The ongoing blog of the Tomchak family, in Wheaton IL USA

What I Did Over Summer Vacation – BTS

What I Did Over Summer Vacation – BTS

By on September 21, 2016 in Text Post, Video Post with 0 Comments

Behind the scenes of the “Summer with Dad” video, including tips and lessons learned.

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The 2016 Concert Series, Elementary Style

The 2016 Concert Series, Elementary Style

By on June 21, 2016 in Text Post, Video Post with 0 Comments

Another Lowell Elementary concert season has come and gone.

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The Days of Summer Vacation

The Days of Summer Vacation

By on June 3, 2016 in Photo Post, Text Post with 0 Comments

I’m SO lucky. Never in my life did I think I would have the opportunity to have the summer at home with the kids instead of working full-time. Yet due to the unexpected turn of events of the last 12 months fate has delivered just that to me. The short answer is that, due to […]

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Sydney Turns 6, but Andrew Steals The Show

Sydney Turns 6, but Andrew Steals The Show

By on May 17, 2016 in Text Post, Video Post with 0 Comments

I’m finding that doing these videos on a regular basis is getting more and more difficult. And that’s too bad because the process of making these videos is so satisfying. I feel like I’m smiling the entire time while making them. But time is always in short supply, and keeping priorities balanced is always a […]

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Saturday Night Special – A Unscheduled ER Visit

Saturday Night Special – A Unscheduled ER Visit

One minute we’re all on the couch eating popcorn and watching a movie, the next moment we’re in the car driving to the ER. Max hurt himself in a way that I won’t get into because even I wish I could forget it, but it turned out fine in the end and it was a […]

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Jumping Sky High

Jumping Sky High

By on April 2, 2016 in HDR, iPhone, Photo Post, Travel, Video Post with 0 Comments

  Earlier this week while I was running an errand with the kids we noticed a new trampoline place. What surprised me was that it’s located in a business park, not a location that would ever really see drive by traffic. We checked it out that afternoon but today they went to actually JUMP and […]

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Easter Weekend in Michigan

Easter Weekend in Michigan

By on March 28, 2016 in iPhone, Photo Post, Text Post, Travel with 0 Comments

 What a great fun filled trip to Michigan this weekend. Because of the kids being on spring break we had more time than usual for our visit.                                                          

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Hour of Code 2015

Hour of Code 2015

By on December 13, 2015 in Photo Post, Text Post, Travel with 0 Comments

Last year I had the idea of taking Andrew to one of the many Hour of Code classes in the area, but found out about it too late. Everywhere I looked classes were already full. If you don’t know what the Hour of Code is, you can find out more at their website. It’s an […]

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Free Wi-Fi Has Come A Long Way Baby

Free Wi-Fi Has Come A Long Way Baby

By on December 1, 2015 in iPhone, Random Chaos with 0 Comments

And, this is over a VPN!

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Little Lady Turns 6

Little Lady Turns 6

By on November 27, 2015 in Photo Post, Text Post with 0 Comments

Our baby girl turns 6 today! My how the time flies. Seems like only yesterday that the best surprise of our lives arrived and I fell madly in love with her. This is her original birthday announcement from 2009. Welcome Baby Girl – We’ve Been Waiting for You

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