Thursday, May 28, 2009


I'm SO glad you got to call me last night! I'm sorry I didn't answer when you called. Believe me, I've learned my lesson. I swear I'll never put my phone on vibrate again! Thank goodness you were able to call me back an hour later, even though I was panicking the whole time until you did. It was nice to hear your voice, and although I had just seen you earlier in the day, it felt like I hadn't spoke to you in ages!

Sorry I didn't call you at 3:30am like I had wanted. I feel really bad but I turned off the alarm and immediately fell back asleep :(. Don't worry, I kicked myself for it hard in the morning. I woke up super tired though thanks to your wonderful son! (You know he's yours when he is frustrating me!) He hasn't fallen asleep before 1am since you left. He is definitely a Daddy's boy! He wants Daddy to tuck him in, Daddy to turn off the lights, Daddy to get him juice... I think so far he's adjusting well though, we've got us a strong little boy!

I also wanted to let you know that I barf at the slightest thought of you! :) No, not anything bad, only because I guess it's hard to stomach the thought of not seeing you for so long! Geeze babe! You're not even here to "dutch oven" me yet you still make me sick to my stomach!!

Ok, enough joking... I love you Honey and always will! You're forever my favorite!



Ok, so yesterday I dropped Terry off at the recruiting office and cried on my way home. But today I got to see him ONE last time. We were told that the Swearing-In Ceremony would start about noon but because Terry's dad was driving, we got there about 11am. They were definitely running behind which turned out to be a great thing, because except for a few times when he had something to do Terry got to sit out in the waiting room with us the whole time. Nathyn was absolutely precious when he walked up to Terry and said "Daddy's in Army now? Daddy is a Super Hero!" It seriously brought tears to my eyes...
The ceremony started about 1:45pm and only lasted about 4 minutes but I was glad to be there. After the ceremony we had another 20 minutes or so to visit, get our hugs and kisses in and say our "goodbyes". I didn't cry until I left again, I want him to see that I can be strong for him the same way he's being strong for Nathyn and I. Here's the pictures!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Today you left. I didn't cry when I kissed you goodbye, although believe me, I really wanted to. You already know I cried all day, you walked in my work to take me to lunch and caught me in the middle of tears. It's only because I love you so much, and I can't imagine living day to day life without you. On our way home your Mom stopped at the store for creamer and sugar.. As Nathyn and I waited in the car he eagerly asked me "Where's mine Daddy?" I answered him the best way I knew how at that moment... "Daddy went to be a Super Hero." And it's true, to the two of us you are a Super Hero. Thank you, Babe. I'll miss you everyday and there won't be a minute that goes by that we don't think about you..

Nathyn laid down tonight and we went back and forth with the "Ni-night Bubba", "Ni-night Mommy". After he was done with me he said, "Ni-night Daddy, I Love You". We'll say goodnight to you every night. And always remember... You're my favorite. Goodnight baby.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009


My God Daughter was finally born! She's SO adorable and I can't wait to be a wonderful part of her life! Breanna told me that if she had a girl she'd give her my middle name and I could help choose the first name! I was SO excited when she chose one of my suggestions! We still can't figure out what she's going to call and I, as we all want it to be something special. It was such a special treat for Terry to get to meet his God Daughter just one day before he leaves for Basic! Here she is!
Alivia Rene` Fuentes
May 25, 2009 5:58 PM
6 LBS, 4 OZ, 19 INCHES

Monday, May 25, 2009


My Aunt Tina works for Blue Shield and got a special on tickets to get into Raging Waters at Cal Expo. My Aunt Netty had come down to go to the going away party so she got to come to! It was SO much fun! Maurine and Kristal brought a waterproof camera so we were able to get lots of pictures in and out of the water. Here's a few of my favorites. :)

My Handsomest Man
Me & Baby Bubba
This might be my favorite
picture of these two EVER!
Terry & I
My Honey is tooo silly! :)
Aunt Netty, Me & Aunt Tina
Me & my Aunt Netty
My Aunt Tina & her
God Son Orien
Nathyn & his Mammy (Maurine)
Kristal & Nathyn
Nate & Shelley
Nathyn and Orien

Saturday, May 23, 2009


:( This is our last weekend together for a LONG time! I'm so excited we have a 3-day weekend o spend together, and even though we have ton of funs stuff planned I can't stop getting those sad feelings knowing that this last 3 days is all I get for another 110+ days. I'm not sure I'm ready for this. I KNOW Nathyn isn't ready. He knows that Terry is going to be leaving and panicks every time he walks out the door! "Where's mine Daddy?" Even if he's just taking the trash out. Hopefully it gets easier as time passes.

