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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Thankful Thoughts is a semi-regular series. If you’ve missed any of the previous overlays please check out the archive. Click above to download a free Thankful Thought overlay to add to your own photo. Thankful Thought | 001 included a rounded corner mask and a video tutorial to show you how to work with both the mask and the photo overlay.

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27 thoughts

  1. dawn says…
    09/26/2011

    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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    1. Janet K says…
      09/26/2011

      Dawn.....because I love Halloween so much and the fall....I am doing an October album this year..inspired by the December Daily!

    2. dawn says…
      09/30/2011

      Janet,

      I'm glad your doing one too. Mine is going to be simple so I don't get tired of it by the end of the month. Some days will have pictures and some will just be "STUFF" or words. Have fun with it.

  2. Irene says…
    09/26/2011

    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 says…
    09/26/2011

    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 says…
    09/26/2011

    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 says…
    09/26/2011

    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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    1. Ali says…
      09/26/2011

      Thanks for letting me know Suzie - I updated that link: http://aliedwards.com/2011/03/thankful-thought-no-1.html

  6. Suz says…
    09/26/2011

    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 says…
    09/26/2011

    love it - especially with the lego dude

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    1. Ali says…
      09/26/2011

      I loved that part too :)

  8. Liz says…
    09/26/2011

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

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    1. Ali says…
      09/26/2011

      Oh we will do that Liz - maybe tonight!

  9. Ruth says…
    09/26/2011

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

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  10. Kimberlee says…
    09/26/2011

    Love it. :)

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    1. Kimberlee says…
      09/26/2011

      And thanks so much for the overlay.

  11. Sylvia says…
    09/26/2011

    Thanks so much for the overlay!!!

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  12. Liz says…
    09/26/2011

    Ali, these overlays are fabulous! Thanks so much.

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  13. libbywilko says…
    09/26/2011

    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. says…
    09/26/2011

    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 says…
    09/26/2011

    Thanks Ali. I love your thankful thoughts.

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  16. Mrs. V says…
    09/26/2011

    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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  17. “GIVE AWAY”… What You Have « My First Blog of 2011 says…
    09/27/2011

    [...] Thankful Thought | No.6 (aliedwards.com) [...]

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  18. Charlotte says…
    09/27/2011

    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

    Charlotte

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    1. Ali says…
      09/27/2011

      Hi Charlotte - I'm using an album that will be available through Studio Calico (a December Daily kit). It's a 6x8 chipboard album that is 3 inches thick (it's actually a little bigger than that as it holds 6x8 pages).

  19. mary rogers says…
    09/28/2011

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

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  20. Lisa @celebrate CREATIVITY says…
    10/06/2011

    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.

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