a peek inside the fishbowl

07 Mar, 2008

Looking back

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life

I spent a little bit of time the other night digging around for really old blog posts. I started blogging when Emma was born (before it was called blogging!), but the posts below were the earliest I could find.

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 early blog page

early blog page2

That means I’ve been blogging for nine years. Nine! And this is what that baby looks like today. :)

4 Responses to "Looking back"

1 | words words

March 7th, 2008 at 7:46 am


I’ve avoided this problem by instructing my kids to stop growing.

2 | andrea

March 7th, 2008 at 8:30 am


I keep telling them, but they don’t listen. ;)

3 | porter

March 7th, 2008 at 9:31 am


beautiful then and beautiful now
wow…i actually don’t think i even used the internet nine years ago, is that possible? okay maybe i did but i was barely familiar with it.

4 | Chantal

March 7th, 2008 at 10:19 am


Wow 9 years that is amazing. What a wonderful chronicle of your life with your kids.

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