Good Morning From The Beach House

Good morning, my favorite blog community on the planet!

The “Moore” girls are all together at a rented beach house having the best time! AJ, Melissa, Annabeth and I got here yesterday and all the boys will join us tomorrow. Til then, girls just wanna have fun. We’ve already laughed like crazy, made a ton of fun of each other (it’s usually AJ and Lis making fun of me in particular but I got in a few good ones). We also got especially tickled at Annabeth who was in her jammies last night at about 10:30, sitting on our laps in the den where we were watching TV. She was smiling big enough to eat a baby elephant, squealing, kicking her legs and looking from one of us to the another – Mommy, Aunt Lissy, and Bibby – as if she were about to bust out with “Par-tay! Par-tay! Par-tay!” She’s just killer cute. AJ brought her camera so we’ll try to post some pictures while we’re here. AJ and I brought our “Me, Myself and Lies” workbooks so we won’t fall behind. A five day stint is way too long to take a vacation from the Word lest our men arrive to the 3 Brides of Frankenstein. I am not sure what Melissa brought for spiritual enrichment but I saw her Greek New Testament in there by her bed. Maybe we can spend some rich devotional time parsing verbs this morning.

Speaking of “Me, Myself and Lies,” AJ got an email from Jennifer Rothschild’s husband yesterday saying that she is going to be on the Dr. Phil show this very day. Can you believe your summer Bible study teacher is going to be on network television like that? I think I’m scheduled to be on Jerry Springer at some point with my family. I’ll keep you posted on when. We’re waiting for a couple of situations to come to a head.

OK, we’re going for a walk and I need to get Annabeth’s diaper changed and her swim suit on if I can bear the love. I also need to pull Melissa’s hind end out of the bed. We did not come here to sleep. We came here to “Par-tay!” I’ll check in with you really soon so that, just in case you didn’t get to head to a beach with a temperate climate of 105 degrees for the Fourth, you can live vicariously through the Siestas Sledge.

We love you, Darling Things. I especially do but I only get to say that because neither AJ or Melissa know I’m posting this.


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  1. 1
    Anonymous says:

    Have an absolute blast with your family, Beth!!! quick story, to let you know what a powersource my Scripture memory cards have been lately. Yesterday, I went to the Dr. to do the "Annual Thing" check up. While waiting in my "gown" I went through my cards and kept going over them. As she was checking me out, she found something….needless to say I have a mammogram and ultrasound scheduled in two weeks. What a blessing to have my cards with me before, and after the appt. The verse that I kept going over was Psalm 18:2: "The Lord is my Rock, my Fortress, and my Deliverer, my God is my Rock in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stonghold." amen. thank you for initiating the Scripture memory verse idea. Absolutely awesome. love, Pam in San Diego

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    Melinda says:

    I'm thankful that the "Siestas Sledge" think of us when they sing "We are Family" – it's almost like being there, except for no sand, no diapers and no Greek New Testament. :o)

    I just love you all like crazy.


  3. 3
    fuzzytop says:

    Have a wonderful time at the beach, you sweet things! And yes, please post some photos. I think we are going to Mexico Beach in FL for a week in August; I cannot wait!

    Love and hugs,

  4. 4
    Nicole says:

    How fun Beth, enjoy!!!

  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    The joys that family time can bring – enjoy yourself girls! Times with my girls and now my grandkids are the BEST!

  6. 6
    destinmimi says:

    Oh what fun! I am doing the exact same thing week after next with my 3 girls and 5 grandbabies! The guys will join us after a couple of days of girl time! Enjoy very minute Bethie!

    lots of love,
    Martha in MS

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    Cheryl Barker says:

    Beth, loved your Jerry Springer comment πŸ™‚ I agree, you need to get your daughter out of bed as soon as possible & show her that her Mom is ready to rock and roll! πŸ™‚ Have a great time!

  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

    Sweet Beth, you are hilarious!!! Wish I could sneak to the beach also! haven't been there for years, and really love it! But I live about 16 hours inland. sooo…. hope you guys enjoy it for those of us that can't go!
    I am still waiting for my MML book! looking forward to getting started and caught up!

