Sunday, February 28, 2010

Virgin Skyper No More

Skype = Fun For All

I have entertained the thought of Skyping (I think that's what the cool kids are calling it) with my family in Texas, and tonight we made it happen!  I am no longer a virgin skyper, and I am in love already.  It seriously took 3 minutes to download, sign up, and voila the next thing I know my brother and his wife were on the computer screen.  It was so fun, and I am hoping this will be a regular thing for us!!  Too bad Griffin was already in bed for the night because that would have been even better to see his cute little self on the screen.


After Gabe and I logged off from our fun video chat,
our convo went like this ....

Hubby:  "You are just like Oprah!"  
Me:  "Why is that?"
 Hubby:  "Because she Skypes with people on her show"
Me:  "Haha, JUST like Oprah .... is right!"


Next, I am going to Skype with my bestie whenever she gets home from Wal-Mart :)  I can't wait to see Colt.  Will it hold a 1 year old and 2 year olds attention?!??!  It better!  Now, I am wondering what took me so long to figure this out.  Better yet, IT'S FREE!!! 

Do you Skype -- If so, to whom?

55 comments:

Allison said...

Haha, I'm not cool enough to skype, I guess. I don't think I want anyone to see my face most of the time.

The Boob Nazi said...

I used to skype with my friend who lived in Ukraine ALL THE TIME! It was awesome.

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

I have used one of those before! They are pretty cool!

Chardonnay said...

I started skyping when my sister moved to Ireland last summer. I'd be lost without it (and her)!!

Malorie and Matthew said...

How ironic, I just skyped for the first time tonight as well! My college friends have wanted to see my one-year-old and it works out great! It kept his attention very well, he babbled the whole time!

Roxanne said...

LOVE skype. and it will def hold a baby's attention! we skype with my parents & brian's parents ALOT. and with some of my friends when they feel like it!!

i heart skype. it's the bomb. for reallllsssssss. :)

KatherineAnne said...

Mr. B and I used to Skype when we lived apart for 10 months :) It made being apart that much easier! Hope you have a great week! xoxo,KA

emily said...

yess! i love skype! first, it got me through studying abroad and now i skype my little nephew while i am at school. probably the greatest invention EVER! :)

Ambs said...

I skype with a friend of mine whos studying abroad in Paris this semester!

Rachel said...

I skype with my parents and brother. It's so fun! I occasionally do it with one of my best friends, too!

Kristin said...

OMG, Meg and I TOTALLY need to skype!

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Katie said...

I love Skype (and iChat, too!) It's funny you posted about this because I just got off Skype with my parents. When I first moved we used to Skype weekly, but it's been a while lately. It's awesome! I make my parents put the dogs on the screen and I talk to them, too :) The boy will Skype with his parents and grandparents sometimes, too.

Mykla said...

I love skype! My 1 1/2 year old loves to skype with her uncles and baby cousins who are 1 & 4! She can't get over the fact that she can see them move through the screen! She knocks on it when she sees them! :-)

I love your blog!

Xx,
Mykla

J.L.S. said...

Skype is a wonderful thing. It definitely got me through a year long deployment with my hubs!

Elle said...

Heck yes! I have saved soooo much money talking to my family on skype (since most of them live in another country). I guess it might be the one modern convenience my non-techy self is actually familiar with.

Short Southern Momma said...

how fun! guess that leaves me as the 30 year old skype virgin. LOL! xoxo

Crockett's Corner said...

You are too funny! I do not skype and not sure any of my relatives would really want to see us, lol! Sounds like you're going to have lots of fun!!

Juliana said...

I have never done it, but I would like to at some point! Can you talk with multiple people? See, I have not a clue! I hope you had a great weekend. BTW-your bff is soooo pretty!

Katie said...

I would skype but I dont know anyone to skype with!! haha
My sister is always skyping with her friends, its pretty neat. I also, see people doing it at school on headsets which is odd..

did you hear about that new thing "chatroulette"? I just heard about it last night its like skype except your signing on and talking to strangers, sounds pretty creepy to me since a lot of ppl are perves!!

Mateya said...

So fun! I Skype with my Fiance who is in Iraq and it has been a lifesaver! I don't know how we made it through his last deployment without it!

Kelli Kegley said...

I love to skype! I skype with my mom and grandma and I have also used it to get some advice from one of my friends on the decor for the nursery! It was like having her there with me :)

Abby said...

I Skype YOU :)

~KS said...

I am actually intimidated by new technology so I have never done it.... someday I will try though!!

undomestic chica said...

I love Skyping! My dad goes out of town a lot for work so he wanted to be on the phone while we opened our Christmas presents. I suggested we skype him so instead of him having to just listen, he got to see us open them too. It wasn't the same as having him home, but it was much better than just having him on the phone.

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Practically Perfect... said...

