Monthly Archives: February 2014

Vow Renewal: The Serenade

Vow Renewal

Today marks the day twelve years ago that Ryan and I started dating.  It is another reason I felt this would be a perfect time to recap our vow renewal.  As we continue Love Week with the recap of our 10th Anniversary Vow Renewal I share with you the next part entitled ‘The Serenade’.  My son Ronan had been learning the ukulele in school which my family loves since we used to live in Hawaii.  Ronan really wanted to play something for us on our special day so he provided the music as my other son, Maddox, walked me down the stairs. Continue reading

Vow Renewal: Getting Ready

MPP B&R Vow Renewal6

Welcome to Love Week at A Compass Rose.  If you will remember Love Week in 2013 fell over the week of our 10th Wedding Anniversary.  I just got back all the photographs this month from our photographer, Miriam, and wanted to share it with you this Valentines Day week.  I have so been looking forward to recapping over all the details of the big event.  The last recap I did was back in November with some sneak peek photographs of Ryan getting ready in his suit in Vow Renewal: The Groom.  Today I share the images from when I was getting dressed.

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Travel Throwback #2: Australia

Gosford Australia

Welcome back to my new series for Thursdays on A Compass Rose called ‘Travel Throwback’.  Last week I shared a travel photo from my archives from Cambodia.   Today I wanted to share a photograph that I often use as a wallpaper for my desktop.  This is a photograph I took on a boat while in Gosford, Australia.  The time out on that lake was such a memorable one for me.   Continue reading

Travel: Your Most Memorable Night’s Sleep

I was asked about where my most memorable night’s sleep has been on my travels.  There have been some incredible places that I have stayed around the world but nothing more magical to me than my time in Siem Reap, Cambodia.  My mum and I stayed at the Angkor Howard Hotel in 2006 for that year’s Asian Mission Conference.  While I had been to the neighboring country of Thailand before this was my very first time in Cambodia.  From our first day to our last we were greeted and met with such hospitality and many smiles from the hotel staff.  From our time in the hotel and out in the city I have never met a culture of people who have been so nice, friendly, and smile as much as the people of Cambodia.


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