Happy birthday my sweet Clover…this post is going to go on for miles and miles and quite possibly make you hungry

April 10, 2013

Everyone who is my friend of FB already knows it was Chloe’s 21st birthday yesterday because I went on and on about it practically all day.

But just in case you missed it, or if you’re not on my FB, (why on earth not… come be my friend), then here is a little look back at this most wonderful day.

I drove up to C’s university and grabbed her and her friend Taylor for lunch at our local favorite restaurant Burgoo. Kerstie and the babies joined us…

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… and Binky gave C her prezzies.
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We shared Burgoo’s special fondue and Bunny had all the grapes.
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Then we had some more yummies: French onion soup for C…
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…and muscles for me.
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Then I returned a very reluctant C and Taylor back for their two afternoon classes and a very important group media presentation which C’s had to present and caused her tummy to break out in a bad case of butterflies.

But then it was over and we drove X-town, Adam, Kerstie, Bryson, Chloe and me, to Merchant’s Oyster Bar for supper. We were there but no Jonathan.
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Pastry chef Claire brought us some champagne. Not only is she beautiful but extremely talented and writes a wonderful food and craft blog liviasweets.com.
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Happy birthday clinks all round.
But still no Jonathan!
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Oh here he comes. What is he like?
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Lovely, crusty French bread was brought on a cutting board sprinkled with sel de fleur.
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And Jonathan ordered drinks, wine and 24 oysters.
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The oysters, especially with champagne mignonette spooned on them, were absolutely out of this world delicious.
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Kerstie, Adam and the babies had a holiday at Parksville over Easter and Kerstie told us stories of gathering fresh oysters at low tide and eating them right at the beach and, later, barbecuing them for supper.
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Claire came back and took more orders for some cold appies.
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Jonathan ordered albacore tuna poke, bison tartare and cold roasted beet salad.
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Then Jonathan ordered more wine and roasted bone marrow…
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… flat iron steak, confit pork belly, salmon, and two orders of scalloped potatoes.
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There was so much yummy food!
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Jonathan went to talk to some friends and restaurant patrons and that may have been the wrong time…
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…because just then Claire came with her amazing desert creations.
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We shared desert but, as the birthday girl, C got to lick the knife. (I know, I brought her up well!)
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We had the most amazing day/evening/togetherness fest and I just couldn’t stop taking photos of my beautiful three.
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The reason my heart beats, the loves on my life.
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18 Comments

  • Reply Sophie April 10, 2013 at 9:17 am

    je vois que vous aimez la cuisine française !

    bravo
    belle soirée
    bises
    Sophie

    • Reply Veronica April 10, 2013 at 11:58 am

      Bonjour Sophie, J’adore la cuisine française; J’étudier a Cordon Bleu. Merci, et bises. 🙂

  • Reply Carole April 10, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Sounds like an awesome “date” for one and all. On my goodness Veronica the foods is so inviting, and the dessert “WOW” Pastry chef Claire … my mouth is watering and must visit some time. Happy Belated Choloe, you look wonderful and thanks to Mom for sharing a little of your day. This is a memory to carry forever.

    When we lived on the Island Veronica, lots of oysters could be found … there are still times I miss living on the Island.
    Have a wonderful day my friend. Hugs, Carole

    • Reply Veronica April 10, 2013 at 11:59 am

      HI Carole, thank you so much and hugs back to you. I remember trips to Long Beach and up the coast where we did the same thing. 🙂

  • Reply Sara v April 10, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Hi Veronica!! Happy Birthday Clover 🙂 And thank you for such a happy photo fest!! Sharing joy is such a lovely thing to do. I’d friend you on FB, however, I am one of the worst “FB friends” in the world, possibly the universe…I am almost never there. Why? Only so much time in the day, what little time I have between, oh, “life” and work–I use the time to write poems and leave love notes for you and others who bring joy to my inbox. <3

    • Reply Veronica April 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm

      Hi Sara, I’ll take the little love notes any day! 🙂 Many, many hugs back to you. 🙂

  • Reply vastlycurious.com April 10, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    What fun!! Great pictures!

    • Reply Veronica April 10, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      Hi Kathryn, thank you very much, it was fun. 🙂

  • Reply michellepond April 10, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    What a wonderful celebration! Happy Birthday to Chloe.

    • Reply Veronica April 10, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      Hi Michelle, Chloe says thank you. 🙂 We had a wonderful time.

  • Reply Carol Early Cooney April 10, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    How utterly fantastic! Don’t know how you could have stopped to take pics!

    • Reply Veronica April 10, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      I know Carol! The kids are used to me and the camera so I don’t get too much flack anymore. I think they probably have more photos than days they’ve been alive; probably among the most photographed children in the world. 🙂

  • Reply Sabra Bowers April 10, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Lovely, yummy celebation. Happy Birthday, C. Beautiful children you have there…like their mother.

    • Reply Veronica April 10, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      Aw, thank you Sabra and Chloe says thank you. And, if I can get her to work on her blog a little harder, she would say thank you herself!!!

  • Reply Becca April 10, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    What lovely babies you have!! Sounds like a wonderful birthday was had by all.

    • Reply Veronica April 10, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      Thank you Becca, we both have beautiful babies, only mine are a bit bigger…lol 🙂

  • Reply Becca April 11, 2013 at 6:34 am

    Just a bit… 😉

    • Reply Veronica April 11, 2013 at 7:22 am

      Becca! 🙂 Sorry.:)

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