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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!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Weekly Meal Plan and a Pic....

Here's our meal plan for the Friesen Family for this week....

Monday, October 10, 2011
Pigs in a Blanket
Tater Tots

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Navajo Soup

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
"Pizza in a Pot" over pasta (a NEW crock pot recipe for us -- we'll see how it goes)

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Savory Chicken Squares

Friday, October 14, 2011
Marc's campout with our small group's guys...Marc is to take pop, chips, and Strawberry Whip

Sarah & Luke: Pizza Hut with small group women and kids

Saturday, October 15, 2011
Lunch: Rummage

Supper: Will be eating at Sarah's parents' house...we're to take Buffalo Chicken Dip as an appetizer for family

Sunday, October 16, 2011
Lunch: Rummage

Supper: Chicken Alfredo with Linguine (a Macaroni Grill meal)


Late last week, we actually made a quick decision to cut out Luke's naps. He was still taking them nearly 98% of the time. BUT, when he did take a nap, he was staying up way too late. We'd put him to bed around 10:00....many times, I'd hear him still talking in his bedroom until after 11:00....NOT a good cycle to get into.

ALSO, because he was going to bed SO late, Marc and I had virtually ZERO time together in the evenings. It was becoming very evident in the communication department.

SO, Luke's done fairly well without his nap. He's been going to bed around 8:00 in the evening. I've been hearing him talk for a whopping 5 minutes, and he's very quiet until morning.

I have instituted a "quiet time" in the afternoon. He doesn't have to be in bed, but he does have to be in and stay in his room for at least an hour.

He has stayed in his room and with the exception one little "poop" incident (where Luke threw poop out of his room into the hallway -- GROSS), it's gone O.K.

TODAY, however, after his quiet time, I was baking cookies in the kitchen while he was watching a tractor video. It suddenly was VERY quiet.

I walked into the family room to see this....

Yep, he had fallen asleep on the couch -- which I don't think he's ever done.

SO, Luke's still adjusting his little body and brain to a new sleep schedule, but he'll get there!


Allen and Debby Graber said...

I have noticed that often the kids will do fine without their naps for 3-4 days then have 1. Their bodies just have to adjust, just like you said. I agree, with those11 pm nights, it was time. My kids gave up naps at age 3. My friends' kids were 5. Jealous.

The Sieberts said...

cute! yep...he'll get there. Marin missed her nap today and i found her passed out on Collin when i got home from the conference. needless to say she was in bed by 8 :o)

Diana said...

Naps?? My boys stopped the nap thing when they were both ONE. Ugh. I really could have used a timeout for myself during the day, but we all survived. (Now I can nap myself if I want, LOL!)

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