Our family sadly, lives miles and miles away from all other family members. It is just us here in Queensland and we really miss being able to see them on a regular basis. One of the ways we love to keep in touch with other family members is to Skype them.
The technology we have available today to allow this to happen is wonderful and we love that we can bring Grandma right into our lounge room. The children love that they can hear her voice, keep updated on what she looks like (she is one good looking Grandma!) and can receive words of wisdom from her on things that are happening in their lives.
We also love to use Skype to have fun cousin sessions and have delighted to see our children singing and dancing for younger cousins, getting excited and sharing the joy that our other families members are experiencing and also simply chatting about the everyday routine that they follow.
I love that it allows our family to stay connected and to help foster relationships even though we have such a great distance between us. It is also fun to use and it even feels like we have family in our home even though they are so far away.
Do you ever use Skype? How do you stay in contact with family?