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

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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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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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First Grade Culture Projects

First Grade Culture Projects

By on April 21, 2015 in Photo Post, Text Post with 0 Comments

I was so appreciative last month when the teachers let us know about the boys having a big homework project. The main idea was that each child would learn about some part of their own culture, research it and then create one of several possible projects to display their culture knowledge at a school fair (which is this Friday). And then, 4 […]

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Welcome 2015 – A Year of Gratitude

Welcome 2015 – A Year of Gratitude

By on January 21, 2015 in Photo Post, Text Post with 0 Comments

  If there’s one thing I’ve had to come to admit to myself, it’s that I start far more projects than I finish. I seem to say “yes” to so many things – both for myself and others. As much as I continue to prioritize and scale down that list of things I want to accomplish, […]

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Pumpkin Picking 2014

Pumpkin Picking 2014

By on October 27, 2014 in iPhone, Photo Post with 0 Comments

Some photos from our 2014 Pumpkin Picking trip. The last time we went the boys were a lot younger and Sydney had yet to see the light of day. The rest can be found on SmugMug.

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Beautiful Sydney

Beautiful Sydney

By on September 27, 2014 in iPhone, Photo Post with 0 Comments

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Maximus vs The Pencil

Maximus vs The Pencil

By on September 23, 2014 in iPhone, Photo Post, Text Post with 0 Comments

At 2:30 today I was the fortunate recipient of a phone call from the nurse at Lowell Elementary in Wheaton, telling me that Max got the bad end of a fight with a pencil. He had stuck a pencil into his ear canal and when he pulled it out it was pretty bloody. My guess […]

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