Staying in Touch: It’s Technical

As I was sitting here just now, I got a notification on my phone that I had a new photo in my Samuel Photostream. Of course I clicked on it and there, delivered directly to my phone is a photo that my son took of my grandson just moments before. How cool is that? Technology is so wonderful!

Samuel1 Staying in Touch: Its Technical

Samuel2 Staying in Touch: Its Technical

We’ve been staying in touch by using the shared photostream on our phones for about six months. Nathan and Sarah can select with whom they want to share the photos, then send a request, which I accepted (of course). Also on the shared photostream are Alan and Sarah’s mom. Once the photos are delivered you can comment on the photo, “like” it, share or save it to your own phone.

Samuel6 Staying in Touch: Its Technical

From the very first photo taken just hours after his birth (sent the old-fashioned way…via email), to the FaceTime call when they arrived home, our first view of him actually moving, the technology of the iPhone, its camera, and apps have been so important to our connection to Samuel. I will forever treasure the first video I took of Alan holding his infant grandson. Taken with my phone of course.

I love the way that new technology allows me to stay in touch and up to date on what is going on in my grandson’s life (and his mom and dad’s lives too, of course). Even when I can’t be there, I can see Samuel growing, smiling, crawling, and eventually walking and talking.

What kind of new technology helps you stay connected with your family and friends? Is it as important to you as it is to me?

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  1. says

    I heart technology as it allows me to connect with my daughter at college across the nation. Streaming video let her dad and me watch all her volleyball games live. Our phones, skype, and google hangouts let us see each other when we want. And of course my smart phone chirps with her texts almost daily. Usually with something she needs me to send or figure out with her. So – yes – I get your gig grandma go go get em!
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  2. says

    i love technology! it allows me to stay in touch with my friends no matter where we might be. we can arrange girl’s night out or just say hi. i also send one friend different options and she helps me choose jewelry and/or shoes on special occasions.
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  3. says

    Email. It’s ALL ABOUT THE EMAIL for me! My family is pretty old school, that’s how we roll. Maybe some of my family is on Facebook, but not my immediate family – none of them! My mom however adores Twitter because she gets her NEWS from it. She doesn’t tweet, she just follows the world. I think she is embarrassed at all of my tweets because they tend to always be inappropriate! LOL!

  4. says

    All of my family is almost 1,000 miles away, so my experience was very similar when my newest nephew was born last month. The ability to see photos and videos of him (and his older sister) make it feel like I’m not quite so far away. It’s so important for me to be part of their lives and tech makes it possible. :)

    I’m going to have to check out Photo Stream!
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  5. says

    I love my technology! Our sons both live close by (the youngest just graduated from college and moved back in for while since he works close by). We still occasionally use FaceTime with them when we travel.

    Is Samuel your first grandchild? We can’t wait! Our oldest just got engaged so it might be a while!
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