Tuesday, April 07, 2009

HERE SHE IS...

In all her Tate-r-licious-ness....

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She's grinning with anticipation of joining in on all the fun of her new FAMILY!!!
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162 comments:

Catherine said...

Oh Lisa!!! Tate is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!! Check out that beautiful smile! She's smiling just for you Mommy!

Congratulations!!!

Kelly said...

How beautiful! I have been following your blog and anxioulsy awaiting pics of your Tate! How wonderful. She is precious.

Diana said...

She is just BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Kyra said...

Congratulations Lisa on your referral!
The first picture of your girl is just stunning! What a beauty!
Again, congratulations to you and her!
Kyra

Kristin said...

She is wonderful! What a smile... congratulations, Lisa, you must be over the moon!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

SOOOOOO CUTE..
She is beautiful..
Look at that smile..

Anne said...

Just delurking to say congratulations! Your daughter is absolutely adorable!
I am a single adoptive mom, too. If you feel like checking out my blog, feel free to email me at
ana1968@sbcglobal.net.
Again, congratulations on finally "meeting" Tate!

Karen said...

I've been checking for pictures all day! SHE'S ADORABLE...SO BEAUTIFUL! What a lovely smile! And she's wearing Pittsburgh Steeler socks! (of course..I'm from the 'Burgh!) Congratulations..need help getting down off that cloud yet?

Ginny said...

Oh My Gosh! She is so adorable. I better not show Riley she will want to babysite posthaste.
So, so, happy for both of you.
I'm picturing her in that adorable nursery even as I type.
I can't imagine how far over the moon you must be right now.
ENJOY.

Tiffany said...

I love her! Can't you go to China right now? I don't think it's possible for me to wait a few more weeks to see her in person!

Lee said...

Wow, she is breathtaking. Really, just stunning.

Congratulations, and I hope you are doing lots of celebrating after your long, long wait.

MrsMadPanda said...

She's absolutely darling! Congratulations!

Michelle said...

SO CUTE!!! I love those pictures so much I can't even tell you. I had to show my co-workers becaused I gasped out loud. You are such a lucky mommy but you deserve it after that wait.

Jennifer said...

I've been following your blog for quite a while, but haven't left a comment before. :) First, I wanted to say congratulations!!! Yea for you! Secondly, WOW, she is absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Donna and Joe said...

Oh my, she's gorgeous! Look at those big, beautiful eyes and that adorable little nose. I bet you can just eat her up!!

I'm so excited that the last of the Utah Summit mommas will soon be bringing her baby home! I'm going to have to save up for a Utah trip this fall!

Donna :)

Liz and Ava said...

Oh!! She is just gorgeous! Love the grin!

Ani said...

What a beautiful happy baby girl!
Congratulations again, you must be over the moon!

Briana's Mom said...

Oh.my.word. She is BREATHTAKING!!!! Congratulations!

mama hen said...

Stunning. Just Stunning. Her personality is just oozing out of her sparkling eyes and captivating smile. Congratulations, again.

Theresa

RamblingMother said...

SHe is adorable!! Congrats!!

Lost and Found said...

PRECIOUS! Those smiles are great to see. Congrats mama

Sandra said...

She is SOOOOOO cute! Congratulations on your beautiful baby :-)

Sue said...

You have been blessed with a beautiful Daughter to love. Best wishes for quick and happy travel.

Susie said...

Oh my word!! Your Tate is beautiful and wonderful. You are so lucky Lisa. My heart is filled with joy for you. Scott is sitting here amazed as well. Looking forward to meeting her and hearing of your adventures while picking her up.

Joan said...

Oh Lord she is ADORABLE!!!! I love her already and can't wait to see the two of you together.

:-)

Allison said...

Oh, she is SOOOOO pretty! All that hair is screaming for some hairbows! Congratulations again.

Stephe said...

OMG!! She is BEAUTIFUL! Look at all that hair and that smile. I know you are in LOVE!!! Congratulations MaMa!!! Stephe

Donna said...

Oh Lisa! I clicked your blog link (for the 10,000th time today) and my breath was taken away by how incredibly beautiful your baby girl is! I'm typing this through tears of joy for you! She looks like Tate!!!

What a lucky girl to have such an amazing Mamma!

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Cindy said...

What a beautiful baby! Congratulations!

ourfamily said...

Oh my gosh Lisa....she is precious and absolutely stunning! I have followed your blog for ALONG time and am sooooo happy for you. You are a mama!!!! Congratulations!

