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. 51
    Fran says:

    Loved your post, Beth! Have a wonderful time with your precious ones.

    I watched a couple of clips of Jennifer on youtube just this morning- I am loving her MM&L study, but didn't know her story! What an amazing, amazing woman of God. Thank you for introducing me to her. I will look for her on Dr. Phil.

    Meanwhile- stay hydrated!

    Gulf Shores

  2. 52
    Julie says:

    Enjoy the beach! and please all of you girls use LOTS of sunscreen! Praying that you all have a blessed and relaxing fourth!

  3. 53
    Shelya Langley says:

    Hi Beth,
    Hope you have fund at the beach with your family. We rented an 8 bedroom, 8 bath beach house in Destin, FL the last week of May. We had 20 people. Just our immediate family. MY husband, myself, 5 children, 3 chidren-spouses, 1 boyfriend and 9 grandchildren. We stayed a whole week. Had a blast. No fussing (among the adults). Have a good time.


  4. 54
    Leslie Lauren says:

    You gals are a hoot, hoot, hoot!!

    I loved the image of Annabeth thoroughly enjoying all of the girly company ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a WONDERFUL time and stay safe this 4th! (Remember, hair products can be extremely flammable!)

    <3 <3 <3

  5. 55
    bigdogmom says:

    I love you to pieces. You are so funny. I look forward to your posts! You always make my day brighter.
    Let's just say that yesterday was icky for me. Jerry Springer would have a field day with my family!
    I am glad that today is a new day and I can begin again starting with your post. Thanks…

  6. 56
    the sandbox says:

    k-here is a giggle… it was at ladies retreat a few years back, the hr was late and we 6 women were snug in our bunks chatting in the dark. we some how got on the conversation that prompted my dear friend to mention JERRY's show (there is quietness between comments because we are starting to doze off) that's when i broke the silent darkness with I LOVE CRAMER. well my dear friend informed me she meant SPRINGER! the dark quiet room then roared in laughter! till this day i will text her random CRAMER comments like when i was just in NY i had to inform her i was in CRAMER'S neighborhood. nothin like a good laugh. Hey will you pray for my mom phyllis and dad ernie mom just got diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme. she has mentored many women and has been blessed herself going thru the word with your studies. she says…"i am good if i go and good if i stay. what ever the LORD wills." bless you!!!
    and as a beach girl myself ENJOY!!!
    lovin life in HIM-lisa
    sunny at the beach

  7. 57
    JayCee says:

    Oh, Beth, you crack me up!! ha ha…love it!

  8. 58
    Sandee says:

    Oh, you make me long for my kids to be grown and go on vacation with me???? And they are only 11, 8,8, and 6. Do you think they will wanna, when their momma is older?

    We spent a week at a beach house earlier this summer, but all got the flu and I got to clean up more middle of the night messes then I like to remember. I may need to get me another dose of the Beach.

    Blessings to the Moore extended family!

  9. 59
    jennyhope says:

    I love it! I am so glad you got to go! Can't wait to see pics! I wish I could be a fly on the wall with those discussions about Jesus and all of the laughter! I love you all!!

  10. 60
    Anonymous says:

    Your joy makes me want to cry.

  11. 61
    Lynn says:

    I love this post! I'm heading out on a girls vacation too, with 2 of my granddaughters, heading to my sister's, we'll have a blast. They are 9 & 10 and are great friends so I'm really looking forward to our trip. Don't know how I would survive in 105 degree heat?!? I love the Jerry Springer comment!! One of my sons once told me our life was like a soap opera! – that was not the best time in our lives but we could at least laugh about some of it! I am taking my Bible study and my scripture cards with me!! Have a great time with your family.

  12. 62
    She Laughs With No Fear says:

    1. To Pam in San Diego, I'm praying for you.

    2. Beth, I thank God for your delightful sense of humor. So many times laughing at something you say has been very good for my soul!

    3. Happy July 4th! The 4th is hubby's and my 17th wedding anniversary!!!

    Love to all…
    Betty in NC

  13. 63
    GratefulinGA says:

    Sounds like a wonderful time. Enjoy every moment and don't forget the sunscreen ๐Ÿ˜€
    much love,

  14. 64
    Anonymous says:

    Beth, it sounds like you're doing all my favorite things: walking on the beach (God in all His glory!); parsing verbs in Greek (the Word in all its/His glory); changing diapers (love/mercy in all its glory!); and being a Bride of Frankenstein (a real woman in all her glory)!!! I'm going to the beach in North Carolina in a coupla weeks, and I always tell my husband not to expect any makeup while I'm there! But I have YOU on my iPod (Esther and Daniel) so he won't even have to talk to me on the beach — I'll be filling my head and heart with wonderful teaching! I can't wait!
    Have a blast!

