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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, April 13, 2011

Our Weekend, Part 3....

This post will actually finalize our weekend of April 1 - 3....

If you want to read the first two parts, click HERE for Part 1 or HERE for part 2.


So....after blowing bubbles, we decided to head to the race finish line to see what what was going on AND to see if Marc was halfway finished with his 50-mile jaunt.

We went to the race finish site. Marc was not yet half way finished, but another runner told me he was coming (the race finish is also the "little over halfway point" for the 50-milers).

We hadn't even been there 5 minutes when we all of a sudden saw Marc coming.

I showed Luke, and he took off running toward Marc.

(These next three photos are some of my new favorite photos of all time)....

Luke then took Marc's hand....

And, one of Marc's favorite things -- Luke crossed the finish line with Marc.

LOVE IT!!!!!

What a treat for both Marc and Luke -- to finish together.

This particular day, it was in the 80s (above normal for KS this time of year), and it was VERY windy.

Marc's legs were shot.

At that point, Marc decided to just finish with the marathon (a little over 26 miles) and NOT do the 50-mile.

Quite a few other runners did the same. The weather was not great for 50 miles.

Secretly, hoping to not be discouraging to Marc (something I've done in regards to Marc's running in the past), I was glad he made that decision. It was just an "ugly" day for running.

So, we all headed back to the cabin for lunch and for Luke's nap.

Luke decided to nap that day -- I guess it's O.K. to nap in the cabin. Yay!


After Luke's nap, we all 3 headed back to the race finish to see the remaining 50-milers come in.

We had taken Luke's 4-wheeler along on this trip. Luke LOVED having it there.

And, in this photo, there are port-a-johns in the background -- LOVELY! But, I'm not going to "edit" the photo. Part of ultra-running is indeed port-a-johns. Honestly, they make the weekend true to what it was.

I'm leaving them in the photo -- even with our cute little guy in it.

And, as a special treat for the weekend -- Luke got to drink some pop out of his own cup. Usually, he only gets sips of our's.

Luke was a happy camper about that one.

After awhile, it started getting somewhat chilly outside as well as dark.

So, we headed back to the cabin for our last night away from home.

The next morning (Sunday), we leisurely got ready to leave ("leisurely" is nice sometimes).

We headed back toward home -- taking some side roads rather than the interstate.

We went to lunch at one of Marc's and Luke's favorite places (I like it as well)....Arby's.

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