chilao <3 8.21.16

i promised myself that 2016 would be a year of adventure, and boy has it blown me out of the water. there have been lots of new challenges, friendships, explorations, learning curves, and love.

davis whisked me away to chilao for a lovely night of camping, followed by a 4 mile morning hike directly up to the summit of mount baden powell. i was extremely nervous for this hike, as i'm not in the best shape, but we made it up to the top in about 3.5 hours. little did i know, davis had something up his sleeve :D

we ate salami and cheese on an old tree trunk while taking in the summit views and met a new friend named david. i'm so happy we met him, as he was the guy who took our last photo as "boyfriend and girlfriend." 

i'll never forget the moment davis got down on one knee. i've always known we were meant to be together forever, but when that moment actually hit, it was honestly the best feeling in the world. i must have had a big ol' stupid smile on my face the entire way down, because at one point, davis looked back and said, "what are you doing back there?" as a million happy thoughts were running through my brain.

to top it off, i came home to a huge surprise party at our house, filled with our closest friends and champagne. we laughed and danced for hours.

this trip was really special. not only had we accomplished our first summit together, but we left that mountain as each other's fiancés. SO RAD. 

i can confidently say that this was the happiest day of my life. cheers to 5.5 years as kimmie perl and davis torgerson. now how about that torgerson wedding...

*side note, my ring didn't fit at the top due to swollen fingers at such a high elevation, hence the images of me just holding it. it now fits perfectly <33333