Siesta Group Picture

If she didn’t have a Bible study class to teach tonight, I know Bethie would be on here right now talking about how much fun she had meeting so many Siestas in Atlanta. (You almost got a post from her last night but she decided to cook dinner for us instead. Sorry, but it was really good!) She told me she had a blast and that all of you were hilarious. Thanks to Lisa/The Preacher’s Wife and my co-worker KMac for supplying pictures.

Miesta Moose made an appearance!

I’m now 17 days away from my due date, but who’s counting? It’s not like I’m getting impatient or anything! I had an ultrasound yesterday and Baby Girl looks great. Today I got my highlights done, so we are one step closer to being ready. Y’all, I went into the salon as prepared as possible. I didn’t take a pickle jar or a bottle of Sprite, but on this very spring-like day I did take a big jacket to tie around my waist if necessary. Thank you for that tip! The princess got a little excited while my hair was getting foiled and I was just praying she wouldn’t knock anything loose! I cannot think of worse timing than to have chemicals and aluminum in one’s hair when labor begins. I don’t want to scare my daughter when she sees me for the first time. I’d rather her first thought be that, indeed, she has a beautiful inhairitance. (Ps. 16:6, ESV) (That was for my mom, whose love language is speaking in puns.)

I need to get ready to pick up my boy from mother’s day out, but I have to share this real quick. Last night Curt was getting Jackson ready for bed and I overheard him ask if he’d ever seen an angel. Jackson said, “Yes.” Then Curt said, “Well, what did the angel look like?” Jackson said, “Mommy.” Is that not so precious? Don’t think VVPG didn’t almost start crying! Y’all have a great Tuesday!


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  1. 51
    Living day by day for Jesus says:

    You make me smile!

  2. 52
    Haley says:

    I wish that I had known about that lunch! That is so sweet what Jackson said! I hope my girls think that about me! FYI my 17 year old sister informed a little while ago that her HIGH SCHOOL Bible study group that has a college facilitator is starting Daniel soon. How cool is that?

  3. 53
    Katie says:

    How completely sweet! I can’t wait to start writing down the cute things my baby Sarah will do. This VVPG is very very ready to hold her baby girl in her arms…and not in her belly! As feisty as she is there are times I’m about ready to get a restraining order against her. Don’t suppose it would work though. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. 54
    fuzzytop says:

    …absolutely loved Jackson’s comment…. That’s a keeper!

  5. 55
    Anonymous says:

    VVPG has a sweet boy who is going to be a wonderful big brother. You don’t really need it, but you have permission from all of us to cry all you want and we’ll even cry with you. Actually, after reading the comments on the other post, I’m surprised you didn’t laugh yourself into labor – although I don’t know if that has ever happened.
    We can hardly wait to see pics of Curt’s, Jackson’s and your
    VVPG – very very precious girl!
    Much love to all of you,
    Patti Hayes – Lutz, Florida

  6. 56

    So, Amanda, what is Beth holding in her hand? I see a “bird” but can’t quite make out what exactly that is? I’m a detail person – sorry – I might have made a good detective!!

    Looking Upward and Choosing JOY,

    PS: If that is a “Bird Thing” – then God put that in the photo just for me! Thanks Beth!!

  7. 57
    Kiki says:

    The concert was awesome! Travis and his team are so very talented. Wish I had known about the siesta get together because I would have loved to meet everyone!

  8. 58
    Cindy- My Life HIS Story says:

    Oh, Amanda, that is so sweet. I think you will very soon stop being VVPG and take on VVPM – Very Very Pretty Mommy.

    Praying for you, sweet girl, during your waiting time!


    p.s We are home – iced in – here in north Texas. Enjoy the spring like weather!

  9. 59
    alive2worship says:

    I am sad that I missed out on this get together. I ama Siesta now so next time I will be there. What a wonderful night it was though Travis was amazing I can’t wait for the CD and DVD to come out everyone should make it apart of their CD and DVD collection. Your Mom was amazing as always. What an inspiration. Oh what a night!!!!

  10. 60
    JayCee says:

    Love the post….Amanda, you have got a great gift for writing, just like your momma….wonder if Baby Girl will be blessed with that gift, as well. I guess we will just have to wait and see. Looks like Jackson’s got the gift with words, that’s for sure, you Angel!

