As tech entrepreneurs with a mission to make family history more engaging for the wider family, we are counting the days until RootsTech 2016!
With a 15-hour flight from the UK – taking in the sights of Atlanta (airport) on the way – we’re looking forward to arriving in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. We can’t wait to be immersed in the family history community, catch up with Facebook and Twitter friends and meet some of our ‘biggest fans’.
The final preparations are being made, exhibition equipment is booked for our stand on Innovation Alley and everything is packed. However the realisation that we are leaving our biggest ‘little’ fans behind has set in.
As parents of small children, the excitement of travelling to the world’s biggest family history event is dwarfed at times by apprehension: none of us have been away from our children for this long since they were born.
We will miss them and their smiles and their cuddles. We will be wondering what they’ve been up to, what they have eaten, did they sleep well, are they missing us?
Thankfully our little ones remind us everyday why we created Twile. We have used it to record their lives since they were born and we know that we won’t miss a moment whilst we’re away. Grandma and Grandad are looking after them for the next week and they’ll be adding photos and stories to our Twile timelines. We’ll see that they are safe and having fun.
We also know they’ll see what we are doing: our photos from RootsTech – including our time on stage at the Innovator Showdown – will be added to our Twile timelines for them to see.
They are very excited for us and have just one request – bring back jelly beans!