Friday, October 31, 2008

Pumpkin Carving

Last night we finally got to carve our pumpkins. Amiah was a trooper, she did awesome...Aiden on the other hand, the first time he grabbed some seeds, he said YUCK...and then he wanted nothing to do with it after that. My poor boy, hates getting dirty! LOL! Which is a good thing for me, less messes I have to worry about. My daughter had fun making pumpkin soup, she was covered in pumpkin from head to toe. She loved it! Aiden did have fun giving the pumpkins a ride in the wagon once they were all done. Here a few photo's I snapped while they were in action!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pre-School Halloween Parade

This morning my kids had their Halloween Costume Parade at pre-school. They were all so cute; they walk the streets, signing Halloween songs to all the people! Here are a few pictures I grabbed while I kept my son occupied...he just didn't want me to leave his side, silly boy!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy 30th Birthday Jacob!

WOW...30 years already!

You look great for 30 babe, I love you and wish you the best years to come!

Saturday, October 25, 2008


I am so addicted to playing Pac-man...I can't ever get enough of these games...If you are ever bored, try this PacXon Pac-man, it is my all time favorite! I have gotten all the way to level 17! LOL, I am a looser!

New Hair Style!

Ok, So did I tell you that I love that hair blog! I keep trying new styles, and this was what she is sporting today! SO CUTE and SO FUN!
You start with a side part on the top, and then do puffy braids all around the hair. Then you add them into two piggies! I curled the ends with a curling iron to add some ringlets!

Halloween Carnival at the Grocery Store!

Today was a Halloween carnival at our little local grocery store! My mom works there at Customer Service, so she insisted we bring the kid's down for some fun games. They loved it, they had so much fun. We dressed them up, and they played all types of games from; fishing, cake walks, ping pong ball throwing, pick-pocketing, and ring tossing. They won lots of candy, and a few toys. Here are just a few pictures I took there.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Close Call's

For two week's now, I have had a weekly visit to the Hospital due to the baby! The first week, I wasn't feeling the baby move on my upper belly for two days, so I got concerned and called and they wanted me to go in...Come to find out, the baby just repositioned itself inside, and was kicking my back instead. But...the baby did reposition again! So I am for sure feeling those kicks!

Then today I had to go back, due to pains I have been having for the past few days in my lower belly, and contractions. Well, they said as long as the contractions aren't hurting me, I am fine...The cause of the pain I am just going to have to deal with it, and live off Tylenol! The baby bruised my bone, and I have torn ligaments in my lower belly! NO FUN! I am so ready for these last few weeks to zoom by!

I have had to hand over all my photo shoots to my friend Mindy! (Which I am so grateful to have such an awesome photographer friend, I don't know what I would do without you!) I thought I would be able to shoot until the middle of November...Boy was I wrong!

So far tonight, I am doing Ok, I got some good shots from the Hospital, and I am feeling fine! (Until these drugs wear off that is..)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I got tagged by Tami!

OK here's the rules:

Go into your picture files and post the 4th picture from the 4th folder onto your blog! Then tag 4 friends!

Here's my photo; it is of my daughter last spring jumping on the trampoline at her Grandma Dominguez's house.
Now I tag: Tamara, Danette, Kara, and Audrey!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


A= Age: 29
B= Bed size: California King
C= Chore(s) you hate: Cleaning the bathrooms
D= Dessert you love: Apple Crisp Pie
E= Essential to start your day item: Shower
F= Favorite actor(s): Will Ferrel
G= Gold or Silver: Gold
H= Height: 5' 7.5
I= Instruments you play: Cello and Violin
J= Job title: Stay-at-home Mom, and Photographer
K= Kitchen color(s): Chocolate Brown
L= Living arrangements: 5 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Custom Home
M= My name is: Monica Joann Dominguez
N= Nicknames: Monkey, Mon-ca, Mony, M-Do
O= Overnight hospital stay: Yes a few too many actually
P= Pets: None right now
Q= Favorite quote: Live Laugh Love
R= Right or left handed: Right
S= Siblings: Yes, An older sister and a younger brother
T= Time you woke up today: 7:00 am
U= Unique about you: I am double jointed!
V= Vegetable you love: Corn on the cob
W= Worst habit: Bitting my nails
X= X-Rays you've had: Far too many to name
Y= Yummy food you make: Like everything I bust out is yummy! HA, jk!
Z= Zodiac Sign: LEO baby!

Now you know my ABC's ~ I want to know yours!

Monday, October 20, 2008

New Hair Styles!

So, I found these hair blogs...and they are the coolest ever! If you have little girls, you have to check out these blogs! They are so fun, I love it! I am so addicted to doing my daughter's hair now. She likes it too, we sit and look on the blogs, and she picks out the hair style she wants, and we do them! They are funky and fun, but we have fun with them. This is what she sported around yesterday looking like!

Monday, October 13, 2008

What to Name the Baby?

Well as you all know, or now you know, we don't know the sex of the baby! Since the due date is approaching us quickly, we are seriously thinking we are going to have to hurry and pick a name for this child!

We already have a girl named picked out, we all love it, and most important, we all agree on it!

