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

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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!  […]

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K1 Racing – First Time Go-Cart Racing

K1 Racing – First Time Go-Cart Racing

By on March 27, 2018 in Text Post, Video Post with 0 Comments

I’ve been waiting for the day that the kids could finally drive go-carts all by themselves, and it finally came this past weekend. All three of the kids loved it and even wanted to go back the next day. I’m sure it will be an activity that lasts us all summer.   I didn’t record […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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) […]

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Pure Michigan – Summer Vacation Begins

Pure Michigan – Summer Vacation Begins

By on July 3, 2017 in iPhone, Text Post, Travel, Video Post with 0 Comments

To kick off the first days of summer vacation we spent a week in Michigan visiting family and doing fun activities. Mini-golf, Dave & Busters and seeing a movie are just some of the highlights. While everything I was shooting was supposed to be for this year’s “Summer video”, I couldn’t help myself and created […]

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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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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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