Happy Thanksgiving Week!

Let the giving of thanks and the feasting begin! Happy Thanksgiving week, everyone! LPM is closed for the week, so I’m not sure how much activity there will be on the blog. I definitely want to take advantage of our five days off. What a blessing! You know what is so awesome? My hubby has these five days off, too! So for the first time in our marriage, we have a whole week off of work to just spend at home. We are normally in Wyoming or Missouri for Thanksgiving, but this year we just get to have a staycation.

I feel certain that these three things will happen this week:
1) Our Christmas lights, Clark Griswold style, will go up. Curtis normally does this over a span of several days. Our little oak tree was completed last night. I’m looking forward to seeing his “vision” for our new house come into fruition.
2) I will make butterscotch haystacks with the intention of taking them to our neighbors. Hopefully I won’t get lazy and keep them all! That would not be good for Pregnant Girl’s figure.
3) We will get some work done on Jackson’s big boy room and the baby’s nursery. And by work I mean we will order some furniture, which we should have done long ago.

As for the rest of the Moore clan, my parents have been at their ranch since Friday. I spoke to my dad this morning and he said they weren’t ready to come home and, in fact, they just wanted to live there forever. (My mother later debunked this statement. They’re coming home tomorrow.) I simply cannot imagine my mom living in a place where there are no people to witness her good hair days and well accessorized outfits. She needs witnesses! And I’m not talking about deer, steer, and wild hogs.

Melissa and Colin are saving their travel days for Christmas, so they are not coming home for Thanksgiving. We’ll miss them so much, but they will be spending Thursday with some dear friends and will have a blast.

Also – this is so exciting – Curtis and I are expecting to get a phone call any day that his sister is in labor with her firstborn. We can’t wait to meet our sweet little nephew.

Have a great Monday, friends!


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  1. 51
    Angie says:

    Have a very Happy Thanksgiving! I remember my mom making haystacks. YUM!

  2. 52
    Anonymous says:

    Amanda, Thank you for your realistic update! Makes us feel like part of the family! Wonder if we could do a posting on family Thanksgiving traditions, other than going around the table and saying what you are thankful for (which is great, just not out of the ordinary). I’m looking for something that would be meaningful for both believers and non (and still point them to Christ). Thanks, Love a Sister in Missouri

  3. 53
    Susan says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to the extended Moore clan.

    I put my foot down this year and said NO CLARK GRISWOLD decorations. Apparently, I have been totally ignored as there are two big, brand new boxes of C9 (the megatrons of lights) sitting on the counter. That’s right…right out in the open. He didn’t even try to hide them. The nerve! lol

    I am so doing whatever I want to the INDOOR tree this year…

    Hugs and blessings!


  4. 54
    Anonymous says:

    Enjoy the Thanksgiving!
    My own husband’s summed up his definition of when our house meets decoration standards (and I quote), “If it looks like someone threw up Christmas, then we’re done. Until, keep stringing stuff.”
    Kim Feth
    Apex, NC

  5. 55
    valerie says:

    Sometimes those staycations are pretty wonderful.

    Enjoy and I wish all of your family & the LPM staff a very blessed Thanksgiving.


  6. 56
    Annalou says:

    Aw… Happy Thanksgiving to you all too.

    We are gathering together with my husbands family this year as we are giving my In-Laws a surprise trip for their anniversary. The whole family knows but my in-laws and they want to be here for the presentation. I’m going to need plenty of Kleenex’s! :o)

    Blessings to all In Christ!


  7. 57
    Miranda says:


    My sister is in labor now as I type this!!! Why am I not there??? Because I am in school and I have a HUGE test tomorrow.. but I will be there tomorrow afternoon!! It will be a wonderful thanksgiving!! Blessings!

  8. 58
    Moose Mama says:

    Wyoming will miss you this Thanksgiving. It was last year that we got the recipe and wonderful pics of the King Ranch Casserole! (with the turkey cut out on top)

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving all of you at LPM. We siestas adore you all.

    Melana in Wyoming

  9. 59
    Anonymous says:

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving Moores, Joneses, Fitzpatricks and LPM staff! You are such a blessing and I am so thankful for you!

    Much love,
    Anne in MO

  10. 60
    Aunt_Nette says:

    Please make sure you leave all pets at home. Unless you want him to go and explore your neighbors homes like last year! hehehe

  11. 61
    Lois says:

    Have a wonderful, restful Thanksgiving!

    My husband is at WalMart right now, buying extra lights for outside. =)

  12. 62
    Georgia Jan says:

    Oh Amanda – you will LOVE your staycation! They are honestly my favorite times – true rest and sweet fellowship.

    Enjoy every moment in your family of three!

    And may I say that I am thankful for you and your family and for this blog and all the siestas!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

    With a Grateful Heart,
    Georgia Jan

  13. 63
    Missy says:


    Have a GREAT staycation and a wonderful Thanksgiving! Tell Beth, Melissa, and the rest of the clan Happy Thanksgiving, too!! I’m glad all of you are getting some much deserved rest this week.

