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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!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Kanopolis State Park -- Part 1....

Last weekend (September 9 - 11), we took a short and quick weekend trip to Kanopolis State Park -- a little over an hour from here. Those of you who either know us well or have been reading this blog for awhile know that this is not our first trip to this park. In fact, I think it's our fourth trip with Luke.

The day we left, I made the mistake of telling Luke we'd be leaving for the "cabin" after Marc got home from work. Sooooo, Luke did not take a nap. What happens when no nap occurs and Luke rides in a car?

The park actually has six cabins to rent.

We stayed in this cabin -- named Wyatt Earp (I know -- rather fancy name)....

Our main purpose for this trip (besides Luke's purpose of visiting the "cabin") was for Marc to run in a race called, "Horsethief Canyon Trail Run." It runs on the "Horsethief Canyon" trail in the park.

This race is an independent race put on by friends, Phil & Stacy. The race is somewhere between 6 and 7 miles (depending on how Phil lays it out). It's almost all on trail...can be sandy, muddy, etc....depending on rainfall amounts. It goes through several water crossings. Needless to say, it's not a clean race.

Despite the lack of rain we've had this year, it's rather comical that we woke up the morning of the race to rain and cloudiness over the lake.

(This is our view from the deck of the cabin).

Fortunately, we did get to see a large and beautiful rainbow from our deck of the cabin. Luke's become interested in rainbows (thanks to books), but because it truly hasn't rained much this summer, he hasn't really had the chance to see one.

He did like seeing the rainbow that morning! (It had to be in two pics).

We made our way to the start of the race....Luke (newly potty-trained -- for another post) got his early introduction to these lovely restroom alternative. (Fortunately, this Mama didn't get completely grossed out as he seemed to have to touch EVERYTHING in this restroom alternative. Let's just say this Mama is EXTREMELY grateful for antibacterial wipes and gels).

Then, because this race is on a trail in the middle of nowhere Kansas, there was a pre-race meeting -- where the race director (Phil) gives some pretty specific instructions about not getting lost :)

During this meeting, Luke spent his time walking around with his little "digger" toys -- attracting attention over his cuteness.

And, just for fun....some new pics of Luke with his parents.

And, I'm going to stop here for now to avoid this post getting too long...I'll continue on in another post!

Thanks for reading!


SarahT said...

I love the pictures after hearing so much about the "cabin". :)

Rich and Carolyn Dewey said...

Our son, Brett, ran this race. He has a very comical story of failing to make a clean leap over a sticker bush, only to necessitate pulling massive stickers from his crotch! It was his first trail run and he really enjoyed it. Running the trail is quite different from training on a treadmill!

Allen and Debby Graber said...

There is something to be said about diapers! I know about kids wanting to touch everything at public restrooms! One of ours wanted to visit every bathroom in every store we would go to.

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