these moments for always

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looks like the last 70 miles will be pretty peaceful. #123zihlmans

looks like the last 70 miles will be pretty peaceful. #123zihlmans

flint hills. I don’t love Kansas, but gosh darn I love these hills. #123zihlmans

flint hills. I don’t love Kansas, but gosh darn I love these hills. #123zihlmans

we started before dawn. nearly 4000 miles in the next two weeks. some 18 states. the excitement in the car at 5AM was awesome. #123zihlmans #zihlmanstake2014

we started before dawn. nearly 4000 miles in the next two weeks. some 18 states. the excitement in the car at 5AM was awesome. #123zihlmans #zihlmanstake2014

can’t decide which shoe to wear? not a problem for the little guy. #zihlmanstake2014

can’t decide which shoe to wear? not a problem for the little guy. #zihlmanstake2014

don’t you scream “cheese” when taking a selfie too? #zihlmanstake2014

don’t you scream “cheese” when taking a selfie too? #zihlmanstake2014

don’t you scream “cheese” when taking a selfie too? #zihlmanstake2014

don’t you scream “cheese” when taking a selfie too? #zihlmanstake2014

he’s had the best week with these buddies! #campthurman

he’s had the best week with these buddies! #campthurman

uneven always and getting rounder by the second. #22weeks

uneven always and getting rounder by the second. #22weeks

first purchase for the new babe. a sweet coming home blanket featuring a line from daddy’s favorite children’s book…by the über talented @carlymeganshop. #wherethewildthingsare

first purchase for the new babe. a sweet coming home blanket featuring a line from daddy’s favorite children’s book…by the über talented @carlymeganshop. #wherethewildthingsare

first purchase for the new babe. a sweet coming home blanket with a line from daddy’s favorite children’s book…from the super talented @carlymegan

first purchase for the new babe. a sweet coming home blanket with a line from daddy’s favorite children’s book…from the super talented @carlymegan

year two. this kid is so excited for the week! #zihlmanstake2014

year two. this kid is so excited for the week! #zihlmanstake2014

these kids. that babysitter. so very grateful for the friends in our lives. #zihlmanstake2014 @amberguesa75 @jlcalb @maddle_t22

these kids. that babysitter. so very grateful for the friends in our lives. #zihlmanstake2014 @amberguesa75 @jlcalb @maddle_t22

best big brother ever. FIVE HUNDRED pieces together all by himself so the little guy could play with one of his birthday gifts. perfect rainy day brother bonding. #zihlmanstake2014

best big brother ever. FIVE HUNDRED pieces together all by himself so the little guy could play with one of his birthday gifts. perfect rainy day brother bonding. #zihlmanstake2014

oh my heart! 💓 #zihlmanstake2014

oh my heart! 💓 #zihlmanstake2014

hours and hours of this.  summer, we love you! #zihlmanstake2014

hours and hours of this. summer, we love you! #zihlmanstake2014