Monday Montage: I am happy

I dropped my mom off at the airport a couple of nights ago… and for a bit I wallowed (ok, I wallowed for a whole day), but I am now filled with feelings of happiness.

I am happy because my mom chose to spend her time and money traveling all the way to Thailand and making me, Chad, and Z feel extra special and loved. And this is the SECOND time she has done this! We are spoiled. (She even did my dishes and laundry while she was here, despite my attempts to get her to stop and relax!)

I am happy because I was able to show my mom an awesome time here in Phuket and have broken the bad juju from her previous visit. Great weather and running water the whole time she was here! Hooray!

I am happy because my mom (and the rest of my family) are young and healthy and able to travel with ease. This makes it much easier living on the other side of the world.

I am happy because I have the best mom and Z has the best Nana.

Happy faces of three generations at the Phuket Tin Mine Museum
Happy faces of three generations at the Phuket Tin Mine Museum.
Z happily playing with a few of her friends at her birthday party.
Z happily playing with a few of her friends at her birthday party.
Mom and Z in a rickshaw (so many photo opportunities in Phuket). :)
Mom and Z in a rickshaw (so many photo opportunities in Phuket). 🙂
Happy soi (street) dog at the Phuket Tin Mine Museum.
Happy soi (street) dog keeping cool at the Phuket Tin Mine Museum.
Mom, Z, and our friend at Limelight shopping center in Phuket Town... I admit I thought this guy was a real person when seeing him out the corner of my eye. What is it with the creepy statues of people around here?!
Mom, Z, and our friend at Limelight shopping center in Phuket Town… I admit I thought this guy was a real person when seeing him out the corner of my eye. What is it with the creepy statues of people around here?!

Now it’s your turn! What are you happy about today? Leave a comment and join in the fun!


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  24 comments for “Monday Montage: I am happy

  1. Sha
    July 6, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    I’m happy that Monday is over and that I have 4 more days till the weekend! Hahaha…you 3 all look so much alike in the photo…
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    • andthreetogo
      July 7, 2015 at 11:14 am

      Just four more days! You can make it ! 🙂
      it’s funny because I always think I look more like my dad, and that Z looks more like her dad, until I look at the pictures of all three of us 🙂

  2. joylovestravel
    July 6, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Always sad when family leave – sounds like you got some great memories of a lovely stay though Jenny!! I am happy today because tomorrow we’re packing up to visit my family for nearly two weeks!! Pouring with rain and even that can’t dampen our spirits – I hope the sun arrives soon though!!
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    • andthreetogo
      July 7, 2015 at 4:06 pm

      2 weeks! That’s fabulous! Crossing my fingers that the sun shines for you 🙂

  3. Vilma
    July 6, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    I am happy for you because you had a good time with your mom! 🙂 I am also happy for me because I am still on holidays!!!!
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    • andthreetogo
      July 7, 2015 at 4:06 pm

      Hooray for holidays! Thanks Vilma!

  4. Sue Slaght
    July 7, 2015 at 10:55 am

    So glad you had a wonderful visit with your Mom Jenny. I am happy as I will be hosting my daughter’s bridal shower this weekend.
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    • andthreetogo
      July 7, 2015 at 4:07 pm

      Wow! Your daughter is getting married??! How exciting! Good luck with the shower!

  5. Cyndie Tobin
    July 7, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Ahhhhhh, so happy Tammy got to go see you guys!

    • andthreetogo
      July 7, 2015 at 4:09 pm

      We are so happy we got to see her, it’s always a joyous occasion! And it’s never enough time! But I am so glad we got to have fun together if even just for 3 weeks 🙂

  6. Lani
    July 7, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Wonderful. Good news all around. I’m happy that you’re happy 😉

    Didn’t know you were on Pinterest? Just joined. Will follow, xoxo
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    • andthreetogo
      July 7, 2015 at 8:49 pm

      Hooray! I am following you as well! I don’t use it that often, but when I do it’s a great wealth of information. 🙂

  7. thehomeschoolingdoctor
    July 7, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    I’m so happy you had a great visit and your mom got to see the glowing side of Phuket! I know we make do, but it’s no fun when guests come and the weather is so bad! I am happy my youngest sister (college age) is here visiting and helping me with the kids, housework, and cooking! She’s a pleasure to have around!
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    • andthreetogo
      July 7, 2015 at 8:49 pm

      That’s awesome! Hooray for helpful siblings 🙂 enjoy!

  8. mamabyfire
    July 8, 2015 at 2:45 am

    That is so great your mom got to visit! It looks like you guys had such a good time! I love the three generations photo-you all look so much alike!
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    • andthreetogo
      July 8, 2015 at 10:54 am

      Thanks Tarynn! 🙂

  9. Elle
    July 8, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Ah the bittersweet visit. I hate saying goodbye, but you’re right its best that people come to visit us than not at all. I love your photos and reading about your lovely family. 🙂
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    • andthreetogo
      July 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm

      Thanks Elle! It is true… The goodbyes are so difficult, but it’s so worth it 🙂

  10. kemkem
    July 8, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    I am happy because you and your family had a wonderful visit from your mom. I am happy because my MIL is visiting from Rome and insists on cooking and cleaning!!! No arguments from as l do the cleaning 🙂 and thoroughly hate doing so. I don’t even pretend to tell her not to worry about doing it. I am over the moon 🙂
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    • andthreetogo
      July 8, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      That’s awesome! Sounds like a very happy situation indeed 🙂

  11. tieshka
    July 9, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Looks like your mom’s visit was just lovely! I’m soo happy when my parents visit and am always out of whack when they leave…. it’s just the way it is. Hope your week is going well!

    • andthreetogo
      July 9, 2015 at 11:33 am

      Thanks! I am finally getting back to normal and it’s been almost a week! It’s tough to say good bye, what a joy to have her here though.

  12. Yvette @ Big Trouble in Little Nappies
    July 11, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    This post has made me happy… so many smiles! I’m so pleased you had such a great time with your mom and as you say, it’s wonderful your family are able to visit you, you must have such a special time when they do, cramming lots of fun and love into your days together. Happy belated birthday to Zoe too! Hope she had a lovely party – how old is she now? I haven’t been over for a while, but am just off to follow you on Pinterest (I have just joined and don’t really understand it…) but hopefully that will make it easier to see your posts!
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    • andthreetogo
      July 12, 2015 at 10:09 am

      I am so glad 🙂 Z turned four this birthday! I can hardly believe that my toddler is so old! The festivities ended up perfect! She had a blast, her friends did, and the parents did too. 🙂
      Pinterest is something I feel like I am continually learning… I will definitely follow you back.
      Thanks for coming by and saying ‘hi!’. 🙂

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