Belinda

Marque and Liza said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!! Tate is Just too cute!!! I can hardly wait to snuggle her. She is beautiful and I love that smile.
Keep breathing. She is definately worth the looong wait!!!! (-:
CONGRATULATIONS
Love Marque and Liza

Betsey said...

Oh My Stinkin Heck!!! She is breathtaking. Adorable!! Congratulations from a lurker in SC.

Sandy said...

Oh my, Tate is gorgeous! Her joy resonates from her photos! Congratulations Momma!

Shannon said...

OMG!! She's BEAUTIFUL!!! Such big eyes! Such gorgeous hair!! Oh...you must be so in love!! I'm so soo sooo Happy for you!!!! YAY HAPPY DANCE TIME!

Susan said...

I can honestly say that Tate is one of the most beautiful babies I've seen in a really long time. I love her smile. You received some wonderful photos of her. Congratulations, again! I'm so very happy for you.

Shelley said...

O. M. G. Just look at those beautiful eyes! Oh Lisa, she is scrumptuous.

Congratulations and much love.

Shell

Doug and Terrye said...

OMGoodness!!! She is absolutely precious...and beautiful!!! Congratulations.

Terrye in FL

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! I am your Stalker ( KIMMIES SISTER DEEANNA) I am crying, sobing, JOYFUL TEARS! You are a MOMMA, and that baby is ADORABLE! Complete and utter HAPPINESS FOR YOU! My heart is filled with love, CONGRATS!!!

trish said...

I am so happy for the two of you. Dreams do come true! She is so lovely.

Lisa~~ said...

Totally adorable and look at all that hair and big smile. Can't wait to meet your little Tate in person.

Donna said...

Oh gosh, i just melted when I saw that first picture...those eyes! She is precious and you must be over the moon!

A Beautiful Mess said...

Caaaute!!!!

Congrats!

Jenn said...

Three words: Worth The Wait!!!

Ok, and a few more: Holy cow! That's one cute baby!!! Can't wait to see you bring her home. Congratulations Momma!!!

Julia said...

Oh good golly Lisa, she is DARLING!! Perfectly snuggleicious!

Karey said...

She's ADORABLE! What a sweet little girl! Congrats!

And she even gave a smile for her mommy!

Long time lurker,
Karey

~K said...

Ohhhh Lisa, she is STUNNING! Holy cow!!! What a little peanut. All that hair and beautiful smile, so. very. precious!!!

Congrats again Mama!!!

Susan Broberg said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! She is absolutely perfect. What JOY! Congratulations!

Michelle said...

So sweet! Love the smiles. Absolutely beautiful! Congrats again!

Shannon said...

LISA!!!!!! She's smiling for you!!!!! Oh such a cutie!! And so little! Beautiful-that hair, those eyes. Congratuations, mommy!!!! Now bring on that TA! =)

Jamie and Angela said...

Oooohhh my, she is so precious. Those have to be some of the most beautiful referral photos I have ever seen.

Polar Bear said...

Oh Lisa!!!!!! She is sooooo CUTE!!!!
LOVE that last picture!

Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you!!!

Dale said...

Oh my word, she is gorgeous!! And she looks so happy and full of life. You are blessed! Hugs, Dale

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! She is beautiful.....look at that big smile and head full of hair!! I am so happy for you.....again, congrats!

Lisa

Intrepidgirl said...

too cute!

OziMum said...

OH LISA!!! TATE IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! I'm so jealous of all her hair!!!

Congratulations once again... now all you have to do, is get her in your arms!

Luna said...

Oh Lisa!!! Your little Tate is just ADORABLE!!!!!!! I can't get over her smile!!!!!! What a happy girl you have!!!! Congratulations, mama!!!!!

Erin said...

She really is beautiful! Just lovely. I know you don't need me telling you that ;)

S.Wise said...

She is absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!

M3 said...

Whoohooooo piccies of your daughter! Awwww, she is so dang adorable. Can't wait to meet her.

Circe said...

Your patience has been rewarded with the most beautiful baby in the history of the world! Her personality seems to just shine! She doesn't have that somber, sad look you see in so many referral pictures. She is ready to get on with her life with her momma! What a gem! I just can't stop oohing and ahing. this little Spicy Girl has LIFE in her little body! Congrats!!!

Jboo said...

Oh my -- she is beautiful!! What great photos of your sweet baby! Best wishes for speedy travel!

