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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!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Train Show....

Before I get to the main point of this post, let me just say that the lovely Sick Bug hit our home again this week. I (Sarah) was the host.

Back in October, Marc had bronchitis. Luke and I were spared.

Back in November, I had a brief bout of the stomach flu. Marc and Luke were spared.

Then, again, the other night, I had a brief bout with the stomach flu followed by a bout with the intestinal bug (sorry if that's TMI). Fortunately, so far, Marc and Luke have been spared. Hopefully, that sparing continues. I'm praying it does.

Marc's recently missed 1 1/2 days of work -- all because of me (he's stayed home and taken care of Luke so that I can get rest and feel sorry for myself while sick).



O.K. -- onto better things....

I think I've mentioned this before on this blog, but my dad has a train hobby. He calls himself a "railfan." Therefore, I better stick to that label.

This hobby hasn't gone on all of his life. My dad recently told me that he photographed his first locomotive in 1975 -- the year before I was born. Thus, I've ALWAYS known my dad to be a railfan.

Well, as many of you well know, Luke LOVES trains. Does he have the perfect Grandpa for this love or what?

Earlier this week, my dad called and wanted to know if Marc or I could bring Luke to McPherson, KS, on Saturday. I originally had told him, "Yes." Then, when I got sick, I wasn't so sure.

Fortunately, though I wasn't 100%, I was well enough (and hopefully not contagious anymore) to take Luke to this show. (And FYI -- Marc couldn't take Luke because of a prior commitment, and my dad couldn't take him himself because he was staying in McPherson for the rest of the day).

So, this morning, Luke and I headed up to McPherson -- a 30 minute drive.

We beat my dad, and Luke very patiently, but excitedly, waited on Papa. And, just for fun, I dressed Luke up in his "Choo-Choo" outfit from Halloween. Let's just say that he did get a few positive comments today -- cuteness and all :)

Here's Luke waiting on Papa.

When Papa arrived, the two of them (with me in tow) immediately started looking at model trains.

In case you're curious, the train show had model trains....

Model trains for sale....

The show also had magazines and books -- which my dad took advantage of looking at.

My dad ended up buying Luke a train magazine -- for adults! Luke looked at it on the way home as well as some this evening here at home -- the pictures, that is!

And, when you're only 2 years old and you tire out (which doesn't take long when you're 2), you ask for your blanket and enjoy a "blankie break" right in the middle of the train show.

After the train show, my dad treated us at my favorite Dairy Queen -- the McPherson Dairy Queen....This was my most favorite DQ to work with during my 10-year reign with International Dairy Queen....And, I'm not just saying that because the owner(s) sometime(s) reads this blog :) Seriously, they were good to work with.

But, I didn't get any photos there....Maybe next time :)

Overall, this train show was quite a bit smaller than the show we took Luke to back in January of this year. We'll be taking Luke to another show (with my dad) sometimes early in 2010.

I'm sure I'll post photos :)


The Sieberts said...

glad you're feeling better-hope you're well enough to make it to church tomorrow to watch Luke sing!

Diana said...

The train show sounds like so much fun. What an interesting event to go to, especially to see all those vintage models and magazines. Luke just looks so adorable dressed as an engineer. Choo-chooooo!

So sorry the bugs have been bugging (sorry for the pun, haha) you guys so much this season. Praying this will be the end of it for you guys. Feel better soon! ♥

Candice said...

Sounds like Luke and your dad are 2 peas in a pod!!

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