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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!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Our 4th....

We had a nice, not-too-chaotic 4th of July this year!

On the 3rd, we had some friends over.  Unfortunately, I didn't capture any great pics...Boo :(

We invited my parents over for the 4th.  We decided we'd grill burger & hot dogs.  I made a vegetable-type salad.  My mom brought an AWESOME roasted red potato salad and guacamole.  Then, I channeled my only inner craftiness and made a flag cake.

After supper, we all went outside to watch Marc & Luke shoot off a *few* fireworks -- under $20 worth. But, before starting the *show*, I wanted a family pic!  Fortunately, everybody was happy to oblige my request!

The BEST part at this stage of life (parenting young children) on the 4th with fireworks is watching Luke run away from a firework after Marc lights it.  In all actuality, I'm thrilled he's learning AND obeying safety tactics.

At first, Kate was actually quite content with playing with Luke's lawnmower (and he was completely awesome about letting her play with it).

AND, Kate didn't even care about all of the firework noise going on from a block or two over.  BUT, Luke has a fascination with these rockets.

And so, in our less than $20 spent, a couple rockets were budgeted in.  When those things shot fast into the air, Kate was scared :(.  Fortunately, Grandma Andover (my mom), ran inside to grab her "Nigh Nigh" (her favorite blanket).

So, for the rest of the time, Kate simply looked sad.

My only regret was that I don't think Marc & I did very well at talking with Luke the meaning behind this holiday.  Yep -- we talked about it being our country's birthday, but Lord willing, next year, we can expand on that a bit (age appropriate, of course).

Either way, we did have a fun family 4th of July!

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