Category Archives: Family

Jake’s Takes – Episode 1: This is My Life

I’m thrilled to present to you Episode #1 of our brand new YouTube series called “Jake’s Takes”.

I’ll be posting periodic videos of Jake’s journey through his grade 7 year. You’ll learn a lot about him and his talents, and get some insight into what makes this interesting and talented young man click.

For this first episode, we take a look at Jake’s hobbies. Some are quite common (singing, dancing, bowling, golfing, Minecraft) while others aren’t so common (speed stacking, cubing, and balloon art).



15 Things I’ve Learned About Through Marriage

Today, my lovely wife Gail and I celebrate 15 years of marriage as we received the Sacrament of Matrimony on Saturday, July 8, 2000 at St. Paul Parish in Richmond on a beautiful and sunny day.

On our 15th wedding anniversary, here are 15 things I’ve learned about through marriage; they are all essential aspects of our union. This isn’t an exhaustive list, and some of the things might not ring true for other couples.

But these are things that I believe we hold true and dear to our hearts. Some of these things I’ve learned directly from Gail, other things more indirectly. She may have even learned a thing or two from me. And we’ve learned many of these things together as a couple.

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Epic Patty Cake Song (I’ll Think of You) – Jacob and Mikaela

Add patty caking to Jake’s list of talents: Jacob and Mikaela performed their epic version of the epic song performed by Kurt Schneider, Sam Tsui, Alex G, and Alyson Stoner.

Footage is from the Spirit year-end gathering at St. Paul Parish on Friday, June 19.

Pretty impressive coordination and concentration for a couple of 11 year-olds!