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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, October 1, 2009

Our Saturday....

O.K., so I'm a little behind on posting this week -- which I do NOT like. So, sorry faithful readers.

I have several catch-up posts in mind, but here's the first.

Last Saturday (September 26), we had a fairly busy, but also enjoyable day.

Marc's been training for his big 100-mile ultramarathon coming up (in just over a week), so that morning, he did a 40-mile run. Therefore, Luke and I didn't see him much in the morning.

While Marc was running for several hours, Luke and I took our obligatory walk through town.

For those of you who see Luke often (or for those of you who look closely at Luke in the photos on this blog), you know that Luke NEVER wears shoes. And, for the entire summer, he hasn't worn socks either.

Luke has the "fat" feet thing going. In other words, his feet are literally shaped like little blocks. His feet have been like this since birth. Therefore, buying shoes for him isn't easy; therefore, I haven't. Luke is either in socks or barefoot. Since he's not walking yet (we're on the 15-month plan), I just haven't needed shoes for him either.

ALSO, I've read in several different articles about it being better for babies/toddlers to learn to walk barefoot (thanks for the reminder as well as reassuring me, Candice).

Blah, Blah, Blah....

Fall has arrived her in this great state. Therefore, it's a bit chilly to have Luke be barefoot. Luke likes to pull his socks off which isn't the best thing when he's in the stroller on a cool day or evening.

SOOOOO, it's shoe time for Luke -- and again, for those of you who are completely used to seeing Luke barefoot all of the time, this is a C.H.A.N.G.E.

I found some very cute ones that actually do fit his "fat" feet (and I say that very lovingly as his mother). This past Saturday was the debut -- in the stroller, of course.

Here he is, modeling the cute little boy shoes.

I did notice while walking that he kept looking down at them.

And, just for fun -- here is a photo of Luke in our driveway a couple of days later -- again, in the shoes.

After the obligatory Saturday morning walk and shower, Luke and I hung out at home. When Marc came home, we watched him recover (on the floor) from his 40-mile run.

In the afternoon, after Luke's nap, Luke and I headed to Prairie Harvest Deli -- here in town.

It was their "Cider Saturday" -- the day where they make fresh apple cider from 125 bushels of apples (and actually, one of the ladies I talked to that day said they made cider from quite a few more bushels than just the 125).

Marc and I figured we just had to have some fresh cider.

I don't know how well this photo shows up, but it's the chalkboard sign on the sidewalk in front of the store. You know you're in small town America when you see cute signs like this.

Here are the many apples yet to be made into cider (and this was at the end of their day).

And yes, it was good cider....

In the evening, Marc, Luke and I went to "Buffalo Wild Wings."

I know this may surprise some of you (since Marc and I have eaten out at many places throughout this great country), but neither of us had actually ever been to "Buffalo Wild Wings." Because of that, Marc chose it of all places for his birthday meal (since his birthday was the day before).

And, since we couldn't really find a movie we were interested in and nothing else sounded appealing (as far as date ideas) and both of us procrastinated on finding childcare, we just took Luke with us for Marc's birthday meal. That way, it was a family thing.

Our service that evening wasn't the best, but Marc and I usually give places two chances on service unless the first time was REALLY BAD.

But, Luke was such a great trooper. He hung out in the high chair so well without whining and complaining. I had taken a few toys, but mostly, he was intrigued with Marc's black Pikes Peak visor (Luke is playing with the black visor in this photo -- it may just be hard to see).

Louder places such as this one are good for a one-year old. All of the sporting events on the televisions are a nice distraction from the noise of a toddler.

When ordering, Marc was deciding whether or not to get ribs. Hmmmmm...you don't want bad ribs, do you? So, he ended up calling my brother, Joel, to find out his opinion (he and his wife have eaten there several times).

Joel was sorry to let Marc down (Joel's words -- not mine), but Joel had actually never had the ribs there. So, he had no recommendation.

Marc did end up ordering the ribs and buffalo wings (in addition to the wings we ordered together). Marc's opinion on the ribs -- order them elsewhere. They weren't that great. But, he did enjoy the wings -- especially with the Honey BBQ glaze. I enjoyed them as well.

Really nice photo, isn't it? Thanks for posing, Marc!!!!

Besides the buffalo wings (and I'm not sure why I did this), I did have a cheeseburger and fries. I know that's fairly boring. But, I don't eat burgers real often, and when I get the chance for a good sports bar type burger, I go for it. Unfortunately, that evening, I was full from wings. Therefore, the burger didn't get all eaten. But, it was good, and I would recommend it.

And, to not leave Luke out -- he had chicken strips which he always likes. He also had some applesauce and cheese that I had brought for him -- as well as his milk.


Fast forward to the last couple of days (Wednesday and Thursday)....

Luke's been a little on the ill side. It's not been bad, but considering Luke really hasn't been sick at all in his little life, it's a new thing to us.

He's come down with a fever that only goes down with some Tylenol. He definitely has been acting like he doesn't feel the greatest (wants to cuddle more which really doesn't upset me). He's definitely been sleeping more than normal (slept until 10:00 this morning and still took a 2 1/2 hour nap).

No runny nose, no congestion, no cough, no vomiting or diarrhea (Yeah!)....Just a fever.

I know it'll run its course. We know he'll get better. In the meantime, it's just sad.

With all of the flu and crud going around, I have been a good mother and have kept him away from other children and busy public places. But today, I needed to get out -- to run an errand just to you know, get out....Can't be cooped up too long in the house. I might go crazy or something.

So, we went to the bank and to grab me a bite to eat (through a drive-thru).

I took this photo while stopped at a stoplight. He looks a bit sad, in my opinion. His fever was down at this point, and so, I know he didn't feel too bad. But still, you can tell that he doesn't feel right.

**You locals will know exactly where I am in this photo.

I promise I'll get caught up on other posts -- especially for you, Candice :)


The Koehns said...

The Honey BBQ is my favorite sauce, too! Sarah, if you guys go back, you should try the grilled chicken wrap with Honey BBQ sauce. It's AMAZING!!! And, it's probably lower in fat, too!

Amanda said...

okay, let me just tell you what is good at BWW or (B-dub-squared as it has been referred to as well) since I worked at the one in Aggieville for almost 2 years! Mozz sticks, mini corn dogs(dave's favorite in which I served him EVERY time he came in), wings - sweet bbq, hot bbq, spicy garlic, and whatever the asian one is...there are new ones that weren't there when I was there, so not sure on those, potato wedges WITH cheese, okay...I'll stop there, I could think of more that's good though. Oh, and I could have TOTALLY told Marc NOT to get the ribs. Tell him to call ME the next time he has a BWW question.

Candice said...

Awww, he does look sick poor guy. HAve you taken him to the doc's? I usually let Graham's colds run their course, but awine flu makes me nervous. I'll probably be a psycho this winter. LOL

Kelly said...

Poor boy! It is not fun being sick. Hope he gets to feeling better!

Christie said...

I have followed your blog for awhile but thought i should finally leave a comment. I found your blog through the macs but then later figured out you are related to Amber. I went to rose hill and live down the road from her. I enjoy reading your blog we have sons the same age and i love your recipies. I love Lukes new shoes, I have the same problem with my son. Where did you get them?

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