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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 1, 2010

It's Pure and Simple Sunday Randomness....

I don't really have a "full" blog post to put together tonight, so I'll just share some random photos from the last week or so.

1) Luke recently discovered one of Marc's caps -- specifically, it's Marc's "Work Cap." Luke has become rather attached to it. It's even gone to bed with him a few times. It's so interesting to see what kids become attached to.

2) Luke has recently taken to actually enjoying standing on a chair and watching me in the kitchen -- whenever I'm cooking or baking. So, I managed to snap a few photos of him yesterday when I was making some brownies -- some brownies marbled with cream cheese -- one of Gina's recipes. Thanks Gina! They were yummy!

3) This evening (Sunday), just for the fun of it, we took a little family picnic/playtime at Sedgwick County Park in Wichita. Marc and I both have run quite a few races in this park. We thought it would be fun to go there without running a race.

Lately, it seems as if Marc and I (and Luke because he is our young son) have been way too much just "going through life." It seems like we just get through each week doing what we just normally do....NOT extremely intentional as a family sometimes. So, that's the main reason we went into the heat tonight to "hang out" as a family -- somewhere away from home.

And, in case you're wondering -- YES, it was H.O.T. In fact, we didn't stay too long because Luke was getting pretty red (which is a sign he's way too hot since he tends to not sweat enough yet). Marc and I both said, upon leaving, that this would be much more fun on a crisp fall day.

But....I forgot to take Luke's little camping chair that works great with a picnic table. However, he sat at the picnic table like a big boy and did quite well. In fact, I had yogurt on my shirt from being clumsy, but Luke managed to NOT get anything on his clothes (and that was without a bib).

If you haven't been to this park in the last couple of years, they do have this wonderful new play area....It's quite extensive with areas for children aged 2-5 as well as for older children.

I was very excited to see that this play area was possible because of a "generous donation from Children's Miracle Network." This organization is one I can completely get behind -- mainly because my former employer, International Dairy Queen, was and is a huge contributor to the charity.

All donations to Children's Miracle Network go to help sick kids and their families -- administrative costs for the organization actually are paid for by local hospitals. So, when you donate to Children's Miracle Network, ALL of your donations are going to a great cause.

O.K., O.K. -- enough of my personal plug....

And, some more photos for your enjoyment....

Yes, I'm fully aware I should NOT be taking photos against the sun. But, in this case, I wouldn't have gotten the photo....So, sorry for the weirdness of the photo.


Diana said...

Wow, look at that big handsome boy! Luke really does look older then his age of two. I think most kids do nowadays no matter what their age... better nutrition and all those contributing factors. Of course, I think all of my grandkids look older than they are, LOL!

That park sure has come a long way and changed a LOT since the days when I visited. My parents and grandparents took us there when we were school age. Looks much better now! And that "Sway Fun" looks, well, FUN!! :D

On your cream cheese that you marble through the brownies... do you mix anything with the cream cheese first? Sounds delicious!

The Rakows said...

love the post... :) i love that Luke stands on a chair (not wanting to "djump" off like someone I know! :)) and watches you when you cook... :) i love that you went on a picnic just to spend time together... :) i love the park... :) i love that i have someone else in the "yogurt on your shirt" club!:) it looks like you have had a WONDERFUL time together! :)

Candice said...

Graham also loves to wear daddy's hats. Too cute!

Looks like Luke did great sitting at the table. :)

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