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  • A MAJOR Milestone!

    Posted on April 29th, 2009 Sallie 2 comments

    2008-luke242x300Join us in celebrating tonight because Luke gave himself his insulin injection for the first time a little while ago!! He continues to be our hero as he manages his diabetes instead of allowing it to manage him!!!  We are so proud of you Luke!!!


  • Spring Recital

    Posted on April 20th, 2009 Sallie 2 comments

    Tonight Grandma, Papa and Mom enjoyed the Draper boys spring recital.  Dad was away at Pastor’s Conference so hopefully he can see the performances on the web.

    Here Luke and Ben pose with their wonderful violin teacher, Paula Anderson.


    And Stanley re-visted the site of one of his very first recitals so it called for a “Then and Now” comparison of 2002 and 2009 photos with his awesome piano teacher, Judy Martens.  What a difference!


    We hope you enjoy the videos of their performances!

    Benjamin plays Lightly Row, a Folk Song.

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    Stanley plays Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by J. S. Bach.

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    Luke finished out the night with Hunters’ Chorus by von Weber.

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  • Garage Sales Finds & Friday Night Fun

    Posted on April 17th, 2009 Sallie 1 comment

    Today was the spring day for city-wide garage sales in Sleepy Eye and Stanley & Mom just had to hunt some bargins.  Luke & Ben were very glad we came home with a $2 lava lamp!

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    Stanley got a chair for his computer for $5.



    And Mom scored the bestest deal – a huge assortment of rubber stamps for $19!! 🙂


    We spent the evening completing a 500 piece puzzle which the boys received for Easter.  Lots of fun!



  • Birthday Wishes

    Posted on April 15th, 2009 Sallie No comments

    The Draper’s were up early this morning to send special wishes to our favorite 83-year-old!  We love you PawPaw!!!

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  • Easter Photos

    Posted on April 12th, 2009 Sallie No comments

    He is Risen!  We celebrated Easter with two special services this morning, loaded with special music and beautiful decorations.  And we couldn’t resist a few family photos among the lilies.





  • The Bunny

    Posted on April 11th, 2009 Sallie No comments

    The boys and I enjoyed a fun project of decorating our annual favorite, the Easter Bunny cake.  This year Stanley put forth his best Spock effort at dying the coconut, thus the bright tropical blue bunny tie. 😀