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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!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Greater Andover Days....

I feel like I haven't blogged much lately. And, it's not because we haven't been busy nor has it because I don't have anything blog worthy.

Sooooo, in an effort to sort of catch up, I'm going to make some random posts with some random pics. Here's one of them :)


If you know me in person, you might possibly know that I grew up in Andover, KS -- just east and outside of Wichita.

Truth be told, the town is quite different from when I lived there. I don't mean that in a bad way...it's just experienced phenomenal growth. It's a very different town than what I remember. And, though I only live roughly 35 minutes away now, Andover is COMPLETELY different than Newton (where we currently reside). It actually amazes me the two towns are both in Kansas.

Because I believe I'm a different person now (and I mean that in a good way), another truth be told, I don't have that much of an emotional attachment to Andover. In fact, the ONLY thing that truly takes me there is the fact that my parents still live there, and I do enjoy going to visit with and spend time with them.

Blah, Blah, Blah....

BUT, each year, I do make an effort to go to the parade during Greater Andover Days -- the town's "fall festival."

This year was no exception as Luke and I were able to make it to the parade with our nieces and my parents (Marc, my brother, and my sister-in-law were all working).

(And remember at the beginning of this post, I said I had random pics....here they go)....

I was a "band geek." I played clarinet from 6th grade through 10th grade....in concert band. I played bassoon for the 11th and 12th grades in concert band as well as in the Wichita Youth Symphony. I also played basson for three years in college. (PLEASE don't ask me to play as I don't own a bassoon, and my clarinet needs some work)....

Soooooo, I have quite a few years of marching band experience.

Going to the Greater Andover Days Parade does bring back those memories. I truly do enjoy seeing the marching band. AND, I LOVE the fact that Luke enjoys watching the band -- mainly the drums :)

(And, this pic would be the ONLY pic of the actual parade I took -- see what I mean by randomness)....

BUT, I did take some shots of Luke at the parade. So, if you don't mind seeing our kid, here goes:

During this parade, a TREMENDOUS amount of candy is thrown out (in fact, it's too much, in my opinion). My mom brought plastic bags for each of her grandkids to collect candy.

ALSO, Luke absolutely doesn't like loud noises. He occasionally wears "e-phones" (as he calls them) when he thinks something will be loud. I remembered to take his "e-phones" along. Needless to say, they were worn. It's pretty cute, but I know I'm biased :)

In this pic, Luke has his "ah-dah" (his beloved blanket). You might also notice that his face is a bit red. This would be because he bumped his head rather hard on the corner of a mailbox. He cried for a bit...AND, he even has a gash on his head from this incident. So, though I am really working on not letting him have his blanket all of the time, I did let him have it at this point for comfort.

It apparently got loud again because the "e-phones" went back on with the blanket still in tow.

AND finally, I believe this pic epitomizes a parade with a little kid like Luke....he has a sucker in his mouth (one collected from the parade)....It apparently had gotten loud for his ears again, but Luke didn't want to put down the sucker to get his "e-phones." So, Luke resorted to this....

That's all for this post....stay tuned for more randomness :)

1 comment:

Candice said...

I love the pictures of Luke with his blanket! He's only little once, right??

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