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

First Detroit Visit of 2017

First Detroit Visit of 2017

By on March 28, 2017 in HDR, iPhone, Photo Post, Text Post with 0 Comments

This was the first time to Detroit this year for the kids and they had a blast. Here are a few pics of the visit.   They can also be found on SmugMug

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Brother vs Brother Video

Brother vs Brother Video

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

For the first time in my video editing career, I was asked if I could create lasers for an upcoming project. And if so, how long it would take to do a bunch of lasers as 2 people ran through the building. That’s something you don’t get asked every day – if ever. I gave […]

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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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