a peek inside the fishbowl

07 Aug, 2012


Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life

It was a cloudy morning fourteen years ago today. I was disappointed. Everyone wants sun on their wedding day and there would almost certainly be rain. This meant that the ceremony would have to be relocated from the pretty garden to the back veranda of our venue. I needn’t have worried so much.

Later I realized that it was silly of me to have spent so much time dwelling on the weather. It did rain, and the ceremony was moved, but it did not put a damper on our day. August 7, 1998 would be one of the happiest days of my life in spite of the overcast skies that appeared that morning. Nine months later there would be another happy day in our lives, but 14 years ago today, this brand new family consisted of just two people:

August 7, 1998

Thank you Mark, for 14 years of fun and sunshine. I love you so very much.


p.s. would you like a peek at our wedding day? It’s right here.

9 Responses to "14"

1 | Stephanie Montreuil

August 7th, 2012 at 9:57 am


aw… beautiful video – happy anniversary!

2 | coffeewithjulie

August 7th, 2012 at 10:07 am


Happy Anniversary to a great couple!! :)

3 | Capital Mom

August 7th, 2012 at 10:36 am


Happy anniversary!

4 | Shakira Whitton

August 7th, 2012 at 1:05 pm


Happy anniversary xxoo

6 | Alison p-h

August 7th, 2012 at 7:21 pm


Happy Anniversary!!!

7 | Alison p-h

August 7th, 2012 at 7:22 pm


Happy Anniversary!!! Wishing you a happy day and many more to come.

8 | Marianne

August 8th, 2012 at 8:24 am


Happy Anniversary! It’s the perfect anniversary date … Jeff and I celebrated our 8 year anniversary yesterday ;) And thank you for the peek at your wedding day, I enjoyed it.

9 | Sara

August 9th, 2012 at 7:40 pm


Happy anniversary!!

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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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