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)
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!
If you're around Luke at all, you probably know about his lawnmower fascination.
He's really liked lawnmowers since about one year of age. However, as he's gotten older, he can obviously talk about it.
Last summer, he started asking nearly everybody about the color of their lawnmower, how it starts, etc.
Since going through the winter and there wasn't any mowing going on (despite a very mild winter), I've noticed he hasn't been asking as may questions about other people's lawnmowers.
BUT, in case you're wondering, Luke does still indeed have a fascination with lawnmowers.
He still notices them when we're driving around town, and he'll notice them in obscure places behind people's houses (stuff I would NEVER notice -- even if I weren't driving).
AND, so far, Marc's had the lawnmower out several times this year for our own yard.
Yep, Luke's been out to help -- if Marc were to ever mow without him, we'd have one SAD little boy.
And, yesterday was a big day in "Luke's World."
I had a routine prenatal doctor's appointment. My dad has been kind enough to come and watch Luke during most of my appointments. Yesterday was no exception.
The evening before, my dad called and asked if he could take Luke to my grandparents' old farm (which still remains in the family) in McPherson County (about 30 minutes from here).
I didn't care at all...I just had to drive up and get him after my appointment because my dad was going to be there awhile.
When I arrived at the farm after my appointment, here's what I got to see -- one happy boy on a lawnmower with his Papa.
After those pics were taken, Luke ended up with a very special treat.
A motor grader came up the country road. My dad quickly flagged down the drive to stop (the driver he not only knows, but he's a second cousin).
My dad asked Keith (the driver) if Luke could climb in the motor grader for a bit. Keith obliged and even turned off the motor grader to avoid any intimidation (Luke doesn't particularly like loud noises; however, the motor grader noise wouldn't have bothered him).
SO, after mowing with Papa, Luke got to climb inside a motor grader....it's TOO BAD I didn't have my camera with me at that point....it all happened kind of fast.
After that point, I headed home with Luke.
Upon arriving at home, Marc had already gotten home from work. He needed to then mow our lawn.
SO, Luke, once again, went out with his Daddy to mow. (and, I didn't get anymore pics....I figured I already had some from not quite two weeks ago -- the ones posted above).
What a day in "Luke's World."