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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!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Umpteenth Zoo Visit...

Oh, you know -- in the over 6 years I've had this blog (at times going through long periods of not posting routinely), I am well aware I have a fair amount of zoo posts.  BUT, since the zoo is indeed a KEY part of our little Friesen Family of 4, how about another post?

My dad (aka "Papa Andover") and I took the kiddos to the zoo today.  It was a wee bit chilly, but personally, I like going to the zoo in the fall.  Though some of the warmer climated (if that's a word) animals are off exhibit for the winter, I have found that the majority of the animals are much more active in the fall than at any other time of the year.  PLUS, the zoo's not crowded at all!  SCORE!

So first -- the obligatory tiger picture...I do this pic every time, but I enjoy how both kids automatically run over for a picture together!

The Tigers were active.  Luke really liked having his pic taken close to the tiger.

Up until recently, the lion sculpture was left alone by our kids.  Now, they run to it as well for a pic!

The giraffes were simply awesome today!  They were walking around and came close to us several times!

For whatever unexplainable reason by us, Luke is FASCINATED, fascinated -- I tell you, by the anteater.  Admittedly, they are one of the more interesting animals of God's creation.  Anteaters sleep quite a bit. Earlier in the summer, one of the zoo employees was working in the anteater area during one of our visits.  Luke was asking some questions, and she said that the anteaters are a little like teenagers in that they like to sleep a lot!  Numerous times (during our repeated visits), the anteater has been sleeping -- which has made Luke sad.

But TODAY, the anteater was up AND moving around.  Our guy was EXCITED!!!!!  When he's excited, I get excited!!!!

That one time, when we did talk with the zoo employee, she told us that our zoo actually has 2 anteaters, but the two anteaters don't get along very well.  There is a female & a male.  The male likes the female, but she doesn't like him...Ha!  So, they are separated.  They're rotated on a daily basis!

Until next time zoo!!!!!

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