Happy re-enlistment day to my wife! Today she made the commitment for another 6 years in the Army and with that comes new orders! On Friday, we found out where the Rivers family will be moving next! We are so excited to announce we will be leaving Tennessee at the end of the year and moving to….
You read that right! The Rivers are trading in their beach gear for some skis and snowboards. At the end of the year, we will be saying our ‘see you laters’ to Tennessee and starting our trek to Alaska. Tennessee has been an amazing adventure and we have made so many amazing friends here so it is going to be hard to leave but home is where the Army send us.
It’s going to be so hard to leave this amazing place but we are so excited to be together for the next three years and see what adventures Alaska brings to our family. We have already started to plan for this move and I’m so glad we have more than a two week notice to move this time around.
Stay tuned to read more about our Alaskan adventures and the experience of a lifetime that our family will be taking over the next three years!
It’s been a while since I’ve updated but life in the Rivers’ household has been extremely busy. We spent a few month apart due to Koryn attending a school for the Army. We made a surprise trip out to Texas to see Koryn for the first time in almost 4 months. We got to spend a little family time in Texas before driving back to Tennessee. Finally, we went home to Florida for Christmas break! That’s just a little of what we’ve been up to these few months.
Yesterday, we had a nice surprise and had a snow day! We woke up Friday morning to the news school was closed and we would get to stay home and play in the snow! Friday morning the ice was getting worse then by mid afternoon the snow was falling! We spent hours outside in the snow. We tried, and failed, to build a snowman, we ran up and down the street taking turns pulling Mackenzie around in her sled, and we dug our car out of the snow.
Mackenzie LOVED playing in the snow and did not want to come in when we were done! She had so much fun running around the yard, trying to throw snowballs at us, and jumping into piles of snow.
I’m so glad we were able to enjoy this snow day as a family and have fun relaxing and playing outside. One of my new year’s resolutions is to be more active on this blog. We have a lot of big changes coming to our family over these next few months and blogging in just one way to help our family get through everything. If there are any topics you want us to write about, please let me know below!
You have grown up so much in the past month and I can’t believe that you are almost one years old. In the past month, you have become a pro at walking and running and every time we go somewhere you want to be put down to run and play. We have made so much improvement in your sign language! Right now you love to sign ‘more’, ‘milk’, and ‘all done’. You have become quite the adventurous little girl and give me a heart attack every time I see you climbing something new.
Some days you’ll sit by yourself with all your toys around you playing and exploring while other days you just want to snuggle with me and eat your milkies. We are still breastfeeding and have no plans to stop anytime soon. You love to eat everything we give you and can clear a plate i no time at all! We have finally found a sippy cup that you can use and you love carrying it around with you! You have a new found love for music and love to dance and sing to any song that comes on the radio. Right now, you love the songs from Moana and the Pretty Little Liars theme song. Your sleeping habits still haven’t changed and you love to sleep just as much as I do. Currently, you have two more bottom front teeth, two molers, and at least two top teeth coming in but they don’t seem to bother you at all.
Planning for your first birthday party is in full swing and I am looking forward to celebrating your first birthday with all our friends and family. It’s no surprise that our little mermaid is have a mermaid theme pool party for her first birthday.
Everyday when your Baba and I look at you we see how smart and beautiful you are and how you are turning into a toddler right before our eyes. You have been our greatest adventure and we are so lucky to be your parents. We cannot wait to see what this next month brings.
It’s no secret that we are a cloth diaper family and love our little fluff butt and all the cute prints. In recent weeks, many of our friends and family members have come to us asking about cloth diapers. I decided to make a little post about our experience with using cloth diapers this will probably be a two part post and today’s post is about where we get our diapers from and why we buy them from these companies.
From the time we decided to build our family I knew I wanted to cloth diaper, getting Koryn on board was a whole other story. However, once that happened we slowly started building our stash. We knew we were going to save a ton of money by using cloth and the fact we could use them for any other children we might have was an added bonus.
One of my favorite website to order from is Nicki’s Diapers! Not only is their reward points system amazing, they have amazing customer service, if you use the tag #ilovenickisdiapers they pick random people to send free items too, and the best part is for each Nick’s diaper purchased one is given to a child in need. Not only are you help go green and reduce the waste in landfills by using cloth for your baby but you’re also helping others who cannot afford to cloth diaper. Check out their website here to place an order today Nicki’s Diapers.
Another favorite website of mine to order from is The Fluffy Penguin . Her prices can’t be beat, shipping is crazy fast, and her exclusive diapers are too cute to pass up. We mainly use pocket diapers from Fluffy Penguin but she offers many other options as well.