  15. 65
    Heiress of God says:

    Well then Mamma Siesta Sledge… I hope your family is going to have fun with the memories you are making. This siesta is driving to Houston to be with my family and my little grandbaby!!!

    Take lots of pictures so you can share with us and have a grand time loving all the girls and those boys too when they get there.

    Thanks for sharing your family with us.


  16. 66
    kingdombound says:

    A very special July 4th for us as we (our family) fly to Houston from PA for our son's wedding. He is marrying a Houston girl and we love her and her family so much! There is such joy in the air when to godly people who really love each other and the Lord get together! I just can't express the happiness we are feeling. Just needed to share it!

  17. 67
    Rachel says:

    Have so much fun!

    I can't wait to see you girls duke it out on Jerry Springer! lol Prepare to have that great hair messed up! Such a quality program. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. 68
    Anonymous says:

    I always hear the extra happiness in your "voice" when you blog with your daughters around!!

    I feel the same way – it's just the best time ever.

  19. 69
    Marla Taviano says:

    I just got an e-mail from AJ that she wrote on your laptop. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I'm feeling a little bit special.

    HAVE SO MUCH FUN!!! In fact, I'm stopping to pray right now that God blesses you guys like crazy this weekend!

    HUGS!! And Happy Independence Day!!

  20. 70
    kathy pink bicycle arkansas says:

    Blast out loud!

    My sister and I will be going to Branson and just resting and visiting mainly.

    She has never been so she will be in for a treat.

    I'm with Melissa…..sleep! Oh how us girls need our beauty sleep!

    P.S. Beth, did you remember to pack your "Living Proof Anti Frizz Duo" from QVC?

  21. 71
    beckyjomama says:

    OH. MY. WORD!!!! THe "waiting for a few situations to come to a head" line had me ROLLIN! I think I even snorted a couple times – which always makes my baby girl laugh at her mama.

    I Hope that y'all are havin the time of your life! So sweet to just BE together! I go back and forth between anxiously awaiting the day my girls are old enough to share these kinds of memories and anxiously praying that Jesus comes back before they're teenagers!

    Love to ALL of you Moore girls! Cannot wait to see the pics!

  22. 72
    MITZI says:

    Beth, what does a conversation between a Greek tote'en and verb passing around sound like???!!! I don't think I'll ever hear, let alone engage in one. Memorizing scripture is about all i can take!

    Enjoy your time with your loved ones and especially the grans.

  23. 73
    bethany says:

    Oh…you girls are going to have so much fun! Enjoy your girl time before the boys get there ๐Ÿ™‚
    I want so badly to get out to the beach before having to go back to school! I can't believe that summer vacation is already at the half way mark!
    Can't wait to see the pics Amanda.
    And Beth…let Melissa sleep a little. The girls brain is always going so I assume that she needs a little extra shut eye!
    Much love to you girls!

  24. 74
    Amy says:

    "Siestas Sledge" – love it! Have a great 4th with your family! I wanted to let you know that the song you posted on "A Greeting and a Song" is now going to be what my sister and I are at singing at my brother's wedding. I'd never heard of it before until I saw it on your blog. I liked it so I sent it to my brother and his fiance (who have been struggling with finding the right wedding music) – and they loved it. So thanks, Beth!!

  25. 75
    Teri says:

    Howdy Hey Beth, Amanda, Melissa & family! … beach… 105 heat… hummm? could you possibly be down in my neck of the woods ~ "Body of Christ" Texas (Corpus Christ). What a great place to be if you are! Where ever you all are spending your time, have a wonderful weekend and stay safe (you really don't want too much "stuff" to give Jerry Springer for your stint on his show : ) you are too funny, Beth!

    Love y'all, you're in my prayers!
    Teri in Corpus Christi

  26. 76
    Joan says:


    Sounds like you girls are having a great time! Soak up some sun for me, but be sure to use sunscreen! Can't wait to see some pics! Have a great 4th weekend everyone! Joan

  27. 77
    Carla says:

    Whoa! That sounds so fun! Hope you have tons of fun and dooooo send some photos.
    Carla Lee

  28. 78
    Esabelle says:

    Sounds like you guys are having a great time. BTW, I've been doing MML with my church group and on Tues. we heard the session 5 type. I have to tell you that I about died laughing when she referred to you, Beth, as the "Queen Mother of Bible studies". She is a hoot and, of course, so are you!! Have fun!

