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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!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pumpkin Patch...

And, once again, I haven't blogged in a bit over a month.

I need to finish posting pics from the state fair, but honestly, I feel like posting from the pumpkin patch. So, I will do that instead -- Ha!

I *know* there are many awesome, fun pumpkin patches around.  Our little Friesen Family of 4 really likes an equally awesome, yet smaller, pumpkin patch fairly close to home -- Papa's Pumpkin Patch!

There is no admission charge!  You pay for a few of the fun activities as well as the pumpkins -- which are all very reasonably priced!  Nope -- it's not as big, but goodness -- it's fun!

Last Saturday, Marc had to work.  I asked my mom if she'd like to go, and she was able (she's a busy woman).  So, my mom, the kiddos, and I went, and we had a nice morning.  It helped that God provided us fabulous weather for the visit!

First -- the slide...multiple times!  Kate went down once by herself.  Her little body got all turned around -- which resulted in a lot of crying.  So, I took her down with me -- multiple times -- a much better experience for a little 2 year-old!  I'm *fairly* certain that my mom took a pic or two of Kate & me, but I keep forgetting to ask her to send them to me.  So, here's one of Luke.

Then, we headed to the pit of corn.  Both kids had a blast, and I was VERY impressed that neither child freaked out over sinking into corn.  (We won't publicize just how much corn I later found in Kate's diaper)!  Luke asked me to take pics of him in the air.  I actually was able to get some great action shots.

Next -- the playground and tires to climb on...

After the playground, we went out to the pumpkin patch.  I actually didn't take any pics in the patch.  Between looking for that "perfect pumpkin" and carrying Kate (after she fell several times), I simply wasn't able to take any.

BUT, besides the "bigger" pumpkins we picked out, the kiddos picked out a couple of little pumpkins.  I simply liked what I got when I asked them to pose!

A couple days later, Luke & I carved one of our bigger pumpkins.  As I stated on Facebook, having a 6 year-old is awesome!  When this Mama is one who is not super creative nor very good with carving pumpkins, a 6 year-old still thinks his Mama's awesome at it and really enjoys the experience & memory!

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