yay! A happy ending for Ernst! I've loved these posts Jodie! Thanks so much!
Lovely. I've so enjoyed Ernst's story. Thank you!
Oh, I almost cried! Oh, wait. Maybe that was because i hit my thumb with the hammer. Just kidding...great posts. Very sweet.
I love a happy ending!
All's well that ends well! Love always triumphs in the end.
I've just been over to vote for you and this is why ! Great sniff story , thanks !
o little baby Ernst or is that in the next chapter. They look so cute
I just love a happy ending! Thanks, Jodie, this has been fun. Can't wait to see what you come up with next! Enjoy these last few days before real life hits on Wednesday.
Such a powerful word!I've loved following little Ernst on his big adventure. x
*sniff*You know, I was going to say that if this had involved mini-Ernsts I may well have had to track you down and kill you with a tray.
Thanks for such a lovely story, I have really enjoyed watching/reading Ernst's journey!Cant wait to see what you come up with next :)Bel x
That is magic! Thank you (as she reaches for the tissue box)
Gorgeous - start to finish!
Pathetically, I have a lump in my throat.
Awwww... Ernst stop it you'll make me cry. How forgiving you are! Awwww.Amazing softies, sweet story and wonderful photographs. What would we do without you Jodie. :)
Awwwwww! BEYOND the cuteness! I love Ernst. Yay!!!Anna
Awe...how sweet! I've really enjoyed this little photo journey with Ernst! :0)
Didn't see the 'turtle porn' twist coming. What on earth did Ernst do in the first place?? Love Posie
Oh Jod... I am so happy to see Ernst was able to forgive. Love love love this series! So sweet.
How sweet! Thank you!WendyBee
*claps wildly, while sniffing and wiping away tears*Great story, great photos. We loved the whole thing here at our house....
Awww so sweet, I got a tear in my eye!
I've been following Ernst's story like a soap opera. I'm so glad there was a happy ending! :)
There is nothing better than making up!
Hooray - a happy ending - I've been most concerend for Ernst - glad he didn't get his heart broken all over again.
Oh, Ernst you did the right thing!
Oh that's enought to make me teary! So sweet!
I love a happy ending!!
If you were to set that story to music, it would have to be Paul kelly's "To her door" Siobhan.
That's what I call a perfect ending.
OH MY GOSH! That last shot actually made me gasp!! And bought a tear to my eye. Jodie you are so very clever. have you written a book? Because you should!
so gorgeous Jodie, I love how we can read it without any words at all!
What a beautiful story...thank goodness for a happy ending!You're priceless....cheers Julz
I had an emotional tear, but it turned to a tear from pissing myself when I read Kim's comment - why a tray?? The both of you with your way too cleverness get me.Jodie, I don't know where you get it but man, you got it.
*sniffle*I can't believe you actually made me cry!!
I LOVE happy endings!
sweet Ernst. Loved this story.
AWWWWW. So sweet! Love a happy ending.......
Oh Ernst! I'm so glad there was a happy ending!
Aww..... I just want to hug everyone now! How nice! :)
I just melted at that last picture. Thank you for a wonderful story.
Jodie, you make my heart sing.
Delurking briefly to say...That was beautiful.
True love always finds a way...even for 'people' with shells for backs.Lovely story!Now I want to see some babies :o)
Sniff! Sniff! Can someone pass me a kleenex, my heart is breaking!P.S. There will be a pattern for this cuteness won't there?
Gorgeous posts Jod, thanks for such a swset love story xo
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Thank you Jodie.
Love conquers all! Thanks for taking us all on this wonderful journey with Ernst, I hope this isn't really the end, just the end of part one. By the way, what is the name of Ernst's little lady?Oh, have I told you lately that you're BRILLIANT???? :-)
can't speak....laughing to hard!!!! Poor bugger ernst...What did he do?....So any KIDS???
Love conquers all. Adorable.Susan
oh yay!! I am so happy it had a nice ending! What a lovely story - choked me up a few times!!
Jodie, you're killing me! What a story! Thank you! Thank you! What amazing turtles! When I was a little girl, my favorite stuffed animal was this ratty old turtle called Terry. He didn't have half as cute eyes as Ernst, though!
Sooz - the 'kill you with a tray' comment has long-standing history between me and Blackbird (do you guys know/read Blackbird? She is a LEGEND). Anyway, it's from this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv5iEK-IEzwAbsolutely freakin' hilarious.
Squeal!!!!!!!!!!!Hooray for Ernst ... and may they live happily ever after :o).Thanks for a lovely story!!!'\Hugs,Joy :o)
oooh it was just like the nescafe advertisements they had in the ? 90's ? - am i showing my age a bit here?so glad there was a happy ending :)lx
*sniff sniff* So beautiful!! Hehe, I LOVED this!!
I laughed with a lump in my throat (if that really is possible)You are a wonder!Thank you!!!!!Irene x
hurrah! Finally I can sleep at night again!
Awwwww... I love happy endings... Hooray for Ernst and ...
So what was she apologising for???
A happy ending. How wonderful!
Heehee! Ernst is happy!!
Precious! Love your way of telling a story!!!
Thank you, Jodie. I think many of us created a little more angst than was necessary! LOL
Oh Jodie! You actually made me cry. What a beautiful little story in pictures :)
Good man Ernst .. you did the right thing!
