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The verses that have REALLY spoken to me (Sarah) lately....

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock." Matthew 7:24-25

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. I Peter 5:8-9

From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.' Acts 17:26-28

May the words of my mouth and the mediation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock, and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14

So be careful to do what the Lord your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left. Walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. Deuteronomy 5:32-33

God, our God, will take care of the hidden things but the revealed things are our business. It's up to us and our children to attend to all the terms in this Revelation. Deuteronomy 29:29 (The Message)

About the Friesen's....

We are Marc, Sarah, Luke, and Kate Friesen. We were married June 5, 2004. We have one son, born July 21, 2008, named Luke Andrew -- now 4 years old. We also have a daughter named Kate Christine -- born June 6, 2012. Marc is working at Cessna as a Senior Accountant, and Sarah stays home full-time with Luke. Sarah also gets to work very part-time at home for Graber Backhoe -- an excavation company AND VERY part-time at our church. We LOVE being a part of Grace Community Church here in Newton, KS. We lead a Community Life Group of other wonderful couples. Marc thoroughly enjoys long-distance running and Taekwondo. Sarah thoroughly enjoys walking -- especially when the weather is nice to take Luke and/or out in the stroller. Thanks for reading our blog!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A Favorite Trip....

I realized I hadn't blogged for awhile, but I was having a hard time thinking up something to blog about this week. Our week hasn't been too exciting -- Marc and I have both had colds. So, I thought I would do a "flashback" of one of our favorite trips that we have taken -- remember, Marc and I LOVE to travel.

A little over two years ago (December, 2006), Marc and I took a "Christmas trip" to New York City. I had been to NYC twice; however, one was in Jr. High, and the other one was my Jr. year in High School. I knew that I would look at the big city different now, and I did....

This was Marc's first trip to NYC.

I have way too many photos to share, so I picked out just a few.

Our hotel was very close to the Empire State Building. So, right after we arrived in the city, we checked into our hotel. Then, we walked to the Empire State Building. It actually was a perfect day to be up there (clear day), but it was a bit cool (remember -- December).

Here's one photo of the city from the Empire State Building.

Our second day in the city, we did A LOT! We did spend some time on Wall Street. Here's the famous New York Stock Exchange Building. Thanks to the events on 9/11, we were unable to get inside the building.

**As a side note, if you've ever been to NYC, you know that you do an ENORMOUS amount of walking. During this trip, I wore a pedometer around to track my steps. On this second day of doing A LOT, I logged nearly 34,000 steps -- yep, around 17 miles. Even Marc's legs were tired by the end of the day.

Also, on the second day, we took the fairy out to see the Statue of Liberty. Here's an awesome photo of us (near the Statue of Liberty) with the NYC skyline behind us. Unfortunately, the Twin Towers weren't there.

Here's a photo of the Statue of Liberty I took while looking nearly straight up at her.

Other things we did included (but this list isn't everything) -- visiting "Fox and Friends" in the morning, both of us running a 10-K race in Central Park (one of the highlights), touring the New York Mercantile Exchange (Marc's contacts at Koch Industries got us actually inside), seeing an opera at the New York Metropolitan Opera, walking the Brooklyn Bridge, seeing the "Bodies" exhibit, eating at "Lombardi's" (the first pizza restaurant in this country), visiting FAO Schwartz toy store, etc....The list could go on and on and on.
It was one of the most exhausting five days of my life, but boy, was it worth it. We both really want to visit the city again someday. We'd like to take our kids there someday -- when they're a bit older to walk. Marc would LOVE to run the NYC Marathon. So, you know we'll be back at least for that.
On a completely different note -- I made a post awhile back about Luke sucking his thumb. Well, he definitely still does that -- especially when he's putting himself to sleep. In the last five days, however, he's REALLY been sucking his thumb. It's as if he's figured out to really console himself when he's upset since he won't take a pacifier.
This photo is from this morning. He was playing with his little "tag toy" (as we call it). He then stuck his thumb in his mouth while holding the toy up to his nose (like a blanket). I know a lot of babies do stuff like that, but when it's your own baby, it's sure CUTE!

1 comment:

Dannon said...

Zach has 2 taggies that my mom made him and they have become his most favorite thing ever! Very tragic when we can't find one of them. Funny how they attach to something like that at such a young age!

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