We have finally discovered the joy of Skype. We are able to talk and see cousins and now friends. I realized a couple of weeks ago that we could Skype with our military friends who deserted moved to a foreign land (okay...it was a different time zone). So, after a week, they were able to get theirs up and running. Even though our webcam is ancient and our microphone keeps turning down, I think the kids enjoyed their first Skyping session with their friends.
I'm so excited we can stay connected with them and others that we love! And it's free! Best deal yet!!!
Granted the kids spent most of the time making silly faces at the computer screen and didn't look at the camera much...it was still fun to visit!