Chinaman’s Hat is a small island on O'ahu's Windward side. Ben had paddled out. Sophie had snorkeled out. We were both with military friends who were about to leave the island, and climbing to the top of Chinaman's Hat was on both of their island bucket lists. Sophie was looking for someone to stand-up paddle with, so she asked Ben and his friend if they'd be open to it. Ben thought for a moment..."Well, she doesn't look like an axe murderer, I guess...why not?" They made plans to meet up a week later. Fast forward to a year later, and Ben proposed on that same small summit where they met! As they say, "When you know, you know." We had a small, brief ceremony and were legally married shortly before Ben's upcoming 2022 move. Now that we're finally settled in our new home right outside of Omaha, we can't wait to celebrate with all of you and show you around this funny little corner of the country!