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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 29, 2010

Snowy Day....

I had originally planned on posting "Part 3" of our house tour, but this afternoon, I failed to get all of the photos I wanted with daylight...So, it'll be another day.

Instead, I'll show some photos of our snowy day and talk about our day....

It did snow 6 inches here today. Marc JUST measured this evening. And since he's an official "weather spotter/tracker" for the National Weather Service for the city of Newton, KS, that's the official amount that will be reported (I bet you didn't know that little fact about Marc).

Since you don't get a tour of anything inside of our home -- how about a couple of outside shots -- taken this afternoon?

Yes, one of the garage doors is open in this photo. I went outside through the garage in this mess :)

And, here's a photo from our family room -- looking onto the deck. I just LOVE how snow sits on our table and chairs. You can see the bottom parts of the chairs buried in snow.

We live on a intimate (and cute, I think) little cul-de-sac with eight houses and WONDERFUL neighbors. One of our neighbors, Wayne, is ALWAYS immediately out with his snowblower when it snows (and not too many people have snowblowers around here).

Here's a distant photo of trusty Wayne -- with his snowblower. He always clears the street just in front of his driveway. That way, he has good traction when he backs his car out.

This morning, Luke and I ventured out in the snow. On Fridays, I take Luke to our local library for Toddler Story Time.

I generally get there early. Luke tends to be a bit shy, and he never seems to want to go into the play area before the story time starts to play...I think he's overwhelmed by too many other kids.

Instead, he INSISTS on walking back and forth across the alarm sensor -- you know, the things that buzz off if you steal a book.

But yes, he does like to sit and listen and watch during storytime. But, as soon as it's over, it's back over to the alarm sensor.

Whatever entertains an 18-month old....right?

After the library today, we ran to the bank and post office....you know, general errands.

Then, I called my friend Andrea....I said, "Can we come over? We need something to do since it's so yucky outside."

Fortunately, Andrea said, "Yes."

So, we spent some time over there...Luke LOVED playing with Ava's toys. They're different than home. It was probably the most content I've seen him all week since being sick.

Thanks Andrea for letting me "pop in."

After that, it was lunch and then naptime....

Luke and I then quickly ran to the grocery store to pick up a couple little items.

Then, dinner with Marc.....

Luke's now in bed....We're ready to watch Numb3rs.

There's our day.....


Anonymous said...

You are a brave, brave soul for getting out in this stuff! LOL!

We had 7.5 inches over in our neighborhood... but I know out at my cousins' east of town they only had 4 inches. Go figure there'd be so much difference all over this area, huh.

It's always amazing what entertains the kids. Like that box their gift comes in at Christmas..... LOL! At least Luke was having fun, I mean just look at that happy face! :)

P. s. Thank you for your sweet comments about our perseverance with Jerry medical stuff. If not for the good Lord beside us every minute, I know we would have been done in long ago. I daily have to ask the Lord for strength... He's heard me every time, thank goodness! :)

More than just okay said...

Now I know where to go if I want the inside scoop on Newton weather. I did not know that about Marc. How cool - of course geeky cool, but that's me.

Allen and Debby Graber said...

So where does Marc measure it? The top of the table...in the yard... How does he decide? So funny about Luke enjoying the sensors. He would do good going through customs at the airlines!

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