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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, June 10, 2015

Optometry and Zoology....

Yesterday, the kiddos and I had two major things to "accomplish" -- Luke had his once a year routine eye appointment, and we braved the heat and went to the zoo.  (Yes -- it was HOT at the zoo)!

Luke did completely awesome at his eye appointment.  Going to any appointment with him is not nearly as bad as it used to be.

And Kate, well, she was showing Luke and me that she is indeed 3 years old (as of last Saturday).  Kate was her usual *spunky* self (I guess)...to be honest, I don't enjoy having her with me during Luke's appointment (or any appointment, for that matter).  Here she is telling me "No" for something (I'm choosing not to remember)...sigh...

Luke's prescription changed slightly AND his existing glasses were getting a bit worn; therefore, we stayed after his appointment to pick out new glasses.  These will be his new frames in 7-10 business days (they're blue in color)....

While Luke was trying on glasses frames, Kate was helping herself to glasses frames for girls. Though, at this point, she does not need glasses, I thought they were cute (these were "Hello Kitty" frames).

After Luke's appointment, we went home for lunch.  Then, we headed to the zoo in the Kansas heat (highs in the upper 90s...sigh)...

Despite the heat, we had a good visit.

**A bull snake (Kansas native) had found its way into the Australian/South American exhibit areas.  One of the zookeepers was carrying it out of the area, and he stopped to explain to us that bull snakes like to eat bird eggs in the exhibits.

**When we were feeding the fish near the bears (after eating our cold ice cream to cool off), Luke spotted a cute turtle in the water with the fish. The turtle ate some of the fish food.  It was fun for the kiddos and me to watch it swim around.

**The zoo had some new baby chicks, and another chick was just about out of its egg.

**In the "Reptiles and Amphibians" building, the zookeepers had a snake out for visitors to see. Both of our kids touched the snake (I chose not to).

**Right now, Luke is fascinated by Longhorns (cows).  He was excited because "Red" was out (this is his name at the zoo; Luke asked)....

**AND -- the best part of this week's visit was in the South American exhibit.  They have an animal called a "Baird's Tapir". (Google it).  When we went by his area, he wasn't there.  We kept walking and eventually ran into a zookeeper.  Luke asked her where the tapir was AND another question (I don't remember what it was).  She answered the question and then proceeded to ask Luke if he wanted to go in the back (over the roped area) to see the tapir up close....YES!!!!!!  The employees at our zoo are always friendly and helpful!

Here's one last pic with which I *think* demonstrates how hot we all were...red faces and all!

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