Sunday, December 26, 2010

I have been keeping a secret........

and I must I am very proud of myself for not shouting it from the rooftops.  Just over a week ago, dd boyfriend came up to the house to ask permission to propose to dd.

Anyhow he came over Christmas morning and surprised dd and proposing to her on the front deck.  She had no clue it was going to happen and they are so happy.

Here is a photo of her ring, a diamond solitaire set in a platinum band.



Needless to say there will be more about this on my blog in the upcoming months.  I just hope I don't turn into those monster mother of the brides!!  As yet no arrangements have been made so not sure if the wedding will be 2011, or 2012.

I bought the kids scratch and win tickets and ds went and won $1,000.  Can you believe that.......

So all in all I had a lovely Christmas with my family.

22 comments:

Clara said...

Well, Congratulations on keeping a big secret and the lottery win by way of your gift!

Hope you will have equally great happiness and luck in 2011!

angela said...

Congratulations to your girl! And wow what a beautiful ring. I am glad you had a great christmas, and looks like the new year will be a good one too.

that british woman s brother said...

does anyone remmember blind date with cilla black when she turned up to the wedding ?
now lets all have a guess at what Gill will be wearing
congrats to dd and sympathy to future son-in-law does he not remmember all those old mother-in-law jokes
ha-ha and good luck to all for the future

Valerie said...

What a lovely Christmas present. Happiness all round... absolutely delightful.

Star said...

What exciting news you have today Gill! I'm so glad I popped by. Let me be the first to offer congratulations to the young couple and also for the scratch card win. Looks good for the new Year doesn't it and we'll be able to follow through with you.
Blessings, Star

Lib said...

Congrats on the ring and lottery!
Beautiful ring!
Have a great day!
We are snowed in .:o(
Blessins',Lib

Jenn Jilks said...

How exciting! Our SIL did the same thing, asked permission!
cheers

Scottish Witch said...

Congratulations! That's fantastic!

Niki said...

How Exciting!!! and a very lovely ring :)
I'm sure we will be hearing lots more about this!!!

So happy to hear you had such a lovely Christmas :)
blessings,
Niki

mommanator said...

congrats to DD and good luck to the couple, wow $1000, can you go out and get me one of those!

Tracey said...

Congratulations to them both, how wonderful! xxx

Stephanie V said...

It all sounds very romantic. Congratulations for keeping that secret! A merry and bright Christmas surprise for you all.

Jane and Chris said...

How fantastic!!
Congrats to your daughter and son in law (to be). You know we want lots of piccies of the journey to the big day!
Jane x

Jake said...

WOW that is great news, Gill!!

Karine said...

How lovely! Congratulations do dd!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

The ring is really lovely and I think the lottery win is an omen of all the good things to come!!! Congrats to them!!

By the way, all of Virginia is getting loads of snow, but us! I'm not feeling lucky so I won't be buying any lottery tickets! ;-)

The Witch said...

Gill,
I can't believe you keep such a big secret from us.You really did good because I'm sure you were busting at the seams to spread the joy. Congratulations to your daughter and future son-in-law. Her ring is just beautiful and looks lovely on her hand. I bet she can't take her eyes off it still partly in shock and just the sparkle and beauty of the moment. Christmas is a wonderful time to get engaged. I know the feeling still after 30 some odd years.

Canadian Saver said...

Congratulations to your DD and her fiance!

That is so lucky of your DS! Wow, $1,000!!

Pom Pom said...

So pretty! You'll have fun with the wedding planning!

Josie said...

congratulations to your daughter
Josie x

Leiani said...

Congratulations! You must be so happy! The ring is just lovely. You're one step closer to grandchildren now... hehehe!

Clippy Mat said...

Just catching up on some posts. Congrats on your good news and the engagement ring is lovely. The $1000 is not too shabby either.
:-)