Monday Montage: Thankful

I am feeling thankful today. Maybe it is the new year. Maybe it is because I was going through old pictures and reminiscing. Maybe it is because I spent time with my awesome little family and traipsed around Phuket in the sun today. It is probably all of those and more. Today I want to share with you what I am thankful for.

I am glad to be alive. I am ultra-thankful for Jesus and His salvation. I am thankful that I have the freedom to believe that and to share it openly.

I am blessed with a fun-loving, artistic, loving husband that loves to travel as much as I do. Everyday, I am thankful to be living the life that Chad and I have chosen to live together. Living in Thailand and traveling the world these past two years have been amazing, a dream come true.

I am so very grateful for my perfect three-year-old daughter who graces me with her joy, laughter, and love every day. I am even thankful for her melt-downs, because it shows that she is thinking, learning, and emotionally growing into her own person. (I will need to remember that last one in the midst of the next melt-down I think.)

I am thankful for family that loves and support us three that are far away. Without them, there wouldn’t be an us.

And without all of you, my lovely readers, there wouldn’t be an And Three To Go. So THANK YOU! I am thankful for the opportunity to get to know you all. I am thankful that you keep reading these posts and participating in conversations with me across the interwebs!

Now for some pictures. I hope you enjoy them and have a great Monday!

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Z testing the water at our favorite pool near our house. She thought it was okay, I was freezing! I am getting too acclimated I think. It may be time to visit somewhere cold I think… maybe a place that is even below 20°C (68°F)! IMG_3802Z… ahem, pardon me… Rapunzel loving some Mac ‘n Cheese at one of our new favorite restaurants, Java Junction Bistro.

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Chad being the master chef at our favorite Thai BBQ buffet right near our house. All-you-can-eat marinated pork, fish, seafood, beef, chicken, and vegetables that you cook right at your table… It’s so delicious!

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Dorothy (from Wizard of Boz according to Z) helping out Santa with his sleigh at the local grocery market. Not a sight you see everyday…

That my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!       Psalm 30:12 


Now it’s your turn! What are you feeling thankful for today?I know it’s Monday, but there has to be something, right?! Leave a comment and join in the fun!

  37 comments for “Monday Montage: Thankful

  1. Leslie from Harris Hippies
    January 26, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    This was wonderful and encouraging to read, Jenny — thank you for sharing!

    • andthreetogo
      January 26, 2015 at 9:13 pm

      I am so glad that it was! Thanks so much for reading and commenting! 🙂 Have a wonderful day!

  2. Sha
    January 26, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Good one, always good to remember small things to be thankful of…I need this reminder myself..haha…:)

    • andthreetogo
      January 26, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      I always need reminding to be thankful. 🙂 I admit I have been feeling off as of late and suddenly today something just clicked and I felt downright grateful to be alive. Nothing too exciting happened, just our normal life. I love when that happens. I hope you have an awesome day full of things to be thankful for!

      • Sha
        January 26, 2015 at 9:41 pm

        Oh yes! My life has been full of late and I have much to be grateful for..hopefully the rest of the year will be good to me..

        • andthreetogo
          January 26, 2015 at 9:59 pm

          I hope so too!

  3. mamabyfire
    January 26, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Good point about the meltdowns. They are learning and growing into their own person. Something for me to remember too. My Zoe would love your Zoe’s Rapunzel dress, she is her favorite! That BBQ place sounds so awesome! Today I am thankful that my family is finally well enough to leave the house (long weekend)-Now for some grocery shopping! Have a great week!

    • andthreetogo
      January 26, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      Oh man! I am thankful you guys are well too. I hate being stuck in the house. 🙂
      Rapunzel is one of my z’s favorites as well (obviously haha). Have an awesome day (even if it is just grocery shopping). 🙂

  4. joylovestravel
    January 26, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Great post Jenny – sometimes we just need to take a moment and remember to be thankful! I should do that more often. The Thai BBQ looks mouth wateringly delicious too!!

    • andthreetogo
      January 26, 2015 at 10:24 pm

      It really is! I would eat it every night if I could. 🙂 Thanks, Joy!

  5. thehomeschoolingdoctor
    January 26, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    Good pictures. The pool looks cold to me! Give me full sun! Ha ha! I’m glad you had a “grateful spurt!” I love those. I am grateful too. For so many things. Today it is a vacation and a healthy baby and a clear head. I wish I had that BBQ place! My husband might cook for me! But I am grateful, he always opens my crab legs when we eat them! Ha!

    • andthreetogo
      January 26, 2015 at 11:06 pm

      Woohoo! Vacation is awesome! And a healthy baby… Even more awesome!
      I agree. I was sitting in the sun next to the pool… Eventually I did go in and play in the pool with her though… Yep I am totally rocking this mom gig… Haha yeah right. 🙂
      Hope your day is fabulous!

