Sunday, June 20, 2010

Day 751 - Jun 19, 2010

Ahh. The wonders of technology. Today, Kevin and I attended a wedding in Florida while sitting at our dining room table in Texas. Yep. The family took a laptop, hooked it up to the internet, placed us to the right of the minister and we Skyped the whole thing. The reception too. We got to see Chrissy be given away by her 2 dads and her grandfather (my dad) and we got to see them exchange rings and we also got to see them share their first kiss as husband and wife. It really was such a lovely ceremony. After the wedding we got to see everyone eat and the first dance, the bouquet toss and the cutting of the cake. All in all, I was Skyping for 4 hours. Kevin made it through the ceremony and that's about it.

So the quality wasn't the best, and it sure wasn't the same as us being there, but it definitely beat the alternative and that was to miss it entirely. I am so glad I thought of this yesterday. We got Skype set up and everything last night, but we weren't sure if there would be internet available. Sure enough - there was. YAY!!!

And in the middle of the reception I got a phone call from someone I haven't spoken to since 2nd grade - over 30 years! Unbelievably, my best friend from back in those days found me via the internet and contacted me today. Jocelyn - it was just so wonderful catching up with you!

It's just amazing the things you can do nowadays, huh?


GrannieEv said...

That's great.

Patricia said...

Absolutely wonderful!!

Anonymous said...


Miss Em said...

Hi Leslie & Kevin

Skyped the wedding.
Oh, so glad that You and Kevin were able to "attend" the wedding even from SA. AND, You were able to "attend" the reception.
Have heard Dad's in Iraq & Afghan being 'Skyped' so they could "attend" the birth of their child.
Good things do happen when those in the know-how get working with the internet.

It certainly is always nice to hook-up with old friends and catch up on all the happenings.

Miss Em
Austell, Ga.

triciapeever said...

WOW! What a fabulous idea!!! SO SO SO much better than missing it.

Anonymous said...

Why did your posts go from 750 to 781 a few days back? I don't usually read the comments so I don't know if you addressed this. Keep up the fabulous work with Kevin. You are truely an inspiration to other parents.