Our Story

I started this blog back in 2009 as a class assignment for my study abroad to London. Since then it has become so much more. This blog allows me a place to share the adventures Matt and I have together, it allows me to stay in touch with my family, and it allows me to journal my life in a way that I will always treasure. But enough about the blog- here is us.

Our story is simple- we met- we became friends- we fell in love- and we got married. 


Matt and I met way back in 2005 when I moved into his church ward. At the time, Matt was a skinny, nerdy, Asian boy and I was a mean, lacrosse playing, girl with no time for Matt Ho. 

After Matt's high school graduation, we kept in touch and wrote each other the whole time he was serving a mission for our church. (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)

When he got back we decided we were still just friends. When I went to London, England for a study abroad program  in 2009 we again kept in touch via Skype. The whole time we were Skyping I was trying to convinced myself that I didn't like Matt more than a friend. 

When I got back from my trip it was obvious there was something there. We started dating January 2010, we were engaged April 2010, and married for time and all eternity November 2010. Seriously, the best decision I have ever made. 


Shortly after we were married, we moved to Hawaii to finish school. Two and a half years later we both had our undergrad degree and were looking for a new adventure. So we decided to up and move to Suwon, South Korea to teach English for a year. We ended up staying in Korea closer to two years, and have just moved back to the states. I am currently working on my MA in History at Georgia State University, and Matt is bringing in the bacon. 

Here is some more about us: 

Alex 
Graduated from Brigham Young University- Hawaii in December 2011 with a major in History and a minor in Political Science 
April 2012- Licensed in Secondary Education 
Taught 7th grade Hawaiian and Pacific History while Matt finished his program
Currently teaching English in South Korea 
Loves watching movies, reading, blogging (both writing and reading), coaching lacrosse, traveling, journaling, and being with my family 
Is the 3rd of 6, with 2 sisters and 3 brothers 
Addicted to chapstick, Cherry Coke, and Friends 
Has never regretted marrying the love of her life 

Matt
Graduated from Brigham Young University- Hawaii in April 2013 with a major in Social Work
Currently teaching English in South Korea
Loves watching movies, playing video games, traveling, cooking, and hanging out at the beach 
Is the oldest of 2, with 1 sister
Secretly enjoys Downtown Abbey with his wife
Addicted to ice cream and any form of candy 
Loves the adventure that is marriage

If you want to know more be sure to check some of our favorite posts:

Hollow Bunny Surprise 
The Ho Family: Est. 2010 
Highlights of 2012
Funny Moments From Our First Year 
Versions of Our Engagement 

Be sure to head over to Our Travel page to see all our wonderful adventures. 

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful story...
    London is my specialty :)
    Tammy x

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    1. Thanks Tammy! I love London and can't wait to go back there with Matt.

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  2. Hi Alex! I'm your newest follower from Lost in Travels! Love you blog and look forward to reading more!

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    1. Emily- thanks so much! Nice to meet ya!

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  3. Hi Alex! I'm Sarah! I found your blog via the button on Tina's blog, Girl Meets Globe. You guys are such an adorable couple. I liked reading about your love story! What you're doing in South Korea is really cool - I've noticed quite a few bloggers around from that part of the world! I hope to see it myself some day!

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    1. Sarah- I'm so glad you found me! I love Tina and her blog is so great! Thanks so much for being here. Korea is really cool, different but cool. When we started looking into moving here I was surprised to see so many people as expats here!

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    2. There is a lady who just moved to London from Seoul who is in my walking group. I LOVE listeing to her tell stories from home!

      I loved your comment on my blog about the fudge! Haha! That is EXACTLY how I am, too. A little nibble here, a little nibble there, and suddenly I've eaten a pound of fudge in an hour! :o)

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    3. Seoul is a pretty cool place- we love exploring it on the weekends.

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  4. Ohhh Romantical blogs are my favorite :) Which is probably why mine is also...a romantical one ;) I love your story and ya'll are just the cutest couple!! :) So glad i found your blog, i can't wait to read more!!

    Emily @ hopefulwandering.blogspot.com

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- Alex