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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, December 31, 2014

A Little Bit of Basketball....

Team sports are something I NEVER participated in unless I had to in a required PE class.  Team sports are also something I really never enjoyed watching.  In high school, I was the music geek who was always in the group singing the "Star Spangled Banner" before the event AND playing in the marching & pep bands during events and at halftime shows!

Fast forward to my meeting Marc -- a wonderful guy who liked and still does like to watch sports.  Then, I married Marc (10 years ago); therefore, I live with sports on TV quite a bit -- particularly on weekends!

CONFESSION: I have learned to really enjoy and even *somewhat* follow college basketball.  It does help that my alma mater, Wichita State University (WSU), has done quite well in basketball in recent years.

Before Luke & Kate were born, Marc & I, if we were able to get a hold of some tickets, went to a fair number of WSU games.  Once kiddos came along, we began to stink at getting to games.

Last year, I had a bit of an *immature* (insert clearing of throat here) breakdown about not getting to a game in awhile.

So, in the last month, my really nice and full of grace husband has taken us to not one, but two, college basketball games.  

Earlier this month, Marc & I went to a WSU game!  We had pretty good seats!


Watching the teams warm-up...

Players' introductions and getting the crowd fired up...

The Shockers had a great win that night!  They won 81-52.


Last night, we went all out.  The kiddos spent the day AND night at my gracious parents' house.  Marc & I booked a hotel (to make a night of it) and drove a couple hours to Lawrence, KS, to watch the University of Kansas (KU) Jayhawks play Kent State University!

I hadn't been in Allen Fieldhouse for close to 20 years.  Marc hadn't been in there for 12 years. We're in the middle of probably one of the colder weeks of our winter.  In other words, walking the 1/2 mile from where we parked to Allen Fieldhouse was a *wee* bit on the cold side.

Quick funny story: When we were on the 1/2 mile cold walk, I said to Marc, "I wonder if we'll see somebody we know".  Roughly 5 minutes later, once inside, we pretty much immediately ran into somebody from church we know.  Ha!

We got there before the KU basketball players were out warming up.  So, we were able to stand in the "hallway" and watch the players come out.  Enjoy my bad pic that I took behind people taller than me -- Ha!

Once we got to our seats way up high (I *think* three rows from the top), I was able to take some pics!

The Jayhawks won 78-62!  Yay!

It was fun to be there, and I'm grateful for both games Marc & I were able to get to this month!  Fun dates to end the year 2014!

And -- just for fun -- while we were gone and the kids were at my parents' -- my mom texted me this "guilty-looking" pic of Kate....

Apparently, Kate had snuck into my parents' pantry.  My mom heard her doing something.  When she went to check on her, Kate was eating "Ritz" crackers.  The evidence was a full mouth and crumbs all over the floor.  #twoyearolds

And, to not leave out Luke -- this afternoon, after we all returned home, in the cold and somewhat snowy ground, Marc & Luke went sledding briefly!  Marc took this cute selfie of themselves.  It's weird looking at Luke in a pic without his glasses!  

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