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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!

Monday, June 8, 2009

A Haircut and A Swing....

Last night (Sunday), Luke got his first haircut. We knew it was time. Other people, those we know and those we don't know, were making far too many comments about his hair.

It almost was borderline starting to hurt my feelings -- all of the comments. "Wow -- that's some wild hair." "Look at his hair (with a subtle chuckle)." Blah, Blah, Blah...

I had told Marc originally that I wanted to wait until his first birthday (coming soon on July 21) to cut his hair. Finally, this past weekend, Marc and I decided it was time. This past week, it was truly out of control.

On Saturday evening, we purchased some clippers. A couple of different friends had offered to let us borrow some clippers to try them out, but we ultimately decided just to buy some as we knew we'd need them anyways.

So, here's a "before" shot of his hair -- notice he's sitting in his high chair on our deck. That's where we did the clipping.

Marc did the clipping while I periodically gave him Cheerios or juice to keep him happy. I also did the photo shooting.

First, we showed him the clippers -- or really let him listen to them. This photo was taken with the clippers on.

So far, so good....no being scared or crying over the sound.

Then, Marc started clipping. Here are a couple of photos during the actual clipping.

Voila! The haircut was complete with no tears -- not even ONE!

We personally think it's very cute. He looks so handsome and grown up. And, this morning, it wasn't all over the place upon waking up.

Here's a side view -- from this evening.

And, here are a couple of front views -- also from this evening.

Then, this evening (Monday), Marc put up Luke's new swing on our front porch. He really enjoyed it.

**AND, one more thing -- an important thing....Luke FINALLY crawled. He had been army crawling last week. Then, this past Friday, he crawled for the first time at Andrea's -- yep, Andrea saw it first. I said that if I didn't get to see it first, I'd want Andrea or my mom to see it. Of course, he then wouldn't do it for me on Friday evening or all day Saturday.

Saturday evening, Marc and I were out for our anniversary. Luke was at home with our friends Roger and Karen -- they graciously watched him for us. When we got back home that evening, Karen said, "He crawled twice, Sarah." So, they saw it as well -- which is O.K. as well.

Finally, on Sunday afternoon, I saw it!!!! Go Luke! Now, he's all over the place. Let the childproofing begin.


The Veers said...

cute hair!!! Ella loves her swing as well!

Allen and Debby Graber said...

He's growing up!

Aaron and Shannon said...

His hair looks great! Good job! Just wait...as soon as Eli started crawling, he started pulling up on things. That's a whole new world! So excited for him!

Gail said...

Crawling and a haircut all in one week!

Good job, Luke.

(I will miss his "wild" hair though.)

Julie said...

Cute haircut! Ian gave Ori one yesterday too. It made me a little sad because it's so short, but now I like it. Luke's is really cute! And yeah for crawling!!! Good job, Luke. :-)

Candice said...

I wish Graham would get some wild hair! Luke looks adorable before and after his hair cut.

YAY Luke on the crawling!! What a big boy.

Dannon said...

It's amazing how a haircut can make your baby not look like such a baby anymore! Zach just had his 2nd haircut over the weekend and he looks just HUGE to me!

Kelly said...

Very handsome young man you have there! I am glad he took it so well!

The Koehns said...

We will miss the comb-over, but he is so cute either way! YEA for crawling!!! Way to go, Lukers!!!

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