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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, December 21, 2009

Seventeen Months....

Today, December 21, Luke turned 17 months old....Yep, the time sure has flown.

So, here's the usual photo of Luke in our chair.



This photo of him smiling is O.K., but we know he can certainly smile bigger!

So, when Marc climbed in the chair with him, we got a great smile for a photo! Sorry for the red eyes with Marc...I was having a hard time getting the red eyes removed with my computer. Oh well -- I sure like the photo anyways -- my two guys.



And, just for fun -- here's a photo of Luke one year ago today....Oh my -- what a little Butterball! The bib gives me such fond memories of spit-up. I'm really glad that stage is over with Luke :)



One of Luke's favorite things to do is watch the bathtub fill up with water before his bath...this photo may merely be for Marc and me, but it's certainly cute to see in person.



A Couple of Things about Luke right now...

1) As previously stated in an earlier post, Luke is walking now. He took off walking not quite three weeks ago. He's doing much better each day. He's not yet really running, but we can already tell that is coming very soon. He does walk all over the house now.

2) He has developed a sudden "pickiness" in eating. I have to get creative sometimes. Otherwise, he does definitely go for "typical" toddler food -- mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, etc....We're working on improving that.

3) He's starting to say a few words as opposed to mere jibberish; however, typically, only Marc and I can understand him.

4) He still REALLY likes singing. He's at a point right now where I'm not sure if he'd go to bed without one of us singing to him while gliding in the chair in his room. If I'm around, he prefers me singing. However, he'll listen to Marc sing if I'm gone for the evening. He also likes my mom to sing with him. Fortunately, she's willing to do that for him at anytime she's around :)

5) We left him with a teenage baby-sitter for the first time the other night. It was a neighbor girl, Celeste. She said after we got home, "He's like one of the most layed-back kids I've ever baby-sat. He was easy." We were glad he was like that for her, though Marc and I certainly don't consider Luke to be layed back. We're hoping Celeste is willing to baby-sit again; however, she is a Senior in High School. She may be a bit busy for baby-sitting Luke. We paid her well, so hopefully, that'll persuade her to come over some.

6) He still doesn't mind us cutting his hair with the clippers. He sits very nice when Marc cuts his hair -- about once every four weeks or so.

7) Luke is still V.E.R.Y. attached to his little blanket. Now that he walks, he walks around with the blanket -- kind of like Linus. He sucks his thumb with his blanket. It's completely and totally his comfort. We find it to be cute. If we were to lose the blanket, we'd be in deep trouble, and I MEAN DEEP TROUBLE.

Thanks for reading about our little guy.

1 comment:

knzus said...

Both of my boys (one is now 30 years old, the other 27 years old LOL!) went through extreme picky stages with food. Doctors all told us through the years, as long as they get some kind of food in them, then not to worry. It obviously didn't hurt either of my boys to go through those picky stages. They are both grown, happy and healthy.

Luke is always an ADORABLE subject! As a gramma myself, I love to "hear" about him and enjoy the photos. You and Marc are wonderful parents... don't ever think otherwise!

{{hugz}}

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