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  • It’s that time of year again!

    Posted on November 25th, 2012 Sallie 2 comments

    Thanksgiving is behind us, and we are gearing up for busy Advent, Christmas and New Years seasons. We thought we’d kick it off with a look back at some of our favorite moments of 2012. Get comfy for a 4 and a half minute trip with us through a year full of blessings!

    Bonus video: Watch our stop motion 5 minute Christmas decorating fun!!

  • Favorite Classical Music

    Posted on June 5th, 2012 Sallie No comments

    Here’s another list of favorites from the Draper5 – this time our favorite classical music.  I’m sure there are many others we could list, but these came to mind first.

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

    Dies Irae from Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem

    Jupiter from Gustav Holst’s Planets Suite

    Summer from Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

    Wellington’s Victory by Ludwig Van Beethoven

  • This Too Shall Pass

    Posted on June 2nd, 2012 Sallie 1 comment

    A little OK Go Rube Goldberg amazing song magic for your Saturday enjoyment!

  • Favorite Family Movies

    Posted on May 29th, 2012 Sallie No comments

    After much debate the Draper5 came to an agreement on our favorite family movies.  Thanks to YouTube you can enjoy a little taste of each.  How many of these would make your short list?

    The Court Jester

    The Apple Dumpling Gang

    How To Train Your Dragon

    The Music Man (Click the image to watch on YouTube. Embedding is disabled.)

    The Princess Bride

  • Ben’s First Video

    Posted on May 28th, 2012 Sallie 2 comments

    Tonight Ben introduces you to the world of Minecraft, a cube-based video game world that all of the Draper boys enjoy exploring.  He recorded this video himself using his tablet.  You’ll need to crank up your audio settings in order to hear his narration.  Next time he’ll talk louder! 😀

  • 5 Years Ago …

    Posted on May 25th, 2012 Sallie No comments

    This is the 5 year anniversary of Kevin’s graduation from Seminary, and I thought I’d share one of my favorite memories of that special day, the class hymn, In Christ Alone.

  • Luke’s Prized Wood Models

    Posted on May 24th, 2012 Luke 2 comments

    This summer Thursdays belong to Luke.  He is a creative kid, so you can expect to be entertained!

    Today he decided to kick off his summer by sharing a few of his favorite wood models … in video. Enjoy!

  • Vacation Video Time (grab some popcorn!)

    Posted on June 20th, 2011 Sallie 1 comment

    We vacationed some.
    Now our travel is all done.
    Time to share the fun!

  • May Photos

    Posted on June 3rd, 2011 Sallie 2 comments

    This month an iPad entered our lives!  And so did lots of fun camera and video software.  So I’ve put together a video compilation of the photos taken with the iPad in May.  Enjoy!

  • Merry Christmas 2010

    Posted on December 9th, 2010 Sallie 1 comment

    Advent Greetings 2010 to family and friends, near and far!

    We pray this finds your hearts preparing for the coming of our Savior, looking at this sometimes mixed-up world through the lens of God’s Word.

    Join us for a photo tour of 2010!

    As we reflect on another year of God’s grace, several highlights stand out:

    • The Draper boys stayed busy this year with a community children’s theater production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, German language camp, and fun at Camp Phillip where Stanley served as a Jr. Staff member for the first time.
    • Speaking of Stanley, he’s enjoying the fact that he has his driving learner’s permit.
    • Speaking of transportation, the boys experienced their first airplane trip this summer when they flew with Mom to Mississippi.  Sallie attended a fun reunion with her high school band friends.
    • We said goodbye to Sallie’s father, Pete Wilson, in May and look forward to a heavenly reunion with him some day.
    • At St. John’s we celebrated our schools 125th anniversary.  Kevin added new responsibilities this fall as he began serving as interim school principal.

    You’re invited to worship with us at St. John’s via our live video stream (

    God’s blessings to you and those you hold dear, this Christmas and throughout 2011!

    Gal 4:4-5