SO, if it is a girl...her name will be Alyssa Brynn!

BUT, if it is a boy...YIKES! Yeah, this is where we have a problem...we can't pick a name.

I asked my kids what names they liked...everyday my daughter thinks of random things to call today it was "Ghostly"? WHAT? Yeah...

I love my son's name request! He said we should name it "Cacca"! Yep...I don't think he is too excited for this baby! What do you think?

HELP...we are desperately seeking cute names for boys...any help is greatly needed!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Bunko Night - Halloween Party!

Last night we had Bunko...YEAH! The theme this month was Halloween, so we all dressed up!

From Left to Right; Natalie (nemo fish), Carol (scarecrow), Shauna (Freddy Kruger), Kristal (Cowboy), Sue ( ? Peggy Sue - HA?), Brooke (Runner), Toni (pumpkin), Brittnie (Devil), Barb, (Hospital Patient), Mindy (Witch) then on the bottom, Me (Woopie Cushion), and Stephanie (Jail bird)!

It was at my house this month, so I thought it would be fun to make home-made root beer! My daughter had a blast with the dry ice, it was so cool to watch her stir it. We put a witches hat on her, and she was having fun stirring her brew up! LOL!

I can't wait for next months!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Top Eights

Eight T.V. shows I love to watch:
1- Survivor
2- Amazing Race
3- Biggest Looser
4- Bachelor / Bachelorette
5- Paula Dean
6- Bobby Flay
7- Bringing Home Baby
8- E News

Eight Favorite Places to Eat:
1- Taco Bell
2- Olive Garden
3- Burger King
4- Subway
5- Roberto's
6- Red Robin
7- Macaroni Grill
8- Osaka's

Eight Things that happened yesterday:
1- Did the laundry
2- Went grocery shopping
3- Mopped my floors
4- Tried a new recipe for dinner
5- Edited some pictures
6-Cleaned up the bathrooms
7- Talked to some friends on the phone
8-My mom came over

Eight Things I look forward to:
1- The baby
2- The wedding I have to shoot this weekend
3- Halloween
5- Christmas
6- When Jacob comes home
7-Ladies night out
8-Playing with my kids

Eight Things I love about Fall:
1- The cool weather
2- Chocolate
3- The changing of the leaves
5- Going to the Pumpkin Patch
6- Carving Pumpkins
7-The excitement of my kids when they go trick-or-treating
8- Busy Photo Time

Eight Things on my wish list:
1- Canon 50D
2- A Maid
3- More time with my husband
4- A Nanny
5- Snow
6- To have a healthy baby
7- My kids to have everything they want
8- To be Rich!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

10 Year Class Reunion

Ya...I'm Old!

Yesterday was my 10 year class reunion! It was nice to see everyone that came. I can't believe we have been out of high school for 10 years time flies!

Here is a group shot of most of everyone that came...some came later after we took it, so not everyone is in it! We had a lot of fun chatting away, and catching up on each other's lives. I had so much fun! I can't wait until the next one.
Here's me and Bethany
Here is Kylie, Adriana, Juliann, and Me
Here is Nick, Steve, Blake and Jared
Here's Shelby, and Lyndsey
And Jeff, and Ronnie

Feeling Foggy

This morning we woke up to fog that covered the Moapa Valley! It was so cool looking, I just had to share!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

All About Him!

What is his name? Jacob

How long have we been married? 9 yrs

How long did we date? 4 yrs

How old is he? ALMOST 30

Who eats more? probably him

Who said I love you first? He did

Who is taller? He is

Who sings better? Me

Who is smarter? Ha Ha...Me, although he is smart himself!
Whose temper is worse? That would have to be almost a tie...but with me a little in the lead.

Who pays the bills? I write the check, but he makes the money.

Who does the laundry? Mostly me, but he helps out.

Who cooks dinner? Mostly I do!

Who drives when together? It depends on who is tired or not.

Who is more stubborn? Me.

Who is the first to admit when wrong? He is

Who wears the pants in the family? I for sure do there, but he likes to think he does!

Who mows the lawn? Ha...I wish I had one...

Who kissed who first? He kissed me first.

Who proposed? He did.

What is my favorite thing about him? His personality, he is always making me laugh. He is a great father to our children, and the kids adore him! He means the world to me, he is my best friend, I am so blessed to have such a great husband!

A Summer Sun-Flower

There are wild sunflower's growing everywhere around my in-law's house. I just love this type of flower, and I love to take pictures of them...I just thought I would share with you one of the many I have taken over this summer!

T-Ball Fun

Aiden got a T-Ball get-up from his birthday! We got it out one day, and he had so much fun with it...I was surprised how well both kids did on it! I can't wait until I can sign him up on a team! Here are a few pictures I snapped while the kids played with their Uncle Josh!

Here is my niece Gabi, hanging out on the swing with her mom...She was just too cute not to take pictures of while I had my camera out!

Funny quote from today!

"Me" Aiden, are you going to help me when the baby comes?

"Aiden" Yeah

"Me" Are you going to hold the baby?

"Aiden" No, it to heavy...