  29. 79
    Anonymous says:

    Have a wonderful time together, Ladies!!! Instead of a beach house, our little family of four is headed over to Green Bay to celebrate Independence Day — the birthplace, I believe, of our very own and very dear Siesta mama! And while in GB, I hope to finally get a ticket for the LPL conference there in late August. {Oh, my sweet mother-in-law would want me to interject here that she was toward the center of the front row of the picture of a group of ladies that was sent to you asking you to come to Green Bay. She and her buddies were thrilled to pieces that you scheduled an event there and actually wrote a handwritten note back to the group. You'd love her. Glenda Jeanne. A treasure. :)}

    Grace, peace, joy, many belly laughs, and the warmth of sand between your toes.

    Linda in MN

  30. 80
    Anonymous says:

    We are also headed to the beach next weekend, I (grammy) have been busy buying up all the pails and shovels, frisbees, and floaties I can find…. scarfing up all the snacks and drinks and beach towels too!!!!! My daughter is doing Esther, my daughter in-love doing "Me, Myself, and Lies" and baby daughter doing some "Precepts" Bible Study I don't know which, I am in Colossians so we are all over the place Biblically speaking. All the kids are boys…2, 5, 24, 29, 34, 58….and they are all too much fun (not all grandkids, some are husbands and gramps) I need a granddaughter really bad!!!! So dear friends soak up the Word and the Son. I am thinking about making myself one of those blog things and giving up the anonymous persona. Shalom

  31. 81
    Amaris in Wonderland says:

    i am SO happy for y'all – you girls ๐Ÿ™‚

    i hope that God blesses your hats off… (that would mean you have quite the much-needed refreshing breeze!)

    July 4th is one of my favorite holidays. i am thrilled for you, that you are all getting to celebrate it together, as a family. it just makes my heart happy ~ <3

    i love how you never fail to impress, always leaving such a great impression on others – because you're real. ๐Ÿ™‚

    your 4th of July beach trip reminded me of
    the song by Nichole Nordeman called "Every Season"…

    in His love,

  32. 82
    KR says:

    Praying y'all have a MOORE-velous time! You know I love to call you the MoJoFitz's so I'll be praying for you by that all-encompassing name. Please let Melissa sleep in…that brain of hers must need some good re-booting sleep if she's got Greek on the nightstand. Have fun and PLEASE send those of us stuck in 105 degree heat without an ocean view some pictures.

  33. 83
    Shellie Paparazzo says:

    Well, I don't mean to spoil your fun, but I'd like to remind you all that I'm going to a memorial service this afternoon for a 28-year-old teacher who was murdered last week. Her husband was arrested and charged with murder 1.
    They must have found some pretty hard evidence for that conviction and I am struggling with a lot of anger towards him, so please pray for me and everyone else who was close to her and her family.

  34. 84
    April S. says:

    What a darling baby. She already knows in her spirit how important it is to spend time with the girls! I am so glad you have gotten to spend some quality time together. Have fun on your holiday. We will be traveling over the weekend. California bound. We will be there for a month while I cook meals ahead for my parents and visit with my sister and brother. We havent all been together in about 20 years. About time huh? Lots of love to you all. And Beth, While I am thinking about it. I wanted to tell you that the Esther study truely, truely saved my life!!! I have been a Christian for more years than I can count, during your study the pieces finally all fell together for me and I have finally, finally given Him everything. When I say everything I mean EVERYTHING. Through you God healed me of the stronghold of fear and self condemnation!! Praise Him on High forever!!! Thank you for letting his spirit flow through you to us!!
    April S. Port Orchard WA

  35. 85
    Jamie says:

    And this siesta loves yall too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Beach trip. My family and I are going on a mission trip to AZ!

  36. 86
    Annika says:

    So much fun! I'm so glad ya'll are having such a wonderful time!

    I'm learning much through "Living Beyond Yourself" right now…it's kind of weird to see you on screen and then come on the blog and hear from you in real time…but fun too. God is definitely moving in my heart through this study!! Praise Him!

    Thank you for your continued commitment to Him and to your fellow women (and especially your Siestas!). I thank Him for you often, Miss Beth.

  37. 87
    Uncanny Colleen says:

    Have a super-terrific time together, girls! I wonder if your guys are somewhere being equally silly? Hmmm…it's at least fun to picture!

  38. 88
    Emmy says:

    Have fun! Laughing so hard about Jerry Springer!

