Technology is great for keeping in touch with distant family, but it's also quite great for keeping in touch with Blake when one of us is traveling, like I am for work. It's usually me doing the traveling, but either way, we still find time to Skype together every night. We talk, catch up on our days, and do our night time prayer and scriptures routine.
It's also amusing to mess with Malcolm. Most of the time he couldn't care less, but sometimes it seems that he can hear me, but he can't see me, and that's entertaining. It's also not uncommon for him to suddenly pounce on Blake, which is always funny.
Of course, FaceTime is also particularly helpful for getting to see the new nephew. I called my dad recently and Gabriel "answered." He's getting his first tooth, so he's a pretty drooly little monster. I was smiling at and chatting with him when his mom snapped it from this perspective.
Hooray for videophones!