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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!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Ice Cream and My Mother....

These two topics in the subject line of this blog post are actually not related, but this post will be about those two topics :)

Anyways, today, Luke and I went into Wichita and met Marc for lunch (and we made a side trip to Target -- in case you're interested).

We ate lunch at the Dairy Queen in Wichita where a) my brother manages and b)where I used to work from when Luke was 3 months old until he was 13 months old -- between my job at International Dairy Queen and staying home full-time.

I only took one photo, but I want to share it....Luke has never disliked ice cream, but recently, he's REALLY taken to it. And today, for the first time ever, we had a hard time getting him to eat lunch because he wanted dessert first (at least this is the first time he communicated it to us in his own "Luke Way")....


My mom, for as long as I can remember, has always looked younger than she actually is.

In fact, enough people have commented about her not looking very old that it's become funny (in a good way) in my family.

She will ALWAYS bring it up when somebody has said something to her. She's grinning....I'm grinning....I think my sister-in-law, Amber, is usually grinning. My dad smirks. Joel (my brother) and Marc are generally rolling their eyes while laughing as well.

Two weeks ago, Marc, Luke, and I were at a parade in the town I grew up in (blog post to come soon about that parade) with my parents. My brother and two of his girls, Grace and Natalie, were with us as well.

At one point, while Grace was sitting on her lap, a teenage girl from the parade walked over to us. This girl was handing out flyers for a dance studio in town.

She handed over flyers to our two nieces.

She then proceeded to my mom and said, "Here Mom -- You should take a flyer as well."

Yes folks -- while Grace (a five year-old) was sitting on my mother's lap, a teenager thought my mother was the five year-old's MOTHER.

And, just so you know -- my mother is 60 years old.

But, here's the prime reaction of my family afterwards....And yes, my mom is grinning pretty BIG and pointing to her young-looking self :)


Diana said...

From what I can tell in the photo, your mom does not look her age! No wonder she is easily mistaken for younger than she is! That I could look so good when I get to 60 in a few more years!

Hey, nothin' wrong with dessert first once in a while. LOL! (You could always call it "backwards day" like we did when we were little.)

Kelly said...

I had a friend who would claim, "You should eat your dessert first Because you never know when the rapture will happen." And your mom does look young.

The Koehns said...

LOL - yes, your mom's age comments have become very entertaining as of late. But, she should feel very blessed to look that good at 60. :-)

Candice said...

Graham doesn't really care for ice cream either. He doesn't seem to like ice cold food!

Your mom looks great.

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