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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, April 23, 2010

Twenty-One Months and Discovery of Water....

Two days ago, Luke was officially twenty-one months old. I mentioned in my post yesterday that I had forgotten to take a photo on the actual day -- OH NO!

Don't worry because last night, when Marc was home from work, we captured an "official" photo -- a day late.

So, here it is....of course, with the "bwankie" in hand.

And, just for fun (as we have each month), here is a photo from a year ago -- at 9 months of age.


Many people have told me over the years that I should NEVER stop learning.

And, I can say that, in my life, I think that is true. I truly do think I learn something each day.

Today, for my education, I learned a bit about water. This learned thing today is actually something I've heard about but never really have seen for myself.

I learned about how water puddles are magnets for little boys.

Yes, I'm sure little girls get into water as well, but my frame of reference today involved two boys....specifically Luke and Oliver.

(Oliver and Lily were at our house this morning -- I watch them 1-2 times a week).

And, before I go on any further, in case you're wondering, Lily was peacefully sleeping when all this occurred this morning....

Anyways, it rained here yesterday and I think, a bit last night.

Around 10:00 or so this morning, Oliver, Luke and I went outside to play. The sky was clearing. I knew we'd be safe from downpours.

We were outside for a bit -- playing with bubbles, balls, a kid golf set, etc. We also visited with our neighbor, Willis, where Oliver got to watch Willis load a lawn mower into the back of his pick-up (BIG FUN)!

Then, I noticed that Luke discovered a water puddle by our garage door (water tends to collect right there thanks to the way the concrete is layed).

Very soon, Oliver was right over there with him. Yes, I can say that Luke was the leader in this one (Sorry Kendall).

Then, they both had to "check out" the water -- I'm not really sure what they saw (I'm hoping nothing was "in" the water).

After a bit, Oliver saw something else that apparently looked more interesting (I'm not sure what).

So, Luke proceeded to sit down in the COLD water and play some more.

After that, Oliver suggested we go and play in the sandbox...We just got a "new" (used by another family first) sandbox. The family gave us a great deal -- including a bit of colored sand and sandbox toys. Joel (Oliver and Lily's dad) was able to get some other sand for us at no charge. It was a great way to get some inexpensive entertainment for the backyard.

Fortunately, neither boy wanted to sit down in the sandbox. Wet clothes and sand would've been even more of a mess.

After a bit, we needed to go in because Lily would be waking up soon.

Luke was stripped down to a diaper to go inside. Oliver took his shoes, socks, and pants off in the garage. Fortunately, I have a few clothes that don't yet fit Luke, and so, Oliver wore some of Luke's "too big shorts" home. Oliver went home without shoes. Luke got a new outfit on.

And now, if you'll excuse me, Luke's taking a nap. I must go back outside and hose down Luke's shoes to wear later in the day. They're FULL of mud.


Candice said...

Seee, what did I tell you??? The rain is great fun!

More than just okay said...

Puddles, definitely little boy magnets!

Melissa Jensen said...

Glad you still do the "photo shoots" too! I usually have to do it on the DAY too! Must be a mom thing!

Hope your well!!

Anonymous said...

This was like a pop quiz for you, huh. LOL!

I so remember my boys doing this... but *ahem* I joined them. Hahaha! Rain puddles, sprinkler puddles, any puddle will do... FUN! And... I had my share of muddy shoes to take care of, too. :-D

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