siesta fiesta

Wow what a weekend. I along with Jeanne, natalie and Jill flew to Texas to attended a Beth Moore conference, and meet with fellow siesta's from Beth's Blog. Fun started right away with a plane trip full of turbulance and skip bow. We landed (roughly) and had just enough time to freshen up and get to the first night of the conference. It is always exciting to see what Fresh Word God has given Beth. I am not ready to post on her word yet, it was deep and I am still taking it in. After the confernce we were hungry so we pretty much went to the first resturant we saw "steers and beers". I got a big ole texas steak...

Anywho after a night of no sleep we got to the morning conference...more worship and more of an amazing word. A life changing word. And the first day I went ahead and got brave and chased down a lady that I was so excited to meet Ang, And thank goodness God set that up because after the first day I could not find her again. (Ang that was not enough time with you)

For every event I tried to do my hair and as soon as I would step outside That darn texas humidity had it's own plan. After the conference on Saturday we had a chance to take a picture with Beth had her daughters then had a question and answer time. First my girl Jill got to ask Beth a question, she talked to BETH MOORE, and Beth called her precious....(and she so is)

Jeanne and I kept trying to get a turn at the mic but that did not happen.

After all that we went to mall, and then did a little sight seeing. That night Jill and I attended a party with the other bloggers. I must admit I was nervous about that, I like the blog because I am free to write it all day and not have to do the person to person stuff, and now it was time for the two worlds to collide. Jill was the first to find a seat, and I followed her, God must have lead her to that seat, because all the nerves I had were diminished by the ladies there. Two of the ladies were from texas (heart of service and mocha with Linda) and man they were funny and sweet. And the other lady there was Racheal. Now let me tell you it takes me a long time to warm up to person enough to really be myself, well it was like I had known Racheal my entire life. I just can not explain how much having her there meant to me. I just like her so much. All of the ladies there were awesome, Kim and Patty who put the whole thing together were just as nice as I thought they would be. Fran was as welcoming as I thought she would be, and the same of melinda. Lisa was one of those people who really listen to you and who cares so deeply, love her. Boo and Big were amazing. Nesha was so sweet. Emily made me cry and she is just beautiful. Everyone kept telling me someone was looking for me but they could not remember who and I was looking for Emmy, it was almost time to go when we literally bumped into each other,(thanks to mom to 11) she was the one looking for me, but she was looking for me with long hair. Everyone said that about my hair, but I never thought I would meet these peeps, so I wanted my best shot on my profile! (but I changed it girls) Finding Emma topped off a perfect evening.

It was just too great and I loved every minute of it.

I love that I shared it with great friends! So thank you Jeanne, natalie and Jill for going with me.



The Cannon Chronicles said...

It looks like ya'll had a blast! I'm glad you're back home, we missed you!

Mocha with Linda said...

It was so much fun to meet you! I look forward to knowing you better through your blog!

Deborah said...

that's so cool that you guys had so much at the conference. maybe she'll come around FL again and i'll get a chance to see her!! i'm proud of you for being so brave to meet all of those people!!

Emmy said...

Oh I was SO excited to meet and get to hug you! I would have been broken hearted if I didn't! Just like God at the last minute! You are beautiful both inside and out! : ) I only wish I could have spent more time talking and really getting to know you! I love you heart!

It was so much fun! I loved watching your video! Can you send me the picture of us? My email is

I woke up early this morning to try and process everything I want every ounce of what we learned to sink deep in my heart! I want to be secure and know my worth in Him! To grasp and grab hold of our inheritance!

Have a blessed day! Emmy : )

Melinda said...

You are so precious! I'm so glad that we had a chance to see each other face to face and go a little deeper than the computer screen. Can you hardly wait till next year?!

Oh, and LOVE the new pic! :o)

Jeanne said...

We had such an amazing time! Nat's gonna kick your scrawny little behind for putting that rainy wet picture in there. :) What a wonderful life changing experience! Love you

Jill said...

LOVE YOU GIRL...Your hair always looked straight...what do I know? Well, thanks for listening and knowing I was going to this awesome weekend. I was so glad to share this with you...and so happy many other women get to know you, my dear friend and a godly woman. It was fun being the one who had to tear YOU away from an evening with "strangers".

3girlsmom said...

It was great to meet you! I was also a little confused because of the lack of long hair - but it all makes sense now. I can put your face with your blog now. :)

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Ditto on the funny and sweet, girl! I had so much fun with you guys, and made so many new friends. This weekend was such a blessing...


Way More Homemade said...

Sounds like the pj par-tay was fun. I hated to miss it. It was an incredible wk end though wasn't it?

Hannah said...

You sound like you had a wonderful time! I was thinking about you girls all weenkend. What an amazing experince you had!
I read and comment on a lot of blogs, but I would be very intmidated to meet the other people in blog world face to face! What a great time to share with great friends!

Michelle V said...

Lori, I'm so sorry that our paths didn't cross in SA! I didn't get to do the PJ party, but it sounds like it was a lot of fun! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time, and as for the Texas humidity....welcome to my bad-hair-day world here in Texas!! :-) Every picture I've seen of me, I am just horrified by my hair (that I spent a lot of time on), but then I live here, so I'm used to it!


Rachel - Heart Assessment said...

Love the pictures!!!!!
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Rachel said...

Hello there!! I am so glad we got to meet! I had so much fun hanging out with you at the pj party. I told my husband I have a new bff!

Groovewoman said...

WOOHOO for the BLUE GROUP! :D We were the best!

I love your picture of Beth laughing at the Siesta meet & greet. I would love a copy of that pic to add to my scrapbook if at all possible!
Wish I would have met you at the PJ Party - but we always have blogging! :D

Ang baylis said...

I had SO much fun this weekend! I only wish I had had a little bit of time to visit with you! You are just so beautiful in person! I could have sworn your hair was lighter, but I was wrong. Anyway, I loved meeting you! I love your pictures!
Much love to you, dear Siesta!
Angie xoxoxoxoxo

Profbaugh said...


I'm so glad we got just a few minutes to connect at the end of the PJ party. From now on, every time you look at your Friendship box, you can think of me!!!

Can't wait to get to know you better here in the blogging world.

Much love,

Ang baylis said...

I just read this again and am SO honored that you said you "got brave" and chased me down! You are just the nicest girl around! You are the only one in my life that has ever said they wanted to chase me down! I feel so loved! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! My daughter will be in town for a Wedding this weekend. I have to pick her up at the airport in a few minutes. I'll be back to read the other blogs I've missed after this one! Something made me re-read this. You bless me more than you will ever know in a million years!
I love you!
Ang xoxo