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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!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

My Randomness (Again)....

I seem to use the word "random" in quite a few of my blog posts. Perhaps that would be because I don't seem to be any more creative about coming up with a post name.

Anyways, here goes....

Number 1) Luke eats almost all of his meals here at home in these wonderful little compartamentalized plates from Tupperware. Obviously, they're not breakable, and they're a perfect size for him. I know many of you have them because I've seen them in your homes :)

Luke has recently taken to being very particular about which compartment food goes into. He's learned to say, "Up Here" even though "Up Here" can also refer to "Over There" or "Over Here."

In the mornings lately, he has R.E.A.L.L.Y. enjoyed toast with butter and jelly. In fact, most mornings lately, he's R.E.A.L.L.Y. enjoyed two whole pieces of toast with butter and jelly :) When I cut the toast up in pieces for him (he doesn't take bites off of big things very well yet), he most definitely directs me to which compartment EACH piece of toast goes.

It's a bit time-consuming, seriously.

But, at least at this point in time, we find it cute because it's our little guy!

If you look closely at this photo, you'll notice pieces of toast in each compartment.

And, you'll notice that Luke has some photos of some lawnmowers with him in this photo. It's his excellent homemade book of pictures that my friend Tammy made him for his birthday. Normally, we don't let him eat with books. But, that day, Luke's friend, Lily, was over. She insisted upon giving it to him for breakfast because she remembered that he liked it. Smart Girl!

Funny Little Guy!

Number 2) I am by no means a coffee expert. I'm not a big coffee drinker, but admittedly, over the last several years, I've started to learn to drink and to like the stuff. I absolutely will not drink it black. Yes, I most certainly "doctor" it up. We don't own a Keurig, and I don't see that happening in the near future (though, admittedly, it would be fun to have -- I'll have to enjoy your's, Debby).

Recently, though, I was perusing the coffee aisle at Wal-Mart. I happen to really love the smell.

I came across these....

They're North Sea Coffee Company iced coffee drink mixes. They were priced affordably, and so, I gave them a try.

I have to say they're pretty yummy for merely mixing one cup of milk and a few ice cubes together with the mix.

They're on the top shelf of the coffee aisle at Wal-Mart, if you think you must try them.

And yes, for the record, I realize I'm being completely and utterly unfashionable by recommending a COLD coffee drink as we are leaving the cold drink season. I know, I know -- it's HOT coffee time :)

Number 3) I did NOT grow up with my mother using an electric skillet in the kitchen. Her thought was that one didn't NEED one if one had a perfectly good stove and some cookware. I couldn't agree with her more.

But, for our wedding, one of the Dairy Queen owners I used to work with gave us one as a gift. Admittedly, I ended up really liking it though I truly still didn't NEED it.

A few months ago, this said electric skillet died on me.

Finally, last week, I broke down and bought a new one.

I'm really happy about the purchase -- as you can see by my making of this past Monday's Enchilada Casserole.

Number 4) This morning (Thursday), Luke and I met my friend (from college and beyond), Alissa, and her little boy, Ian, at the zoo in Wichita.

We spent a couple of hours there. It's become the "catch up" place for Alissa and me, and it's a great place to take the boys.

Sadly, my camera stayed in the bag for most of the visit.

But, I managed to snap this photo of Luke -- as he was trying to escape.

And, Ian flashed a good smile for me :) (Ian will be 16 months old next Monday).


SarahT said...

I love randoms. And I love iced coffee. I drink it even in the winter and doctor it up. I make it one of two ways: My "healthy and cheap" way- 10 cup pot of coffee, add sugar (I use raw sugar cane to my sweetness preference)stir and cool on the counter. Poor into container and chill in fridge. Will last a few days. Poor over ice and add cream to serve. Or - for my "not so healthy" way- I use sweetened condensed milk (about 1/2 container to 10 cups coffee, or as sweet as you like it)stir, chill and poor over ice. Add cream if you like it! Sorry for this long blog response!

Candice said...

Sounds likes Luke's language is coming along. :)

More than just okay said...

I love your randomness. And I love the zoo too!

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