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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, November 21, 2014

The 569th Zoo Post...

I seriously doubt it's been 569 posts about the zoo, but you probably (and hopefully) get the point.  We like the zoo in our little Friesen Family of 4.

Since it's been so cold, we've been cooped up a wee bit too much.  So yesterday, I surprised the kiddos by getting us all bundled up, packed our lunches (with the intent of eating inside), and drove to the zoo.

I'm SO glad we did because we ended up "having a good animal day," according to Luke.

First, we saw this baby orangutan playing with this bed sheet!  It was hilarious to watch him play!

In the Australia/South America section, there were quite a few birds & animals "off exhibit for the winter".  BUT, we got the best few of the wallabies that we've ever had (they're right behind Luke in this pic).

Then, we saw the emus up close with the 3 wallaroos behind.

Then, we went into the Africa building and saw zookeepers up close working with the elephant (sorry -- no pics here).

The hippos were inside AND out of the water, eating.  So, we watched them up close for awhile.  Luke took a pic of Kate & me.  Unfortunately, his 6 year-old photography skills prevented the hippos from being in the pic -- Ha!

We were going to eat at the "restaurant" next (with our packed lunches).  Luke suggested we eat on the benches outside so we could watch the giraffes.  I agreed -- so, we ate outside in the chilly air.  It ended up not being too bad.

We went next to look at the lions, but they weren't outside -- which did disappoint Luke.  So, we had to take time to discuss Luke's attitude and time to discuss focusing on all we did see instead of what we didn't see...sigh...

The one tiger we saw was ACTIVE, and the tiger was simply AWESOME to watch.  This tiger was so active I had a hard time getting a decent pic.  So, you'll have to take our word for it with these pics I did get.

The last decent pic I took was Luke in front of the 2 Cougars (up in the tree)...

We lastly saw the bears, the otters (who were doing some awesome "dives"), the deer, the wolves, and the penguins.

At that point, we'd been there our normal 2 - 2 1/2 hours -- which is when Kate typically lets us know she's simply done.  Also, I was starting to get chilly.

We decided it well worth the bundling up for a fun outing!

Until next time when I blog for the 570th time about a zoo visit!

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