  39. 89
    Mary Anne says:

    Ya'll Moore girls are just so darn cute. I know ya'll will have a wonderful time together at the beach. I'm remodeling a house with my husband in Fairbanks, AK and I must say I have had a great time with him. I've never helped before like this but it's been great just being with him and chatting about God all at the same time. Love all ya'll siestas, Mary anne

  40. 90
    Marc and Charity says:

    Oooh, have fun at the beach y'all! We are having a heat wave here in the UK and I would love to relaxing on a beach somewhere!!! Hope you have a blast!

    I am *hoping* to come to the Siesta Scripture event in January, we will be on furlough at that time in Dallas…amen and yahoo. Which reminds me, I forgot to sign in yesterday….

    Blessings to y'all!

  41. 91
    elaine says:

    Such a God thing — I read this post 5 minutes before Jennifer Rothschild appeared on Dr. Phil — which I would not have had on if not for your heads up, so thank you.

    Have a great time at the beach. I was blessed with family trip to the beach in April. It is just as hot here (New Orleans) as Houston so I feel your pain with the summer heat.

    Wear sunscreen, laugh lots and post those pics. Thank you for including the siestas on your vacation.

    We love you madly!
    Happy 4th!


  42. 92
    Anonymous says:

    Me to self, " I think I will take a little break, drink a glass of tea, read the LPM blog."

    Read, read, read,

    Get to the Jerry Springer part and get tickled. Then get hysterical imagining Beth on Jerry Springer. Man you are funny.

    Jill S

  43. 93
    cdrosenbalm says:

    Thank you so much for making us a part of your "everyday" lives. We love the stories about the dogs, kids and grandkids.

  44. 94
    Lindsee says:

    Have so much fun at that sweet ole' Galveston beach!! I escaped the heat and came to Colorado with the fam. Currently all the girls have escaped so we can all get mani's and pedi's, and of course, we too have laughed our ever living heads off. Especially last night when I tried yoga with them for the first time. It was a sight to behold! Okay, enough talk. Have to go let my toes dry! Y'all have a blast! Love to each of you!

  45. 95
    Patty says:

    Have a wonderful time at the beach and Happy 4th of July to your sweet family!!
    Love you,

  46. 96
    Patty says:

    Have a wonderful time at the beach and Happy 4th of July to your sweet family!!
    Love you,

  47. 97
    Martha says:

    I have never visited a "blog" site before, but I have done many of your Bible studies over the years. IF THERE IS A BETTER PLACE TO SEND THIS COMMENT ALONG, PLEASE LET ME KNOW, I COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING AT THE LIFEWAY SITE. I am currently doing "Esther" and my study group and I have a comment/question. The NIV Study Bible mentions that Vashti's third son Artaxerxes (who later became King after Xerxes and is mentioned in Ezra)was born 484/483 B.C., which is approximately the same time that Vashti was disposed. This suggests that Vashti was very likely pregnant when her husband called for her to appear at his banquet. We wonder, why was this not mentioned in the study? We'll be meeting until the first couple of weeks of August. Thanks.

  48. 98
    Sharron says:

    Beth, Melissa, AJ and AnnaBeth-have a wonderful time and don't get too much sun. You guys crack me up! I am holding my breath for the Jerry Springer event!!!! heheheheheh!

    blessings on all of you and when your men arrive, splash a few laughs on them as well.

    I can just hear you guys singing(siesta sledge)!!!!!

    love you

  49. 99
    Lindsee says:

    P.S. Speaking of Greek, I almost chose the color "It's all Greek to me!" for my toes, but chose "You're such a kabuki gueen" instead. I now will the Greek color to Melissa. It's just so fitting.

    P.S.S. I am also hoping now that kabuki means nothing bad or dirty, because I have no idea. And if it is something bad, I'd rather not be the queen of it! Ha!

  50. 100
    roxanne worsham says:

    So glad you are having a party with the best girls in the world.
    Here is a cheer for you to perform for your men!

    Party hardy with the MOST HIGH
    I say P-A R-T-Y PARTY!

    And when we worship, we worship JESUS!

    And when we praise, we say He is the way!

    And when we adore, we yell for MOORE!
    We we we we we we we we
    (clap, clap)


    1, 2 You know what to do…
    You just PRAISE (Uhhh!!)

    PRAISE (Uhhh!!)

    3, 4, we yell for the Moores
    And just PRAISE (Uhhh!!)

    PRAISE (Uhhh!!)


    Whew! I am tired! Hope the playcation is a total blast for you all! You deserve it!

    Much love and many laughs!

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