Janet

Doreen said...

She is just gorgeous!!!! Congrats!

Doreen in Montreal single mom to Faith-Jiangxi & Mia-Sichuan

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Mom! She's beautiful!!

Chris and Deb said...

She is so adorable in every way Lisa! You must be flying!! Congratulations!!

Shari U said...

Oh my goodness, THAT is one beautiful baby girl! Congratulations! I'm sure you thought you'd never make it to this day.

Lucky Mama said...

She is perfect congratulations!!!!!

Michele said...

What else is there to say, besides she is gorgeous and YOU ARE A MOMMY!! Congratulations!

Special K said...

Wow! She's absolutely gorgeous. All that hair! And such a sweet smile. Congratulations!!!

Christi and Abbey said...

I am so thrilled for you! Look at that smile. You are going to have SO much fun with her, get ready girl!

Leanne said...

She is soooo Precious !! Congratulations MOMMY ! Long time follower. Looking forward to following the rest of your journey with you. So Happy for you !!

lora said...

She is absolutely gorgeous!! And So Worth The Wait!!

Can't wait to see her in your arms, Mama!!

Marmee said...

Lisa, you are one lucky girl!! Wow,what a sweet baby you've received! Congratulations!

Kramer said...

I don't quite know what to say... speechless. I had a 16 hour day at work yesterday with no break but my first chance to see Tate last night at 11:00pm. Of course no picture but I was blown away by the news of her being 8 months!!!! I even called my sister to see if she had checked to see the news!! Now here I am the first chance to finally see Tate and I sit here with tears in my eyes looking at the most beautiful little girl! Congratulations MOM!!!! I have goosebumps looking at her and can't wait until the moment she is placed in your arms forever. I can't wait to spoil her rotten!!! Did you see that beautiful hair, eyes, face, the list goes on and on. Take in the moment but don't forget to give the full rundown on your day. Hugs and Kisses being sent to you MOM, big sister Mesa, and of course Tate!

Red Sand said...

she is scrumptious! I love her smile.

The Brown Family said...

I had to run some kiddos around this afternoon but checked in as soon as the computer booted up!

She is PERFECT. Darling eyes, hair, smile.

I am so happy for you. You deserve this!

Love
Kim Brown

Global Girl said...

Waaaay cute! Congrats :)

Heidi said...

Lisa! She is so dang cute! Love those big eyes and that smile.... to die for! She truly is one of THE cutest babies EVER! I have tears of joy for you Lisa and goose bumps all over! Congratulations! the long wait is over and you will soon have her in your arms. I am soooooo happy for you!

Tracy said...

She is amazing! So beautiful! And yes, Tate-a-licious! You must be in 7th heaven! Blessings to you my friend.

MotherMotherOcean said...

You got some wonderful pictures. Wow.

shelley said...

Wow...such wonderful hair and wonderful smiles. I can't believe after all these years of following your blog....Tate is finally here and in the flesh. Now our anticipation builds to see her in your arms.

Kayce said...

OMGOSH!!!!!! Lisa!! She just took my breath away! That smile is just incredible!!! Gilroy Gardens next summer...you, me and all the girls!

Scott said...

She is lovely.

Cate said...

So worth the wait! She's so cute!

Kimberly said...

She is beautiful!! Precious!! YOURS!!!

Marji said...

Too much cute, too too too much cute. Oh I could cry. I am so happy for you dear woman. What a total pot of gold at the end of a very long rainbow. Jackpot!!!!!

Marji

Anne Marie said...

What a beautiful, stunning, happy girl! Congratulations!!!!

Anne Marie
(found you on RQ)

PIPO said...

OH MY HECK (I just HAD to say it ;0)

Tate is one of the most beautiful babies evah!

Congrats mama!!!

Colleen said...

Oh my sweet little Poyang baby! Congratulations Lisa, she is simply beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

She is BEAUTIFUL.

chris said...

omg she is something ! wow. i understand why you are breathless.
chris ruby and hazel

simply t said...

Perfectly precious! I gasp out loud when I saw her photo. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

She is darling! Jumped to you from M3's blog. Congratulations!

Jacquie said...

Oh my. This may sound redundant after 90 some comments, but Tate is adorable! Congratulations, Mama!

The Raudenbush Family said...

Oh my goodness--look at all that sweet puffyness! Love it! She's adorable. Congrats!
Kelly LID 7/23/2007 -- just about forever from now!

