Wednesday Write-Up: Liebster Award #2


Katie at Views From The Step Stool kindly nominated me for a Liebster Award almost a month ago and I finally have gotten a free day to participate.  Make sure to check out Katie’s blog as she always has great posts about fun and educational things to do with kids. Even if you do not have kids of your own yet, many of the projects are fun to try out on your own.

Here are the rules for the Liebster Award:

1. Each person who is nominated must post 11 things about themselves.

2. You must also answer the questions that the tagger set for you in addition to creating 11 questions for the people you nominate to answer.

3. Nominate 5 – 11 of your favorite bloggers and link them in your post.

4. Go to your nominees’ pages and tell them.

5. Thank and link back to the person’s blog who nominated you.

I  received the Liebster award once before , so I am changing the rules a little on this one.  I am only going to give 5 facts about myself and nominate 5 bloggers. Also, I am going to answer the questions that Katie posed to me and pass them on to the 5 people who I nominate because I think they are pretty darn good ones. Also, for those that I nominate, please don’t feel that you have to participate, I just hope that more people will read and follow your blogs and love them like I do.  And if you feel like joining in the fun, all the better!

So without further ado:

5 Things About Me

  • I always thought that I was 5 feet 10 inches tall, but found out recently that I am 5’9″. So either I shrunk, or I was measured wrong since I was 12 years old. I prefer to think that I was measured wrong. Shrinking already?! I’m not even 35 yet!
  • I get caught up on authors. When I love one book by an author (for example, Dean Koontz), I have to read them all. This goes for genres as well, which brings me to my next fact…
  • I am a Beatles’ fanatic, or I was when I was a teenager at least. I read every book I could get my hands on about them, which amounted to over 60 books.
  • This is the first time in 14 years that I have let my hair be its natural color, you can read more about that in these posts (1 & 2).
  • I love marshmallows, but only if they are either frozen or stale. Something about the sweet chewy texture is so delicious to me.

Now for the Question and Answer portion of our show… err,  my post:

1. How do you decide what to write about?

Usually I write about what we have been doing in our travels at the moment. On Monday, I show with pictures where we have been the past week in my Monday Montage. On Wednesday’s  I write about how we are doing or miscellaneous posts (like award posts!). On Friday I write about the places we have traveled recently, like my post about Railay Beach last week. Sometimes I throw in some product and restaurant reviews when I find something I really love.

2. What inspired your blog name?

Well, there are three of us, myself, Chad, and Zoë. When I was thinking of a name for our blog I kept singing that song that goes, “one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go.” Four to go didn’t work, since obviously there are three of us, so I just tweaked it a little and decided on And Three To Go.  It was one of those things that I figured it must be right because I couldn’t get it out of my head.
3. What was the best present ever given to you?

My daughter gave me a ceramic orange (like the fruit) that she painted for Christmas last year. That orange has continued on with us on our travels, I love it. Okay, I have to say one more, my lovely husband gave me a MacBook Air this year, which is pretty darn awesome too.
4. Where is the most beautiful place you have ever been?

Portugal, all of it. Thailand beaches. Budapest’s beautiful buildings. Sorry, I just couldn’t choose just one.

5. What is the best job you’ve ever had?

Being a wife, mom, traveler, and blogger.
6. Where would you like to vacation next?

South America is high on my list, and if we are in the summer months I would like to travel through Northern Europe.
7. Favorite social media platform?

Facebook, but in limited doses right now.
8. What is something as a parent that you do/will do different from your parents did?

We have chosen to have only one child, whereas both Chad and I’s parents had many children. Chad is the oldest of 7 and I am the oldest of 4. We have many reasons why, but there is no reason to go off on that tangent right now.
9. What is your favorite family tradition?

I like Zoës’ bedtime in our house. The cuddles, the stories, and the togetherness. I cherish them.
10. What is your favorite Disney movie/character?

Beauty and the Beast, and Belle.
11. What is your favorite blog post you have written?

This one is the most embarrassing post I have ever written, but I also laughed the whole time I was writing it. I really do believe that it is best to be honest about the trials and triumphs of traveling with a toddler, so this one is definitely my favorite.

Now for my nominees:

Jennifer at Expat Lingo 

Lani at Life, The Universe, And Lani

Anna at Four Kids, One Mom Travel London

Ashley at This Heart…

Tarynn at Mama By Fire


Thank you again to Katie at Views From The Step Stool for nominating me for this! It was fun and I hope that you all will check out her blog.

Even if I didn’t include your name on the list, feel free to answer the questions, whether you have a blog or not! Answer any of these questions in the comments section and join in the fun!


  27 comments for “Wednesday Write-Up: Liebster Award #2

  1. The Vanilla Housewife
    August 27, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    Wow, you are tall! Far from how I imagined you! LMAO I’m 5’6″ and they consider me tall here ahahahaa
    So what happens to the blog name when Z becomes a big sister? 😀

    • andthreetogo
      August 27, 2014 at 11:54 pm

      I always wanted to be 6 feet tall! 🙂
      Oh that is definitely not happening, well at least I hope not. Z will be my one and only. 🙂

  2. melissajane01
    August 27, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Cool! I was just wondering what people did when they were nominated more than once.

    • andthreetogo
      August 27, 2014 at 11:57 pm

      I think it’s up to you what you would like to do if you’re nominated more than once, but I think since I did it the right way the first time, I could tweak it a little this time. 🙂

  3. Tarynn Playle
    August 28, 2014 at 2:52 am

    Thank you for nominating me! I did one a few weeks ago, but since this one is a bit different, I will do my best to “accept” the award. 😀 Your conditional love for marshmellows is interesting…frozen, I get. Stale?…hmmmm….

