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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, February 2, 2010

A Little Boy Named Luke and Dave Ramsey Update....

Marc and I each have a visor from the Pikes Peak Marathon. Nope, I certainly have NOT run that marathon, but my wonderful husband has completed it a whopping 7 times.

Last summer one day, specifically in August, Marc was wearing the visor in the car. Luke was sitting in the backseat and was pointing at the visor. He wanted to play with it. To keep him happy in the car, Marc gave it to him....

Marc really hasn't gotten it back. In fact, here's a photo from last August of Luke playing with the visor while we were purchasing our Trail Blazer. It kept Luke happy during the vehicle buying process :)



Several months later, Luke still enjoyed playing with the visor. Then one day, Oliver was here -- the little boy I watch, along with his sister, Lily. Oliver too wanted to play with the visor. To avoid a fight between two little boys, I went and grabbed my visor -- a white one. Oliver took to playing with the white one.

Then, whenever Oliver wasn't around, Luke took to playing with both visors.

Are you following me on this one, or am I being confusing?

We thought it would be a little phase -- after all, Luke's young.

We couldn't have been more wrong.

Almost 6 months later now, Luke still LOVES to play with the visors. Generally, in the mornings, they're one of the first 5 things he grabs.

Today was no exception. I managed to capture Luke with both visors on camera today.





I actually bought Marc a Texas Longhorns visor for Christmas. He absolutely does not give it to Luke....We're not sure if he'd get it back.

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For Christmas, we bought Luke a truck. Since then, he's enjoyed playing with it off and on -- mainly pushing the buttons to make noise.

Last night, I was at a Community Life Council meeting at church. When I got home, Luke was in bed, and Marc told me that they had done quite a bit of playing together -- probably Father/Son type playing (some rough-housing, I'm sure, was involved).

Marc did mention to me that he worked on teaching Luke to ride his truck (the truck is indeed made to ride on).

**A little side note -- Keep in mind that Luke was a VERY LATE walker. So, he's JUST barely now starting to get into the climbing. I know that most 18-month olds are climbing all of the time, and I do realize our day is coming.

This morning, I was in the kitchen for a bit while Luke was playing nicely in the family room. I stepped in to check on him, and this is what I found -- with ZERO help from me.

See -- the climbing is S.L.O.W.L.Y., but surely, happening.



He was having a great time playing by himself. Soon though, I heard a bit of fussing....He managed to "break" his truck.



Don't worry, though -- Mama Sarah went to the rescue (and yes -- I did fix it without too much complication).

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One of my goals for the month of February with Luke was to teach him to drink from a straw. Now, I don't know exactly what the "parenting books" say about that subject, and quite frankly, I don't care on this issue. I just wanted him to learn.

So, this morning, I purchased some cups with straws. I have to say that he did learn very quickly with only a tiny bit of mess. But, I think we'll stick to water ONLY in the cups for now.







Next step -- working on NOT tipping the cup up to use a straw -- Luke didn't quite get that little idea yet.

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Tonight was Session 3 of our Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class we're co-leading.

The chapter was on Cash Flow Planning -- The Nuts and Bolts of Budgeting. I actually didn't sit through tonight's class as I went to our church's Mom to Mom program instead -- which ironically tonight, the topic was Managing Your Finances.

But, I still want to include a Bible verse for tonight's lesson -- one that I will be praying over the course of the next week.

Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, and attend to your herds. Proverbs 27:23

1 comment:

Diana said...

I like that scripture... how appropriate since I'll be tending to my "flocks" and "herds" the next couple days. LOL!

LOVE that truck of Luke's... hope it was a minor fix! Good job, Luke, climbing on! Him being at the year and a half point, I'll bet things start advancing quickly on what he does soon. Watch out, Mom, that boy is growing fast!

My grandkids have all used those same cups/straws. They are the BEST things! And yeah, gotta watch the tipping while they learn. LOL!

SEVEN marathons?! I'm short of breath just thinking about that. LOL! But really, good for Marc!

No slobbers on the Texas Longhorns visor, please. :P Haha!

P.s. I just looked down at the captcha word below... you know, the one to type in the box... it says "warmer" LOL!!! I'll go for that!

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