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  • Do you Sudoku?

    Posted on February 26th, 2006 Sallie No comments

    Kevin, Stanley and I are hooked on this new puzzle craze.  Try it online at




  • Christ’s Glory Brings Us Comfort

    Posted on February 26th, 2006 Pastor Kevin Draper No comments

    Based On: Mark 9:2-9

    Christ’s Glory Brings Us Comfort

    The Old Testament prophet Elisha was the best spy Israel could have.  He knew exactly what the King of Aram was going to do and when.  Of course it was God who supplied him that information, but the King of Aram was so frustrated by this he sent a large group of soldiers and chariots to capture Elisha.  They surrounded the town Elisha and Elisha’s servant were in.  The servant was terrified so Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes so he may see.”  When the servant looked he saw horses and chariots of fire covering the hillside and surrounding their Aramean enemies.  What comfort that glorious sight must have given the servant.  As we approach Lent and focus on the suffering of Christ, we have an even greater comfort.  Christ’s glory brings us comfort.  It brings us comfort as Christ suffers and also as we suffer.

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  • February 2006 News

    Posted on February 24th, 2006 Sallie 1 comment

    February is almost gone, and it is time for sharing the news from our neck of the woods.  As usual we have managed to stay very busy around our home this mornth.  A highlight of the month was watching the Olympics.

    We enjoyed a PTO family fun night at the local health club and ended up with some cute photos of the group:


    Having a ball
    Vicar was the brave soul who dared enter the dodgeball zone.

    Benny had so much fun!


    The boys have been very busy practicing for their upcoming musical – The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf.  They will give two performances next Friday.  Check back for complete coverage.

    Today the 5th – 8th graders took their much anticipated field trip to the local ski mountain.  Kevin went along for the fun and he and Stanley report that skiing is a blast (after they got over falling down).  Here’s some photos of the Draper skiers. Watch out!!! 


    Skier Stanley
    A pro!


    Two ski bums
    Two ski bums!  🙂
    The gang
    The whole gang

    Read on for other February posts and don’t forget to answer the Question of the Month.  God’s Blessings!

  • Question of the Month – #8 February 2006

    Posted on February 24th, 2006 Sallie 10 comments

    What is your favorite Winter Olympic sport?

  • Happy 65th!!

    Posted on February 21st, 2006 Sallie No comments

    Kevin’s Mom, Judy Draper, is 65 today! We thought we would list the 65 reasons we love her so much (BTW – feel free to add a comment with your own reasons):

    1. She’s really cute! (Just ask her!)
    2. She has an awesome workshop
    3. She framed everything in our house
    4. She’s handy with a few tools
    5. She’s a Medicare recipient
    6. She likes french horn playing
    7. She knows how to build a helicopter
    8. She’s a great golfer
    9. She’s fun to beat at Euchre
    10. She gave birth to two great guys
    11. She’s the Football Frenzy Queen
    12. She makes up great stories
    13. She loves to read to her grandkids
    14. She makes awesome Thomas the Tank Engine track
    15. She’ll drive a long way to see her grandkids
    16. She listens to all our musical efforts
    17. She can raise one eyebrow
    18. She looks good in a dress
    19. She has a ranch
    20. She throws a mean immaginary snowball
    21. She’s good at making her own Flowbee
    22. She only made her kids wear plaid once
    23. She loves Martha Washingtons
    24. She sends us packages
    25. She makes projects for us
    26. She’s a super Granny
    27. Because of her we’re living
    28. She plays games with us
    29. She taught us how to play Bologna and Euchre
    30. She lets grandkids sleep in her bed
    31. She’s nice to us
    32. She writes letters to us
    33. She has cows in her backyard
    34. She whistles when you hug her
    35. She cooks awesome food – grilled cheese & ramen noodles
    36. She likes cheesecake – our family favorite!
    37. She likes turtle sundaes from the Ford dealer
    38. She has cool videos
    39. She has a great immagination
    40. She has a fun sense of humor
    41. She lets us ring the dinner bell
    42. She loves Jesus!!!
    43. She builds cool stuff for church
    44. She’s good at building houses or egress windows
    45. She makes cool teepees
    46. She has good sportsmanship
    47. She lets us go first in Tonk
    48. Judy Garland is her favorite actress
    49. She is a great big sister to her seven siblings
    50. She is very creative
    51. She makes great jigs
    52. She is a good artist
    53. She likes to learn new things
    54. She is a good friend
    55. She once turned orange from a carrot overdose
    56. She loves millets
    57. She’s a golf fashion model
    58. Her favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz
    59. She makes a good looking cardboard party goer
    60. She likes the cold weather – NOT
    61. She’s nervous but proud when her son preaches
    62. She likes to solve puzzles
    63. She is a good painter
    64. She is married to a great guy
    65. SHE IS 65 TODAY!!!!!

    We send you all our love. Please listen to our Happy Birthday greeting!

  • DraperCAST – February 10, 2006

    Posted on February 10th, 2006 Sallie No comments

    The Draper’s collaborated on an audio update on the happenings in our home, intermixed with some new music pieces from the Draper boys.  We hope you enjoy listening! (3Mb)

    DraperCAST Feb 10 2006

  • Just a Shovelin’

    Posted on February 10th, 2006 Sallie No comments

    Overnight snow gave a job to our boys this morning, shoveling the driveway!  I think they had way too much fun :-).


    Just a shovelin


  • Hurricane cleanup

    Posted on February 10th, 2006 Sallie No comments

    I don’t know about other folks (I suspect you are the same), but I continue to watch from afar the recovery efforts that are going on in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  My heart hurts for what I consider “my people” as I am a southern girl at heart and many of my family and friends were affected by the storm in some way.  So I am happy to stay connected through first-hand reports of WELS recovery efforts.  I thought I would share some of these resources with you, in case you were interested in following them as well: Read the rest of this entry »

  • Spring is just around the corner!

    Posted on February 2nd, 2006 Sallie 2 comments

    It was an early morning for the Draper boys as they took part in a Sun Prairie, WI (groundhog capitol of the world) tradition and waited at the town square for the arrival of Sun Prairie’s very own weather predicting ground hog, Jimmy, at 7:10 a.m. this morning.  Jimmy arrived in a limo wearing a top hat & bow tie and proudly proclaimed that he did not see his shadow and therefore spring time is just around the corner.  Thanks, Jimmy, for the great news!  🙂


    Jimmy the groundhog


  • has a brand new look

    Posted on February 2nd, 2006 Sallie 1 comment

    Visit today to see it’s fresh new look!  Read WELS CTO, Martin Spriggs, blog about the changes. Redesign