  6. thetattootourist
    January 27, 2015 at 12:48 am

    lovely pics yet again. gratitude is a great way to start the week off!

    • andthreetogo
      January 27, 2015 at 11:24 am

      Thank you! Hope your day is fantastic!

  7. Kimberly
    January 27, 2015 at 12:49 am

    I’m thankful for the sauna at my gym. I’m a heat lover like you, and warm cozy sauna time is my reward for a workout 🙂

    • andthreetogo
      January 27, 2015 at 11:25 am

      You know it’s funny… People here love saunas as well. I always think “we live in a sauna” hahah. I can imagine it’s great after a workout!

  8. Sue Slaght
    January 27, 2015 at 4:13 am

    Gratitude is a wonderful foundation for the business of living. 🙂

    • andthreetogo
      January 27, 2015 at 11:25 am

      Oh I like that! Well said! Have a great day Sue!

  9. Lani
    January 27, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Gratitude posts never get old and we should always strive to remember to be thankful. Lovely post, Jenny.

    • andthreetogo
      January 27, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      Thanks Lani! Btw… have been reading your book! I am loving it! The story in the prologue… Oh my goodness… So funny! 🙂 Anyways thanks for writing it. 🙂 I will definitely be reviewing it when I finish.

      • Lani
        January 27, 2015 at 2:10 pm

        Sounds good. I hope you still enjoy it when you are through. *scared!* Grateful, too. xxoo

  10. kemkem
    January 28, 2015 at 5:20 am

    I”ve become more grateful the older l get, especially for health. It is such a precious thing. What lovely pictures..like.. 🙂

    • andthreetogo
      January 28, 2015 at 8:27 am

      Indeed! I feel the same way. Thank you! Have a wonderful day filled with lots of yummy food. 🙂 (Still thinking of your recent post about the restaurant… *drool*).

  11. Rachel E. Bledsoe
    January 28, 2015 at 7:52 am

    Every time I read one of your posts, it feels like a vacation. You whisk me away to tropical place and as a reader, I become part of your adventures. I love it so much. So thank you, I am grateful to have a little sun from your blog on a cloudy January day.

    • andthreetogo
      January 28, 2015 at 8:30 am

      Wow! Thank you so much, that is a real compliment! I hope your day today will be filled with at least a little January sunshine and love. 🙂

  12. Bronwyn Joy @ Journeys Of The Fabulist
    January 28, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    I should pause and be thankful a bit more often. So far 2015 seems way rushed. Thanks for the reminder.

    • andthreetogo
      January 28, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      It does feel incredibly busy here to as well. I have a feeling it will only get more busy as the year goes on… well as long as it’s traveling and having fun busy then I am a happy lady. 🙂

      • Bronwyn Joy @ Journeys Of The Fabulist
        January 28, 2015 at 9:02 pm

        Busy is fine as long as it feels good and productive. I think that’s been the problem with January so far.

        • andthreetogo
          January 28, 2015 at 9:13 pm

          Spinning your wheels? I do so hate that feeling.

          • Bronwyn Joy @ Journeys Of The Fabulist
            January 28, 2015 at 9:14 pm

            Yes. Yes. That’s the term I’m looking for.

  13. Sasha
    January 29, 2015 at 1:29 am

    I am thankful to have grown to know you!! 🙂

    • andthreetogo
      January 29, 2015 at 8:59 am

      Thank you so much! You as well! I love reading your posts. I feel like blogging is my village… I get parenting help and encouragement, ideas for things to do, travel ideas…. Pretty much everything! Including new friends. 🙂

  14. Sasha
    January 30, 2015 at 6:04 am

    Grateful to have found your blog! 🙂 Love your world traveller lifestyle! We’ve got a bit of that going on, but not like you guys… we just follow my husband’s job around the world, currently that finds us in New York City, navigating this new city with a new baby. You guys are truly living the dream! xo

    • andthreetogo
      January 30, 2015 at 8:37 am

      I am so glad you found me! I look forward to greeting to know you! That is wonderful that you can do that with your husbands work!
      Chad and I have often talked of how we want to live in NYC someday. It must be amazing!

      • Sasha
        January 31, 2015 at 7:35 am

        It’s a bit stressful and hectic, to be honest (not to mention expensive!) but trying to make the most of it while caring for an infant (so, no swanky rooftop parties, dancing till 4am, etc – all that stuff people associate with the NYC life). We visited some bits of Asia (Hong Kong and Japan) before the baby and loved it but sadly haven’t been to Thailand yet. One day!

        • andthreetogo
          January 31, 2015 at 1:53 pm

          I have heard that it’s that way, which is one of the reasons we haven’t ever been, but hopefully we will get to visit someday soon.
          We have been to Japan and loved it,
          Hong Kong we went to way before z was even a thought in our mind. It was such an interesting place. I want to go back there soon and go to Hong Kong Disneyland. 🙂

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