November of 2012 I met this guy Tom.
We chit chatted and became fast friends.
Friends turned romantic and a relationship ensued.

Fast forward to January 2013 and we started talking about Tom coming to Texas to meet me.
Fast forward again to February, which is when Tom bought his plane ticket.
Fast forward to June 19th when Tom landed in Texas.

We started out as random friends,
we wrote old fashioned letters to each other and started having weekly Skype dates.
Weekly Skype dates turned into daily Skype dates and my friend turned into my boyfriend.
This is where it all started...Tom and Emily skyping the days away.
Only having a few Skype pictures to show for our relationship.

That was the case for about seven and a half months.
Then Tom finally made in to Texas and we got to spend 3 amazing weeks together.

After real time together we still liked/loved each other sooooo we wanted more.

In November of 2013 i got to go over to England to see Tom and meet his family.
I went over to see them for just a week but I also had another
flight booked for January 2014 when I'd be moving over there for 5 whole months.

I spent January through June 2014 in Liverpool, England with Tom and his family.
We went from a year of skype dates and a month of actual
time together to 5 months together.

It was perfection!!

After spending the summer apart we were able
to get Tom over to Texas for 6 weeks.

Two of those weeks were spent in the caribbean
while the rest of it was spent in Texas.

A few months later, Tom flew back to Texas for a longer stay.
He was here for 6 months..January through July.

April 2016 Update - We just got back from Jamaica and we're now officially ENGAGED!

We're getting married as soon as visa stuff checks out!
Update - We got Married!!

If you want to read more about England and Texas time just check out some more
recent posts and you should find what you're looking for.

If you're new here, check out this post called "Meet Tom" and start reading there.
I've been told my blog is like a book, so start at chapter 1 and keep on reading ;)



  1. That's cool! :) How did you guys meet?

  2. What penpal website did you go through?! This sounds so interesting! Good for you girl

  3. Ahh, I am truly so jealous! I seriously would die if this happened to me! What a dream come true!

  4. This is such a cool story! I love's very romantic, and how cool that he lives in England! Just found your blog and I will definitely be following along! :)


  5. Hi!! This is so cute! I met my boyfriend from England in April, and I've been to see him twice. I'm from USA as well. Just out of curiosity, how are you getting to travel that long? Student or visitors visa? Have so much fun!

    1. Aww that's amazing :) I wish you and your guy all the best!! Well I did lots of research before I came over and apparently you're allowed to stay in the UK up to 6 months without a visa if you don't work or do school or anything like that...I like to call it the bum plan because I won't be working or doing much of anything besides living here an traveling some. I just got lucky with having a free place to live and Tom works so I'm seriously a bum haha ;) if you want to work or add to to the economy in any way then you need a visa ;) hope that helps.

  6. well this is the cutest thing i've ever read! i love your story and can't wait to see where it goes! :)