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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, July 14, 2009

Only One More Week....

Luke only has one more week of being less than a year old. Yep, Luke's first birthday is a week from today -- July 21. We can't believe it. It's gone so fast. But, EVERYBODY, and I mean everybody, has told us that time only goes faster after the first year.

I'm very excited for Luke to reach this milestone. It's very exciting to see him learn new things and do new things. However, part of me is also kind of sad. There are so many things that we'll never do with Luke again. For instance, bottles are almost done. I even packed a few of them away the other night. Also, it seems like babies go through so many sizes of clothing in the first year. I've packed so many clothes away.

Perhaps we'll have another boy someday? Who knows? Perhaps God has a girl in mind for us (Nope -- I'm NOT pregnant).

This past weekend, we cheated just a bit and flipped Luke's carseat around. He was starting to really dislike not seeing us. He'd fuss nearly everytime I went somewhere with him. Then, a couple of weeks ago, he started stiffening up everytime I tried to put him in the car -- really, not a fun thing.

We knew he was well over 20 pounds. He's almost a year. SOOOOO, we did it. We just wanted to make sure he was as safe as we could keep him in the car.

(And yes, we know many of you did this as well).

Luke LOVED seeing us by being forward-facing. Does this smile say it all?

There was just so much to look around at....

This morning, I took him to his 12-month well-baby check-up. He did fairly well except for during the dreaded "shot time." That was sad -- more so for me, probably.

Here are his stats.

Height: 30 3/4" (83rd percentile)
Weight: 24 lb. 7 oz. (75th percentile)
Head Circumference: 18 1/2" (76th percentile)

So, Luke is a big boy. We're thankful for his growth.

But, here's what I told the nurse, "It's interesting that he's only in the 75th percentile for weight. EVERYBODY comments on his chubbiness. You'd think that he'd be in the 125th percentile or something."

So, I guess his weight isn't as much as most would think.

Luke's starting to develop a bit of orneriness lately. The other day, he was in his room. He hadn't been left alone very long at all. Here's what I walked in his room to find.

I absolutely LOVE his smile. It's one of my favorite traits of his. So, when I see this smile when he's done something like take most of diapers out, I just grin.

Uh-Oh...he's got himself wrapped around my finger, doesn't he?


Aaron and Shannon said...

That is a cute smile...but soon you will start to be able to block that out when he's done something he's not supposed to do.....maybe that comes more when they can actually talk!!!!!

The Sieberts said...

we love his smile too :) what a little stinker!

Allen and Debby Graber said...

I love his smile and laughter! We also cheated on those car seats with our grandkids. I find it incredulous that with my first born, his car seat was in the front seat so I could interact with him while driving. And on long trips, we would put a mattress in the backseat and the kids would crawl all over it. Car seats weren't law then. When I was little, we didn't even have any seat belts at all. Loved the back of the station wagon. We'd lay on sleeping bags and play games. Oh the days. I know, it is probably safer now, but I don't recall hearing about accidents where children died.

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