    Enjoy the relief of the heat, and don't have a dull moment! LIKE that is likely with you and the girls!

    love you bunches!
    Delilah Berryville AR

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    texatheart says:

    Gee, it was 69 degrees when I got out of bed this morning. Not suppose to be above 89 today. Have fun with the girls. Waiting to see the pics! Thanks for loving us, you know we love you back.
    Beth, I have to ask you a question. On the first SSBS you had on long sleeves. How can you do that in Houston? Being from Texas and living in Kansas I get made fun of when I say it is a little chilly out tonight (it's usually about 77 when my friend and I walk in the evening). Just wondering:)

  10. 10
    Shelly says:

    Nate's looking at me wondering why I'm cracking up … parsing the verbs for our devo time….yes you can in Jesus' sweet name πŸ™‚

    have a blast

  11. 11
    Sandy says:

    Thank you again, like a lot of Siestas have said before, for just the fun post about your real lives.
    Happy 4th of July!

  12. 12
    Melissa's Thoughts says:

    Sounds like you gals are having a blast. Can't wait to see you on springer. Ha

  13. 13
    abraham's daughter says:

    Par-tay on…just post those pictures!!

  14. 14
    Susan B. says:

    I hope y'all have a BLAST!

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    Kim says:

    Oh what incredible fun you will have!! You are the funnest people – really you are. Even if it is only through web-world that we get to join you from time-to-time.

    Have a wonderful time. Ya'll (that's for you Beth) deserve it so much. May God pour out some incredibly special times for you and your family.

    With much love,
    Kim . .. who is
    Grafted by Grace

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    Becca says:

    Yay! I hope you all have a fabulous time!! =D

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    Anonymous says:

    Oh, I know you will have a wonderful time! The beach is my most favorite place on this planet, and with family also it is a taste of heaven…… sigh

    Blessings to you all~~

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    DigiNee says:

    LAUGHING —– now, sleep is good on vacation so give Auntie Lissy a bit of a break!

    Have a great time and I so do not envy you – the beach is not my forte, but the mountains —- that is another thing!

    Freedom is never free . . .

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    Bobbie says:

    Happy 4th to the Siestas Sledge and the newest 'bow adorned' Baby Siesta! Enjoy the beach this weekend–what a great place to be. I think we're going to a new-to-us lake in the area so hopefully it will be a little cooler. This 105 degree weather is a bit of Texas trivia I don't remember growing up here!! Not in June anyway–I remember some HOT Augusts, but I agree with Amanda, does this mean August is going to be like October?

    Have a great time and enjoy those men when they get to join you!

    Lovin y'all,

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    ~Lavender Dreamer~ says:

    Enjoy this special time with your family! I look forward to seeing photos! Wear sunscreen!!! HAVE FUN!

  21. 21
    Donna says:

    "we did not come here to sleep"…sounds like my husband..LOL! Beth and all the Moore clan….have a happy and blessed 4th of July…and…PAR-TAY,PAR-TAY, PAR-TAY!!! Love all of you…

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    arthursr says:

    Thank you for sharing your time with us. I have 3 adult daughter myself. What a joy! thank you for sharing Jenifer Rothchild. with us I enjoy her bible study "Me, Myself and Lies" My husband and I went to our cottage in Cadillac, MI for a week. ( in Gods country)as we call it. I enjoyed the peace and quiet along with my books.
    God is Good. God bless all of you enjoy your time together. Grand kids are awesome. Elaine, Armada, MI

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    Tammie says:

    LOOOOOVE It! i will be having my beach PAR-TAY in August – like a whole week but God has blessed my socks off with my own personal retreat this next week…in Raleigh, housesitting… hoping a good friend can join me so i don't get too lonely – gotta find a pool too while i am there!! Anyone in Raleigh NC want to help me have a good siesta time…. please let me know – a whole week!!

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    Anonymous says:

    Have a great time! Nothing like family and the beach to make good memories!

  25. 25
    The Apple of His Eye says:

    You are WAY TOO funny!!!! Thank you ALL for being SO REAL…..

    My word verification: MENTAL!!!! Is that not perfect or what? My picture could be next to that word in the dictionary!!!

