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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, July 7, 2010

Our 4th of July....

Our friends, Joel and Kendall, threw together a little party for the 4th....

The party involved 5 couples and all of the small children, but unfortunately, one couple was unable to make it because of sick children (we missed you Jordan's).

Originally, the party was going to take place at the Smith's house. But, if you haven't realized it yet (for those of you readers who live away from here), it RAINED quite a bit this past weekend.

So, another couple at this party, the Tracy family, offered their property as a back-up plan. Jason and Sarah recently moved out into the country. They have some land, and most importantly, they have a LARGE shed. This large shed could've been used for small children to run around in if it rained.

We ended up going to the Tracy's place.

It worked out really well....It stopped raining long enough for a great grilled supper and some actual outdoor playing.

Nearly ALL of my photos involve Luke, Oliver, and Lily playing outside and getting very dirty.

This is the one photo that is not of a human child....Yes, we did see some cows.

But, here are the other photos from the evening....

Lily, playing in dirty water -- which Luke did as well.

Then, Luke and Lily spent quite a bit of time on this slide....

If you look closely at this photo, you can see that Luke's pants are almost completely wet, and there is some mud on his leg....

Luke did NOT mind getting wet and dirty; however, shortly after that photo was taken, he headed over to a BIG mud puddle. He ended up falling in. At that point, there were tears. He absolutely did NOT like having the mud cover his sandals and feet.

So, we ended up taking his shirt off and hosing him off. He then ran around without a shirt on....I guess that's an advantage to having a boy (and yes, there are advantages as well -- we LOVE our little guy).

Shortly after his shirt was taken off, Luke discovered a lawnmower. Now, Luke LOVES not only trains right now, but also, lawnmowers. He literally stood and stared and this lawnmower for a good 20 minutes (basically until I said, "Let's go").

Perhaps Luke gets his love of lawnmowers from his friend, Oliver. Oliver has talked about lawnmowers with me for quite some time now. Maybe Luke was listening to all of our conversations about lawnmowers.

So, while Luke was staring at the push mower, Oliver was sitting on the riding lawnmower.

Shortly after that, it was time to head to the city fireworks. We, however, opted out. Luke was getting tired; therefore, we headed on home.

But, since Luke was still wet, we just stripped him down to his diaper to go home. Isn't that what summers are for?

Thanks again Smith's for planning this party. Thanks to the Tracy family for your place as a "back-up" plan.

And, it was good to get to know you better Jeff & Jess.

1 comment:

Candice said...

Look like Luke will be mowing the lawn for you guys in no time!!

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