Wednesday Write-up: MY FIRST AWARD!!!!!!!


This week I had the incredible excitement and honor of being nominated for a Liebster Award by  The Blackberry Boys. Fanni is a fun and crafty blogger who writes about her two boys (Blackberry #1 and Blackberry #20) and their lives in Hungary. It is wonderful… Make sure you go check it out!

So, there is a ton of information on the internet about what the Liebster Award is, and what supposed to do when nominated. First, the Liebster Award is an award given from blogger to blogger. You have the option to accept it or gracefully refuse it as it is kind of like a chain letter. You answer a set of questions and then pass on the nomination to other bloggers (with under 200 followers) and then give them questions to answer about themselves. I honestly feel that this is less like a chain letter and more like Amish Friendship Bread, something that you actually get something out of. This is an opportunity for others to learn more about me, and for me to learn more about other bloggers. Not only that, but maybe all of us can find new blogs that we love.  I guess all of this is to say… I ACCEPT!

So here we go….

My Questions To Answer:

1. What’s your daily motivation? 

Being a loving, kind, and thoughtful wife, mother, family member, and friend. That is my goal always. But most often it is making it through the day without being negative and being a good example to my daughter.

2. Do you have a particular song that makes your day?

Any Beatles song that was written by John or George… Sorry, I cannot pick just one. 🙂

3. Name five items that you always carry with you.

Sunglasses, my iPhone, extra underwear for Z (she is still newly potty-trained), first aid kit (I was not a girl scout, but truly feel it’s best to be prepared), and tissues (lots of them, as many bathrooms here in Asia do not provide them for you).

4.What was the best movie you have seen recently?

Prisoner, although it was a disturbing subject it was the best made movie I have seen in a while. Also it was the most recent movie I have watched so it’s the first that came to mind.

5. Full breakfast or on the go?

Always a full breakfast and always immediately when I wake up, otherwise I turn into the Incredible She-Hulk and start throwing things… okay not that bad (but don’t ask Chad).

6. What do you first notice on another person?

Their hair.

7.Do you agree “Less is More”?

Yes, but only in material things, you can never have too much love, laughter, fun, etc.

8. You can’t live without…

My husband, daughter, family, friends, internet to stay connected, and delicious food (you know it had to be in here somewhere).

9. First love is unforgettable but second love is lovelier. Do you agree?

I am not sure about the first love being unforgettable part, I think I did not realize what true love was until I met Chad. Everything before that was more like strong infatuation and unhealthy attachment.  So I guess I don’t agree…?

10. Last but not least: Have you already bought your Christmas gifts or at least made a list?

This year since we are in Asia, we are just buying small things for Z and nothing for anyone else, so yes my shopping is pretty much completed.

The blogs I am nominating for the Liebster Award:

Scenes From Abroad- Teaching in Taiwan and Korea A great blog written by a gentleman living and teaching English in Korea (previously Taiwan) and how he embraces the culture, language, and life of wherever he is.

The Places We Go A blog written by fellow long-term travelers who have children. I always enjoy reading about their adventures on the road.

Facts and Fables A blog that grabs my mind and thoughts with posts about historical figures and cultures. I love it!

EncyclopediaPearl A travel blog that has amazing pictures and tons of fun stories and information about many places, most recently Thailand.

The Homeschooling Doctor A blog written by a mom who teaches her children at home, who also happens to be a doctor. Her posts are very interesting and I love how she supports a whole foods diet.

A Note From Abroad A blog written by a couple that have sold their belongings and decided to travel the world. Their posts have taught me new things and I love their pictures.

There were a couple of other blogs that I wanted to nominate but they were already nominated! 🙂 So honorable mention to Free but fun! and Kids “R” Simple.

