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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, October 14, 2011

Another Mower Ride....

If you know Luke (either in person or through reading this blog), it is NO secret that Luke REALLY likes (loves) lawnmowers. It doesn't matter whether they're push mowers or riding mowers, big mowers or little mowers, mowers with pull starts or electric starts, Luke LOVES lawnmowers.

Our friend, Joel (a.k.a. "Regular Joel" to Luke), works for our city's park and recreation department. In Luke's world, it means that "Regular Joel" drives a lawnmower.

(And, many of you know this, but Joel and Kendall's little girl, Lily, hangs out with us here on Wednesday mornings).

SO, a few weeks ago, Joel let me know that he'd be mowing at the park near our house that next day. Lily was scheduled to be at our house, and so, I could bring both kids via the wagon to the park for a ride.

To say that Luke was excited would be an understatement.

When we got there, Joel was already mowing. I forced Luke to show some kindness and "gentlemanness" and let Lily go first. Fortunately, Luke did this without any sort of tears or fit.

SO, Lily rode first.

THEN, after much anticipation and very patient waiting (relative to a 3 year-old), Luke got his ride with "Regular Joel" on the big red mower.

(And yes, Luke has his "e-phones" on...remember, he doesn't like loud noises)....

It was at this point that Lily was most definitely ready to be done with lawnmower rides. She wasn't scared riding with her daddy, but I could tell she just wasn't NEARLY as interested in it as Luke. In fact, Lily said to me on the sidelines, "Let's go play now at the park."

Oooohhhh...how kids, how boys and girls are different -- VERY INTERESTING!

BUT, Joel came back with Luke, and he said he'd go out one more time with both kids on his lap. Lily did agree to that.

Joel took them down by a nearby creek. Apparently, they saw a rather large snake. Thankfully, I missed that :)

Thanks Joel for giving Luke and Lily rides! Luke still talks about it!

1 comment:

Rich and Carolyn Dewey said...

If that little guy doesn't do "something" with lawn mowers when he grows up it will be amazing! Had to be a special day for him! Very sweet of Joel!

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