I figured out recently that after 8 weeks he'll have his graduation from Basic. I thought that was all the way at the end of the 14 weeks but I was wrong. After the graduation he should get leave for the day to spend with his family, so for that I'm excited! I've never been to Missouri before! :)

Anyways, as far as this weekend goes!
  • Saturday: We're having a family & friend get-together potluck for Terry's going-away 'slash' Nathyn's birthday party at Gibson Ranch. Terry wanted to do Nathyn's birthday early this year so that he's able to be there. We'll BBQ hotdogs and maybe even have a water balloon fight!
  • Sunday: Raging Waters!! Oh my goodness, I haven't been in YEARS and definitely not since the remodel and turning into Raging Waters (it used to be Water World). Nathyn should have LOADS of fun here!
  • Monday: I'm HOPING to find a babysitter (any volunteers? haha) because we have a little rafting trip planned. I know we are CRAZY for getting on the river on Memorial Day but no worries, we are NOT drinking and are VERY careful and responsible on the water.

Monday will be the last day I get to spend with Terry... Tuesday morning I get up and go to work, and by the time I get off he will have already left. Then I have Wednesday off so that I can go to his little "swearing-in" ceremony thing. I have NO idea what that's all about yet, I guess I'll figure it out on Wednesday. Then I go home, and he stays there again. He leaves at 3am Thursday morning.... I pray these last three days go very sloooowwlly....

Friday, May 22, 2009


Me, Jason & Robert.. LUV these boys!
Our Friend Matt
Matt's Boo Lauren
(& baby girl in the belly!)Matt "Leans Like A Cholo"
Hairy Terry! :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Oooh, Folsom Lake, how I missed thee! And it's fuller than it's been in years. And my baby is a fish, just like his Mama! He also liked building sand castles, islands (which apparently is just a twig sticking out of the sand), and burying things... Including himself!! Enjoy!


So, I'm loving the idea of video blogging!

And Happy 6th Birthday to Lily today!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009


So, my husband leaves in 16 days.. I'm starting to panic, I can't imagine what it'll be like without him. It's not that I CAN'T do it on my own, but I don't WANT to. I'm thinking that I want to move far away, spend time with family, and concentrate on my baby boy, rather then the regular stresses of everyday life, especially work. I can't imagine leaving my son every day with someone else.

For the first 10 months of his life, he stayed home with me every day while Daddy went to work. Then when I got my full-time job Terry adjusted his schedule and worked nights so he could be home with him all day, and Nathyn would be with me in the evenings. Now his Daddy is going away and he won't get to see him until September. And I'm supposed to drop him off at 7:30 in the morning, pick him up at 5:30 in the evening, take him home, feed him, bathe him, read a story or two and get him in bed by 8? That's only two and a half hours a day he'll get to spend with me, and there won't be his Daddy around until I get home. That's not fair! I mean, already when Terry drops me off in the morning he whines and says "No Mommy, stay here!". I feel like I'm not being the best Mom I can be.

This is the face I get when I get dropped off.. I want to be home with my baby...


How sweet is this? I soooo want another baby! :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Hmm... Wondering why Nathyn is on time out?So, I'd say at least 3-4 times a week I have to get on Nathyn about getting into the baby powder.. Well, today was the "Grand Daddy" powder incident of them all! Enjoy!

Monday, May 4, 2009


Nathyn & Charlie

Nathyn & "Nona"
Her name is Fiona but he's called her Nona since he got her when he was 10 months old!

Sunday, May 3, 2009


This is why you DON'T tell an almost three-year-old to go wash his messy face!!