Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas a day late! I hope everyone had a nice day yesterday. I'm in the Phoenix area where we have all gathered at my daughter Amy's house. Elizabeth flew in from the Salt Lake area. My brother flew in from California. It's been so wonderful being together as a family, which for me is what the holiday's are all about.
I've been most happy kissing on my grandson's faces.
Isaak is 3 and for the first time seemed to really understand what Christmas is all about.


Noah will celebrate his first birthday in about a week. He's been sick with a cold, and yet he was a happy boy, enjoying all the noise and attention.

My favorite present of all was being able talk to my son Scott who lives in Brooklyn, New York via web cam. What great technology! This is the first time in Scott's life I have not had him home for Christmas and I was really missing him! My son in law has a web cam on his lap top and connected us up.
For an hour it felt like we were all in the same room. Well..almost. We laughed and shared Christmas memories from times past.
One of the things we missed the most was having Scott join us in playing board games. Next time we thought we'd set up a web cam in his chair and he could still play with us via the net.
We love you Scott!
I am thrilled to report that Santa brought me a new camera! I am so happy! It's just like the one I got last Christmas, and somehow lost (or had taken?) at Disneyland a few months ago.
My memory card will hold 1,000 pictures which I plan to promptly fill up with the beautiful faces above.

5 comments:

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What great things technology offers us! Something to be grateful for. Wishing you and yours the best.

Material Mary said...

What a fun Christmas to get together with family. I have a webcam, but I need to find out how to use it. Someday very soon....
Mary

Eileen said...

technology IS a wonderful thing. That would be a good idea to play board games using the web cam.. I think it could be done!
Love those little guys' faces. Merry Christmas!

Carrie said...

Glad you were able to get together with your family. What a good idea to use the web cam. Your grandson's are so adorable. Hope they never grow to old for your kisses!

Huenu said...

Merry Christmas Nedra! What a beautiful family, so glad you got to see them all, even Scott! Miss you.