  11. 61
    Kim Safina says:

    The Journey Continues ~

    Angelic Amanda,

    How blessed we Siesta's are to be able to share across the country and world our love for one another!

    Have Curtis & Jackson give your Precious Princess a smooch on your tummy from all of the Siesta's who continue to PRAY FOR A PERFECT PUSH FOR THE PRINCESS DELIVERY AND NO PAIN! ๐Ÿ™‚

    With "Heaven Bound" blessings,

  12. 62
    Abby says:

    oh my word, that is enough to make up for any outburst, any day of the week!!! so sweet!

  13. 63
    Cheryl says:

    Please tell your mom how much it meant to us that she took a few minutes out of her jam-packed schedule to say hi to us!!!
    I’m almost 7 months and the events of this weekend were almost too much but it was soooo worth it!

    There is something so special about those baby boys…priceless!

    Praying for you!

  14. 64
    Cheryl Barker says:

    Hang on to those precious moments and memories with Jackson, Amanda — they’ll help see you through the teen years! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. 65
    Yankee Mama says:

    Awww that Jackson is so sweet!

  16. 66
    Donita says:

    Here’s a recent conversation with my son (just 6 months older than Jackson):
    Son, you’re really pushing my buttons today.
    Which buttons mommy?
    All of them!

    My husband and I laughed and laughed about that one.

  17. 67
    TCKK says:

    Looks like you all had fun! That is so cute what Jackson said!!!

  18. 68
    Lisa V says:

    All together now… “awwwwwww”. I would’ve certainly melted to hear my 2 1/2 yr old boy call me an angel.

  19. 69
    Christina L says:

    I would have started crying. That was precious.

  20. 70
    Deedra says:

    I can’t tell you how excited we were to have Beth stop by for a visit on Sunday!! I’m sure her day was jam packed! The clogging was priceless! That sweet Jackson is just a doll baby! He is going to make an awesome big brother!

    [email protected] Down on The Farm

  21. 71
    Siesta OC says:

    Ah, Siesta Mama – I believe your halo has gotten, er, blonder.

    I like it! Hallelujah for highlights – although I have to say that I was trying to color my hair to get a certain kind of brunette to only find out that when I started growing out my natural color, it was exactly the color I was trying to get.

    God is so good!

  22. 72
    Georgia Jan says:

    Amanda: It was an AMAZING weekend and would have been absolutely perfect if you had been with us. (But we will do it again, okay?)

    I love your Mom and sister so much, even if Bethie did boot me out of the “Presidential Suite” at the Governor’s Mansion…she told me I could have it back Sunday night.

    Praying for a beautiful delivery and joy and rest.

    The Jackson quote is priceless – write it down in his baby book.

    Georgia Jan “GJ”

  23. 73
    ocean mommy says:

    Do you know how much fun we had with your momma this weekend? Well a whole lot! She totally surprised us…I think we were all shocked to see that yellow jacket come through that door unannounced like she did. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Sure wish you had been able to come, but goodness…the squeals would have sent you into labor!!!

    We missed you!


  24. 74
    kittyhox says:

    I just have to say it…

    Beth, your hair looks gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I am LOVING the color, cut, everything!

  25. 75
    Emmy says:

    Awe that is the most precious thing! You are an angel Amanda! Sweet!

    Sunday night was amazing! Such a gift! Just pure authentic worship! God used it to speak to the deepest places in my heart about worship! Wish I could put it into words! Beautiful! I am still singing and praising Him! Loved getting to hug so many of my Siestas too!

    *I am so sad I missed the lunch : ( I wish I had known about it! I would have been there in a heartbeat! So fun! Great picture! You all are all beautiful! My heiress siesta friends! : )

  26. 76
    Kim says:

    Just typed a comment and POOF! – gone.
    Not sure how many hundreds of miles separate us, but you all make me feel like a part of your group. Thanks. It is far from spring here as we wait on 10 inches of snow to come dumping on us, which cause us to cancel our Esther bible study tonight. ๐Ÿ™

    Thank you for sharing hair, food, and life stories and pics with us. I feel like I know you all so well . . . albeit through a blog and bible study workbooks. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Blessings to you all
    Kim . . . who is
    Grafted by Grace

    p.s. what did your mom fix for dinner that was so amazing?

