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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, February 8, 2010

Random Monday....

One week a month, Marc works late most evenings of the week. That would be because he's an accountant -- working specifically in Inventory Accounting at Cessna. During that one week a month, they're "closing out the books" from the previous month.

Well, this is that week this month. So, Luke and I know that we'll be "two peas in a pod" this week.

I mentioned in yesterday's post that tonight is the University of Kansas vs. University of Texas basketball game. Marc's a HUGE Texas fan. Since Marc wouldn't be able to see Luke awake today (because of work), he requested some photos of Luke in his Texas shirt. I did e-mail them to Marc at work, but here they are for the rest of the world to see.

Luke and I ran an errand late this morning. After the errand was completed, Luke said, "Chhhh," from the back seat. I knew that meant he wanted to go look at a train. So, I drove him to the tracks....and it was Luke's lucky day. There was a train -- a LONG one. So, here's a photo of Luke watching a train.

I was microwaving Luke a single chicken strip tonight. I followed the instructions on the package and even lessened the time because of our microwave's high wattage and tendency to overcook. Oopssss....I know this doesn't look at all appetizing, and that would be because it's not.

It burnt and left a nice smell in the kitchen. Marc actually just recently replaced an old smoke detector in the kitchen. The new one is a bit sensitive. Fortunately, though, it didn't go off for this burnt chicken strip.

And yes, I did fix him another one. I did much better the second time, and Luke did eat it :)

We got snow again last night. We didn't get as much as some folks south of here, and we certainly didn't get enough to at all compare to some of you folks on the east coast. But, it was pretty this morning. (And you east-coasters can keep your massive snow amounts on the east coast).

Here's looking out our front door.

And, on our deck....I LOVE the trees in our back yard -- as well as our neighbor's trees. We actually have quite a few trees, relative to Kansas, of course.

This past Saturday evening, Marc and I had friends Jerry and Shirley over for supper. Jerry and Marc used to work together years ago. We keep in touch with this couple. I failed to get photos of them, but I will mention that Shirley brought Luke some bubbles. Normally, I don't like bubbles in the house, but seeing how cabin fever has hit us all, I've been blowing some bubbles in the house. Our carpet could use a good cleaning anyways. Surely, some other of you moms out there do this as well :)

I hope you can see the bubbles in these photos....The bubbles kind of blend in with the carpet. If you can't, use your imagination. Just trust me -- they're there.

Luke's been wanting more and more to eat with a spoon. However, he will only use it on his own if it's something like applesauce, yogurt, or mashed potatoes. He has yet to figure out that a spoon can also be used for things like peas, peaches, etc. Never mind that I show him daily.

He actually doesn't do too bad -- for only being 18 months old.

Well, how's that for randomness on a Monday? Until the next post....


The Rakows said...

i love your Monday randomness... :)
the snow sure is pretty there... :) you can actually ENJOY it when you're not shoveling it for 3 hours and still can't get your cars out of the driveway... and more tomorrow...yay! :)
i love the chicken finger... :) hehehehe :)
and Luke is probably the cutest little spoon totin' "chhhh" lovin' Texas Aggie (that's the mascot, right??) fan in the world... :) love his little grin in those pics... :) :)
:) i will talk to you in a bit :) hope you have a great rest of your "random" monday... :)

rentz said...

So sorry Texas lost. Well...not really, just trying to be nice to your hubby! We're Kansas fans here.

More than just okay said...

Ben loved the trains when he was small as well. Getting stopped was a *good* thing. He also loved semis. Whenever he'd see one he'd say "whoosh-wow, big-truck" 2 words not 4. We'd drive by Newell's and he'd almost hyperventilate.

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmm, that chicken finger sure left something to be desired huh! LOL! I've had that happen, too. I can still smell that awful smell it leaves... ugh.

Luke is adorable in his jersey. Hehe, such a cutie pie.

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