these moments for always

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#rangers win. blue skies. free mercy me concert. it’s pretty much our best day. #zihlmantake2014

#rangers win. blue skies. free mercy me concert. it’s pretty much our best day. #zihlmantake2014

uncle russ and aunt tiff, these seats are amazing! the boys are so psyched! xx

uncle russ and aunt tiff, these seats are amazing! the boys are so psyched! xx

so, so grateful for this day. and this sky.

so, so grateful for this day. and this sky.

nothing sparks such instant emotion in me quite like seeing this lining every overpass. knowing a service person made the ultimate sacrifice. I’m continually humbled by the amazing people who selflessly serve and ensure our continued freedom. #ilovetheusa #excusemeilljustbeinmycarsobbing

nothing sparks such instant emotion in me quite like seeing this lining every overpass. knowing a service person made the ultimate sacrifice. I’m continually humbled by the amazing people who selflessly serve and ensure our continued freedom. #ilovetheusa #excusemeilljustbeinmycarsobbing

bluebonnet pictures weren’t a total fail…but it was close. now we’re pretending like we’re dining in SoCal…#inandout #zihlmantake2014

bluebonnet pictures weren’t a total fail…but it was close. now we’re pretending like we’re dining in SoCal…#inandout #zihlmantake2014

he came running down the road today waving this tiny slip of paper. he wants to match his two best buddies and have the same pullover - so his friend scribed the color #britebriteorang, the store, and even the price so *I* wouldn’t forget what to purchase.  @jlcalb if that thing is more than $5.99, your blonde boy owes me the difference. 😉 #zihlmantake2014

he came running down the road today waving this tiny slip of paper. he wants to match his two best buddies and have the same pullover - so his friend scribed the color #britebriteorang, the store, and even the price so *I* wouldn’t forget what to purchase. @jlcalb if that thing is more than $5.99, your blonde boy owes me the difference. 😉 #zihlmantake2014

#frozen with friends. parents still happy hour’n it in the driveway. #ilovefridays #zihlmantake2014

#frozen with friends. parents still happy hour’n it in the driveway. #ilovefridays #zihlmantake2014

somebody got a new smile today. ❤️ thanks @mclepper!!

somebody got a new smile today. ❤️ thanks @mclepper!!

the big boy thinks he’s won the lottery because he gets to help Uncle B, little does he know BJ is using him for the free labor. #zihlmantake2014 @gransue3

the big boy thinks he’s won the lottery because he gets to help Uncle B, little does he know BJ is using him for the free labor. #zihlmantake2014 @gransue3

inspired by @kellypacleb - homemade sweet potato, apple, bacon turnovers. two out of three approve - I’m counting it as a win. 😉

inspired by @kellypacleb - homemade sweet potato, apple, bacon turnovers. two out of three approve - I’m counting it as a win. 😉

so…we just bought a dog. #thiswasnotintheplan #butdangshescute #zihlmanstake2014

so…we just bought a dog. #thiswasnotintheplan #butdangshescute #zihlmanstake2014

opening day. he’s wearing my brother’s number and his dad is helping coach. and the little guy, well he’s the best member of the cheering section. ⚾️ #goastros

opening day. he’s wearing my brother’s number and his dad is helping coach. and the little guy, well he’s the best member of the cheering section. ⚾️ #goastros

second tooth. gone. #zihlmanstake2014

second tooth. gone. #zihlmanstake2014

the day @ezihlman06 discovered emojis. #hejustsentmetwentypilesofpoop

the day @ezihlman06 discovered emojis. #hejustsentmetwentypilesofpoop

one more from #dinosaurvalley today. #zihlmanstake2014 @jlcalb

one more from #dinosaurvalley today. #zihlmanstake2014 @jlcalb