K said...

Wow, oh Wow! She is a beauty! Your heart must have just melted the minute you saw the smile.

She is exquisite!

Sarah's proud Mama said...

OH MY!! She's GORGEOUS!!! Love those BIG brown eyes, and cheeks you just want to kiss! I'm so excited for you, I'm beside myself! CONGRATULATIONS, MOMMY!
Robin

Tawni said...

Oh.My.Gosh.

She took my breath away! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Joannah said...

Look at all that hair! If you've been collecting hair goodies, you're going to have lots of places to put them.

Seriously, she is just precious. I am so happy for you both!

Jill, Mike and Maya said...

Holy smokes!!
Tate is ever so beautiful!
I am overjoyed for you.
Finally, your time (and Tate's!)has come.
Congrats!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

Jannine
LID 5/15/06

Kylie's momma said...

Congratulations Lisa! From one Rocky MTN/West Sands momma to another (GR99). And a smiling referral picture...PRICELESS! She was well worth the long wait!!!
Susan in MT.
Momma to a Guixi sweetie pie(2004)

Beeb said...

Sweet pea!

3D said...

Oh my goodness!! She is utterly adorable! Congrats!

Abby's Mom said...

Oh my gosh! She is so adorable!!! Congratulations!!!

Laurie said...

What a beauty! Big congrats, Mama!

Deb in MT said...

OMG....she is too adorable! Enjoy your precious daughter.

From one Jiangxi mom to another....

3 Peanuts said...

Congratulations!!!!!!! Tate is so cute. I love all that hair and I LOVE her little smile in that last photo. I can tell that she is going to be fun! She looks like she laughs a lot. Oh...I cannot get over just how cute she is. It seems like forever ago that i found your blog...so glad your dream has come true.

Best,
Kim

April said...

I am a blog lurker who has been anxiously awaiting the pictures. I can't believe that she looks like a Tate. Just proves she's meant to be yours. Can't wait to see you be united with her.

Sarah said...

OMG!! She is one of the most amazingly beautiful babies I have every seen! Tate is here!!! Congratulations, mommy!!!!

Stacey said...

I have looked at her picture several times today. What a precious smile! How wonderful to actually have a smiling picture! Congratulations! I know she is well worth the long wait. I can't wait to see a picture of the two of you together!!!

Snugglebug Mama said...

Oh she is just so precious!

Maya's Mommy said...

She is gorgeous!!!

Lori
www.meetingmayaa.blogspot.com

wzgirl said...

OMGooooooodnesssss! Wouldja look at that sweet wee face? Oh my. What a sweetheart. Congrats, Momma! xoxoxoxo

prechrswife said...

She is so adorable!!! Post pics on TWLP soon. We've got to get some of these babies on the homepage. :-)

Dusty

Kim said...

Congratulations MOMMY! She is adorable!! Here's hoping for a speedy LOI!

laurel said...

LISA!!!! SHe is so cute! I can't stand it. Her hair, her smile, her eyes....everything is perfect. She was totally worth the wait. Wow. You are officially, 100% a mom!

KHM said...

What a sweetheart. Now go get her!

Foxy 4 said...

What a beautiful, happy little girl. When you are ready for a play date let us know. You are one lucky mom.

Eileen said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Stacey said...

Oh my goodness! She is beautiful! I am so happy for you.

Betting you have the best Easter ever!

Stacey
LID 8-8-06

Pug Mama said...

Simply DIVINE!!!!
Congrats mommy!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa,
I have been a long time lurker, but wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS on your referral, Tate is gorgeous!
I cant wait to continue following your journey to travel to get Tate and beyond.

Kim,
Warragul, Victoria,Australia

Ronnica said...

Came over from Salsa in China...congrats! That huge smile is precious!

Donna -N- Andrew said...

She is beautiful. Congratulations.
Donna

Debra said...

Wow, she is beyond beautiful! Huge Congratulations to you both!
Best wishes for a speedy travel.
Debra

Ava Baby said...

OMG- Tate is sooo beautiful!! Congratulations!!

Kudo said...

She is absolutly presious. She just reaches out and warms your heart. You must be over the moon. Enjoy every moment Mama. I am so happy for you.

emilylinda said...

OH she is so beautiful and I am so happy for you!

chinamomxtwo said...

she is BEAUTIFUL!!! And that picuture of her smiling? what a cutie!!!

Green, Party of Five said...

