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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!

Friday, January 15, 2010

A Few Funny Memories....I guess

If you follow this blog routinely, you'll know that recently I posted two poems I had written in 6th grade.

Here's the complete story of how I found them....

I moved out of my parents' house (basically for good) a couple of months after graduating from high school. That was in 1994 -- so you can figure out how roughly how old I am from that statement.

Anyways, much of my "stuff" that I didn't take with me ended up shoved into the closet. Then, my old bedroom was made into a guest bedroom.

That's still what it is today -- though my mom did recently redecorate it.

Over the holidays, my mom did some cleaning out of the closet.

She found a bunch of boxes of "stuff" that she wasn't sure what I'd want to do with it.

Therefore, my dad recently dropped it off in our garage (and I'm sure there's more to come in the future from my parents' house)....

Last week, when it was extremely cold and Luke and I were really stuck inside, I took one morning to go through the boxes.

This will take several posts, and so, here's Box #1....

A drawing of my house that I did in 7th grade (it was dated March 3, 1989)....Marc, when he saw it, said, "You drew that. Wow! That's actually somewhat good." (Keep in mind that I NEVER claim to be an artist at all, and even I was somewhat impressed with this drawing. It truly does look the house we lived in at the time).

The folder I designed for my 7th grade Home Economics materials....I vaguely remember the teacher having us go through magazines and pick out pictures to put on a folder.

I don't really ever remember being into "Clothes Swapping," but perhaps I liked to do that back in 7th grade. Notice the "Super Sarah" at the top. I find that funny.

Apparently, that year, I designed a puzzle. The picture of what the puzzle is to look like is on top. The actual puzzle is on the bottom -- not too bad.

**No, I didn't keep this for Luke. The puzzle pieces did not easily go together or come apart.

A "Breakfast Pizza" recipe -- again, from 7th grade Home Economics. I plan on making this over the next couple of weeks. If it's good, I'll post it then for all to read and make.

At the bottom of Box #1 was a very fragile construction paper Christmas Tree. It was designed with a bunch of cut-out handprints -- I assume from my own hands. It actually went directly in the trash -- it was crumbly and gross and made a mess.

And, for the grand finale of Box #1 -- the Pantyhose Art....

O.K., so please laugh...Marc and I certainly did. I actually do not at all remember making this.

It's a piece of pantyhose stretched over some misshapen wire hanger, complete with construction paper cut-outs for a face.

U.G.L.Y., if I do say so myself.

After showing Marc, it did promptly go in the trash. Truly, I shouldn't have even taken a photo of it for this blog, but I figured you all would need a good laugh for a Friday. I hope I succeeded.


I'm not a real packrat, and so, I didn't keep too much. But, I kept just a few precious things.

Stay tuned for more of Sarah's Home Bedroom Cleanout :)


The Rakows said...

hi Sarah :)
your post made me laugh... :) i moved out of my parents house in 1995 (minus summers when i was home from college), but my boxes of "stuff" are still up in my parents' attic... the running joke is that if my mom's things are still at her childhood home with my grandmother (and she moved out in the early 60s :)), my things will stay at my parents' house for now... :)
i have NO idea where i'd put the things, anyway...LORDY... my house already feels so cluttered... :)

i think it's neat how school "instills" some neat hobbies/talents in us and attempts to develop them, as children... for you & this box, it was art... :) from wonderful ink/line drawings (of your house) to even your very abstract panty hose monster... :) that just means those teachers were doing their job... :) kinda cool... :)

hope you have a great weekend! :) and i can't wait for the "box #2" post :)

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

How fun! I think it's great to look back at things like that.

The Sieberts said...

that was a great drawing Sarah! i never knew... :)

Diana said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww, your drawing is AWESOME!! I have run across drawings that I made "back then" too and wonder "how in the world did I do that?!"

Hmmmm... amazing what you can do with a pair of old pantyhose, huh. *snicker*

I've heard that if your parents suddenly start giving you all your old stuff from your old bedroom, they have plans...... LOL! :-D

Allen and Debby Graber said...

I've given some of the treasures the kids made back to them, but like you, they throw it away! Makes me sad. Can't hang on to it forever I guess. You are an awesome artist! The house is incredible! Now, the panty hose art.... How very funny!

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