  26. 26
    Anonymous says:

    Have a great time Beth, AJ and Melissa. Oh yes and Annabeth as well. Prayerfully Annabeth will keep the 3 of you grounded……

    I happen to live in NO MI which has GREAT BEACHES!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous clear blue water….nice sand! The only issue is our weather, we are freezing….temps in the 60's…..bbbbrrrrr!!! And our winter was soooooooooo long!!!
    Please send some warm, hot weather here!!!

    Have a wonderful bonding time!!!
    Bible Bunny in NO MI

  27. 27
    Anonymous says:

    I hope you all have the time of your lives!!! Just reading your post this morning was so uplifting!! I can't wait to hear more!!

  28. 28
    gg2002 says:

    Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy!!! You deserve this time together. We love all of you right back!


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    Inksstillwet says:

    How fun is that? I hope your entire family makes some awesome memories this weekend. One of our favorite vacations was to Destin, FL a few years ago for Thanksgiving. We cooked up some of the best shrimp for that Thanksgiving Day Feast! You girls enjoy your time before the guys arrive and go get a pedicure together. DonÒ€ℒt worry Beth, my sis and I get some jokes in on our mom, too! You shouldnÒ€ℒt feel alone there, girl!

  30. 30
    Michele says:

    You guys are awesome! Have a great time
    splashing around and living in Him!

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    Anonymous says:

    Ah, I'm jealous! I wish I could be there. My mother, sister, and I took my 15month old to the beach a few weeks ago and I absolutely did Not want to leave. All we do is gush over him and laugh at each other but it's added fun when you're away from home on vacation!

    Thank you for letting us have a peak into your family fun!

    PS-Make sure you've got a strong manicure for your appearance on Jerry! Claws come out ya know. Even though I know you're not a "mean girl" (just studied that in Esther last week)someone in your family might be πŸ™‚

    Heather G.
    Charlotte NC

  32. 32
    Holly says:!

    And Jerry Springer? I didn't know we were related, Beth?!

    Have wonderful time!!!

  33. 33
    Michelle says:

    Have a wonderful time with your family, Beth!!! PAR-TAY!! It sounds like the most fabulous time. πŸ˜€

    Keep it on the up and up. We really don't want to see y'all on Jerry Springer!!! LOL!!

    Look forward to hearing all about it, and seeing pictures.

    Sweet Blessings to you,

    Michelle in CA

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    Christina says:

    You are hillarious and we love you. Have a fabulous time with your family.


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    absmith74 says:

    Oh, have fun for me! No vacay this summer for this Siesta…helping take care of my 80 year old Grandaddy. Splash some salt water for me and have a blast! Every Siesta, especially you, deserves a little girl therapy! Enjoy!

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    Little Steps Of Faith says:

    BTW, for the siestas to know I am looking at some airfares for January, and they aren't bad:)
    I can't believe #13 was yesterday!

    Looking forward to Deeper Still in Orlando:)

    Be Blessed:)


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    Preachers says:

    Can you please let us know when Springer will air? I'm the only loser in the US without DVR but dern if I won't get it to make sure I DO NOT miss that episode. :))))

    Now that I think of it, my family could probably help you fill up that hour.

    Just have your people call my people.

    Y'all have a fabulous time!!

  38. 38
    Michelle Bentham says:

    Sounds like so much fun! So Much! We Love You, tooo… "Moore" Girls. πŸ˜‰

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    Lauren Kelly says:

    HAVE A BLAST!!!!!!! :O) and PAR-TAY for us, haha!!!!

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    Laura_Primus says:

    You are hysterical – Springer?!!?!

    Laughing Totally OUTLOUD!

    Too funny!
    Laura P.
    Pleasant Hill, CA
    (but currently melting in Phoenix, AZ)

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    Go-Between says:

    Too funny! Have a great rest or par-tay πŸ™‚ (my side says go-go-go and my husband's side says rest-rest-rest!)
    I won't have my older girls with me this 4th, first time ever – I don't know if I like this progression towards empty nest!

    Have a fun, fun time!

  42. 42
    Aunt Rhody says:

    A beach house…sigh. That's what I call a real party. With your girls and grandbaby. Score!!!

