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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!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Luke's New Wagon....

Luke's big 2nd birthday is coming up July 21....Marc and I decided we'd get him a wagon for his birthday. We bought it this past Sunday night. Since he's only 2 and still really doesn't understand the concept of his birthday AND the fact that we know he'll be getting other things from family members, we decided to go on ahead and give it to him.

So, this past Monday evening while I was at my women's summer Bible Study at church, Marc assembled it. Luke got acquainted with the wagon in the house first.

Marc did take him for a "spin" around the block that night. According to Marc, Luke LOVED it. Two neighbors also witnessed Luke LOVING his new wagon.


So, here's another story with which I promise will end with the new wagon....

Sometime this past spring, a very nice gentleman at church offered Marc and our friend Joel (Smith) some opportunity for tree-cutting on his property. In turn, this tree-cutting would end with some very nice firewood for the winter.

Marc and Joel took him up on it, and since our friends Dave and Amanda also burn a fireplace in the winter for warmth (like ourselves and the Smith family), Dave joined in on this tree-cutting.

So, the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, the three guys (Marc, Joel, and Dave) all spent several hours in the blazing heat cutting down wood to keep all of our families really warm this coming winter.

The three guys really did get quite a bit of wood; however, the "logs" needed to all be split for firewood. Fortunately, Dave has a "splitter."

Therefore (are you following me yet?), for these past two Tuesday evenings, Marc and Joel have been using Dave's "splitter" to prepare the logs for winter.

This photo was taken here at our house; however, most of the work has been done at the Smith house.

Anyways, while the guys have been splitting wood, Luke and I have been "hanging out" with Kendall and the two Smith kids, Ollie and Lily.

Since Luke had just received his wagon the night before, we took it along for a ride.

Kendall and I KNEW we needed to strap in Luke and Lily -- they're young enough to NOT fully understand that they need to stay seated.

We worked on convincing Ollie to just walk. Nope -- he wanted to ride as well. In fact, he wasn't the happiest of campers about NOT getting a seat. But, Kendall convinced him to sit in the middle.

Finally, the kids were settled, and we were off....I took the first "pull" of the wagon with the three kiddos.

Then, Kendall took her turn....If you look closely at this photo, Ollie doesn't look very happy. If I remember correctly, this was when Ollie was asking to go back home. We told him we were going to walk for awhile. Then, we'd go back for ice cream....That seemed to appease him just fine! Yep, that frown you see in the photo did turn into a smile at the thought of ice cream.

After awhile, Ollie decided he wanted to pull the wagon....

So, with a little supervision....

Ollie did an EXCELLENT job, and Luke and Lily didn't mind a bit as to who was pulling the wagon. The only thing that Kendall and I had to do (besides watch for cars) was to periodically remind Ollie to watch where he was going to avoid running over curbs.

I'm sure there will be MANY fun times with this wagon! Lily will be playing with Luke some this fall when Kendall is teaching her Pre-K class. The wagon will be great for me to go to the park with Luke and Lily.


Allen and Debby Graber said...

Our grandkids have that wagon too. Love it! Even cup holders!

Diana said...

What a neat wagon! I've not seen that kind yet. I remember when our grandkids first got a big wagon, we had such fun pulling them around the block or wherever. Really came in handy when we finally realised to use it for the State Fair! Great things, wagons!

I can't imagine cutting wood in the heat... although this week hasn't been so bad. You guys will be so glad for all the work the guys did come winter!

Candice said...

Graham also got a wagon for his second bday. He much prefers it over the stroller. I pulled two kiddos in it all day long at the zoo yesterday!

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