gosh! I'm all teary-eyed right now! I am sooooooooo excited and happy for you. FINALLY! I promise, all the waiting and stress melts away the minute you hold her in your arms. Congratulations!!! She is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! I'm just sooo excited for you I can't stand it!!!

Hugs,
Lisa :)

Kelli said...

She is just an amazingly beautiful little girl! Such a pretty face and beautiful eyes! You must be over the moon! Congratulations!!!

Christi and Abbey said...

Congratulations!! She is so sweet!

Princess Diaries said...

She is so pretty and intelligent looking. The delay was heart wrenching (happened to me too) but once you see her sweet face it's total bliss. Congrats on your dream come true. Tari- beautiful name. Now this is what I call a Happy New Year!