Monday Montage: Christmas is Coming!

So, Christmas is 3 days away and I am 0% ready. Okay, I exaggerate a little… presents have been bought, tree is up and lit, craft projects have been completed (well two of them anyways), but still I feel unready. Maybe it is because we were just in Taiwan for 8 days and now have three days to get settled and feel Christmas-y. Maybe it is that I am way behind in my blogging (did you miss me on Friday? More on that later). Maybe it is the fact that getting Christmas wrap here is difficult (and a bit expensive). Maybe it is the fact that I miss Christmas morning with my family. It is probably all of the above.

So, on that note, I am going to share some pictures from the last couple of weeks and stop my negative blather. I hope that you all have a VERY Merry Christmas! Or had a very wonderful Hanukkah!  That it was/is all that you wished for and wanted and more.

IMG_3468Sunset over the airplane wing on our way back to Thailand.


My one Christmas-y photo… My favorite Elf of the Shelf set up that I have done so far. Joy (our elf) and Z’s baby, Snowball, had a wild night eating chocolate, resulting in Snowballs passing out. My kind of night!

IMG_3435The Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall entrance at night. (In Taipei, Taiwan)


Z’s ready to fight with air guns (don’t worry, they only shoot soft foam balls) at the playground in the Core Pacific Living Mall Taipei, Taiwan.


This was almost correct… but look closely… oops. Such a bummer, but it sure is humorous.


Z loved playing with these frogs at the new Da’an Park MRT station in Taipei. Also can you tell it was a bit cold? She is even wearing gloves! Sooooo cold!

IMG_3440This balloon was just hanging out in front of Taipei 101, but what interested me in this picture was the way that the clouds seemed to be ripped in half. I thought it was a bit strange-looking.


Z waiting for her favorite drink treat, a bubble milk tea! Sometimes she even lets me share it with her!

Now it’s your turn! Are you all ready for Christmas? Are you excited? Dreading it? What is your favorite drink treat? Leave a comment and join in the conversation!



  21 comments for “Monday Montage: Christmas is Coming!

  1. mamabyfire
    December 22, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    The elf is hilarious-getting the doll involved! Haha! Merry Christmas!!

    • andthreetogo
      December 22, 2014 at 10:26 pm

      Sadly I was the real one eating the chocolate. I wish the elf was all year long so I could keep blaming my binging on him 🙂

  2. Sue Slaght
    December 23, 2014 at 1:58 am

    Love the partying Elf on the Shelf. Haha! Have a joyful Christmas and i hope you are feeling less stressed.

    • andthreetogo
      December 23, 2014 at 9:14 am

      Thanks Sue! I am feeling much better now. Sometimes it just takes a little written vent to get my head right. 🙂 a happy christmas to you and your family!

      • Sue Slaght
        December 23, 2014 at 11:06 am

        Glad to hear it. Thanks so much for the good wishes. 🙂

  3. runningafterale
    December 23, 2014 at 1:58 am

    I Have yet to try the Elf on the shelf! Looks like fun!! Have a wonderful Christmas!

    • andthreetogo
      December 23, 2014 at 9:15 am

      It can be fun. It can also be a pain to think of new ways to place him. Thank goodness for Pinterest! Merry Christmas to you!

  4. theflowerduet
    December 23, 2014 at 2:46 am

    Beautiful photos, she is so adorable!

    I am inviting you to join my giveaway for a beautiful, silver heart locket!
    Perfect for your loved ones 😉
    Details in my blog

    Happy Holidays!

    • andthreetogo
      December 23, 2014 at 9:16 am

      Thank you! I will check out your post. Is the giveaway for all countries? Being in Thailand, I am usually left out of most the giveaways. 🙂

  5. freebutfun
    December 23, 2014 at 3:06 am

    Hihi, cold when wearing gloves 🙂 my kids did some skiing today, they had gloves too 😉 as for me, not ready but we’ll get there. Mainly i am happy to have a 2 week break!

    • andthreetogo
      December 23, 2014 at 9:18 am

      Yes, it got down to 11 degrees while we were there! Soooo cold. Hahah
      A two week break! Hooray! Do you guys spend the holidays with extended family or on your own?

      • freebutfun
        December 23, 2014 at 6:43 pm

        We’ll take the best parts out of both as well as friends 🙂

  6. melissajane01
    December 23, 2014 at 5:51 am

    I’m almost ready. I still need to wrap presents but that’s about it.

    • andthreetogo
      December 23, 2014 at 9:18 am

      Awesome! Merry Christmas!

  7. thehomeschoolingdoctor
    December 23, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Loved the photos! Very good! The sky one was strange! Bubble tea? What is? Funny Elf–they do the darndest things! Merry Christmas to you. I did miss you! Wondered what was up!~~Terri

    • andthreetogo
      December 23, 2014 at 9:33 pm

      Bubble tea is tea with milk and boba pearls (tapioca balls). It is so yummy!

      • thehomeschoolingdoctor
        December 25, 2014 at 11:49 pm

        That sounds neat. I can’t wait to try that some day!

  8. joylovestravel
    December 24, 2014 at 1:33 am

    Merry Christmas – love that naughty elf!

    • andthreetogo
      December 24, 2014 at 10:07 am

      Thanks! Merry Christmas to you!

  9. theblackberryboys
    December 25, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    I like the elf! Looks like fun 🙂 It has been great weather here. But we are said to get snow in a few days 🙁 I had a Christmas Mocchaccino yesterday. with white chocolate, whipped cream, caramel and cinnamon 🙂 Merry Christmas to you, Zoe and Chad!

    • andthreetogo
      December 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      Merry Christmas to you Fanni and family! That drink sounds amazingly delicious! 🙂

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