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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!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Sugared Up....

I'm by no means a "clean eater". (If I'm completely honest -- I can't stand the term, but that's a whole other post which I'm not planning on doing). However, I do make at least a feeble attempt to monitor and moderate sugar intake in our home.

Valentine's Parties make that feat rather challenging.  BUT -- here in the good ol' USA -- Valentine's Parties are part of school cultures.  We all might as well enjoy them and make the most of them.

Today, Kate & I spent a small part of our afternoon with Luke and his class of first graders (aka firsties) having fun with their party.

To accomplish this -- I had Kate take her nap early.  It was S.A.D. and rather challenging (in a good way) to wake her up to go to the party.

A mom of one of the girls in Luke's class lead some LOUD, but very fun for first graders, games.  Firsties like to pop balloons, in case you didn't know....(Luke's in the glasses)....

After their teacher and the helper Mamas got them "calmed down" from the games (Ha), the kiddos exchanged their Valentine's from each other and WERE indeed instructed to only eat ONE piece of candy.  I *think* most of them obeyed that instruction -- at least while they were in the classroom.

The helper Mamas passed out the treats -- a cookie (more sugar), some "Chex" mix, some cheese/meat, and a juice...

Kate enjoyed being near her brother at this point....

Surely she's not yet ready for first grade...Sniff Sniff!

To "keep it real" -- Kate, though cute, wasn't the easiest to have at this party today.  During the 45-minute party, she managed to "need" to go to the bathroom twice, had to be put in the hallway to *unnecessarily* cry, and found her way into the "bus line" in the hallway (I discovered this when I couldn't find her in the classroom and had to go & look for her)....

Someday, I'll look back at moments like those and laugh and wish I were still in that phase.

I know that, and I get it....

All in all -- too much sugar was involved in our day, but it's ok!  Everybody survived and had a good time!


This evening, we (all 4 Friesen people from this house) traveled back out to Luke's school for some basketball games!!!!

So. Much. Fun!

This school, from the young elementary kids to the high school kids, has some spirit!  The gym was loud (in a good way), and it certainly helped that the varsity boys & girls won!

And now -- I'm tired.  I will head to bed -- excited that tomorrow is a Saturday morning, and we don't have to be up early.

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