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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, October 25, 2010

It's Pumpkin Time....

This past Saturday morning, we took a trip out to Papa's Pumpkin Patch -- not too far from where we live.

We wanted to visit this pumpkin patch for several reasons....

1) It's close to home -- about a 15 minute drive or so.

2) There is no admission charge -- one only pays for what one participates in or what one buys.

3) It's a small, family-run pumpkin patch.

4) Marc knows one of the son-in-laws of the owners (went to school with him from kindergarten through their senior year in college -- even was a roommate with him for a semester in college).

We were pleased when we got there (right after the patch opened) to find out that the first hayrack ride was about to leave. So, with a little instruction first -- we climbed on.

Luke pretty much wanted EVERYTHING to do with Daddy that day....which is VERY sweet for me to see. Luke's getting to the age where he so much wants to be like and do everything just like Daddy (James Dobson warned me of this in Bringing Up Boys so I guess I shouldn't be too surprised).

If you have never visited Kansas and would like to know more about the state, here's a good portion of what it is like -- flat farmland.

**As a side note: But yes, we do also have some very pretty and very hilly parts of Kansas -- they're just not where we live :)

And, through the sorghum field....

After the bumpy hayrack ride through mud (it had rained the night before), we went into the "kid play area."

Luke watched and briefly participated with Marc on the beanbag toss.

Luke then helped Marc de-kernal some corn (I guess that's what it's called).

In this "kid play area," there was a large stocktank filled with corn kernals and a few toys. We worked on getting Luke to get in....

Finally, he did for just a bit; however, he wouldn't ever sit down.

He wasn't scared or "freaked out." He was merely more interested in pushing around an old wheelbarrow. "Come on, Mom and Dad....Don't you know this is much more interesting?"

(And, if you know Luke at all, you shouldn't be too surprised to see Luke more interested in pushing something around).

At that point, we decided to grab one of the provided wagons and head out to the pumpkin patch.

It was pretty muddy, and we could tell the "good" pumpkins had already been picked through on previous weekends.

We ultimately ended up just saying that we'd pick out a good pumpkin that had already been cut out of the patch (the ones at the entrance to the pumpkin patch).

So instead, we went and saw "Ted" the donkey and "Silky" the horse (I only have a pic of the donkey).

We also saw some pigs.

Luke completely wanted his turn at pulling the wagon -- with Daddy, of course.

And then, Marc took his turn with an air-gun (I guess that's what you called it -- it's kind of a "modified potato gun").

And Luke had to stand right by him (where it was safe) and just watch.

By this time, Luke was BEGGING (in his own Luke way) to go and play with the wheelbarrow again (remember -- the "kid play area").

So, we obliged. Luke was happy.

By that time, it was close to lunch. We made our pumpkin purchase and headed out to a family lunch at Applebee's.

It was a really fun morning to spend together!


The Sieberts said...

we'll have to go there next year. The price of Walter's is getting a little expensive...glad you guys had fun!

Candice said...

Looks like a fun fall day. Luke is getting so big and so cute. :)

Allen and Debby Graber said...

We should get a wagon for him to push at the church nursery!!

Diana said...

That looks like an AWESOMZE place to have fun all day! I had no idea it was there. Maybe I could plan to take my grandkids next year.

Pushing the wheelbarrow. Yeah. I can see how that would be lotsa fun! =D

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