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Merry Christmas from the Imoo Family: Our Year in Pictures

2016 was a wonderful year for our family; it was a year full of blessings, opportunities, and growth.

As we look ahead to Christmas, enjoy this pictorial review of our year. Be patient as the slideshow loads – we were too cheap to buy the ad-free version haha.

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2015 Imoo Family Christmas Letter

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

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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!


Keeping Your Composure

Jacob and Sean doing a final review of the readings before the start of Christmas Eve Mass.
Jacob and Sean doing a final review of the readings before the start of Christmas Eve Mass.

This post also appears on Canadian Youth Worker.

My sons Sean and Jacob were chosen to proclaim the readings at the Christmas Eve Mass at our home parish of St. Paul’s last week.  Both of them prepared very diligently – and it was indeed an honour that our pastor asked the two brothers to read at such an important celebration.

We arrived 40 minutes early so the boys could practice everything from their approach to how they would stand behind the microphone.  Once Mass started, Jake was first up.  For some reason – despite knowing that he was to read from the right side of the book – he proceeded to read from the left page.  Thus, he was reading the wrong thing.

A few words in, Jake caught himself, took a deep breath, and simply said, “I’m sorry” before embarking on the correct reading.  He completed the reading from Isaiah perfectly, unnerved by the 400-plus people in attendance.  As he returned to his seat, I leaned over and whispered to him, “Good job, son.”

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