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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!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Father's Day....

This post is a bit belated, but it's so important, nonetheless....

Marc called this Father's Day his first Father's Day "Ex-Utero." In other words, on Father's Day last year, Luke was still comfortably growing inside of my uterus.

One of the main things he wanted for Father's Day was for me to NOT make the bed. There's a story here. I prefer the bed made, and most days, I make it (occasionally, it just doesn't happen). However, Marc prefers to get into a bed at night that is messy from the night before. He doesn't like it when I've made it all nice and neat. He doesn't find it as comfortable.

So, since it was Father's Day, I obliged. Secretly, I didn't mind as I really don't enjoy making the bed. I just think it looks neater for the house, and also, I do like the feeling at night of a made bed.

Marc also wanted, as a gift for Father's Day, to run in a race. I thought that was a bit odd since he runs in races anyways. I'm not sure which race coming up is his official Father's Day gift, but he does have some triathlons he's doing this summer. Don't worry -- I'll keep you posted via this blog.

Without Marc knowing it, however, Luke and I made a gift for him -- this idea is compliments of "Pampering Beki" (blog link on the left side of this blog).

Marc LOVED it.

Here are the photos up close, in case you couldn't see from the final project.

(the jogging stroller is the "key" in this next one -- if you know Marc well)

Now to our Father's Day activites -- In the morning, we went to church. After church and lunch, we all three took naps. Horray for naps!

Then, Luke and Marc did some crawling around the house together.

Then, we all three went swimming in Luke's new baby pool in our backyard. I didn't get a photo of us in the pool, but I got a cute photo of Luke right before we went outside. He's modeling his new "Hawaiian" style swim trunks, while chewing on a bottle cap. And no, please don't turn us in for child neglect. We normally don't leave him sitting on top of his changing table by himself.

For supper, Marc requested (and this too won't surprise you if you know Marc) Pepperoni Lovers' Pizza from Pizza Hut, cheese breadsticks, and of course, Pepsi.

My parents joined us for supper, and my mom baked a WONDERFUL German Chocolate Cake -- at the request of my father. Our friend Collin and daughter Ava joined us as well. Andrea (Collin's wife and Ava's mom) was out of town. So, their Father's Day was with us (I hope you don't think we're too weird, Collin). In case you're wondering, we also had a couple other flavors of pizza to appease the rest of us.

Shame on me for not getting too many photos of dinner with everybody. However, I did get this one of Collin and Marc at the table, digesting their pizza.

Ava certainly entertained Luke, as always. I'm not sure what she was doing here, but I'm sure Luke was laughing at her. Those two definitely have their own language.

Luke just watched her, nearly the whole evening.

So, Happy Father's Day Marc (again). I hope you felt honored that day.

Also, Happy Father's Day to both of our dads.

Here's my dad, holding Luke at the hospital, probably about two hours or so after he was born.

And, here's Marc's dad, also holding Luke about 10 or so hours after he was born.

I realize some people in this world don't have earthly dads around to wish a "Happy Father's Day." Fortunately, all of us have the PERFECT Father, right up in heaven. Our heavenly Father loves us unconditionally and is around all of the time, day and night. He's the perfect example for our earthly fathers.

I came across this verse recently, and I think it's only appropriate for this post.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

Earthly dads are so very important in their childrens' lives. They have HUGE duties as fathers. I'm so very thankful that Luke has Marc as his earthly dad. God made Marc Luke's dad because He knew Marc was the best earthly dad for Luke. I'm so incredibly thankful that Luke has Marc as his dad. I hope I express that to Marc often.

I will end with this important verse.

The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out. Proverbs 10:9

1 comment:

Candice said...

Sounds like a great day. Love the project!

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