    Isn’t it about time for an updated Pregnant Girl picture for us?? 😉

    Much love girlie 🙂

  14. 64
    Tiffany03 says:

    Oh Amanda…If you do get to come to Springfield soon I would love to take you to lunch!!!! I wish you and you family a very blessed Thanksgiving! From a Sister in Christ in Springfield Mo!

  15. 65
    Shellie Paparazzo says:

    Oh, how fun! I’m tired alrdeady and our activities haven’t really began. We’ve just had teeth cleanings and then found out our son, Jeremiah, has an infection in one of his teeth and it has to be pulled. So, I’ll be going to the dentist again tomorrow. Also, I had to take my car to the shop to get new breaks. And delivering popcorn that people ordered from my son for Cub Scouts. And laundry, laundry, laundry! We’ll be leaving for my parents home in Oregon on Wednesday. They live on a ranch. Much like Beth, not anywhere I would want to live. My children would just as soon stay, but not me. Of course, I grew up there and now live in town with the people like I like it and my children would rather be there. The grass is always greener!

  16. 66
    bethany says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the Moore, Jones, and Fitzpatrick homes as well as my siesta sisters out there!!!
    Amanda, I am off for the entire week too….oh glorious! The benefits of being a teacher!
    This week is always filled with decorating for Christmas so I am exicted to put the music in the player, the cider on the stove, and start untangling lights!

  17. 67
    Anonymous says:

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! May you all be blessed!
    Charlotte – in Georgia

  18. 68
    Moose Mama says:

    Yes, Honea Household, there IS a difference between spanish peanuts and “regular” peanuts.

    Go to the aisle with the nuts….you’ll see. Spanish peanuts are a little more rounder than the others and they always have the little “skins” on them….which almost always get stuck on your teeth and you don’t know till it’s WAY too late.

    Melana in Wyoming

  19. 69
    Heather in CA says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for our “friendship”! Last year was the first time we even heard the “Colin and Melissa” combo!!! Ãœ I love you guys!!! Enjoy!

  20. 70
    Trudy says:

    Happy Thanksgivng Ladies, I am so thankful for you and all you all do, you too Mr. Curtis!! I can’t wait to do Esther after the holidays!! I am beyond excited!!!

  21. 71
    Kristy says:

    I hope all of you have a very happy Thanksgiving! I just have to say a BIG thank you to Beth – who has inspired me in my Christian walk more than anyone else – ever! Love to you all!

  22. 72
    puzzlepiecesista says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Amanda!! We, like you, are having our first “staycation” in 20yrs. and I am thrilled about it!!

    I can’t wait to get started on the Christmas decorations this weekend!! I remember your famous
    “butterscotch haystacks”…..maybe the boys and I will try making those this year???

    Love to you all,

    Redmond, WA

  23. 73
    Jenn says:

    Happy Happy Thanksgiving to my LPM sistas.. I have not written in a while because God gave me the gift of getting to travel all throughout europe for the month of November. For a poor m*ss*ionary I still can’t get over Gods gift of provision for this trip for me. I am soo thankful for the goodness of our God. As i traveled around, I could see His awesome handprint over everything. He is truly an amazing God. I hope that you have an awesome thanksgiving. I will be spending my second thanksgiving here in nepal.. this year we were actually able to get an imported turkey!

  24. 74
    Donna says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all on the LPM Blog. Amanda, I LOVE butterscotch! Please post the recipe for the butterscotch haystacks. I will be thinking of you and Curtis as I watch National Lampoon Christmas Vacation this year 🙂

  25. 75
    ArmyReserveWife says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Siestas, the Moore’s, the Fitzpatrick’s and the Joneses.

    Also, please be praying for my uncle and his 2 daughters, his ex-wife, their mother was killed yesterday morning in a car wreck. None are Christians.


  26. 76
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    Happy Thanksgiving week to you too, Little Momma and crew:) I am staying in my hometown too, but my older sis is coming in from TX tonight!!!! Very excited! Haven’t seen her since around March i think:)…I have Christmas stuff, it’s just not up at all yet:) I’m behind:)…OOooo, baby nursery!:)…So, your parents will be around too, good!, Aw, sorry about Mrs. Melissa and Colin not coming-boo, but coming for Christmas:)…Whoa! I thought she was getting close, since she was a little bit ahead of you in months! Very exciting!:):)

    Love in CHRIST,


  27. 77
    katiegfromtennessee says:


    Meant to leave verses for you, hope they bless you all like they have blessed me…Lord, sanctify us, through and through:

    Romans 15:4
    Psalm 79:9
    Isaiah 40:1
    Psalm 107:19-21 NKJV


  28. 78
    barbara head says:

    We sold our house and are moving over Thanksgiving. Oh, stress!!! But fortunately I have a wonderful daughter-in-love that is doing all the cooking and entertaining for Thanksgiving! How blessed can I be!!!

  29. 79
    Dana N says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! Enjoy a well deserved rest!

  30. 80
    Joni says:

    A Happy Thanksgiving to all!! :o)

  31. 81
    Marita says:

    To the Moore’s, Fitzpatricks, Jones’, ALL the LPM Staff AND The Siestas:
    Happy Thanksgiving and may you be richly blessed this season.


