January 09, 2017

Let me tell you a story !!!

Hi Everybody,

I have a really lovely family story to tell you and I know you will say "AaaaHhh!!"

So if you have followed me for a while you will know about my handsome Grandson Jamie opening his first restaurant just before Christmas.

I am so happy to say that he is doing really well and building up that reputation for excellent food and good service.

We all worked really hard to refurbish it and none worked harder than Jamies girlfriend Jasmine. She has stood by him through thick and thin.

She has put up with his tantrums when things weren't going right, comforted him in his frustrations at  the many unforeseen problems

Endlessly moved rubbish in her car and scrubbed and cleaned anything she could see.  

She has helped him night and day and she has and laughed with him when it all came together.  She has even waited tables for him once he opened and gives her service  to customers with a smile and cheery word

They arranged to close the restaurant for a few days after New Year to give them both a well earned rest

So as part of his Christmas gift she booked a surprise trip for them both to Paris for three nights  and they went this week

He was very emotional when she told him but quite excited at the same time as neither have been to Paris

Now unknown to her he planned a little surprise of his own ...


On the first night they arrived they went out to dinner to a really lovely restaurant ... and he asked her to marry him.  

He had asked her parents secretly before they went and he bought her the most beautiful engagement ring ... and she said YES!! 

I could not be happier as they are so well suited and she is a real treasure and we all love her too.

So I wish them all the very best in their new future together and this is the card that I have made for them. Thank you for reading my story and I am sure you will wish them all the best too

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

43 comments:

  1. Sweet, nice to hear about the success and the engagement as well as the trip.
    Best whishes to both of them.
    They must have been really happy with this beautiful card.
    Flowers, ribbons and pearls cannot be more Christina than that:-)

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  2. Morning Christina, what a lovely story I am very happy for them both, and a beautiful card too.
    Nancyd xx

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  3. A beautiful card for the happy couple! Congratulations to them both and to your family too.
    Sandra Smith

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  4. Loved your story Christina! You have made a beautiful card for the newly engaged couple. Wishing them a bright future together.

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  5. Awwww, how lovely. Congratulations to them both xx

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  6. What a wonderful surprise-Congratulations to them both.

    Michele

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  7. Hi Christina, delighted to hear your great news, am so pleased the restaurant is doing well after all the hard work you all put in. Shame i don't live a bit nearer and could check it out, but a little bit far to come from Melbourne.
    What a romantic pair they are,Congratulations to them both and to all the family.
    Love your card
    cheers Kaye

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  8. congratulations and what a lovely story too, they do sound very well suited so I will send best wishes over the seas for a long and happy future xxx

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  9. Morning Christina

    what a lovely story to read. Congratulations to Jamie on opening his first restaurant and even bigger congratulations to Jamie and Jasmine on their engagement. I wish them all the very best in health and happiness and also what will be their restaurant once married

    Lovely engagement card too Christina

    June x

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  10. This is a beautiful story, i had a tear in my eye when i came to the end ,Huge Congratulations to them both and i am sure they will treasure your card ,it is beautiful.
    Elaine H X

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  11. Aw! What a happy story for a Monday morning! A beautiful card to celebrate too!

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  12. What a wonderful end to a wonderful story. Your grandson has worked so hard and his now to be wife has obviously been a total rock for him. Wishing them every happiness xx

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  13. What a lovely story and i wish them all the best for
    the future both in the business and the wedding.
    Marion H

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  14. Wonderful news Christina, xxx

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  15. Massive congratulations to both of them and lucky you - a wedding to look forward too. xxx

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  16. Dear Christina!
    Thank you for the cute family story! I wish them all the best too!
    ELFi

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  17. Good morning Christina,
    Aeh now that is a lovely story to read and if Jasmine can put with all this various emotions that has brought them this far, then she is definitely worth her salt. It's nice to read that your Jamie still did that old fashioned thing of asking her daddy's permission as that seems to have went by the wayside these past years. CONGRATULATIONS JAMIE AND JASMINE, i hope that you will be very happy together.
    love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village)

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  18. Congratulations to the young couple, and to you....A new addition to the family is always something to celebrate!