    • andthreetogo
      August 28, 2014 at 7:45 am

      I probably read your post. Don’t feel obligated to participate. I just wanted to share your blog. 🙂
      Whether they are stale or frozen, they get chewier. 🙂 that’s what I like I guess. Haha

  4. ashleylecompte
    August 28, 2014 at 3:10 am

    First of all, I, too, have always thought that was I was 5’10.” And maybe I am first thing in the morning, before gravity has taken its toll on me. I now measure at 5’9″ most of the time. Not sure if I shrunk or what.

    Second, I’m not The Beatles fanatic, but my father is. So while I can’t call myself an avid Beatles fan, there is no excuses for not liking The Beatles in my book. I totally feel you on that one!

    Thanks for the nomination. 🙂 This should be lots of fun.

    • andthreetogo
      August 28, 2014 at 7:47 am

      You won’t believe this, but I married a man who is not a fan of the Beatles (I know I didn’t think it was possible either!). I think I have swayed him into liking them a little though. 🙂

  5. expatlingo
    August 28, 2014 at 4:03 am

    I too was shocked to recently discover that I was only 5 ft 1 and not 5 ft 2!

    Thanks for the mention! I have almost finished squeezing my stuff into our new charming, but cozy, European space. Somehow I had more closet space in Hong Kong than here … Still scratching my head over that one.

    So, which writer are you currently hooked on?

    • andthreetogo
      August 28, 2014 at 7:51 am

      More storage space in Asia?! Now that’s a strange thing to hear haha. I have always had the opposite issue (but of course I am sure it depends on the age of the “western” home as to how much storage it has).
      My most recent one was Gregory McGuire (sp?) who write the wicked series. That was last year. Since then I haven’t had a chance to find a new reading obsession. Any suggestions?

      • expatlingo
        August 29, 2014 at 2:29 am

        Amitav Ghosh! Sea of Poppies and River of Smoke are the first two parts of what will be a three part series. I really enjoyed reading them both. I’ve also heard his earlier works (including The Glass Palace) are wonderful.

        • andthreetogo
          August 29, 2014 at 8:40 am

          I will look those up! Thanks!

  6. thehomeschoolingdoctor
    August 28, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Fun, interesting post! Sorry about that inch! Bummer. I’ve put Portugal and Budapest on my travel list. Don’t know if I could talk hubby into Thailand. How long will you keep the natural color, you think? Is it staying?

    • andthreetogo
      August 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

      I am keeping it natural until it is shoulder length. Also I am not straightening it or blowing it out. All naturally curly and brown. It’s a stubborn goal now. 🙂 I am trying to be happy with the hair I have ( and save tons of time and money.) 🙂

      • thehomeschoolingdoctor
        August 28, 2014 at 9:17 pm

        I am trying to grow mine out. We’ll see how that goes…If mine was curlier like yours, I might have a better time of it!

        • andthreetogo
          August 28, 2014 at 9:35 pm

          I don’t know about that… 🙂

  7. Anna Little
    August 28, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Thank you so much for the nomination! I’ll write my “acceptance” blog as soon as the four kids go back to school and I have my days back 🙂

    I’m not a Beatles fan, but I love the song “Julia” so much that I named my youngest after it! Oh, and I’m 5’10” – although I haven’t measured myself recently. Perhaps time has taken its toll and I’ve unknowingly shrunk to 5’9″ too!

    For books, a few years ago I picked up Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks and it was so powerful I was discreetly wiping away tears while reading it on the commuter train to work. If you like non-fiction, Tony Perrottet wrote a hilarious book about recreating the summer trips of Roman tourists with his real life, 21st century family, called Pagan Holiday: On the Trail of Ancient Roman Tourists.

    Thanks for writing such a great blog – the information is terrific and your personality shines through your writing. Keep up the great work 🙂

    • andthreetogo
      August 28, 2014 at 9:05 am

      Wow! Thanks. 🙂 I can’t wait to read your post and learn more about you. I can totally understand waiting for school to start. I cannot imagine how busy you must be.
      I am definitely going to check out those books! Thanks for the suggestions! Kindle here I come. Haha

  8. Sue Slaght
    August 28, 2014 at 11:11 am


    • andthreetogo
      August 28, 2014 at 12:06 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  9. Lani
    August 28, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Thank you for the nomination 🙂 and I like your twist to it the award. I might have to do some twisting on my own, too. These awards // pay it forwards are nice ways to get to know other bloggers, so I’m looking forward to snooping around 😛

    Beatles fan, too 😀

    • andthreetogo
      August 28, 2014 at 3:51 pm

      Hooray for the Beatles! I like them for that same reason! I can’t wait to read yours and get to know you better. 🙂

  10. Less to More
    August 28, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Loved getting to know you through this! 🙂

    • andthreetogo
      August 28, 2014 at 8:05 pm

      Thank you for reading and commenting /)

  11. Bronwyn Joy @ Journeys Of The Fabulist
    August 28, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    I love that you carry that orange with you. Some things are so impractical yet you have to hang on to them. Also – blog title origin story! Love those 🙂

    • andthreetogo
      August 28, 2014 at 8:09 pm

      Some things you just have to carry on no matter how much weight it adds. 🙂 I know, wasn’t that a great question? That’s why I passed hers on, I knew I couldn’t think of any better myself. 🙂

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