6,094 miles away and face to face

whenever i skype/google hangout/facetime with someone i just feel like i am living in the future!!! i mean, common, talking face to face when in reality a great distance separates you? it’s just mind-blowing.

a couple weeks ago i got to video chat with my dearest friends sara and dani. i was in my bedroom in east palo alto and they were in sara’s den on the japanese island of okinawa. i was so sad that i wasn’t there, but since we live in the future, i got to be with them at least in part.

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sara and dani and i studied abroad in jerusalem together, lived together in provo, and traveled around india together. we’ve shared countless roadtrips, late nights, deep discussions, laughing-until-we’re-crying-moments, successes and defeats, tearful goodbyes and joyous reunions. these girls are the cream of my crop.

during our video chat, we caught up on dani’s round-the-world travels, sara’s adventures on the air force base on okinawa with her husband matt, and the last wild month of my life. sara and dani also performed for me a little, showing off their rendition of “the cup song” and singing me a song they wrote for me when we were in israel!

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things got a little crazy when we started playing around with the google+ hangout features…

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i love these girls with all of my heart and miss them both like crazy. i’m so glad we live in the future so that even 6,094 miles can’t come between us and true-deep-dear-bosom-friend laughing-and-crying talks.


  1. the snorkel picture? I'm flattered, shocked and embarrassed all at the same time. Miss you!

  2. It was SO fun to see Dani yesterday at the Rising Star event at Red Ledges. She has had such an amazing summer! What wonderful women you three muskateers are! Love that skype and google+.

    Love you too!

  3. stop melting my heart all the time, ok? miss you so so much! like everyday i think--i wish my soulmate was here!