  27. 77
    Anonymous says:

    Amanda, That was the sweetest story. To be treasured in your heart for sure. Been praying for you and your family as the time draws nearer. In Jesus’ Love Kathy Knoblock

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  29. 79
    Charlotte says:

    That was truly precious! My son is 13 years old now and my princess is 11. So I miss those precious baby years sometimes. Anyway; may everything go well for you in these last few days as you prepare to welcome your baby girl into the world. God Bless!

  30. 80
    Dana N says:

    What a precious boy that Jackson is! Out of the mouths of babes…

    I could just have a right good pout because I haven’t been to an event with the Siestas! Oh well, maybe 2009 will bring a chance to meet some of you!

    Hugs to all of you!

  31. 81
    Tara says:

    What a fun gathering and surprise for the Atlanta Siestas on Sunday!!!

    And Amanda, I’m so glad that you recorded Jackson’s comment about you as an angel. That is a keeper for sure.

    PS. Though theologically impossible, I think he’s right- You are an angel to all of us:)

  32. 82
    jenkins_k08 says:

    thats so precious about the angel thing. i cried too lol ๐Ÿ˜‰

  33. 83
    Moose Mama says:

    If this shows up twice…it’s not my fault and I’ll delete it after “Esther”.

    I almost started crying myself. Do enjoy these precious moments. They are little for such a short time.

    Moose, I’m looking forward to you coming home, buddy. I see you are in good hands. I know you have always had a “thing” for Beth. You’ll have to settle for seeing her once or twice a year. Sadly, me too.

    Melana in Wyoming

  34. 84
    Momtotyandow says:

    Wish I had benn thee, too. Looks like fun.
    I totally understand the “momma” impatience. I gave birth last year on Feb. 1. It could not have come fast enough. Not just feeling soooooo huge, but just couldn’t wait to see the little guy. He was a month early, but weighed 7 lbs. Can’t believe the year is almost gone. He and his brother are our joy second only to Christ. Can’t wait to hear that your little bundle has arrived.
    Almost forgot, my friend downloaded one of Beth’s lessons on her husband’s MP3 player. She had not gotten her’s yet. He has been fussing at her asking why is “Betty Moore” talkig on his Ipod. We have laughed and laughed and now Beth is loving our “Betty Moore.”

  35. 85
    "Grammy" Sue B says:

    That picture of Beth looks like she also had her highlights freshened in prep for new grandbaby! I love this blog so much….It’s my everyday dose of humor! Thanks for always brightening up my day!*!*!

  36. 86
    Gayle @ thewestiecrew says:

    “Inhairitance” ๐Ÿ˜€

    Your sweet little Jackson! That is just one of the most precious things I’ve ever heard. I would have been sobbing if I were 9 months pregnant and my baby said that. Way to hold it together, girl!

    Atlanta was 675 different kinds of awesome and I’m SO happy your sweet Mama had a few extra minutes to pop in on us.


  37. 87
    Sherry says:

    Great pics!

    Your telling about having your hair foiled and then fearing going into labor at that moment reminded me of the old Disney movie “Fifth Avenue Irregulars”. It made me think of the part where Cloris Leachman’s character was getting her hair highlighted with a cap. She gets a call to help capture some crooks and jumps in her car with her hair still pulled through the cap and a cape still around her neck. Her fingernails are very long and well manicured. She wrecks her car, breaks several nails and that causes her to go into a rage. Woe be to the crooks! Hilarious!

    Well, this is one worry behind you ๐Ÿ™‚


  38. 88
    Anonymous says:

    Too sweet for words!

  39. 89
    Andreea says:

    Oh my gosh that little boy is soo sweet!!! And LOL about the foils. I have to tell you, Amanda, I just went back to my natural color (with just a few hilities), after getting my hair bleached blonde for 2 years. It needs a break. But I can’t wait to go get more hilites put in. I feel like I’m missing something!! LOL!

    Love the pictures. They are great…as always!

