Thursday, February 25, 2016

Throwback Thursday | Mere-et-Filles.

photo that was part of the first blog banner - which sadly, I can't locate
This blog had a birthday last week. Yep, my very first post was Sunday, February 18, 2007. Time flies and all that... but whoa, it's hard to believe I've been at this for over nine years. It's fun to revisit those early archives and remember what life was like. 

I was working for Hewitt, with thoughts of "retirement" but no definite plans. Katie was a sophomore at Georgia Tech and Sara was a freshman in high school. Marc was working hard and playing golf (that's one thing that hasn't changed!) We had a big lovable yellow lab named Chance. We loved our iPods and digital cameras. No one had a smart phone. I didn't know anyone personally who blogged. I was on a break from knitting and didn't know about the on-line world springing up around our craft. 

Back then, Katie and Sara also published posts. It was always a highlight to open the blog and see a new post from one of them. I spent a few hours last night and this morning reading through those old archives. Mostly wonderful memories.



That summer Katie traveled to Europe for Study Abroad (she met her future husband Rob on the flight over there) and Sara went to camp. It was a trial run for empty nesting.

The funniest post I read was this one, from Sara, late that summer.

I couldn't find a photo of the three of us together from those early days, but there are plenty of "two of us". Here's what we looked like back then.

Sara and I - Chicago - April
 Katie and I - a coffee date - February
Wow, huh?

Thank you for reading...and being part of our story.



9 comments:

  1. This is quite interesting! I didn't know that "et filles" also wrote posts back in the beginning. I do know that you know good food, drink, and friends, and that was evident back then. I enjoyed seeing how you started, how you've changed, and am glad that you're still writing!
    P.S. My kids laugh at the music on my ipod, but nobody gets to delete my Seether, Sting, Jefferson Airplane, and Supertramp!

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  2. Love the old photos and your daughters' early posts. Sara was quite the writer, so young. Andrew cringed when he saw some of my music on Spotify!

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  3. This is a great post! I can't imagine what Dan would do to my music! Fun stuff.

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  4. Very happy blogiversary to you! It's amazing how long some of us have been around and wonderful that we found friendship with so many.

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  5. So glad that you're still here . . . still telling your story. (Because that's one thing I know for sure . . . stories just keep rolling on.) XO

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  6. oh my god i was such a snob (actually worse than that, though I know how you feel about ~language).... live and let live. i'm glad you're still writing, years later.

    also: THE OC ENDED NINE YEARS AGO???? i have the most indelible memories of that last night with you....

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  7. P.S. that OC blog post is filled with superfluous knowledge that I can still RECITE FROM MEMORY 🙈

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  8. So many memories and good times have been posted here. One's I know I'll treasure.

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  9. Oh how fun!! Katie was a "guest" writer on my blog once or twice, but I love how all three of you contributed in the beginning!! Happy blogiversary!

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