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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, June 1, 2011

Johnny Popper....

This past Christmas Eve at my parents' house, my parents gave Luke this John Deere DVD....

(Click HERE to preview and order yourself, if necessary)....

(Obviously, I had the flash on)....Sorry!

Since then, Luke has really started to enjoy this DVD. And, thanks to this DVD, Luke now identifies John Deere products ANYWHERE.


Well, on his morning runs, Marc frequently runs to North Newton. (And, to you non-local readers -- North Newton is actually a separate town from our town of Newton).

Upon entering little North Newton from Newton (just across the tracks), there currently is an old John Deere tractor (near the road) for sale.

On this DVD, Luke's been learning about some of the old John Deere tractors, nicknamed "Johnny Poppers."

Don't ask me details....I just know that these old tractors were 2-cylinders. They start by "spinning" the flywheel. And, they make a popping noise -- henceforth, the nickname, "Johnny Popper."

So, this past weekend, Marc and I took Luke to see this "Johnny Popper." It was a hit.

In these photos, you'll notice Luke in two outfits. That would be because we were there to see this tractor TWO different times in the same weekend.

My two favorite guys....

And yes, it was VERY difficult keeping an almost 3-year old little boy (who's interested in John Deere tractors right now) OFF of it -- since the owner wasn't around.


The Rakows said...

i see that johnny popper is for sale!!! do i hear, "happy birthday, luke!"??? :D
and you sound pretty well-versed in tractor language...spin on the fly cylinders...daggone! :)
adorable! i love that he loves tractors :)

Candice said...

He really has a fascination with machines, doesn't he?? Lawnmowers, trains, tractors...whatta BOY!!

Allen and Debby Graber said...

I saw that today and when you began posting, I thought, I need to tell her about that. And then I saw that you already took Luke there. What a cool "toy"!! Did you know that Max Teeter is a HUGE John Deere fan? He has lots of JD things at his house. You should ask for an invite. If you don't know them, I introduce you. Their daughter is Deb Raney, the author.

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