    Take care,


  40. 90
    Pat from Kansas says:

    Sweet little Jackson. Sons can melt ya. Mine recently texted me a very unexpected “hey, I love you mom” –for NO reason.
    Hope all goes well these next few days. Get some rest……….
    Pat from Kansas

  41. 91

    OK- Amanda – are you playing with me? Did you add that close-up photo of Miesta Moose? Because that was not on the original post that I viewed. I could only see Beth holding something small in the group picture. So that’s it? Did I miss a detail somewhere? I’m clueless – guess I would NOT have made a good detective after all. I’ll approach a “Higher” calling!

    Looking Upward and Choosing JOY and “Blonder than she colors her own hair”, Stephanie ;-}

  42. 92
    Mary (who doesn't have a cool blogger name) says:

    amanda — how precious!!
    I had a blast in Atlanta! What a try joy the whole weekend was!
    I saw your Mom walk in and thought “what a cute jacket.” I didn’t even realize it was Beth until Fran squealed Bethmoore! Apparently, I’m really focused on cute clothes.
    It was all a blast and a blessing! Next time maybe you’ll be there!

  43. 93
    Anonymous says:

    Beth you look fabulous! I love your hair!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    VVPG show us some pictures. We’d love to see how cute you are. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Katie says:

    Just an idea – to make the code available for that sidebar button about the Scripture memory thing. I’m participating in it and would love to add that button to my blog! I love this blog – it has been an encouragement to me. God bless you in the birth of your new baby…I was giving birth to a beautiful girl 5 months ago today!

  45. 95
    Patty says:

    Thank you for stopping in to see us ” Salsa” girls. lol

    It was so much fun to visit with you and you have mad clogging skillz! hee hee

    Also, we all want to know about your awesome hair color. Your hair is so gorgeous!

    Sunday night was just beyond words and God truly spoke to my heart through each of your segments! Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Love you,

    Amanda: WE missed you!!

  46. 96
    Mitzi says:

    First of all, Amanda, you just have to love on that boy, don’t you?!?! That blessed my heart and I know it did yours.

    As far as Sunday, I don’t even know that I can put it in to words…. I am sad that I missed the siestas and didn’t get to meet Bethmoore, but after a few minutes, I forgot all that and had one of the most worshipful nights of my life. It was me and God and I praised him from where I was in my life, with my whole being. I’m just glad that the rest of you got to enjoy it too. LOL ๐Ÿ™‚

    If the worship on that one night was that good, CAN Y’ALL EVEN BEGIN TO IMAGINE WHAT WORSHIP WILL BE LIKE IN HEAVEN!!!!!

  47. 97
    Miranda says:

    Awwl how precious!!!!

    Was I the only GA siesta not there???

    It’s ok.. next time. I’m interning in Nashville right now anyway.

    God’ll have a time for some siesta fiestas that include me! Love y’all! Blessings Amanda! I’m praying for you and baby girl!

  48. 98
    Anonymous says:

    Travis brought the Lord some praise Sunday night!! One of my favorite moments came at the end of one particularly moving song as Beth was being so sensitive to God’s moving before she spoke. In that stillness, a little boy no older than your Jackson spoke right behind me in a rather loud voice, “Mom, she looks like a giraffe!” Of course he must have been speaking of her DARLIN’ jacket, but it was hysterical! I’m convinced God cracked up too!

  49. 99
    Anonymous says:

    I am sick I didn’t know Travis was at Woodstock and that Beth was included in on this!! I just live 40 minutes from there! HOw did I miss this?
    I can only imagine how incredible it was. FBCW is an aweseome church and no doubt you guys enhanced the evening.

  50. 100
    Tiffany says:

    This is completely off the subject but I started Esther last week and Beth talks about the XX chromosomes. I couldn’t help but notice that the two XX’s side by side make a diamond shape in the middle. No wonder diamonds are a Girls best friend, well Jesus really is in my world but I do love alittle bling now and then. No wonder we love diamonds so, It is in our genes.Love the the study so far. And Amanda,I had a friend who carried a towel with her everywhere her last tri-semester. I have to admit I got tickled every time she brought that thing out. It was a VVPG’s security blanket.

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