  32. 82
    Bobbie says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to the Moores, Jones, and Fitzpatricks and all of you Siestas. Amanda, have a great time decorating "two" new rooms in your new home! What kind of outdoor lights is Clark, uh, Curtis putting up? We're having that discussion and can't decide what kind to use!

    One of the things I'm most grateful for this year is our new home, that also came with "deer, steer and wild hogs"! Who knew that right in the heart of Texas one could have all that! I sat with my eyes glued to two doe and three fawn that gracefully crossed the barbed wire fence into our backyard a couple of nights ago!! It was so awesome! I know this is huntin' season here, but please…not in my yard :0) I love all God's critters, they just make me smile!!

    Love & Thanksgiving blessings,

  33. 83
    ACR says:

    Many blessings for a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION to all the Moore family. We love you all so much.

  34. 84
    hisfivefooter says:

    Happy Thanksgiving dear girl! I am the Clark Griswold of my family, so my five foot frame has been dangling off of ladders for the past several days! I am thankful for all of you and the wonderful LPM staff! Enjoy yourselves and just being together! I am so thankful to God for His consistency amid our inconsistency, and for sustaining “our very frame” through yet another year. Isn’t He good?! Much love to all of you!
    Lisa in Kirkland, Washington

  35. 85
    Profbaugh says:

    Have a great Thanksgiving. Hunker down and enjoy your staycation!!

    Much love,

  36. 86
    Cindy in Ferndale says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to ALL the LPM families and to all the blogging siestas.
    Our Lord is so awesome, and I have so much to be thankful for!

  37. 87
    CarolinaCalling says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all! Enjoy the week off! When I count my blessings LPM is one of them!

  38. 88
    kathyPinkBicycleArkansas says:

    Tiffany03…I am from Mtn. Home and am planning to be at Battlefield Mall on Friday….would love to meet a Siesta….e-mail me at [email protected].

  39. 89
    Ashton says:


  40. 90
    Anonymous says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!!


  41. 91
    Go-Between says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! I have to say that we are so very thankful for you all and all your sacrifices! And Happy Thanksgiving to all the siestas!
    Have fun with those Christmas lights! And enjoy the precious week with your husband. I am so blessed to have mine home all week also AND my first born is flying in tomorrow to be with us for 4 days!
    Praise God for His wonderful blessings!
    love to you

  42. 92
    Andreea says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. I am in Romania visiting family and will be back home (in Louisiana) on Friday. Seeing a post from y’all made me smile.

    Hugs to your wonderful, amazing Mama!! I coudln’t have made it through this trip without her teachings. I took a bunch of her cds with me. Cause I wasn’t going anywhere without being able to listen to her.

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  43. 93
    Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife says:

    Had to pop in and say BETH – YOU WOKE ME UP!

    I have no idea why my kids were watching INSP tv last night, but they left it on when they went to bed. I got in in the wee hours this morning to cut it off and there you were talking tabernacle. Like I could go back to bed on that.

    Happy Thanksgiving Girls ! May the power of God rest on you this week!

  44. 94
    Shari says:

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! No gifts, no huge decorations – just food, family, friends, and fun. I’m so very thankful that God dropped me into my very own special family. We may not be normal (trust me on that one), but we are loved dearly by each other. I’m also so very grateful to this ministry for growing me in grace and in the Word. If you only knew the treasures I’ve received by doing these studies…

  45. 95
    cherrilynn says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! I thank God in every remembrance of you!
    Beth, I was watching you this morning. You were teaching on the thorn in the flesh! Thank you Thank you. The balloon was a perfect analogy. My bubble gets popped daily. Praise God for that!

  46. 96
    Kristen says:


    Oooo, you taught me a new word…staycation! Sometimes, that is exactly what you need!

    I want to wish you and your sweet family-the Jones, the Moores and the Fitzpatricks- a very Happy Thanksgiving! I am so, so thankful for you and all you do. You are a source of joy and blessing!

    AND Happy Thanksgiving to all you siestas!


  47. 97
    Susan Murphy says:

    I pray that all of you have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. May the Lord Bless you all!

    I love Thanksgiving we are staying home and It’s my Anniversary too 15 years !

    Love to you All!

  48. 98
    Anonymous says:

    We Canadians have had our Thanks Giving long past, but that really is only one day, We can be Thankful today with you our American Sisters. I pray you all have kind and gentle days today.
    Reading your comments about your parents being away and you not being able to picture your mum not having people around yet your Dad willing to just check into that place of quiet is so like myself and my husband. We head south in a little bit and he would be there in Florida for 3 months straight where as I am not near ready for that, I love overseeing my ladies in groups I love Nacho’s with my girlfirends and coffee and muffins with others I love seeing my children and grandchildren, I love most of what happens in my life, so many ladies so many ways to help. So many ways to listen, and hey even having my hair straight and not in big Puffy Frow is good to know as well.(Frows happen in Florida……)
    Happy Thanks Giving LPM ladies.

  49. 99
    anita from kansas says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all (including all fellow Sietas).
    May the blessing you prayed for us Beth I return the pray upon you and your family.
    Much love,

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