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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!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wednesday Evening....

Many of you have heard me mention before that Marc often runs with a group of people in Wichita on Wednesday evenings. Before Luke, he did this nearly every Wednesday evening, and I had the house to myself. Now that Luke's with us, he only goes about once every 3 weeks or so.

During the school year, this group does various mileage runs, starting around downtown Wichita. During the summer, however, the group does "speed workouts" at a track.

Marc has asked me several times if some Wednesday evenings during the summer (speed workouts) if I'd be willing to bring Luke there.

So, this evening, I packed up the jogging stroller and Luke's other necessary supplies, and he and I met Marc at the track.

This track is at....none other than Friend's University.

There were roughly 15 people running this evening at this track. So, after the "workout" was given, everybody took off around the track to warm up.

Here's a close-up of Marc, warming up. He's in the black shorts and white shirt.

After the brief warm-up, all of the runners took off a bit faster around the track. Here's yet another photo of Marc (without his face again) -- through the fence.

After awhile, he was doing his speed workouts with a group of guys that he's come to know over the years through running. In this photo, Marc is on the far right side.

Now, you might be asking yourselves, "What did Sarah and Luke do during this time?"

Well, Luke was in the jogging stroller, in a VERY GOOD MOOD -- he really hadn't been the happiest today (we're STILL waiting on a tooth to poke through the gums), but the outside DEFINITELY helps. In fact, here's a great photo of Luke in the stroller, just as Marc's workout started.

Luke and I actually walked for almost 3 miles. We walked a bit around the Friends University Campus. I LOVE walking on college campuses. I'm not sure what it is. I actually like being on college campuses more now than when I was in college. Friends University has a gorgeous administration building.

I don't remember exactly when the last time was that I was on this campus. I'm sure I was on the campus in High School sometime for some piano competition (I used to be a very active piano player). Then, I'm fairly certain I was on this campus in college when Bethel College (where I attended my freshman year) was playing Friends University in either basketball or football.

Either way, it was a nice walk.

All of a sudden, I noticed Luke was missing a sock -- during our walk.

I turned around, and there it was on the ground -- see that tiny blue thing on the sidewalk.

I gave it back to him to play with -- that lasted for roughly 2 minutes before he dropped it again. Then, it went bye-bye to Luke.

Luke and I then walked through a nearby neighborhood. We ended up near Kansas Masonic Home -- a long-term care facility. In the parking lot, I saw a bumper sticker that only you locals will understand.

The owner of this vehicle must have been the winner in the "Medallion Hunt" during the Wichita River Festival one year. I can't say I've seen that bumper sticker before. Like I said, only you local readers will probably understand or care about that one.

After walking around for awhile, we headed back to the campus as the runners were finishing up. At this point, Luke was still pretty happy. This is one of my new favorite photos of our Little Guy.

The runners then did about a 2-mile cool down. So, Marc took Luke on a bit faster of a ride for his cool down.

I waited at the track. After about 10-15 minutes or so, I heard a screaming baby, and it was our baby. Luke, for some reason, had gotten fairly upset during the last 1/2 mile of Marc's run. We're not sure if he thought the stroller was going too fast. Or, perhaps he just missed his mom -- that's been going on a lot lately :) So, Luke cried for a bit. Then, just as we were about to leave, the crying stopped. Luke was all happy again. He was more than happy to pose with his Daddy for a photo.


Allen and Debby Graber said...

A 2 mile cool-down. That is funny. That is the extent of my workout at most!
So, you play the piano quite well, huh? We'll have to let Adam know that! Maybe he can use you on the worship team. Ever think of trying out?

PamperingBeki said...

That's exactly what I laughed at too - a 2 mile cool down. haha! That's my entire workout on a GOOD day!

What a nice evening for your family.

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