I come from a large family (5 kids), and over the years it has gotten a bit difficult to get all of us together in the same place at the same time. We make a point of getting together at least once a year, but even that has gotten harder and harder to do! Luckily, we all value that time together, and we all make it happen. The last time we all got together was for Stella’s baptism back in March, and the next full family get-together won’t be until this February for Emma’s wedding, so in the meantime, we decided to try out the “hangout” feature of Google+. It’s like Skype, but you can have multiple people on the call at the same time (for free!). Since I’m living in Colorado, one of my sisters is currently traveling through Missouri with her boyfriend, my brother is doing a semester abroad in Australia, and everyone else is scattered throughout Minnesota, it was a great way to see everyone and to catch up! It took us two tries to get everyone online at the same time today, but we were able to do it!
After over an hour of chatting, we finally signed off so that we could all get some sleep (and my brother could go out and skydrive/surf/party/whatever he does down there!). So much fun. 🙂 I love my family!!
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