Oh my goodness. Just look at those beautiful eye. What a blessing she is. Praying for a speedy TA.

Anonymous said...

Another lurker saying congratulations and she's absolutely adorable!!

Rhonda in Ohio

Natalie said...

I just had to come out of lurking to tell you that "She is just gorgeous." Congratulations. How lucky for her to have you and how lucky for you to have her. Fun times ahead.

Congratulations again.

Wendy said...

Just beautiful!

Courtney said...

WOW! She is lovely lovely! Congrats! Poyang babies are the best ;)!

Tisra said...

Golly she's adorable! Congratualtions on this long awaited news!

Tisra
adopting Dorothy from India
http://www.bdhq.net
http://lifetrain.blogspot.com

LiLi said...

I just want to eat her up she's so cute!!! She and Mila will be close in age - hooray!

Dawn said...

Congratulations!!! Tate is Beautiful!!!! I am so happy for you!!!!!!

Mendy said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love her sweet smile.

Anonymous said...

My sisters have been talking about how beautiful your baby is. I couldn't wait to see! They were right! She is just precious! I am Kim Kramers sister, Tommi! She talks about you all the time. We are all so happy for you! Congrats mommy!

Ro, Ro, sa, ta, and so said...

Delurking to say congrats! Your Tate is adorable! I love her smile! Best wishes for speedy travel! Enjoy this very special moment!!!

Rochelle in WI
Mum to...
Sawyer (8)
Tate (5)
Sofia (5 a. March 2005, Datong, Shanxi)

Linda said...

For your extra long wait you got the most beautiful baby !!! She is soo precious.... That smile, that hair she is special and we are all so happy for you.
Welcome little Tate.... can't wait to see you in Mama's arms.
Prayers for speedy travel... Linda

Julie said...

I am so happy that your turn has come!!! Congratulations!!!!

Anonymous said...

woow, look at those eyes. What a little cutie.
I am happy (n jealous too) for you,


Soyan

2china4S said...

Congratulations, Tate is beautiful and has an amazing smile. I was born on August 13 as well. :)

Kelli said...

Oh My Gosh! YOU'RE UP! It's YOU! Your DAUGHTER!!!!! Wow! congratulations! So so so cute! and LOOK at all that HAIR!!!! She has probably 3 times the hair that my Maddie has! Amazing! She is just beautiful!!! Cannot wait to hear news of your TA! Congratulations MAMA!!!

Karrie said...

I'm a little late to the party!
Congrats Momma!!!!! She is just beautiful!!!!! So happy for you!

Karrie in Southern IN

Meaklims said...

She is fabulous, love the smile! Congratulations!

John & Michelle said...

She is sooooo pretty! Blessings to you both and we can't wait to see you together!
Michelle

Heather C said...

Oh my goodness Lisa! Tate is gorgeous!! She's almost as gorgeous as my Keira :) Praying for a speedy TA!

Elise said...

Oh my, oh my, oh my goodness!!!! She is just the cutest thing ever!!!! You must be filled with pure joy! Congrats after a very long (but worth the) wait!

Magi said...

She is gorgeous. Congratulations!

Lesa said...

What a cutie!! Love her smile and hair! Oh so young!!

Perrin said...

Oh wow, she is gorgeous. Huge Congratulations. What a darling baby!

Perrin said...

Oh wow, she is gorgeous. Huge Congratulations. What a darling baby!

Perrin said...

Oh wow, she is gorgeous. Huge Congratulations. What a darling baby!

bella said...

She is so beautiful, Her pictures are so cute. I am just thrilled for you. Congratulations bella

Alyson and Ford said...

Amazing - she's so beautiful, adorable and HAPPY! She smiles; that is wonderful! She has bright eyes, looks so healthy! You are so blessed!

Congratulations!!

Alyzabeth's Mommy for Almost Seven Months!

Suzie said...

Tate is just beautiful! I am so happy for you - Congratulations!

Kim said...

She is just so cute, I LOVE the last picture - her grin is great :)

kris said...

I'm so late to this, but WOW... wow, better late than never. She is SIMPLY, simply beautiful and I am SO happy for you Lisa. SO happy for you. What an amazing, long journey it has been. And how incredible to finally, at last, breathe her in... I can't even imagine... I can't even imagine.

Congratulations to you and your new little girl.

wendy said...

She is beautiful! I am so excited for you. :-)

Wendy (Tana's friend)

The Raudenbush Family said...

She's gorgeous and so huggable! Congrats!