If you wonderful bloggers choose to accept the award, here are 10 Questions I have for you:

1. What made you want to start a blog?

2. Where would you live if you could choose anywhere?

3. What do you look for while traveling… museums, nature, culture, arts, or something else?

4. What is the most recent book you have read?

5. Snow or Sun? Which do you prefer?

6. What’s your favorite food/dish?

7. What is the craziest thing you have ever done?

8. If you could be any character from a movie, who would you be?

9.  What is your favorite Christmas meal?

10. If you could change one physical feature about yourself , what would you change?

I cannot wait to see the answers from all the blogs I have nominated and get to know everyone better and hopefully find some new blogs.  Thanks again to The Blackberry Boys for the nomination!

  25 comments for “Wednesday Write-up: MY FIRST AWARD!!!!!!!

  1. Expat Mammy
    December 11, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Congrats on the award, well deserved

    • andthreetogo
      December 11, 2013 at 11:48 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂

  2. Cyndie Tobin
    December 12, 2013 at 2:38 am


    • andthreetogo
      December 12, 2013 at 7:38 am

      Thanks Auntie!

  3. freebutfun
    December 12, 2013 at 2:14 am

    Congrats and thanks for the honorable mention! I’ll get around to my accepting award post soon but in the meanwhile Iwant to answer your number 5: definitively both at the same time!

    • andthreetogo
      December 12, 2013 at 7:38 am

      I love it. 🙂

  4. bakeritalia
    December 12, 2013 at 2:57 am

    Well done, that’s great!

    • andthreetogo
      December 12, 2013 at 7:39 am

      Thank you! And congrats on your nomination as well 🙂

  5. Madeline
    December 12, 2013 at 4:36 am

    Thanks so much for thinking of me!

    • andthreetogo
      December 12, 2013 at 7:39 am

      You deserve it!

  6. Christy @
    December 12, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Congrats!! Thanks for the honorable mention too!! Love your blog, I think blogging has brought the like-minded bloggers together and I appreciate our blogger friendship 🙂

    • andthreetogo
      December 12, 2013 at 8:55 am

      You deserve it! I couldn’t say it any better myself! 🙂

  7. thehomeschoolingdoctor
    December 12, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Congratulations! Thank you for the nomination!
    What do you first notice about people’s hair? LOL!

    • andthreetogo
      December 12, 2013 at 9:32 pm

      I don’t know exactly, usually if they have (or suffer from, as I like to say) curly hair like mine. Color, cut, style, mostly it’s me looking at something I would like or want to do with my hair. If that all makes sense :-/
      You deserve the nomination! Thank you!

      • thehomeschoolingdoctor
        December 12, 2013 at 9:47 pm

        Well, my hair needs a cut so badly right now–that I hate to think of it being the first thing people see! So I laughed when I read that!!!

        • andthreetogo
          December 13, 2013 at 8:26 am

          I think it is most likely because it is the thing I am most insecure about 🙂

  8. theblackberryboys
    December 13, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Congratulations! I loved your answers 🙂 I am going to check out your nominees 🙂
    For #2. I would live near the ocean or the sea. #5: sun. Number 10: It would be nice to be skinny again 🙁

    • andthreetogo
      December 13, 2013 at 8:24 am

      Thank you! I love your answers and totally feel you on number 10. If only I didn’t love food so much. (:

  9. Joanne Morton Joseph
    December 16, 2013 at 6:26 am

    Thank you so much for the nomination! I am thrilled to be mentioned and will be honored to answer the questions. It may be a short delay as we are currently spending our time with my father-in-law who is nearing the end of a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease and Cancer. Family time together is our top priority at the moment.

    • andthreetogo
      December 16, 2013 at 8:32 am

      Oh of course! My prayers go out to you, your husbands father, and your whole family.

  10. Bronwyn Joy @ Journeys Of The Fabulist
    December 18, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Congratulations on your award! Can’t believe it’s your first. Thanks for some great blog suggestions to check out!

    • andthreetogo
      December 18, 2013 at 10:46 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

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  12. Tim and Joanne Joseph
    October 26, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    I hope you will accept my “better late than never” acceptance of the Liebster Award. I sincerely appreciate this recognition and send you a warm THANK YOU. You can find the answers to your questions here:

    • andthreetogo
      October 27, 2014 at 8:26 am

      You deserve it! Thanks for letting me know. Congratulations! 🙂

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