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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!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

THE ANSWER and Mr. Luke....

Thanks to all who played my mini little game on my previous post....

I might have to do that a little bit more often -- it's kind of fun to see how my readers interpret photos or what my readers think we would pick or like....

But, the answer would be C....Double Fudge Cookie Dough. The winner, and claimer of bragging rights to my game, would be Sarah L.

Quite a few of you answered Mud Pie. I do really enjoy the Mud Pie Blizzard -- even though I'm not really a coffee drinker. So, that was a good guess.

Again, thanks to those of you who played as well as to my friend, Lori Ann, who played on Facebook. (And Lori, I am not forgetting that your 35th birthday is coming up very soon, but I also know I'm not far behind on the birthday).


I have a post or two lined up in my head. But, they'll have to wait for a bit. In the meantime, here are a few photos of Mr. Luke -- a nickname he sometimes gets called. I actually think that nickname might have originally come from my friend, Andrea. But, it sticks here in this home as well.

1) Luke sits in a booster seat to eat at our kitchen table. We still ALWAYS use the seatbelt. Luke can most certainly sit without one, but Luke is one wiggly kid. We're afraid he'd wiggle his way on out. And, our kitchen floor of tile is hard. For now, for safety reasons, the seatbelt must ALWAYS be fastened.

Awhile back, Luke learned to buckle the seatbelt himself. I finally captured it on camera the other day. It's neat to watch him accomplish something and be VERY PROUD of it each and every time.

2) Luke's not at an age yet where he will sit for extended periods of times to watch movies, DVDs, etc....And, that's O.K. Those days will come when I have a hard time preventing him from just "zoning out."

We're getting ready to go on a driving trip in a couple of weeks or so. The plan is to borrow a DVD player for the vehicle. Hopefully, it'll keep his attention for a bit. Last weekend, we were at Target. I found an Elmo movie for $5, and since Luke seems to have taken to photos of Elmo or "stuffed" Elmo toys, I purchased the movie.

Luke really likes the movie, though it only keeps his attention for about 5 minutes.

The other morning, I was attempting to make some cookies with a very grouchy Luke in tow. Finally, out of desperation, I popped in the Elmo movie.

After a few minutes, I went and checked on him.

This is what I found....

Luke was lying on his stomach, watching the movie, with his feet in the air.

Now, Marc and I NEVER watch TV like this....So, where did he get that? Or, is it just instinctive?

It cracked me up how adult-like (or at least teenager-like) he looked on the floor.

3) This weekend, here in our town, the Harvey County Fair is going on.

Marc and I, at least together, have never done anything with this fair (Marc did quite a bit as a kid). But, this year, we decided we should do something since Luke is now 2 and a bit more aware of what is going on (at least for a 2 year-old).

So yesterday, while Marc was working, Luke and went to Ag Fest -- an event designed with kids in mind.

As an added bonus, our local Parents as Teachers was having a booth -- which Luke is a part of.

It was fun to be outside -- even in the extreme heat we've been having. However, Luke pretty much NEVER left the Parents as Teachers area. I think all of the other kids' activities were geared to kids older than 2.

So, Luke decorated a little barn (which I don't have a photo of).

He then played inside a little barn.

And, for the BIG fun -- Luke pushed around and pushed around and pushed around some more a plastic wheelbarrow.

Tonight, we have plans to "brave" the heat and go and see all of the animals. Perhaps next year, we'll do the rodeo, the tractor pull, or something like that.

Can you tell we live in Kansas -- even though neither Marc nor I are farm people AT ALL. Perhaps I'll change out of my white pants to go and see the animals tonight. See? I'm not a country girl -- white pants :)

1 comment:

The Sieberts said...

yep-think Mr. Luke originated here. it might have been from Ava :o)AND is the movie you bought Elmo in Grouchland? Beware! That's where AVa learned the wonderful word 'mine' hehe :o)

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