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The Global Classroom, With Skype

The Global Classroom, With Skype

By on May 31, 2015 in Video Post with 0 Comments

As seen on The Today Show today. What an exciting idea for kids to have this option.

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Andrew’s First YouTube Video

Andrew’s First YouTube Video

By on May 25, 2015 in Video Post with 0 Comments

Andrew wanted to make a YouTube video today. So that’s what we did. And here it is. Don’t get too excited unless you’re REALLY into Pokemon cards.

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Easter Sunday Egg Hunt Surprise [video]

Easter Sunday Egg Hunt Surprise [video]

By on April 12, 2015 in Text Post, Video Post with 0 Comments

This year instead of going to the big local Egg Hunt on Saturday we (and when I say “we” I mean Brenda) created a egg hunt in our side yard. The kids didn’t know about it until right before it happened and it was a nice surprise for them. I’m always amazed at seeing the […]

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Sydney Turns 5… 8 Weeks Ago

Sydney Turns 5… 8 Weeks Ago

By on February 20, 2015 in iPhone, Text Post, Video Post with 0 Comments

There are so many things I was better at before having kids. One of them was finishing what I started on-time. I started editing this video for Sydney the day after her birthday, back in late November (her Birthday was Thanksgiving Day this year). But OMG I thought I would never finish. First, I decided […]

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Spring Concerts 2014 -Sydney

Spring Concerts 2014 -Sydney

By on June 7, 2014 in Video Post with 0 Comments

Seems like the Wizard of Oz is inescapable this year for me!  Sydney was the tornado this year. It’s not a leading part but she gave it all she had!  

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Spring Concerts 2014 -Andrew

Spring Concerts 2014 -Andrew

By on June 2, 2014 in Text Post, Video Post with 0 Comments

I’m so proud of all of our kids, and I especially admire how confident they are in themselves. I don’t remember being as outgoing as our kids are when I was their age. So when I was watching Andrew perform at his school it really amazed me how much he just puts himself out there. […]

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Spring Concerts 2014 – Maximus

Spring Concerts 2014 – Maximus

By on May 30, 2014 in Video Post with 0 Comments

Max has come such a long way in so many different ways. During the winter concert of  Kindergarden Max was nervous and scared and started crying during the show. He didn’t really sing at all and looked like he just hated the whole experience. It was heartbreaking to see as his father. I was there […]

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#LoveYourSelfie

#LoveYourSelfie

By on February 22, 2014 in Text Post, Video Post with 0 Comments

  While watching the Today Show today they had a segment on how people few themselves, and what they focused on when thinking of themselves in the world. It was interesting that they put it in the context of shooting a “selfie”. That initially put me off from even wanting to watch the segment but […]

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Facebook Celebrates 10 Years, With The Tomchak’s

Facebook Celebrates 10 Years, With The Tomchak’s

By on February 13, 2014 in FaceBook, Video Post with 0 Comments

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Tomchak Twins Turn SIX, Receive Gift Of Chicken Pox. Film At 11.

Tomchak Twins Turn SIX, Receive Gift Of Chicken Pox. Film At 11.

By on January 4, 2014 in Text Post, Video Post with 0 Comments

The morning of December 31st Andrew woke up with a slight fever and not seeming at his best. Shortly after we noticed what appeared to be a chick pox blister on his face, and then a few more on his body. By the next morning it was pretty clear he had a full outbreak of […]

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