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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!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Mulching Leaves....

Before I even begin this post, I must remind everybody that Luke LOVES lawnmowers and has for quite some time now.

a) Luke is obsessed with seeing them and people using them when we go out on walks.

b) When we go to other people's houses, Luke has been known to "ask" to see their mowers. Fortunately, quite a few have granted him that wish.

c) Luke frequently pushes his own little mower around the house.

d) My very good friend, Tammy, made Luke, for his birthday, a little book of pictures of mowers (and trucks, etc.)....Luke looks at this little book frequently still.


This afternoon, Marc was able to leave work a bit early for Thanksgiving. So, Marc arrived home right before Luke got up from his nap.

Shortly after getting home, Marc mentioned to me that he quickly wanted to go outside to mulch some leaves with the lawnmower (our yard was covered with leaves and needed to be cleaned up).

Luke got up. Marc went outside. My brother called me, and I was chatting with him for a bit.

During my phone conversation, Luke heard Marc "fire up" the lawnmower outside. My brother can fully verify this, but at that point, our phone conversation was most definitely D.O.N.E.

That would be because at this point, Luke immediately started crying to go outside. He immediately, while crying and whining, ran to get his own mower to go outside.

I told him he needed to get some warm clothes on and get a jacket, hat, and mittens on.

Luke OBEYED completely....Luke knew that was the only way he'd get to go outside.

Let's just say from that point on -- Marc had a little helper. And, it was pretty cute to watch from my standpoint.

(And, in case you're wondering -- that's our neighbor's house in the background....our house is the blue one that you'll see in upcoming photos).

And, onto the side of the house and to the backyard....

And, upon finishing the project, both guys had to empty out the oil from their mowers to "winterize."

(And yes, our ugly yellow and red shed does NOT match out blue house -- But, I won't complain....At least we have a shed that does function).

Oh, how I LOVE that one of my favorite things in life right now is watching Luke really want to imitate and be just like his Daddy!

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