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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, July 5, 2010

The Saturday Parade....

If you read my LAST POST, you know we had a pretty busy Saturday this past weekend.

To continue on from the previous post....

So, after the race, we went home briefly and showered -- that would be because the race was hot and humid, and we probably didn't smell the greatest.

Marc then checked the radar and saw that there wasn't going to be any rain for a bit. So, we headed off to Newton's annual 4th of July parade as part of the Chisholm Trail Festival.

We got there in plenty of time to get a decent spot. We waited and waited for awhile. Finally, we saw the parade coming.

We always stand up for the American flag!

Then, of course, we had the fire engines....which Luke did NOT get scared and cover his ears for :)

There were quite a few high school and jr. high school kids on floats....It's nice to see local athletes participate in community events!

And, if you know us well, you'll know this is one of our favorites -- especially for Marc!

And, as in most parades -- the Shriners.

And, if you remember from THIS POST, Luke recently received a new wagon. So, we took this new wagon to the parade. It worked well. In fact, it worked so well that Luke preferred the wagon over the parade.

The main thing that did get him out of the wagon, however, was a train...Luke was chased down twice during this parade when he ran into the street because he heard a train.

But, after one of the trains (when Marc chased Luke down), Luke did spend a wee bit of time in my arms....So, I definitely took advantage of that. And, Marc even snapped what I think is a cute photo of us. I don't have too many photos of Luke and me. So, I must take advantage of it. It's now my Facebook profile pic.

Some folks in our church have a great new ministry called Grace Riders....a motorcycle ministry. This group was in the parade, and Marc and I have to say that it was really neat to see them in the parade. And, we really liked their t-shirts. Can we get one even though we don't ride motorcycles?

Lastly, we saw the horses....Luke did watch the horses closely -- in other words, he made repeated horse sounds -- mainly from his wagon, of course.

In the evening, we headed to my parents' house for a 4th of July BBQ. Unfortunately, it pretty much rained most of the time; therefore, we had the BBQ indoors. The only outdoor activity involved my dad taking Luke on a wagon ride -- in the short span of time it didn't rain.

But, the grilled burgers still tasted good!

And, unfortunately, I managed to NOT snap even one photo at my parents' house....So, you'll just have to trust us that we had a nice time with them.

For those of you who don't live here -- it has RAINED and RAINED and RAINED this past weekend. It's definitely not been a normal Kansas 4th of July.

And, for those of you east coast readers -- you can keep your 100 degree heat out east! I may not care for the flooding rains, but I do like the cooler temperatures.


More than just okay said...

That is a great pic of you and Luke!

Candice said...

Graham also loves his wagon! I used it at the zoo last week. I'll have to post pics one of these days...

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