these moments for always

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a rare family shot…from apple picking last week. #zihlmanstake2014

a rare family shot…from apple picking last week. #zihlmanstake2014

three sessions until maternity leave…starting with this morning’s sunrise session. I think I can…I think I can…

three sessions until maternity leave…starting with this morning’s sunrise session. I think I can…I think I can…

cheeks!! #36weeks #zihlmanstake2014

cheeks!! #36weeks #zihlmanstake2014

granite + tile yesterday, backsplash sometime today. #zihlmansbuildahome

granite + tile yesterday, backsplash sometime today. #zihlmansbuildahome

spent the morning apple picking with my three favorite boys. if you need me I’ll be turning 20 pounds of apples into all things sweet and yummy. #zihlmanstake2014

spent the morning apple picking with my three favorite boys. if you need me I’ll be turning 20 pounds of apples into all things sweet and yummy. #zihlmanstake2014

@raisingroyale you. are. genius. totally obsessed with these new muslin blankets for the babe. who says there isn’t amazing gender neutral stuff out there?!?

@raisingroyale you. are. genius. totally obsessed with these new muslin blankets for the babe. who says there isn’t amazing gender neutral stuff out there?!?

today’s goal is simple. try not to eat ALL the mellowcreme pumpkins. #favoritecandyseasonmeetspregnantproblems

today’s goal is simple. try not to eat ALL the mellowcreme pumpkins. #favoritecandyseasonmeetspregnantproblems

she’s now helping them figure out how to make it even louder. @gransue3 is the most fun…and also solely responsible for my new headache. 🙉 @roxyalmendinger

spent the morning with @amberguesa75’s adorable little love. can’t wait for our kiddos to be besties. #35weeks #zihlmanstake2014

spent the morning with @amberguesa75’s adorable little love. can’t wait for our kiddos to be besties. #35weeks #zihlmanstake2014

it’s no secret that I’d take #DD over that other place any day. but #dunkindonuts totally sealed the deal when they skipped offering soy milk as an alternative and bucked up with offering almond milk to the masses. a decaf iced caramel latte never tasted so good.

it’s no secret that I’d take #DD over that other place any day. but #dunkindonuts totally sealed the deal when they skipped offering soy milk as an alternative and bucked up with offering almond milk to the masses. a decaf iced caramel latte never tasted so good.

finally!! opening day for this kid. #zihlmanstake2014

finally!! opening day for this kid. #zihlmanstake2014

33 weeks. and Eric put up with me barking orders and camera settings to get this shot. #besthusbandaward #zihlmanstake2014 #sorryfbfriends (needed to post here for our IG printed album)

33 weeks. and Eric put up with me barking orders and camera settings to get this shot. #besthusbandaward #zihlmanstake2014 #sorryfbfriends (needed to post here for our IG printed album)

he said, “FINALLY it’s MY first day.” big pk-4 kid today. cinnamon rolls for breakfast, soccer shirt and penn state up-socks…he’s pretty much the happiest kid EVER. #zihlmanstake2014

he said, “FINALLY it’s MY first day.” big pk-4 kid today. cinnamon rolls for breakfast, soccer shirt and penn state up-socks…he’s pretty much the happiest kid EVER. #zihlmanstake2014

so excited for this weekend’s progress!! #zihlmanstake2014

so excited for this weekend’s progress!! #zihlmanstake2014

thank goodness for talented friends who make gorgeous clothes. @sheridanfrench you’re my favorite person these days…#32weeks and I’d live in this if I could. when you’re done loving on your babies, and back at creating magic, I’ll be the first one in line. xx

thank goodness for talented friends who make gorgeous clothes. @sheridanfrench you’re my favorite person these days…#32weeks and I’d live in this if I could. when you’re done loving on your babies, and back at creating magic, I’ll be the first one in line. xx