We just started using it, too. My in-laws bought us the Skype wireless video phone and got one for everyone else in the family, so we get to see a lot more of each other now :-) It'll come in really handy once we're in New Zealand, too!

Courtney said...

skype makes living abroad possible and less depressing :)

Audrey said...

I just recently discovered Skype, as well, and am equally obsessed. If you set up your contacts to search your web e-mail accounts, you will be so surprised by how many of your friends have skype that you didn't even know about! Great for keeping the family in touch.

Lucy Marie said...

My whole family has started skyping but I haven't signed up or gotten an account yet. I really need to do it!a

Cat said...

I love Skype!!! I used to Skype all the time with my sister and her family when they were living overseas a few years ago and now that's how my hubby and I keep in touch. It's quite possibly one of the greatest inventions!

Kelly said...

Awww, soo fun! I think I should definitely do this with my sister who goes to college in Kansas. Not sure if the folks could figure it out ;-) FUN!

Ashley said...

Awesome...I want to Skype with my boyfriend that I am in a long distance relationship with but his laptop is way to slow and old..I am trying to get him to get a new laptop !!

Cee said...

I am a skype virgin! I want to learn...if learn is the right word haha!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Hubby and I keep talking about skyping with my family and we haven't done it yet! we need to get on it :)! I know we would all love it!

Jenna said...

I keep telling my family that we need to Skype! (I live in Pennsylvania and they are in Missouri) After reading this you made me want to try it even more! haha ;)

Selma said...

I don't skype often but when I do it's with my cousin living in England, or with family&friends in CA, CT, PA, FL or in Turkey. Very convenient and very easy!!! :)

Happy Monday.

xoxo

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I've never skyped before butb I want to be like Oprah too - I may have to try it!

Kaz and Amy said...

We love skype! We talk to my brother and sister n law in Japan:) Hope you have a great Monday!

Cannibal Panda said...

I skype with my eldest daughter who remained in Virginia Beach to go to college after she graduated- but we had to PCS. We don't get to see her often, so we use skype to chat with her while we are cooking and doing family things to make her feel included. We recently met her long-time boyfriend via skype as well. It's a fantastic venue!

Kerri said...

I am in love with Skype! It makes it so easy to stay in touch with everyone since we're scattered over college campuses through the state. I'm so glad you got in on the excitement!

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Lauren said...

I haven't tried out skype yet but I do video chat with my sister and my best friend. We use google talk, but we will have to give skype a try next time! Ha ha 'virgin skyper no more' love it!

Jax said...

I used to skype with my ex factor who lived in the Chi and then moved to China! Talk about weird.. seeing someone in another country just chatting with you! It was cool though.. the skyping, not the relationship that is.. teehee!Skype is awesomesauce! I fully agree!

Jamie Pickle said...

I've never used Skype but have heard nothing but great things. Does your computer have to be equipped with a camera?

Dezzy Lou Where Are You said...

I always want to skype with my mom as she works/lives on a cruise ship 9 months of every year but her ship internet isnt able to hold the connection!

Iva said...

ohhh I LOVE Skype!!

Alissa said...

I don't even know what skype is. How uncool am I? I've heard so much about it though maybe I should investigate.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I love Skype! I think it's amazing!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

haha. SKYPE was a savior for my early relationship with my husband!
4 years ago we used it to talk daily while he was in NZ and I was in America. ThIS was after going through calling cards like crazy for a few weeks. OUR Computers back then did not have built in videos or micropohnes, so we bought these huge ridic looking headsets! AND we just talked- no video! NOW we talk to his family in NZ WITH THE VIDEO! I love it..I wont lie. I am glad we didnt have the video back then because it was usually early in the morning my time when we talked and I looked like crap! :)
COngrats

OceanDreams said...

I used to when I was with my ex, now I should really do it with one of my friends who lives in Taiwan. Glad you can talk to your BF with it! :)

Shaina said...

Skype is awesome! I have video Skyped with my BFF living in Mexico City, and also with my husband since he is gone for a year-long deployment! Yay Skype!!!

Teresa said...

Kelsey!
Do you know how long I have been meaning to SKYPE with my family!!!!!!
I mean I haven't seen my parents faces in 6 MONTHS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Is it really that easy?
I guess I have been waiting til I get my Mac so I will have a built in web cam.
You may have to help me out when I am ready to MAKE IT HAPPEN!
I know that must be soooooo much fun to see everyone...BUT...then you have to look CUTE all the time before calling! hey...you and I could SKYPE!!!!!!! xxooxx

Sweet Simplicity said...

I want to skype! I tried to get my husband to go buy me a camera late the other night. It was like 10 pm. He said no. But one day I will buy one so I can skype with my fam.

ReJOYce! said...

I skype almost every weekend with my family in Brazil. It's sooo good to be able to see them, but at the same time sad to not be able to hug and kiss them, especially my nieces and nephews that are growing up so fast. Well, it is a lot of fun though! Looove Skype!

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