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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, April 7, 2009

College Basketball....

Last night, Marc and I (Luke was sleeping the entire time) held a small party to watch the NCAA Tournament Final -- North Carolina vs. Michigan State.

We had invited some others as well, but those others had other things going on or were sick. So, it was us, Allen and Debby, and Joel and Kendall. Little Lily also joined us. I hope she wasn't too lonely hanging out with only adults with no other kids around.

First, a photo of the guys watching the game. The game wasn't too exciting as North Carolina was ahead the entire time and ultimately did win comfortably. It's a good thing we all know each other fairly well so we always had good conversation going on.

And, Kendall, Debby, and I sat near each other to also always keep conversation going.

Lily was contented and awake for part of the game. Then, she fell asleep in her daddy's arms. How precious!

And, what would a college basketball gathering be without food? Of course, we had plenty -- especially considering there were only a mere six adults and a 3-month old.

If you look just behind the "Pepsi," you'll notice a pie plate that's only 1/2 full of food. That was my "Hot Bacon and Swiss Dip." It's very yummy! So, I'll share the recipe.

Hot Bacon and Swiss Dip

1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 C. Mayonnaise
1 Cup Grated Swiss Cheese
2 Tbsp. Chopped Green Onion
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 C. Crushed Ritz Crackers, plus more for dipping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, swiss cheese, and green onion; Mix well.

Transfer mixture to a baking dish (I use a pie plate). Top with bacon and crushed Ritz crackers. Bake 15-20 minutes or until bubbly. Serve with more Ritz crackers.



Allen and Debby Graber said...

Thanks for the recipe. It was incredibly delicious and I plan to make it for the family this weekend!

Candice said...

That recipe sounds so yummy!

PamperingBeki said...

What a fun time with your friends!

That dip sounds delish.

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