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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, January 5, 2010

Lunch with Friends....

Last Saturday (January 2), we had lunch with our friends, Matt and Angie, and their son, Ethan.

Many of you have friends like Matt and Angie...People you know fairly well but don't get to see very often.

Matt and Marc met way before either Angie or I were in the picture. Matt is also a runner, and so, you can probably guess that Matt & Marc met at a race. They have been to many running races together and on many running trips together.

When I met Marc, Matt was already living three hours away. Not too long after Marc and I met, Matt met Angie. Angie is also a runner.

Matt & Angie live three hours from us. They were married a year after us. Their son, Ethan, is five months older than Luke.

Unfortunately, whenever we do get together, it's for a short time -- usually lunch only.

This time, we met at Jimmy John's -- good tasting food and kid-friendly in that it's not a real quiet place.

**As a side note, if you haven't tried Jimmy John's, Marc and I highly recommend you do so. The subs are good and they're AMAZINGLY fast. They pride themselves on their speed. I guess since I worked in the QSR Industry so long (Quick Service Restaurant), it intrigues me when a restaurant is that fast. I sooooo badly want to know about their training program for employees.

Anyways, I digress....

Here's a cute pose of Ethan. Ethan has nice thick hair that I'm actually quite jealous of.

One thing about Jimmy John's that is challenging, however, is that there aren't any big seats for large groups.

So, knowing how conversation would go with us, Matt and Marc sat at a table together, and Angie and I sat at a table together with the two little boys.

I couldn't ever get Luke and Ethan to look at the camera at the same time. Seeing how I have many photos of Luke, I kept the photo with Ethan looking at the camera. At first, Ethan and Luke weren't too sure of each other. Then, after eating together for a bit, Luke took to trying to tickle Ethan which Ethan thought was funny.

Thanks Matt & Angie (and Ethan) for meeting us for lunch. We should do it more often! Perhaps Easter weekend or Memorial Day Weekend -- whenever you're in town again.


For my post on thankfulness....today, I chose #243 -- reaching a milestone.

Now, since I'm droned on and on enough about Luke's big milestone of walking, this time, I'm choosing something else -- Marc's 35th birthday and my sister-in-law, Amber's, 30th birthday. Big birthdays are milestone, right?

This past fall, Marc turned 35, and Amber turned 30....within a month of each other.

So, we celebrated the two birthdays together at my parents' house.

They had a dual dessert....

Milestones in life are fun and are a blessing. We should thank God for them. We also shouldn't stop celebrating life's milestones (not just birthdays, but all milestones) after childhood.

Have a great day!

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