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

Saturday, 28 February 2009



Home Sweet Home!

It was a long journey, and its so good to finally bring our daughter HOME! I don't have many photos from our arrival (but lots of friends have, so they'll come soon!)
We had a pretty rough night, last night. I reckon I picked up Gastro, on the plane. I was in our bathroom from about 10pm-1am. Really, really nasty. To make matters worse. The kids wanted to sleep in Tiny's room. Which we thought would be ok... but she kept waking up, every hour or so, til about 10pm, so Mr T sat with her in the lounge room. Not sure if you remember... but Tiny isn't all that fond of Mr T ~ so ALOT of loud crying insued. Apparently, Todd was finally able to lay her in her cot, around 2am.
I've tried to download a movie, but it's not happening on my home computer, so I'll do it from our travel one, tomorrow. For now - here's a couple of snapshots from today!


Alyson and Ford said...

Happy to hear you are home - sad you're not feeling that well.
Looking forward to the video! Once again, glad you are all home safely.

Linda said...

Look at those beautiful children all together with such big smiles!!! Makes the long wait worthwhile. Happy you are all together , but sorry you are not feeling well. It seems someone always comes home sick..
I think you will have to fight with your daughter to take care of Tari )lol. Hope you are better soon.. Linda

Briana's Mom said...

YAY!!! Your family is finally united! I am so happy for all of you!

I am soooo sorry you were sick during the night. I was throwing up the night Briana got home (and the whole next day), so I feel your pain. Hope you feel better soon!

Ava's family said...

So happy to hear that you're home and LOVED the picture of ALL your children.....Together at last!

Sorry to hear about the bug you caught. The only good thing that can come from that kind of thing is a little weight loss. =)

Anonymous said...

its wonderful that you are all home. i love the last photo and cant help but think how grateful you must be to have your mum, after her harrowing escape. god bless, mrs.k.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Welcome home!!!!! I'm sorry you aren't feeling well.. I hope you feel better soon. I loved that last photo - it's so nice to have them all together, isn't it?

Sea Star said...

Welcome Home! So happy to see your children meet their sister.

Lisa~~ said...

Good to see that you're home and all together. Love all the piccies of the children. Hope that you're feeling better soon.

PIPO said...

So happy you are home safe and sound. Hope your case of gastro hits the road soon and you can all get well-rested and enjoy! Congrats to the new big brother and sister. It looks like they are quite won over with Tiny :0)

As for me, can't sleep to save my life because I will be meeting my girl in about 12 hours!!!!!

Special K said...

Welcome home! That pic of all your babies together at last gave me a little tear in my eye.

Hope you get over the crud soon.

M3 said...

Welcome home!!!!

(And feel better soon, ugh that gastro stuff is no fun)

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

YEA... so glad that you are all home as a family..
LOVE the photos..

Janet said...

I am SO happy to hear that you are home, safe and sound! Such a blessing to be all together! ONE HAPPY FAMILY!

I am, however, VERY sorry to hear you were sick on the plane. OH BOY. I can only imagine what THAT was like. YUCK, YUCK, YUCK!


PS- A parcel is in the mail for you, but it will take awhile, I'm afraid. You'd think you were in Australia or something.....;-)

Liene said...

Yeah! You guys are home! I'm sure you are so happy to be back. I'm sure your journey was awesome and one you'll never forget!

Sam said...

So thrilled to hear you made it! That last plane trip (with munchkin) is so hard. Feel better soon! Love the photos!!!! Tari is beautiful!

Chelley said...

I so sorry to hear that you havent been well!! I hope that its only a once off thing that only you got and wasnt a pass around the house bug!!!

YAY on been HOME
I got gossebumps looking at the photos of ALL YOUR KIDS TOGETHER!

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

So glad to see you are home. I'm sure you enjoyed your time in China but if you are like we were... There truly is NO PLACE LIKE HOME! :0)

Jodie Ho-Ho said...

Welcome home!! Call me a mush, I'm crying because I'm so happy to see you all with Tari. Finally!!

Hope you feel better soon. It won't be easy but try to get some rest! Love,

Shannon said...

Home at last with your little one. Love seeing her with her siblings! =)

Jen said...

Oh, I am so jealous that you got to love on your other kiddos! That's wonderful. I can't wait to be in your shoes, because I am missing my Hannah! However, I am also loving China and plan to enjoy my last two days here.

So sorry you were sick! Poor thing!!!


kris said...

SO glad to see you guys home and all the kids together!!

Debz said...

Welcome home! Hope your feeling better.
She looks pretty happy!