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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!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Weekly Meal Plan and Catch-Up (Sort Of)....

Here's our meal plan for the upcoming week....

Monday, July 11, 2011
Rummage @ Home

(We have quite a few leftovers from this weekend....we need to get them eaten up).

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Chicken Sandwiches

Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Homemade Pizza

Thursday, July 14, 2011
Fish and Fries

Friday, July 15, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011
Lunch: Rummage

Supper: Lemon Chicken Piccatta from Macaroni Grill (a DIY kit)

Sunday, July 17, 2011
Lunch: Rummage

Supper: Luke's Birthday Party -- Grilled Burgers, Grilled Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Oriental Salad, Cupcakes & Ice Cream


Our 4th of July was very low-key this year....

Marc had to work....yep, Mr. Accountant had to work. They were "closing out the books" for the month of June as well as for 2nd quarter.

So, in the morning, Luke and I spent time at my little side job (read "synopsis" of our family at the top of this blog), completing the payroll. Then, Luke and I completed my biweekly task of cleaning our church's nursery's toys -- something I rarely complete on Mondays. It felt nice to have those "things" completed so early in the week.

In the afternoon, we both napped -- which also felt NICE.

After naps, we headed to my brother and sister-in-law's house.

Not only was it the 4th, but it was also our youngest niece's, Maddie's, first birthday!

I didn't take a single photo from the evening -- Shame Shame!

Marc joined us around 7:30ish....he was tired from working ALL DAY!

My brother shot off a few fireworks.

Luke got nervous, and we forgot his earphones to "mute" some of the sound.

He cried.
I took him inside to play.
We left before their city shot off their fireworks.

Since then, he, on several different occasions, has said, "I cry in Joel's garage. It was loud."

The whole "low-key" day must have worn Luke out, though. The next afternoon, he took a long nap, and I had to wake him up at 5:00 P.M.

And, before you "feel sorry for us" or let out a simple "sigh" because Marc had to work on the 4th....understand that it's O.K.

We're SO grateful for Marc's job.

That's all the more I want to say about that one.


This has apparently become the summer of "repairs in the Friesen household."

Oh my....stay tuned....

Let's just say that Luke is soon going to start thinking that extra people around our home during the day is the "norm."


Allen and Debby Graber said...

Our Mindy was afraid of fireworks too. They hurt her ears. She was in grade school before she would go to them.

rentz said...

Jobie never liked fireworks either. We put big old earmuffs on him last year and he handled them much better after that. This year he wanted the earmuffs, but then ended up not wearing them much afterall. He's growing up, I guess. :(

The Sieberts said...

missed you at the 4th party!

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