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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, July 18, 2014

Colorado -- Day 2....

After a good night's sleep in our hotel in Denver, we had a semi-leisure morning.  Personally, we like Embassy Suites -- especially their made-to-order breakfasts (included in the room price)...This Embassy Suites in Denver was no exception.

Kate even loved on her baby while at breakfast -- such a little Mommy!

After breakfast, Luke wanted to go swimming again (he & Marc had already been swimming once the night before).  So, since your's truly forgot her swimming suit (after making sure that everybody else had their's & after making sure swim diapers for Kate were even packed), Kate & I walked across the street to "Whole Foods" (the two of us were also there the night before).  I LOVE shopping around that store -- if even just to gawk.

When Kate & I returned from our walk across the street to "Whole Foods," we entered the front door of the hotel only to hear the fire alarm & see everybody walking out.  A hotel employee was standing at the door, directing everybody outside!

Let's just say that I was VERY thankful Kate was in a stroller.  Our little busy-body girl would've been all over amongst the chaos.

While standing outside (keep in mind that I was merely assuming Marc & Luke were outside on the other side of the building; Marc had not responded to my texts), we soon heard the sirens from the fire trucks.  Hotel employees were now moving everybody out of the way.  AGAIN, let me just state that I'm thankful for my love of strollers!  Kate was indeed contained in the middle of this ordeal.

After a few minutes, the "All Clear" was given from the Denver Fire Department.  I never did hear what happened.  So, we all headed inside as the firefighters were heading out.

Upon entering the building, Kate & I came across Marc & Luke -- all wet in their swimsuits.  They had exited out a different door when the fire alarm went off.

After that brief excitement, we all went upstairs to pack up and leave the hotel....

For lunch, we went to Casa Bonita's -- the *famous* restaurant with cliff diving for entertainment and very mediocre food (at least for the price).  I had been there over 20 heads ago & vaguely remembered it.

It's not necessarily a place I'd recommend for the food, BUT Luke thoroughly enjoyed the cliff diving and pirate skit!

When inside the restaurant, I was too busy chasing Kate to take a decent pic, BUT I did get one of my two favorite guys outside the restaurant.

We then finally started heading more into the mountains -- to Leadville...seeing more of the Rocky Mountains and going through the famous "Eisenhower Tunnel" (1.7 miles through a mountain).  Luke loved the tunnel, by the way.  A fact: The "Eisenhower Tunnel" is the longest mountain tunnel and the highest point on the US interstate highway system.  (Elevation: 11,100 feet)

We arrived in Leadville in the late afternoon -- only to find out that the house we were to stay in had an INCREDIBLE view.  (This pic was actually taken from about 1/4 mile from the house, but it was the same from the front door of the house).

Our friends, Jeremy & Nicole (and their girls, Mady & Abby), were going to be at the house with us over the weekend.  You local folks probably remember them.  A job relocation took them to Cheyenne, WY, two years ago.

And, look closely at this pic because Luke insisted on having his picture taken on the back deck.

Our first evening in Leadville was spent getting organized, going to the grocery store, etc....

AND, since Leadville has an elevation at over 10,000 feet above sea level, this Mama went on high alert for proper hydration of the kids.  I was determined to avoid altitude sickness (which we did)!!!!

More to come in other blog posts!!!!

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