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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, November 4, 2010

Little Boy Toys....

Luke, all of a sudden, has R.E.A.L.L.Y. gotten into Matchbox-type cars (I say that because they may or may not all be actual Matchbox brand).

He's most definitely looked at them before, but until the last 10 days or so, they weren't the most interesting thing in the world. Now, they are!

Dare I say this? BUT, they have BIG TIME eliminated some quality "blanket time" in Luke's little life.

1) At least two cars always go to the store with us.

2) Five cars went to Grandma and Grandpa Friesen's house tonight.

3) Between two and seven cars go to bed with Luke -- both during naptime and nighttime.

4) And, for only being 2 years and 3 months, Luke's attention span with these cars has grown exponentially.

Pretty amazing, really....

If you look closely in this photo (among the sunlight, the sippy cups, and the stuffed dog), you'll notice quite a few cars. It truly is amazing how long he'll play with these cars.

And, the moment Marc has really been waiting for (literally waiting since about my 20th week of pregnancy with Luke -- when we found out Luke was indeed a boy) -- making the cars go REALLY fast off of the table, thereby crashing to the floor.

Is that a boy thing or what?

It's amazing how much Luke can giggle EACH TIME a car goes crashing to the floor.

Again -- pure entertainment for a little boy!


And, just for sheer fun and cuteness....

About a month ago, my mom, Luke, and I were at Sam's to find Luke a winter coat (which we did find).

We ended up finding this very cute jacket/"vest."

And, like any good grandmother, my mom bought it for him. Finally, this week, the temperature has been right for Luke to wear it.

I'm thinking it was a good purchase....Luke's been looking pretty good this week.

And yes, today, Luke and I were visiting my brother, Joel.

And, my brother, being the quick-one that he is, took one look at Luke's vest and said....

"Hey Biff -- Get a load at this guy's life preserver....The dork thinks he's going to drown."

(And NO, my brother was not specifically calling Luke a dork)....But, which movie is that line from?

I'll give you a hint -- I immediately did know....And, I do like this movie. AND, I was able to quote this line with my brother (also NOT calling Luke a dork).


The Rakows said...

Biff...isn't that from one of the Back to the Future movies? :)
i loved my matchbox cars... :) i used to play in the dirt with them under the trees... GOSH...fun times... :) yes, hours of LOVE there... :) i wonder what toy would appeal that much to girls?! :) i'd love to have something to keep K's attention like that! :)
i think Luke looks cute in his little vest... K has one, too...with pink polkadots :)

The Sieberts said...

yay for cars! that is SUCH boy thing :o)

rentz said...

Back to the Future. It's my hubby's favorite movie. We can quote pretty much the entire flick.

Pretty funny!

Allen and Debby Graber said...

Yup, love Back to the Future! And Luke has many of the matchbox type cars in his Sunday School class - at least last time I checked they were still there.

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