I do love a happy ending!
every picture is worth a thousand words for sure.So very clever and lovely.Well done
Oh, this was such a wonderful story! Thank you for telling it, and letting us all share Ernst's journey.That last picture made me a bit moist around the eyes. :)
It's take a very special turtle to admit he's wrong. Awwwwwwwwww...such a sweet story and I'm a sucker for a happy ending. Or perhaps he just missed her cooking? :o)
Oh I gasped when I saw that last pic, then I cried a little. How do you make your little creatures actually come to life? Why am I crying about a little turtle who finally found his way home??? Thanks so much for sharing this Jodie. I've said it before, I'll say it again, you seriously need to put that into a book xx
I cried! Do you realise how amazing and clever yu are to make people so teary over a few pictures, I just ove them... i ma premenstral but I reckon I still would have cried! xx
The teacher in me would so love to turn this into a children's book! Love it! Vista are doing great little flip photo books, would be very cute as one of these...even in the small free flip book vrsion, just for fun. If you can't be bothered throw them on disk and I'll whip it up for you! -consider it a belated 40th presssie!Love Tracey
your'e such a dag ( NICELY SO ) loved this story and the gorgeous turtles....
Am I seeing a little baby Ernst in the future?
What a lovely happy ending.
Thank you, a happy ending to start the week.
I soooo love a happy ending but will miss Earnst!!! cheers xxx
I had to check on Ernst before going to work. So glad I did. :) Hey Ernst! What is her name?
Oh this is such a sweet ending!
The perfect ending to the story........ and a perfect opening for the next one, lol. The wedding, aaahhh, can you imagine our little Ernst in a tux with his beautiful bride by his side? Oh and the honeymoon..............
Hurray for happy endings! I love your visual softie tales!
Oh my gosh. Adorable. I ((heart)) Ernst!
Can we hope for "happily ever after"? Such cute turtles. I hope you make a pattern of them...
This should come with a warning - do not read when beset by hormones of the lady kind. Eye leakage ensues.
HAHAHAHAHA!!! You're hysterical! I'll be laughing about that all day -- you're soooo cute!!!
Awwwwwwwwwwwww!!! I actually said "awww" out loud. Now I think I might cry.
My son loves turtles. I hope that you make the pattern available for us! I've loved the little snap shot stories. Ernst is a great little chap.
Oh that was just fabulous!Have thoroughly enjoyed watching Ernst's adventures, you really REALLY need to get these put into a book. My niece and nephew would love it.
Ernst deserves a good a woman.
Crap. Jodie - I've actually got tears in my eyes. Honest to God real tears.I love a happy ending.
OMG this was the sweetest thing I have ever seen on a blog.
So sweet! I really enjoyed Ernst's story. You are a great storyteller!-Holly
Crazy chick...... That was totaly adorable.xxn
I mean "totally".
Awww! Shucks! I too love a happy ending especially a lovey dovey one!
Ernst is brilliant - I have enjoyed catching up on his travels - so glad he made it home safely!
Who would have thought that a turtle named Ernst would have had me checking my computer daily to see how it all ends!? I'm so happy for the little guy, and Jodie you are so awesome!! And don't let anyone tell you you should be doing anything else! You rock!Oh and you so could write a book played out with your fabulous softies!!
adorable : ) you are amazing!!!
Aw...wipes a tear....lovely. I do so like a happy ever after ending.
YES!!! A Happy Ending. I was soooo worried about Ernst - thought about offering him a home for a while until he could get his affairs sorted. I'm glad he is settled and safe again.
Someone pass me a tissue please?
I've loved following this story. I was looking at this ending and thinking aawwww, how sweet, and then I saw that one word, I instantly had tears in my eyes. Such a powerful word and yet we don't use it often enough.
just perfect - love, love, love!!!
Sweet. Powerful. Thank you!
Sooooo sweet!!!so precious,you are gifted Jodie♥I also would like to tell you how HAPPY I AM!!!!The birdcage kit wahoooooooo!!!!I love love love it and the postcards are so beautiful!Thank you for making my day!!!!hugs Dees
seriously adorable! TFS this in such a cute and clever way!
Oh my heart melted. What an amazing series of photographs.
Awwww, happy days ahead ...Yvette
Hurrah! Time has told me, you're a rare, rare find...You are such a big softie... and you have made a softie out of me... as well as Ernst! Is that Ingrid?Thank you Jodie, thank you, thank you, thank you. Now go make these tales into a book so everyone else can revel in the sheer genius wot you are!
I hope Ernst knows that we were all rooting for him. Such a sweet little story. Can't wait for the next!
You can't beat a happy ending. Well done on the poppies I just put my vote in.
That was a great story. Thanks so much for sharing.
Now I want to cry!
see I was right .... an adventure .. way to go ernst!!Cant wait for you to release the DNA so that I can create one for me!! MWAH!!! Awesome job!!
oh please can we have another Ernst story!!?? Do they live happily ever after and have little hatchlings? Was very pleased for them both that it was alright in the end but want to know more!
I could rabbit on or just say 'beautiful'. I think that sums it up
So beautiful and adorable at the same time.
We loved Ernst from the start and are so happy that everything worked out for him. Yes, we cried, but they were happy tears. Keep them coming.
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Oh thank goodness for happy endings! Now Ernst and his girlfriend can come and live here! :o)Locket xxxx
Gotta love a happy ending!
*sigh*, but I thought love meant never having to say you are sorry ;-)
oh my goodness. this is so, so, so SWEET!!!
Fab!! There's really nothing quite like a happy ending!xxx
Another gorgeous, gorgeous story - you really could rival Grug with these pictures!! I'd buy them for my kids (and all my friends kids, and for all my friends too).
IS there a ernst pattern? I want an ernst!!!!