august 6, 2014

three years ago today, taylor got down on one knee and asked me to be his forever.
we celebrate this day every year, by hiking up to where taylor proposed to me--at the top of stewart falls.
it's so fun to talk about that day as we hike up to the falls--I always ask him the same questions about that day three years ago:
"where you nervous when we were hiking up?"
"where you afraid I would say no?"
"what were you thinking while we hiked up?"
"how did you keep such a good secret!?"

since our day was jam-packed, we decided to wake up at 5:30 and do our traditional hike at sunrise.
and OH MY...it was sooo beautiful!
not to mention that we didn't see a single person on the trail!
just us two and the world.

 it's kind of amazing how just a few days ago we were awe struck at the beauty of new york city--and this morning we were surrounded by a completely different type of beauty!

after reminiscing for a little bit at the top of the falls, we tried our best to take a picture.
the only bummer of being the only ones on the trail, was that no one could take a picture for us!

then we decided to precariously place our camera on a mountain of rocks while we tried to get a picture together that was less of a selfie.

and then! we got even smarter, and decided not to stand in front of the sun.
it's a good thing you can't see the fear in my eyes.
the camera was teetering!
august 6th is such a special day to me.
it's the day that we made the decision to become one.
i can still remember hiking back down that hill three years ago and being the giddiest girl on the planet.

we actually have the proposal on video and it is the cutest thing ever.
i just need to figure out a way to upload it, because it's in a weird file format...
hey taylor! you have homework tonight! ;)
and i guess the hike really took it out of me this morning, because it's 11:30am and I'm currently eating my fourth bowl of cereal. uh whoops.

but look!
here are pictures from the actual day three years ago!

so, dear taylor:
thanks for putting a ring on it.
because you are just about the best thing on this planet.
and i'm so glad I get to call you mine.
(and how ironic is it that I have the EXACT same chipped nail polish on today that I did on the actual day! haha!)

if you ever want to stalk me, go hike stewart falls every august 6th.
i'll be up there even when I'm using a walker.

to see past august 6th posts, see here and here (<--actual proposal story in second one)


  1. You guys are so cute! Love this post!

  2. kelli you are STUNNING. and i love that you go back to the site every year! CUTEST COUPLE.

  3. This is the sweetest thing. The pictures are absolutely gorgeous, but I love that last bit about the hike with a walker. Melts me!

  4. That is so sweet that you go every year! I hope you always are able to go! Watching a sunrise is just the best and totally makes it worth it to get out of bed for!

  5. How adorable!! You are so cute. Yay for new blogger friends!! :)

  6. So sweet! Aww happy anniversary of proposing! You two love birds!

  7. This is the cutest! Oh. & so are you!

  8. you are the cutest. and so is taylor. and i want him to figure out the video thing... because i'm pretty sure that will e the cutest.

  9. You guys are adorable! The pictures are so cuteeee!

  10. oh my goodness. this is SUPER adorable. love this post and all the memories that come with it!