Sunday, December 25, 2005

A great day!!

This has been a great day!! True, Seth and Kevin were not able to be home for Christmas, but we had the next best thing. Seth hailed on the IM about 1000 this morning and we put him on conference with everyone, including Kevin in Alaska. It was great!! When Seth had to sign off, we continued on the IM with Kevin and turned on our cameras. We spent hours on the computer while we opened presents, showed him the pets and the fireplace, and made faces back and forth. Kevin rubbed in the fact that he had a white Christmas by showing us all the snow in his parking lot....he's such a punk..... :) What a great day!!!

Technology is a wonderful thing. If you have any doubts about that, talk to someone who fought during WWII. My Dad never ceases to be amazed at how we can talk to Seth on the computer or the phone....the sole form of communication back during his war was to write a letter, and it was sometimes months between those. We are so spoiled nowadays that people complain when they don't hear from their soldiers for a week. Yep, things have certainly changed.

One thing you can be sure of, though, a laptop and camera will be on their way to Seth before too long so we'll be able to do the same thing with him that we did with Kevin. Right now, though, he's still getting settled into his new home in Iraq...he just moved north a few days ago. Soon, Seth, very soon we'll be able to see that mug of yours.....then it will be Christmas all over again..... :)

5 Comments:

Blogger yankeemom said...

I'm so glad you were able to talk to both of your soldiers! You are so right about this internet thing - I'm still just amazed when I'm "chatting" with one of my adopted soldiers halfway across this planet!!
Thank you for stopping by and I'd like to add you to my sidebar.
And please Thank your sons for their service for me!

12/26/05, 6:10 AM  
Blogger Maggie45 said...

Blessings to you all. I'm so glad you had contact with Seth. You are all in my prayers every day.

12/26/05, 12:20 PM  
Blogger JUST A MOM said...

I am glad you got to have that time. Im from Iraq is just too cool to think of. Our guy is home just in time for Christmas, he goes to Cal for the last 9 months now.

12/26/05, 11:24 PM  
Blogger zooQ said...

gotta love tekkie toyz! ...and yer boyz

12/27/05, 3:36 PM  
Blogger syvanna said...

my husband just left from fort carson with the 4th ID 3RD BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM
It has been rough
we just got married on september 24th it was hard and every time he calls I am sooooo happy i love him sooo much
it has been hard copeing but I am getting by and its nice to see i am not hte only one

12/28/05, 11:36 AM  

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