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  19. Congratulations to them, thanks for sharing this lovely story
    and yes it brought a tear to my eye. Nice to have some good news."New Hat" on the horizon!!

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  20. Good Morning Christina :) Awwwwww is right! What a happy ending to a lovely story. Your card is just BEAUTIFUL! Enjoy your day. Big Hugs.

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  21. Ah, how lovely Christina. I wish them every happy in their lives together and much success with the restaurant.
    Love Val in Spain xxx

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  22. Wow what a lovely story. She's a keeper, there through thick & thin. Your card is just stunning

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  23. What a lovely story, and congratulations to you all.Pretty card.

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  24. Hi Christina
    I'm so glad the restaurant is going well after all your family's hard work. Congratulations to the happy couple - what a romantic way to propose - that's lovely. They'll have an expert on hand for the wedding stationery. I bet they were thrilled with their engagement card because it's so pretty.
    Best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

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  25. Awww indeed ! "Congratulations" to them & to the family, such a lovely story to read.
    Beautiful card for a wonderful couple who are working together to make a great future for themselves. I wish them all the best xxxxxx

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  26. Yes congratulations to both of them.....thank you for sharing such a wonderful chapter in your families life.....a Beautiful Card!

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  27. Congrats to the newly engaged couple....beautiful story...

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  28. Oh wow, what a beautiful story, so fed up with doom and gloom, this has certainly lifted my day. Congratulations to them both, what a wonderful surprise for them both.....Lovely too, a wedding to look forward to... I too pray that his restaurant will be very successful and he will never look back...'from little acorns, grow big oaks'...we will continue to watch this space....luv Ursula xx

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  29. After all that forgot to say that is a a beautiful card you have made for them.....luv Ursula xxxxxx

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  30. Congratulations to Jamie and Jasmine! and, of course, to you Christina!

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  31. What a lovely story Christina. Wishing them all the best for a long and happy future together.

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  32. Awwwww how lovely is that? Many MANY congratulations to the both of them, also for the success of the restaurant! You must be a very proud Grandmother! My grandson was a few months ago, promoted from kitchen porter, to breakfast chef and is really loving it! I hope to see him do as well as your Jamie one day! He loves cooking, but then he does love food anyway! lol! Good luck to Jamie and Jasmine, I hope you have a wonderful and exciting future together! LOVE the card Christina!
    Hugs,
    Karen xx

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  33. What a special couple they are! Congratulations on the restaurant opening. I know they will enjoy Paris, it's a wonderful city to explore. AND congratulations on a wedding to celebrate! I wish them all the best that life can bring!

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  34. Aaaah. A beautiful story, and you are so proud of him. Congratulations to the lovely couple and Good Luck continue for the future.A beautiful card too Christina.
    Thank you for sharing the lovely news too.
    Dorothy xxx

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  35. What wonderful news. Congratulations to the happy couple.Lovely engagement card.

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  36. Such a lovely story. Congratulations to all of you!!!! Great way to start the new year.

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  37. What a lovely ending to their journey of opening a restaurant. Such a beautiful card for a wonderful couple. Congratulations to them both.

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  38. Congratulations to your grandson and his fiancée. Lovely story. Xx

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  39. Such a happy story and such a fairytale Christmas gift and proposal. So happy for them and their families. Plus, a beautiful card, as usual, Christina.

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  40. How romantic?! Best wishes to the happy couple!

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  41. how beautiful. they sound really devoted to each other. i wish them a happy life together and so glad the restaurant is doing well. your card is beautiful also. hugs xx

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  42. Congratulations to Jamie & Jasmine ! Congratulations to both families as well. Christina - What a beautiful story & an awesome card! Thanks for sharing the awesome news with us! So happy for the newly engaged couple.

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  43. so happy for them. glad the restaurant is successful. has grams had to fill in as staff yet? and where has ruby been hiding. :)

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