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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, December 13, 2010

Weekly Meal Plan and Christmas Program....

Here's our meal plan for this week....Marc has a Christmas party and several luncheons at work this week; therefore, I don't have to cook much in the evenings. And, in case you're wondering, whenever Marc has a BIG luncheon at work, he generally requests that I don't make supper because of such a big lunch. Then, when he is home in the evenings, he just finds something "light" on his own. Though I do enjoy cooking meals for our family in the evenings, it is kind of a nice break.

Monday, December 13, 2010
No Supper Needed -- Marc's Christmas Party in the evening.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Beef & Bean Burritoes
Chips and Queso

**Take breakfast to Bible Study at church in the morning....Will be taking Gorilla Bread

Wednesday, December 15, 2010
No Supper Needed -- Marc's departmental luncheon at work

Thursday, December 16, 2010
Chicken Salad on croissants (with bacon -- at Marc's request)

Friday, December 17, 2010
No Supper Needed -- Marc, once again, has a luncheon at work

Saturday, December 18, 2010
Lunch: Rummage

Supper: DATE NIGHT! (Last week's planned date night was postponed thanks to my sickness -- see PREVIOUS POST).

Sunday, December 19, 2010
Lunch: Rummage OR Taco Tico (depending on previous evening)

Supper: Supper with small group -- will be taking cream cheese/salsa roll-ups


Yesterday, at church, the small children (nursery - kindergarten) performed during our services.

Soooooo, Luke made his debut on stage.

Admittedly, I was a bit nervous. Is this normal, or am I a crazed and neurotic parent? I was nervous because I didn't know what he would do. I wasn't worried about him crying on stage (which he didn't). I wasn't nervous that he'd run around (which he didn't). I was just nervous. And, Marc even admitted to me he was slightly nervous as well :)

My good friend, Andrea, took photos for me -- I did NOT want to risk him seeing me because then, I knew his peformance would've been over as "Mama" would've been shouted. And, shouting, "Mama" would NOT have kept him on stage. He then would've run right toward me.

Anyways, Luke did just fine. He did end up hanging out toward the BACK of the group; therefore, it was hard for us to see him, and it was hard for Andrea to take photos.

But, she captured one for us, and I'll definitely hold onto it.

Luke is the one in the red shirt and in the hat (yep -- he wore a hat absolutely did NOT want to take it off). In this photo, all of the children are placing their Baby Jesus' in the manger....they rocked them back and forth while "singing" Away in a Manger.

Pretty cute from this Mama's perspective....And, I'm reasonably certain Luke's Daddy LOVED it as well.

Thanks Debby (nursery director) and to ALL of the other nursery workers who helped with this venture. This Mama (and Daddy) LOVED seeing it!


More than just okay said...

Luke did very well. All the 9:30 went well. Now the 11:00, with my Anna and others, was another story . . .

Candice said...

Luke is such a big boy!! I'm not sure how Graham would do with something like that. He's so attached to me these days!!

Diana said...

Awwwww, that's so cute! They look like they were having a great time. I'm sure you won't the only nervous parent of a toddler, LOL! We've all been there.

Hmmm, what a nice way of thinking about it... a baby Jesus for everyone. Yeah. That's awesome.

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