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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!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My Mom Tried and A Blanket Break....

O.K. -- so here's where I'm going to admit a fault of mine. It's a fault with which I truly do not blame my mother. She tried. I just never got the hang of it.

What I'm talking about is something so miniscule, but I'll have to say -- you'll chuckle.


My cutting is so bad that any time we're together as a family, my mom practically bans me from the job. Now that Marc knows just how bad I am at this, he too has banned me from it.

Case in point....

Tonight, I was preparing a meal to take to the Veer Family. (They just welcomed baby Kate into their family). As part of their meal, I fixed French Bread.

I attempted to cut the bread in half to add some butter and garlic mixture, and here's how it ended up....

Pretty bad, isn't it?

So, sorry Veer Family -- you can blame me if your bread seemed cut a little uneven. I hope you enjoyed it anyways.

Here's the sad part -- I've even cut cakes at several weddings. I made it through it, though I'm not convinced you'd want to hire me for that job anymore.


Last night, Marc and I were talking about Luke (that's what we talk about a lot anymore).

We were talking about the little things of his personality that we really find cute or really enjoy.

I came up with quite a list, but I won't bore you with everything....That's for Luke's Mama and Daddy to enjoy...

Anyways, one of them is how he sucks his thumb with his blanket.

As an infant, he NEVER would take a pacifier. I tried several different kinds. But, around 3 months or so, he found his thumb. We were never so grateful for that. He's used it ever since to go to sleep or WHENEVER he's sleepy, uncomfortable, hurt, or bored. Around 9 months or so, my mom made him his blanket. In fact, she's even the one who first introduced the blanket to him when she was watching him one time. Now, he won't suck his thumb without the blanket. It's part of the whole comfort thing. The blanket MUST be up at the nose while the thumb is in the mouth.

I'm not sure what we'd do if the blanket was lost at this point. It would be a SAD day. I seriously do pray that we don't lose that blanket. I think I would cry as much as Luke would.

I know that some of you readers out there DESPISE thumb sucking. And, someday, Marc and I do realize we'll probably have to figure out how to get him to not suck his thumb. In the meantime, it's what makes Luke, Luke.

This photo cracked me up. He had been playing with some storage containers from the kitchen. He was playing SO contentedly while I was preparing the previously mentioned meal for the Veer family. I happened to look up at Luke and notice that he took a blanket/thumb break.

Some of us have coffee breaks. Some take Pepsi breaks (i.e. my husband). Luke takes a blanket/thumb break.

After about 10 seconds of sucking his thumb with his blanket, Luke resumed his playing.


Candice said...

Cute pic. Personally, I'd love to hear the rest of the list!!

rentz said...

I have one kid that sucked a thumb. One kid that still sucks a thumb. And Ezzie sucked two fingers and had a blanket. It was so worn by the time he quit that it was actually about 5 blankets. I think kids that suck their thumbs are adorable. Very cuddly!

Diana said...

You learned that bread cutting technique from Dillon's, didn't you... LOL! No, just kidding. I'm sure it was delicious anyway... and it really doesn't look bad at all.

I agree with Candice... I wouldn't mind hearing the rest of your Luke list. :D

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