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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, June 23, 2015

Park Visit #8....

Park Visit #8 took place way back on June 5 -- our 11th wedding anniversary (YAY) and the day before Kate's 3rd birthday!  Marc had taken the day off of work for those two celebratory days; therefore, he went on this park visit with us.

This park visit was to "Plumbrook Park" -- located at the intersection of Plum and Brookside for you local people.

The day was hot and humid, and the mosquitoes were awful.  I'll elaborate in a bit, but so far, this visit was our least favorite.  Luke and I both agree that, on a cooler day, we need a "park re-do".

It started out ok, though...(Kate was being "Kate," though -- not wanting to smile or look at the camera)...

You might notice right away in this pic that there is NO shade, picnic tables, etc...

Nevertheless, the kiddos had fun climbing on and exploring new park equipment.

Aanndd --here would be where our visit went south...Luke went down this slide. It had rained the night before, and at the bottom of the slide, unbeknownst to any of us, there was some water at the bottom.  Luke is the child of our's who does NOT like to get wet in his clothing.  In all reality, that trait isn't bad, but it is a problem in situations like this one.  This would be the exact reason why this overly-prepared Mama always keeps extra clean towels in her car.

I, by no means, want to embarrass our son.  So -- I will say that, though he didn't like it one bit, he did handle it well as an almost 7 year-old careful, non-risky child.  Yes -- there were a few tears, but after shedding those few tears, Luke kept going.  This Mama has hope!

SO -- at that point, neither child was in the mood for equipment.  We were all four getting hot.  We decided we'd walk back in the trees a bit to see the nearby creek.

The mosquitoes were AWFUL, and I mean AWFUL, back there by the water.  There are potentially great exploring areas back there, but I wouldn't recommend going back there without some serious application of insect repellent on your person and on any person in your party.

For whatever reason, at this point, Kate was crying because, you know, it's Kate.  A "Friesen Family Park Visit" would not be complete without a pic of Kate crying...How about two of them?

SO -- at some point, perhaps in the fall, we'll have a "re-do" at this park!

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