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!
The day that Luke started preschool, Kate turned a big ol' 3 months old! I say "big" because that's what she is (it sounds better than chunky though I have actually said that about my daughter). SO, here's the traditional pic in the chair.
AND, here is a pic of Luke and Kate that day....Luke LOVES his little sister (we'll see what he does once she starts getting into his things).
And, for memory's sake, here's a pic of Luke at 3 months....
Luke looks quite a bit smaller than Kate in that pic; however, it must have been the way that I took the picture. I found this picture -- taken of Luke the VERY next day. As you can see, he was a chunk as well....
AND, here is what Kate is doing at 3 months....1) Kate eats 6 times a day. I have her eating every 3 hours during the day. She is like clockwork. Generally, she's starting to act hungry around that time. If she is sleeping, yep, I'm one of "those moms" who wakes a sleeping baby to keep her on her schedule. My ultimate goal is to get enough full feedings in throughout the day to have her sleep at night. This Mama absolutely LOVES her sleep at night. Here's a pic of my mom with Kate just the other evening....
2) With sleep in mind, Kate sleeps around 10 hours per night. Nope, I don't get up with her anymore. She's done this for several weeks now. Yep, I'm loving the sleeping all night again. As I said before, though, she is like clockwork. She wakes up right around 7:00 each morning, almost on the dot, to eat. Here's a pic of Luke again -- at 3 months....I see MAJOR similarities between these siblings.
3) Kate talks A LOT -- must be the girl thing. I'd LOVE to know what she's thinking about, but I'm guessing it's not much right now. Kate is a absolute and complete "Mama's Girl." She seems to already have some stranger anxiety. SO ultimately, what I am saying is...if you try and hold her and she cries, don't think you're doing something wrong. She simply likes her Mama. Luke did this as well at this age, but Marc actually thinks that Kate is a bit "worse" about it. While it's good and sweet that she is comforted by her mother, sometimes it's a bit frustrating. Other people want to hold her (which I'm fine with), but I generally get her back crying.