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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!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Evening Zoo Visit...

Lately, the kiddos and I have been on a "Once-A-Week" zoo visitation schedule.  I realize we're certainly not the only folks to do this, but we do live more than 10 minutes from the zoo...

Our zoo has what is called "Twilight Tuesdays" during the month of July.  They're open on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 - 8:30.  Members (yes, we are members considering our multiple visits) get in with their membership as usual.  Other patrons can get in for $1 with a voucher from "Cox Communications".  (Don't ask me about where to get the voucher).

I suggested to Luke we go in the evening for a "change of pace".  At first, he wasn't too keen on it, but I actually managed to convince him that a little change would be ok (Luke's not necessarily a fan of change).

We arrived a little before 6:00, and there was quite a line at the gate -- obviously a popular event.  I will say (and I'm not being mean here) that a $1 admittance fee brings out interesting people.  By no means did I at all feel unsafe, BUT it was a different crowd.

Overall, we had a good visit.  After 7:00ish, the temperature was much more comfortable (we definitely sweated the first hour), and the animals were quite active -- so active, in fact, that I saw more involvement from Kate than I ever have at the zoo (which was fun, though challenging amongst crowds of people).  Kate's in the all pink outfit (yes, I've become "that mother" of a girl).

Bears swimming....

We had a HARD time leaving the bears, compliments of Kate!  She thoroughly enjoyed watching the bears and even threw a little fit upon leaving the bears...sigh...but, as a positive, it was FUN for me to see her get interested in the zoo (almost as much as Luke)....

I put this on Fecebook last night, BUT Luke is completely enthralled with wolves right now.  We got to the North American wolf exhibit, and we could not find any wolf amongst the shrubs, bushes....Luke looked & looked through his binoculars.

I finally went against "normal" zoo etiquette (at least good etiquette when the zoo is this busy) and suggested we eat our packed supper at the exhibit.  That way, we could watch for a wolf.

Unfortunately, we never saw one.  Luke moped for a bit about it, but fortunately, we saw some other cool things so we could turn our visit into a positive one.

**The otters were quite active & cute.
**The bears were swimming.
**The tigers were fighting (playing).
** The alligator was out of the water & very near the glass for great viewing.
** AND -- the ultimate highlight for Luke -- The elephant went potty, and it was a lot of potty!

Luke had just received his new glasses that day.  He was VERY careful with them and always handed them to me "to take care of" while he looked through the binoculars.

The obligatory tiger pic...

And, even the lions were SO very up close for us ALL to see....

1 comment:

Debby Graber said...

We went today and the weather was so pleasant! Did not feel like July at all! Jill told me that when she came with Hannah on the school trip that the elephant had LOTS of potty. A huge stream! Today, we got to see them doing lots of stunts (where the people check their health). No potty. But sure was smelly inside!

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