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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, August 31, 2009

What My Mother (and Some Other Moms) Told Me....

Besides my own mother, I'm talking about other mothers who have had sons.

These women have told me that boys just "instinctly" do some boy things.

Well, Luke's fairly young (13 months), so up until recently, I've just noticed mainly baby things about him.

In the last week, however, that has changed.

Luke suddenly just figured out how to move a toy car and make a few car noises. I'm not sure really where he learned it. I truly believe it's instinctive -- again, just like my mother and other women with sons have told me.

He'll just roll that truck right around the living room -- while making some sounds with his mouth. It's really very cute, but I know I'm biased :)


Luke has a fairly heavy dislike of the vacuum cleaner. I've had other mothers tell me their children used to be like that as well. So, I really hope he does outgrow this fear. I try to sneak off and vacuum the bedrooms and hallway when he's contently playing in the living room. But, he always has to follow me back there to see what I'm doing.

Then, it comes -- the C.R.Y.I.N.G. It's one of those truly upset, scared cries that I just can't ignore. So, I end up carrying him while I vacuum. I can't seem to get him distracted long enough to finish my task. And, I can't vacuum the bedrooms and hallway when he's sleeping. He'd wake right up since all of our bedrooms our near each other.

NO -- This is by no means an easy task. He's heavy, and our vacuum cleaner is not one of those sleak new, light-weight ones. I guess I get some extra exercise that way :) Always look at the positive, I guess.

So, even though he absolutely detests the vacuum cleaner, Luke LOVES to watch Marc mow the lawn. Usually Luke is very "squirmy." However, he is fairly still while watching Marc mow.

This evening (Monday), Marc mowed the lawn. While he mowed the frontyard, I pushed Luke in his swing on the porch. That way, Luke could watch Marc from the swing.

When Marc moved to the backyard, I took Luke back to sit on the deck. Here's what he did for most of the backyard mowing.

He was merely watching this....Marc going back and forth across our yard.

After awhile, however, he did start to act silly....with his blanket, of course. We can't go too many places without that thing.

I guess I always need to plan on keeping Luke home while Marc mows -- as opposed to just leaving and going on walks on these nice evenings.


Candice said...

Vroom, vroom

Allen and Debby Graber said...

You should have Marc put Luke in one of those baby carriers you put on the back and let him ride while Marc mows and you can go inside and vacuum at the same time! Ha!

The Sieberts said...

i have noticed his love for cars and boy toys here :)Everytime we get the cars out i always make a truck sound as well as when we're outside and see cars. maybe he's trying to mimick that? :)

Together We Save said...

Sweet pictures.

Rich and Carolyn Dewey said...

Having had three sons, I can vouch for the sounds. I once read that little girls TALK and boys make SOUNDS - mostly "motor" sounds! Eight grand-daughters- LOTS of TALKING!

One of our sons was afraid of the vacuum too - would run crazy, but when he got a little older he liked to "ride", stand up on the top while I vacuumed.

Don't forget - boys are really SPECIAL!

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