Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Snowy beach

Originally uploaded by zavodk
We made an over night trip to forked river this week. I had hoped to make it longer but the boys had other ideas.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

non hollydaze

hi yall,
 I haven't put anything up for along time.
I thought I would post Nate's favorite video.

more to come shortly

Thursday, November 26, 2009


With love from us....hope you have had a wonderful day. Many thanks to all for their love & support this year.

Friday, November 13, 2009

halloween, revisited

I think I forgot to post a photograph of the boys on Halloween! Silly me! The last photo was the best shot of the two together....what a whirlwind. They had a blast and suprisingly Nate was totally into trick-or-treating. Each house he was enthusiastic and polite. Little darling! Milo was also very excited and also remembered his manners. It was delightful.

Friday, November 06, 2009


Yesterday Nate turned 2.
Wow, 2.
I can't believe how much he has grown in love and personality.
Nate @ Linvilla
How I can't even imagine our family without his fiesty self.
reaching out
How lucky we have been to add him to our lives.
Hope you have had the happiest of days my littlest man.
little man

Monday, October 26, 2009

a deering oaks day

upon a recent visit to Maine for a festive weekend...we spent a lovely mid day at deering oaks are some snaps from that day

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

On the Boardwalk

In August, I had the opportunity to take the boys to Wildwood for a night. We had a ball. Milo won lots of prizes and Nate rode on his first amusement ride. It was grand. This is a photo of the three of us from that night. Viva Photobooths!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

art museum

Back in September a friend visited from Maine and we made it down to the Art Museum. These are photos from that day.  We are on a back log of photos to post.  Stay tuned!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Happy 32nd Birthday Old Man

Chris' Birthday Cake
Originally uploaded by zavodk
We celebrated Chris' birthday yesterday with a trip into the Lehigh Valley...via Rt. 31 along the Delaware River, up into Easton and its likable parts. What fun was had. Today we ate cake....this one to be exact. Hope you have a fun filled year darling.
Chris and Nate

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

On the Swan Boats at the Zoo

On the Swan Boats at the zoo
Originally uploaded by zavodk
Chris is back. Photos on flickr.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Originally uploaded by zavodk
it summer

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

the gang

the gang
Originally uploaded by zavodk
One of my favorite photos from Bike Race Day 2009. The gang on the corner. This photo feels so philly to me.
The boys had much fun with their cousins and Aunt Nene. Wasn't too hot this year either. Yay.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

spare time

Originally uploaded by zavodk
yeah, i don't have much spare time, but when I do I try to have fun.

Monday, June 15, 2009

love you

Originally uploaded by zavodk
ah, Nate!

He has been saying love you lately.
Just heart melting, truly!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Looking up.

Originally uploaded by zavodk
Well I don't remember if Jenna had said this before but Nate has a new food alergy. He is alergic to mustard seed. We found that one out the hard way. He went to the alergist and was also confirmed to be alergic to cats and dogs. We are up to 4 now with the eggs.
His personality is really starting to blossom. And by blossom I mean explode! He is her sassy and is in a screaming stage right now.
Milo can set him off by taking what Nate is playing with. He will scream for a few minutes till he gets it back.
Ahhh brothers.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

happy Cinco de Milo!

Originally uploaded by zavodk
it is milos b-day today. he turns 5!!!!
he has gotten so big.
his bash is on saturday afternoon!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

oh happy day

one down, one to go..

Tuesday, April 07, 2009


Originally uploaded by zavodk
My mom passed away this morning. She went surrounded by those the she loved and that loved her. I feel blessed to have helped her pass.
We are having a reception Thursday morning at 10:30. Please call and write with questions/ love.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

best thing ever

when life has you down, just play this video...

hope every one is righteous

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Silent run

Originally uploaded by zavodk
ok, a little harder than I expected, but it did the trick!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

My "new" car

Originally uploaded by zavodk
Well Chris's car park is in full swing! I just added another air cooled VW to my collection. It is a 1968 fastback type 3. It has only 11000 miles on it! It isn't running at the moment, but I think I can fix that.
This one needs cosmetic stuff/ tires battery. The engine and electrical is all in perfect order. It will be in my yard some time next week. Right now it lives down the street.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Originally uploaded by zavodk
the upside to living in Philly in the winter? It gets to 70!
Jenna and the boys have somuch more fun when no jackets are involved. Oh and nate's fav word right now is "kool" it sounds like blue, with a K. Jenna has him trained well he speaks on command. I think he will grow out of that though....

Saturday, March 07, 2009

70 baby.

Well the old thermometer, is going up to 70! At 9 this morning it was 60!
Spring is almost here!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

a snow day

Originally uploaded by zavodk
look over 4 inches!
you know Jenna and Milo were the only ones with a wooden sled.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Nate's great!

Originally uploaded by zavodk
Our little Nate keeps on getting bigger. I have a video that jenna took of him going through his bag of tricks ( sticking out his tongue, waving good bye, and hitting the lights on/off.) I just need to shorten it.
He also has developed a thing for water,( all over his clothes) winter isn't the best time....

My mom is finally home from the hospital.
I am glad I don't have to drink there nasty coffee.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

2 hats are better than one

2 hats are better than one
Originally uploaded by zavodk
ok I guess it is not official. the one doctor said stroke, but the neurologist said he didn't think so. Lets just say this has been a not so fun roller coaster .

We think it (something) happened over a week ago. She didn't show the normal signs of a severe stroke, just memory loss and confusion.
Please keep her in your prayers and hope for the best.

now I can joke with her about the fact I lent her 20 bucks, but she dosent remember!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"Bush gets out of town, FINALLY!"

Bush gets out of town, FINALLY!
Originally uploaded by ekai
It is so un F*@*ing real

Sorry ,I am very emotional right now.
The boys are good but a little run down.
Happy new America everyone.

Monday, January 12, 2009

A Keys Family blog O' Love: day one!

A Keys Family blog O' Love: day one!

wow I just checked, first post december 23,2004.
Milo is just a little bit older!

Milo's stream

Originally uploaded by zavodk
I have just started to upload Milo's photo's. I think he has over 200 so far. He just got the hang of getting the video right so they might be a little dangerous. ( video of me going to the bathroom)
Oh and I have a good three weeks scedualed for Maine this year. One week will be in late winter/ early spring. (those parties in Maine when you want the cold darkness to just be over) The other 2 weeks will be me attending the shelter Institute for my home building class! the same one that fell through a few years back. Good thing I have something to sleep in!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Happy new year

Originally uploaded by zavodk
Hi everybody,
(nate ridding the new year)

Sorry we haven't posted as of late. We have had a busy last few weeks. Christmas and the holidays have been so special. Milo woke up on Christmas morning and forgot what was supposed to happen. He was happy with his one gift from the night before. It took him an hour to make it down stairs!
Nate...., well I cant help myself but gush over Nate, our little dancer! He has a big personality in a little body. We just sit in awe of him at home.
Oh, and we ran out of Oil heat for the first time the other day. Jenna woke up saying "It is Freezing!" I said something like grow up..
then When I was down stairs I realized I didn't hear the "truck" running downstairs. I got my trusty new headlamp and took a peek at the tank. I saw the elusive "empty" on the gauge.
Luckily it was above freezing outside and we are fine. $500 dollars the next day later we are nice and toasty.
Oh and we bid adieu to our house guest Wendy