hello from Sunday night, and a goodbye

March 13, 2016

Hi everyone!
Well, what a surprise weekend.
We have a new family member. Please meet Asher Neal Roth, my brand new grandson, baby Mega.

As his wonderful mother Chantal says, Megababy decided he wanted to be a Pisces and not an Aries like he was supposed to be.

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Lucky for us. We’re so in love.

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And, lucky for Chloe because Chloe is leaving on Wednesday for Japan and will be away for 6 months and up to a year.

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Chloe’s already had a giant going away party with her friends, which lasted till 4am as only 20-something parties can last, but this weekend we had an open house for the rest of us who know the value of our sleep! And had some friends and family stop by.

So we cleaned the house, baked a glazed ham and made some yummy potato salad.

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Baked a brie and some banana bread, bought chocolate croissants made a pot of tea, and opened a few bottles of wine.

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Friends and family came and said goodbye all evening.

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Whew! What a wonderful and long weekend. πŸ˜€

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We’ll miss our Chloe, won’t we? But she promises to get her blog going full speed so we won’t miss a thing. πŸ˜€

An impromptu evening round the iPad
Some unusual and sexy finds from out and about in the city

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  • Reply Molly March 13, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    What an interesting little face your baby boy has – a real person from Day 1. How lovely and intriguing! I don’t spend much time with baby-babies these days but I visited with two on Saturday and was reminded of how delicious they are (especially when you’re not primarily responsible for their well-being). Congrats Granny!
    And what good timing to distract you from Chloe’s leaving. I’m sure you’ll miss her, and I hope she has a really wonderful time.

    • Reply Veronica March 14, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      I know, I know! Grandmothers have it made in the shade. Just play with them for a time and send them home!
      Yes, I’m going to miss C something rotten! How wonderful though that we now have Whatsapp and Skype and apple msg and FB and Instagram and Youtube and so many ways to connect. πŸ˜€ Lucky we who no longer have to wait for 6 months for a snail mail letter to be shipped from the other side of the world. πŸ˜€

  • Reply daryledelstein March 14, 2016 at 12:28 am

    another mazel tov for your new handsome boy … and a lot of good wishes for C’s trip … hugs to you

    • Reply Veronica March 14, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      Aw, thank you so much Daryl πŸ˜€ Mwah

  • Reply catiean March 14, 2016 at 2:57 am

    what a beautiful new baby! Congratulations. I love his name. What an exciting time for your baby……but a long way away for her Momma. You two are so close I am sure it will be a tender ache while she is gone.
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    • Reply Veronica March 14, 2016 at 2:56 pm

      I cannot tell a lie. I’m going to miss her something rotten. And we’ll cry a little, but the year will fly by. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Bungalow Hostess March 14, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Congratulations! Lovely family and I love the pictures of your home. The menu sounds delicious too.

    • Reply Veronica March 14, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      Thank you so much Hostess. I see we have similar homes. West Coast early 20th century Craftsman! I should take more pictures round here, because it is a lovely Craftsman cottage, the trouble is that I have to have guests over to really clean up! πŸ˜€ Thank you so much for visiting me. I love to pop by and visit you. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Dana Fulton March 14, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Veronica, your home is so warm and inviting. I feel as if I could just snuggle in and enjoy a big mug of tea and join in the conversation. Hails and farewells always bring with them a bag of emotions, don’t they? Joy and promise, happiness and longing, but most of all the hope of great days to come. You will be in my thoughts this week as you go through this transition with the wish for exciting things to fill your days. My best wishes to Chloe on her adventure! What great stories she will have to share. Blessings, my friend!

    • Reply Veronica March 14, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      Aw, thank you Dana. At the moment, Chloe’s a bit of a basket case, but I think she will have a fabulous adventure! Can’t wait to go visit her myself! πŸ˜€

  • Reply Debra She Who Seeks March 14, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Asher has such a pleasant look on his face — like he’s really pleased to be here! Congrats to everyone! And Chloe is so lucky to be going to Japan for 6 months. Will she be based in Tokyo or in another city?

    • Reply Veronica March 14, 2016 at 2:48 pm

      I know! He doesn’t look like he’s a newborn at all, does he? He’s much more pink baby and much less wrinkled prune…lol.

      Chloe is going to be in Osaka for a 6 month contract, which she can then extend for another 6 months. She also plans to visit a farm 1.5 hours out of Kyoto run by a Canadian woman and her Japanese husband and trade her working the farm for a place to stay there. Then also she plans to visit Okinawa and Hokkaido. I hope to go visit her in Sept…all things being equal! πŸ˜€

  • Reply Pondside March 14, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful boy. The comings and goings that make up family life keep one’s emotions going up and down. A new baby….JOY!……..a dear one moving far away……..sadness……wonderful opportunity for said Dear One…..JOY! It’s a wonder any of us is on any sort of even keel.
    Congratulations on a beautiful new grandson.

    • Reply Veronica March 15, 2016 at 5:11 pm

      Oh so true dearest Pondside! So very true. It’s a bit like a perma-roller coaster, isn’t it? πŸ˜€

  • Reply michellepond March 14, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Congratulations to the Mom and Dad and to Grandma Veronica. Best wishes to Chloe on her new adventure.

    • Reply Veronica March 15, 2016 at 5:10 pm

      Thank you so much Michelle πŸ˜€ Big hugs to you. I’ll send your best wishes to C.

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm March 14, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Oh Asher is just beautiful … I bet they are so proud. He sure did want to be Pisces didn’t he. How wonderful that Chloe got to see him … oh you will miss her so much V. But what a super experience for her – please wish her my best! And Congratulations, hug that baby for me. xx

    • Reply Veronica March 15, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      I know πŸ™ I’ll miss my baby so very much! Good thing I have the grandbabies to keep me occupied. I’ve wished her your best and told her we’ll all be looking out for her. πŸ˜€

  • Reply mano March 14, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    congratulations to this wonderful baby!
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    • Reply Veronica March 15, 2016 at 5:05 pm

      Thank you so much Mano πŸ˜€

  • Reply Patty March 14, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    What a beautiful post, full of love, family and friends. Congratulations, Asher is precious!

    • Reply Veronica March 15, 2016 at 5:04 pm

      He so is! We’re all in love with him. πŸ˜€

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