Thankful Thought | No.6

Today I'm thankful for Facetime and technology that allows Aunties and cousins on two different coasts to chat "face to face."

Last night Simon and Anna had a nice long chat with Auntie Jessica and cousin Gabrielle (with a quick appearance from Jeffrey). They talked about preschool, Halloween costumes, Simon showed them his pirate legos and told a couple knock knock jokes that had Gabrielle totally cracking up. We can't wait to have them here for Halloween.

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20 thoughts

  1. dawn

    2011-09-26 06:14:51 -0400

    How sweet this is Ali. I'm so thankful for all the ways I can stay connected to my oldest at college and the few families who are far away. Thank you for the download.

    I'm starting to think about December Daily and maybe even doing one for October this time too.
    Happy Monday with HUGS.

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  2. Irene

    2011-09-26 07:53:22 -0400

    How happy Simon and Anna look. My grandchildren love it when we skype their Aunt and Uncle and he makes funny faces for them! I too am thankful for being able to stay connected. And, thank you for your Thankful Thoughts series.

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  3. Nicky H

    2011-09-26 09:49:08 -0400

    Thanks, Ali. I agree about Facetime. My husband is gone right now, but he can Facetime with the kids from his nearby library and it helps so much.
    I'm praying for you and your family. Take care.

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  4. Lindsey

    2011-09-26 09:49:09 -0400

    My Mom's in Holland until Friday. We did the same thing the other day! So grateful for technology!

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  5. Suzie

    2011-09-26 10:28:58 -0400

    I love your thankful thoughts. I wanted to look back at Thankful Thought 001, but the link isn't working and said "page not found". I thought you'd like to know.

    Hugs and prayers for you and your family.

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  6. Suz

    2011-09-26 11:16:28 -0400

    Thanks for the download Ali! I love that we can Skype and keep in contact with my sister's kiddos too!

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  7. Nicky from Canada

    2011-09-26 11:32:23 -0400

    love it - especially with the lego dude

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  8. Liz

    2011-09-26 12:10:47 -0400

    Oooh, we need to try that on our new computer. Dial us up - [email protected]!

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  9. Ruth

    2011-09-26 12:11:16 -0400

    Thanks,Ali ~ perfect timing for me, as my son has just started school.

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  10. Kimberlee

    2011-09-26 14:14:13 -0400

    Love it. :)

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  11. Sylvia

    2011-09-26 16:09:56 -0400

    Thanks so much for the overlay!!!

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  12. Liz

    2011-09-26 18:04:56 -0400

    Ali, these overlays are fabulous! Thanks so much.

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  13. libbywilko

    2011-09-26 18:54:12 -0400

    We love Skype too we live 1000's of kms from my parents and o/s relatives in Canada, US & UK so it just make our kids get that contact regularly. They feel they know their extended family well. And when we do get together there is never any shyness its straight into having fun and cuddles.

    Thanks for thankful thought no.6 too!

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  14. Susan B.

    2011-09-26 22:00:58 -0400

    Thanks Ali! *Love* your thankful thoughts downloads! Love them! I think you are doing a fabulous job in the midst of challenges there. Praying for you guys.... {{{{{hugs}}}}}

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  15. Marie Hoffman

    2011-09-26 22:29:14 -0400

    Thanks Ali. I love your thankful thoughts.

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  16. Mrs. V

    2011-09-26 23:43:53 -0400

    What a fun idea! I had not seen the earlier posts, so I was happy to see that the overlays were free for download. Thanks!

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    2011-09-27 10:59:42 -0400

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  18. Charlotte

    2011-09-27 17:28:06 -0400

    Hello Ali,

    I really enjoy all of your posts. Thank you for them all. I have a question that does not apply to this post but can you tell me what album you will be using this year for your Christmas countdown? I was wondering.

    Thank you so much


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  19. mary rogers

    2011-09-28 10:24:32 -0400

    love that sweet photo....and thanks for the overlay : )

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  20. Lisa @celebrate CREATIVITY

    2011-10-06 08:53:23 -0400

    Adorable photo. Wow, did Anna grow up overnight, or what? What a big girl now.

    Off to do more browsing and catching up.

    Hope all is well on your end.

    * edited 08/11/14 07:30AM
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