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

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I was a bit slow on the "Christmas" message... so instead you're getting a HAPPY NEW YEAR message!!!


We went on holidays on 12 Dec - 28 Dec, up to the Gold Coast where it's nice and warm, with lots of theme parks! We had a fantastic time, except for the part when Mr T slipped down 6 wet (stone) stairs, and has possibly fractured his back (again).... oh, and the part, where a nob driver ran up the back of the hire car I was driving... oh, and the part where the car insurance excess cost me $3300 - other than that - it was a smashing trip!



Here are some pics:

In the rain on Christmas morning... it was still 34 degreesC!
Kisses for big sister

Us

Flume Ride at Seaworld



Waiting to take Tiny on the kiddy rides


Tiny LOOOOOVES THE POOL!
Posers at Seaworld!

Googles for Christmas:
More googles for Christmas!
Layer upon layer, of kids!

Big brotherly love!


We had "old time" photos done... Tiny wouldn't smile!


How old does my girl look, in this shot?!
Serial killer in the making?!!!
Family of gangsters! Check out the rack on Mummy?!!! Honestly... it's all the dress!

Fly Tiny, Fly!
Fashionista... heels and googles - it's all the rage, this season?!
Hangin' with Porky... (and the pig statue?!)


Daddy and Tiny chill out at Wet n Wild (its the name of the water park... not a p0rn0?!)

Christmas morning was a very small affair - because we were on holidays, gifts were light on - but thoroughly enjoyed! Tiny's absolute favourite thing EVA... is Dora. Urgh. Dora? I find her EXTREMELY annoying!!!! Tiny wants to watch her every waking moment! "Dooorah? Dooorah?"

Well, from us down under - we wish you all an absolutely fantabulous new year! May 2010 be the year that your dreams come true - May you smile and laugh more than you ever have before - May you find where your treasure truly lies.
God Bless!
xxx Love OziFamily!

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

23 Dec 2008... 23 Dec 2009

Oh what a difference a year makes!! 23 Dec 2008 will be forever permeated into my memory, as a day of extreme emotion! See this post, for the details!

And here we are, a full 12 months later... it's almost strange!!! It's bizaare to think, that one could have a "connection", from purely looking at a photo - but that's how it was for me, from the very first glimpse of our daughter's tiny passport photo, attached to her file. Her eyes were mesmerising, her face completely angelic. The way her tiny mouth sat, slightly downturned - not upset, not determined or stubborn... just a wee bit sad.


I still look at that first photo, and get teary. Her eyes just look right into my soul, as if to say "Where are you Mummy?"


Well, we found each other - and haven't looked back. She is a blessing everyday (sometimes I have to remind myself, of her blessing... when she's throwing a huge tanty!) She's is one amazing little girl - I pray that she will know, what a blessing she is, and just how much she has added to our family. From the 23rd Dec 2008, our family changed forever.

To all you beautiful families, who finally received your allocations or the beautiful gift of your child in your arms this year, may this Christmas be the sweetest ever. To my wonderful friends, still holding onto the dream of their child, don't lose hope. The wait is crushing, for sure - but the first glimpse of your child, is beyond magical. You WILL see the face of your sweetpea... keep the faith.

Merry Christmas to you and yours... from us and ours!

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Saturday, 12 December 2009

12 DEC 2009

Well... it's almost a year, since the day we first saw our daughter's face. A YEAR!!! The year, has disappeared in the blink of an eye. So much has happened! Tiny continues to absolutely amaze us! She is talking ALOT more - and we can actually understand what she's saying now! She's even singing the words to some adverts! She loves to draw (on everything... including walls, suede chairs, tables... you get the picture?!!), she adores her older siblings - and here's one I'm not so proud of... she recognises the golden arches!!! Yikes!!!! She gets all excited, in the back of the car, and starts screaming - "CHIP! CHIP!" pointing wildly at the arches!!! Honestly we don't go there that often!!! But, the first thing she ate all by herself (without us feeding her) was a french fry, while we were in China!!! Guess it left a lasting impression?!!! She has a HUGE SWEET TOOTH! She says "lolly" clear as anything... once again... YIKES!!! She still loves shoes (everyone's and anyone's!!), her first word (while still in China) was Shooooz. Ahhh... I may not have given birth to her - but geez louise! This child is most certainly MY DAUGHTER!