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

Friday, 13 February 2009

Tari Time

Its 5am the morning after TARI TIME! I've been dozing on and off since 2am. Not because our angel is crying or even awake... I think I'm still on cloud 9, and going over the events from yesterday in my head!!

Gosh. Tari is so amazing. She really really is. The bravest little girl, I've ever met.

I forgot to say on my travel journal, that our video cam decided not to record, from the moment, they called Tari's name!!! So, we didn't actually get 'THE MOMENT" on tape. But you know what, like so many other things, on this journey, thing s don't go as you plan in your head. And thats ok. We have Tari in our arms. (and Todd did eventually get the camera to work!)

'THE MOMENT' wasn't as I planned in my head either!! Her nanny walked her out, (Tari was holding onto her fingers, and toddling along) So she wasn't the least bit interested in coming to me!! I ended up just picking her up. I was scared she would scream. She didn't. She just looked at me.

I also need to apologise for the lack of photos the first 2 days, on my travel journal. I used our small digital cam, but we don't seem to have the download lead!! Hopefully we'll find one at the electronic market, down the road.

Here's some different pics, from those on my travel journal, taken with my new camera.
First Glimpse of our baby girl.Finally we are family.

Dad and daughter. (poor baby has a little bruise on her forehead, above her left eye.) Daddy had her giggle a few times, with his funny faces. We blew raspberries at her, and you could see her mouth trying to mimic!! Her nanny was laughing, and so happy!Sleeping beauty.LOVES her mirror! Who wouldn't love looking at that gorgeous face?!!

I put Tari to bed at 8pm, awake. She went off to sleep just before 9pm... and hasn't woken all night. Its now about 530am.

How did we get so lucky??!!!

31 comments:

a Tonggu Momma said...

Tari is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! I am so happy for y'all. And you already know she has good taste - who wouldn't love looking at that sweet face 24/7. You might need more mirrors, placed strategically around your house, so that she always sees beauty. :)

Special K said...

OMG! She's here. And so beautiful. I have to go check out the other site now. Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh guys I am so so thrilled for you!!!! Doing the ugly cry as I stare at your photos!! Have been refreshing your sites continually waiting for news :-) hope you have a wonderful day together today. Lots of love Tasha xxx.

Jenn said...

Congratulations!!! It's truly amazing to click over here and finally see pics of you with your gorgeous daughter-proof that dreams really do come true! Enjoy every moment-you so deserve it!!!

Dawn said...

Congratulations.
Such a beautiful sight.

Ava's family said...

How cool you posted over here too....It IS the place I feel most a home! =)

As I said on the other site...I'm just thrilled for you guys! Tari is simply beautiful!! Everyone at work thinks she is beautiful too! How do they know? Well, I decided to make the one picture of you and Tari as my background picture on my work computer! Your smiling face is what is going to get me through until I receive my referral! You're proof positive that dreams REALLY do come true!!

Annie said...

Oh. She's just lovely!!!! You must be on Cloud 9!

I cannot get over what a PERFECT fit for your family she looks to be :)

Mike and Rhonda said...

Oh my gosh!!!! She is beautiful and finally yours. Now that is a wonderful sight.

Anonymous said...

YEEEEHHAAAAA!!! Finally. I am sooo happy for you. Have been checking your blog constantly. Congratulations!!! So glad that all is going well. Isnt it just amazing?? You look so happy- just like we did. Glowing.
Hope all keeps going well.
LOve Jandra xxxx

Lisa said...

She is beautiful and you all look wonderful! So happy! Congratulations!! Enjoy getting to know your sweet baby girl in her home land.... it's going to be a wonderful time for you all!!

Shelley said...

Oh...she is just beautiful!!! You are absolutely glowing with that beauty in your arms!!!
Congratulations!!!!

Linda said...

Happy to see even more pictures.. You both look so happy and your Tari is so cute. I hope she does not have any problem eating. Lauren did not ever stop eating or drinking. Tari looks so tiny. Looking forward to the rest of your journey.. Linda

Lisa~~ said...

Yeah, so wonderful to see Tari in your arms, Congrats!!!

Rhonda said...

Tari is beautiful!

Congratulations!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

She is sooo BEAUTIFUL..
Love her little face..
CONGRATULATIONS..
Hugs.

Teresa said...

I just love the picture on the other site with the two of you and she is smiling. Made me tear up quite a bit. Love it!

She's adorable and so brave. Pretty soon, she will be home and having fabulous time with her siblings!

3D said...

Congrats!!!!!!!! She is adorable.

Keep smilin!

Chelley said...

I really am so overwelmed looking at you guys with Tari.. Its just so wonderfull....

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! for taking the time to share this amazing moment....

Anonymous said...

I can't believe it!!!

I am so happy for your family.

Much love and many, many hugs from your family in Montana,

Gen Sean and Lana

Congrats xoxoxoxo

potandkettle said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations to all of you!

PIPO said...

I am so outrageously happy for you!

Love the photos and I must say that not only is Tari a love but EWE are radiantly beautiful, mama!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! So happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I cried! She is even more beautiful than the first photos! I think having you as parents agrees with her. Knowing this is just the beginning of this chapter of your life and all the joys it beholds.
Love Karyn, Derek, Lilly, Sidney, Ivy, Bonnie and Mary
XXXXXXX

Briana's Mom said...

She is so amazing!!! I am so happy for you!!!

Natalie said...

Congratulations to all of you. What a beautiful girl for a beautiful family. I wish the very best life has for you.

Pug Mama said...

ok - first I MUST say how STUNNING Tari is - she is just so beautiful.
But I also must comment on YOU, Mommy.
Do you know how pretty you look holding your daughter??? Seriously, I don't think I have ever seen you look so pretty - you are just glowing.
BEAUTIFUL family.
At last!!!!
and here is the question.......how do you smell????
hee-hee - inside joke!!!!
btw, I pulled up Tari's picture from your blog on my phone - and I show EVERYONE I know her gorgeous little face!!!

Sea Star said...

Nothing but smiles here! She is so adorable and the photos are terrific! Congratulations on your forever Tari day!

Alyson and Ford said...

WOW! WOW!! WOW!!!
Fantastic... Super CONGRATULATIONS to all of you!
peace
fm

kris said...

I am just CRYING MY EYES OUT!!! I am just getting caught up on blogs... what an ANGEL!! And she is simply beautiful- SO happy for you guys!! Back to do some more reading :O)

Shannon said...

Oh the thrill of seeing a family united with their baby never goes away. I have tears of joy! It it totally Tari Time!!! Wooo-hoo!

Debz said...

Oh she is soooooooo adorable!
Ahhhh! Was a sweet sight to see you in the same picture as her!
She is so incredibly bright eyed and bushy tailed!!!!!