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

Photo Post

Celebrating Gratitude in 2020

Celebrating Gratitude in 2020

By on November 28, 2020 in Photo Post, Text Post with 0 Comments

Sydney asked why we celebrate the fact that earlier generations stole land from the Native Americans. It’s a valid question. I explained that the reason we celebrate Thanksgiving today (at least in our house) is to celebrate all of the positive things in our lives. It’s a time of year to press our focus towards […]

Continue Reading »

Baby Girl Turns 11

Baby Girl Turns 11

By on November 27, 2020 in Photo Post with 0 Comments

Our little girl is already 11 years old. She’s beautiful, hilarious, and smart as a whip! I’m so proud to call her my favorite daughter. More photos here.

Continue Reading »

Halloween 2018

Halloween 2018

By on November 1, 2018 in Photo Post, Text Post with 0 Comments

It’s kind of amazing how things are different from just a few years ago.  When the kids first started doing halloween I would basically do an entire photo shoot with them in their outfits. This year I snapped a photo on my phone while we were out trick-or-treating. And I nearly forgot to do that! 

Continue Reading »

Andrew’s First Edit Job

Andrew’s First Edit Job

By on January 27, 2018 in iPhone, Photo Post, Text Post with 0 Comments

The day I’ve been waiting for finally arrived. The day I should start teaching the kids how to edit FOR ME! Today Andrew is doing a cutdown/stringer of the entire AGT 2017 season while removing all commercials. He’s all over the JKL keys and is learning fast. Because it’s one of those really repetitive jobs […]

Continue Reading »

Andrew, Maximus and Sydney School Photos, 2017-18

Andrew, Maximus and Sydney School Photos, 2017-18

By on January 9, 2018 in Photo Post, Text Post with 0 Comments

Today I finally had time to hang up the most recent batch of school photos. We were pretty happy with the way they all came out this year.

Continue Reading »

Glasses Try-On for Sydney

Glasses Try-On for Sydney

By on November 20, 2017 in Photo Post, Text Post with 0 Comments

As it turns out Sydney needs glasses. Not as bad as her brother did, but she’s crossed over that line enough that we’re going to get her a pair soon. To get the ball rolling we went and tried on a few different frames to get some ideas.

Continue Reading »

First Model Car – By Maximus

First Model Car – By Maximus

By on November 20, 2017 in Photo Post, Text Post with 0 Comments

Over two years ago I took the kids to the hobby shop (in part to revisit my own youth) and let each of them pick out a model to build. And finally, the first one was built. So I guess two more years before we do the next one. This one was just a snap […]

Continue Reading »

Dr. Goldberg Visit, Fall 2017

Dr. Goldberg Visit, Fall 2017

By on October 26, 2017 in iPhone, Photo Post, Text Post, Travel with 0 Comments

It’s been awhile, but we finally made our trip out to CA to see Dr. Michael Goldberg. While we go on a regular basis regardless of what’s going on, this time we were motivated to go because Maximus has been having issues staying on his clean diet. While it’s true that every kid (and most adults) […]

Continue Reading »

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

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

Top