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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, May 26, 2015

"Hello Kitty".....

Kate will turn the big THREE on June 6.

Since Memorial Day is a great day to get together with family AND the fact that one of Luke's and Kate's cousins has a birthday on June 10 (creating close together birthday parties), for the last two years now, we've held Kate's birthday party on Memorial Day.

If you happen to be reading this blog post for birthday party decorating ideas, you might as well close out this page now -- Ha!  This Mama is not a decorator and does not even have a "Pinterest" account. Gasp!  Sigh...

A big shout out to those of you who are awesome kid party decorators.  It's just not me.

Therefore, "Mrs. Dillon's" made Kate's cake (read: our local grocery store).  (And, I failed to mention earlier that Kate LOVES "Hello Kitty").

And, I have a whopping ZERO pics of decorations because there just weren't any (other than "Hello Kitty" - themed plates and napkins).

And -- compliments of our niece, Grace, we have a fairly nice pic of our family!

We hosted the party at our church (read: no clean up at our house).  We catered in "Hog Wild Pit BBQ" to eat (read: none of us had to cook).

We invited both sets of grandparents as well as Uncle Joel & Aunt Amber and our kids' 4 cousins (read: we don't have big families).

It was truly a good time, and we *think* Kate enjoyed herself.

Kate enjoyed opening presents with help from her Mama and big brother.  And, her Uncle Joel helped with some assembly!

After presents were opened and food and dessert was eaten, the kiddos (and guys) enjoyed a friendly game of kickball in the gym.

Of course, it started to rain when we were all cleaning up and moving stuff into cars (wet and memorable May this year).

This morning, the day after the festivities, I had Kate in the stroller for a walk.  The party obviously tuckered her out because she snoozed for a good portion of my walk.  So sweet!  And, as a side note, her caring older brother, Luke, gave her the "Hello Kitty" shirt she has on.

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