My family is scattered all over the country these days. Washington DC, Houston, Denver, Tulsa, Hammond, Louisiana. I talk to my family members on the phone fairly frequently, but there is nothing like seeing them in person. Unfortunately, it's difficult to get everyone together at one time due to time and financial restraints, and we don't see one another nearly as often as we would like.
Luckily for us we have iChat and Skype so that we can video conference any time we want to. I Skyped with my sister and nephew earlier this afternoon, and got to see him give her sweet 9 month old baby kisses. A little later I conferenced with my brother who is in Albuquerque on business, and my sister in law and nephew who are in DC all at the same time with iChat. It wasn't as good as seeing them in person, but it was a close second. So today I am thankful for the technology of iChat and Skype so I can see my family more often.