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    Latte With Me says:

    I shall be on the Springer episode right after yours ;).

    One of my bible study ladies is going to come over here and post something to you, Mama Siesta, about week 5 of Esther's video session. I'm so excited one of them will be here!

    I told them the story about the lady in DC saying "I google you" and everyone pointed to this one lady in our group b/c she googles everything! She google you too!

    I know y'all are having a blast and I'm so glad you're getting to spend time together! My husband is coming home tomorrow and we'll have a couple of days w/o anyone else around! My oldest daughter (16 years old and always reminds me of Melissa when you share M stories) has been in Costa Rica on a mission trip and gets back home Sunday night. I CAN.NOT.WAIT.TO.HEAR.HER.STORY!!!! It's times like this that make me wish she was a writer so I'd know she journaled all about it!

    Ok, enough ramble. I must get back to work.

    I LOVE EACH OF YOU and look forward to pictures!!!!

    (I'm giggling at Melinda's comment…it almost like being there…)

  44. 44
    Lori Moreno says:

    Dreaming of the Beach
    What is it about the beach that makes me feel closer to God. The beautiful sand, the crashing waves. And why is it that when I am away from it, I long to be there. Is it because I am a California Girl. I spent many summers with my best friend at the beach. I have such fond memories of waking up hearing the waves beckoning us, burning my self to a crisp, bon fires, hunting for both cute boys and beautiful shells. I have been blessed to see different beaches in my life and they're all so unique and beautiful. How is that? How can the same ocean produce different sand.

    My most recent visit just a few weeks ago was at Pismo Beach and the sand felt like velvet. I couldn't stop touching it. I put my blanket down and dug my holes so my body could conform to the sand. Felt the beautiful warm sun on my body. Watching the birds snuggle down in the sand around me to take a siesta as well, felt the cool breeze off the ocean pass over me. It was heaven. Since we left I have been looking for every opportunity to go back.

    Alot of my dreams from the Lord are around the beach. I had a dream many years ago of me and this man so in love with each other. He was all these good qualities rolled up into one man. I just kept thinking he is soooo good. We were at the beach during the dream and he turned to me and said "I am going to go and prepare our wedding and make all the arrangements and then come back to get you." It was one of those dreams that you deeply feel it and started to wake up and I didn't want to wake up. When I did and recounted the dream I realized it was Jesus.

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    michellemabell says:

    LOL…have a blast!

    And please do check in since the weather here in Vermont is nothing but rainy and 60's and hearing some more 'greetings from the beach' sure would be nice!… maybe with some verbs from the New Testament…:)
    I actually thought it was so cool to learn in the SSBS what Thesaurus really meant or is.


    Michelle in VT

  46. 46
    Casey says:

    We are headed to the beach tomorrow! Gulf Shores hwere we come!

    I also just bought my tickets for your Memphis event. I cannot wait!!

  47. 47
    Bridgette Jencks says:

    Where are you gals? If you are anywhere near Panama City Beach there are a couple of Siestas that would LOVE to treat you to lunch!!
    Panama City Beach, FL

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    Beth.. One Blessed Nana says:

    I pray that y'all just have the best time! I love the beach- my all time favorite place to vacay!

    We are head to Colorado to see my youngest daughter and her family where they are working.

    Taking my study though – gotta keep at it!

  49. 49
    Tammy says:

    Mama Beth
    you just crack me up. Springer..I want to be there for that one. I sure hope yall have lots of fun at the beach. My little family and I are off for a few days too for the zoo, hanging out at hotel pool…well you get the picture…some much needed time. I am taking my Scripture cards with me too.

    Can't wait to see some photos. Keep cool and enjoy.

    love to you all
    Tammy S.

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    Bitsy says:

    Have fun, girls!!! πŸ™‚ Love the beach!

    Our family does that every couple of years, too. This summer, we're skipping the beach and going to Colonial Williamsburg. It will be fun, but I am a water bug… May have to hit Water Country while we're there… or go over to York (they've redone that — lots of quaint shops and restaurants — beautiful) or VA Beach for a little sand and sun while we're there … πŸ™‚

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