Have you ever wanted to be in two places at once?
I found myself in that situation last Tuesday, April 19. That was the date when two major events took place for our family: Gail had major surgery in the morning and Jacob received the Sacrament of Confirmation in the evening. Gail’s recovery precluded her from attending Jake’s Confirmation. More on that in a bit.
Gail went to see our family doctor back in early February when she started to spot. Gail’s usually very regular so this was certainly out of the ordinary. After a few weeks of monitoring, a couple more visits to the doctor, and an ultrasound, it was confirmed in mid-March that Gail had cysts on/in her ovaries. The multi-cyst on her left ovary was the size of a tennis ball.
Needless to say, we were very concerned that the cysts were cancerous. However, it would take weeks to confirm or deny this so there wasn’t much we could do except to pray. Gail’s blood work and MRI came back indicating that Gail had endometriosis but the jury was out on cancer. So again we waited.
Continue reading Let Go and Let God
5 observations about filming our goofy little video:
- The song “My Boo” sounds a lot like “Isn’t She Lovely”
- Kayla was afraid she’d suffocate in the ottoman
- Gail said I was too picky during filming and said she doesn’t like helping me
- I learned how to play this song 5 minutes before we filmed
- The kids refused to let me dance in the video…for good reason
In this episode, Jake talks about of his favourite hobbies: cubing. He shows off his collection of 18 different cubes and highlights some of their distinguishing features.
Jake also takes you through how he got interested in cubing and how he improved his time.
In honour of my mother Joyce’s 75th birthday today, I proudly present the Top 10 list that my brother Jason and I wrote and presented at her party this past Saturday (see pictures here).
Here are the Top 10 Things That Make Joyce…Joyce:
10. (Jason): Mom REALLY cares about how she looks in pictures. What is supposed to be a fun, candid, QUICK picture will often turn into a full-fledged photo session that would make Artona proud. And she’s sneaky in the way she tries to get us to re-take pictures: Brooklyn’s not looking, Kayla needs to sit up, Malachi isn’t smiling. No, Mom it’s you. And we hate to break it to you, but pictures don’t lie. How you look in the picture is exactly what you looked like at that moment in time. For better or for worse. Continue reading Mom’s 75th Birthday: The Top 10 Things That Make Joyce…Joyce
Blessings to you and Merry Christmas! It was a great year for our family, filled with many blessings. Ironically, two of the highlights happened during the same time while Gail and I were apart: our 15th wedding anniversary and a family trip to the Philippines (more on that later).
Thus, enjoy our 14th annual Christmas letter, complete with personal highlights (and lowlights), what we’re thankful for, what we’re looking forward to next year, and what you can pray for!
- Highlights: receiving my First Communion in May, having Mom as my teacher, swimming in the Philippines, baking with Mom, and getting better at gymnastics
- Lowlight: the heat in the Philippines
- Thankful for: my parents and my brothers because they take really good care of me, food, toys
- Looking forward to 2016: becoming a gymnastics expert
- Prayers please: that I do well in school
Continue reading 2015 Imoo Family Christmas Letter