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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, July 21, 2014

Colorado -- Day 5....

On the morning of Day #5, we took our time.  We had a relaxing morning.  So far, our vacation had kind of been a "Go Go Go" type of trip. Plus, the day before, Marc had run a big race (see previous post).  I know he was tired.

So, we had a nice pancake breakfast, and the kids freely played....

Then, late morning, we ventured out a very short distance to "downtown Leadville" to look around at the shops.  The kiddos were promised a park, assuming good behavior.

We looked around.  Yep -- we were indeed in Colorado -- Ha!

We bought some touristy souvenir t-shirts.  Here are the kids in their's (actually taken after we got home).

AND, we found a backpack for Luke for kindergarten (supply #1 checked off of the list)....

Then, we headed to a park.

Kate had been on a merry-go-round before, but this particular day, she was NOT having it!

After the park, we headed back to the house for lunch and nap/quiet time.

And, here would be where the "went downhill" part of our trip started.  Our trip ultimately was fantastic, and what happened next most certainly could have been worse.  BUT, nevertheless, it happened.

Toward the end of quiet time, Luke nicely came over to me & gave me a hug.  I noticed at that time he felt warmer than normal.  So, I grabbed the thermometer in my packed "pharmacy".  He had a slight fever.

He was acting fine.  SO, we decided to go on ahead & take a short drive to Turquoise Lake.  In my mind, if he did have something, at Turquoise Lake, we wouldn't be around people.  I'm SO thankful we did because nothing touristy happened the next day because Luke was sicker.  (Will be in another post)....

Turquoise Lake was really quite pretty, and we ended up driving clear around it, periodically stopping for sight-seeing, rock-climbing (Luke), and rock-throwing (Luke & Kate).

This boy of our's has turned out to be quite the little rock-climber.  Luke is SO non-risky and not the most coordinated (even for his age)....I personally enjoyed seeing him climb on the rocks with only a healthy fear (as opposed to an irrational fear)....

This girl, on the other hand, made her parents nervous.  She had not enough fear of the rocks -- especially for being a clumsy 2 year-old!  It's a good thing she's cute with a nice smile!

After Turquoise Lake, we headed back to the house for supper.  It had been a nice low-key day!

More to come....though you've now seen all of the main highlighted pics!

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