Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My New Collection

Just a few of my new special occasion dresses -

Well, it has been a BIG project but I now have my new collection of special occasion dresses up on my website. I'm so excited! It has been a ton of work, with a lot of frustrations and set backs along the way - but in the end I love how the dresses have turned out. The fabrics are beautiful, the photo shoot went great (much thanks to all those who helped me that day!) and I'm anxious to show everyone what I have.
So go take a look - we're at www.alleanzabridal.com
For the Special Occasion dresses I basically started designing dresses that would be in my closet in a perfect world - unfortunately, since the world is not perfect, every time I would look for a dress it would be either too short, too low cut, sleeveless, or sheer somewhere that made it a no go for me. I complained A LOT - my husband thought I was just very picky - but you women know exactly what I'm talking about, right? So now, I have dresses in a variety of styles and colors, and fabrics that are modest AND flattering and pretty. Life is good.
I am REALLY counting on friends and family now to help me spread the word. I'm hoping I've filled a need that I believe has long existed out there. So tell someone to take a look. Even just clicking into my website will help me work my way up the internet search engines lists.
I'd love to hear feed back too - so tell me what you think. And thanks in advance for helping me spread the word!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


After being so busy with Prop 8, Stake Conference and work John was really looking forward to a vacation - so last week we headed off to Maui.

Our hotel was gorgeous! We were on the Wailea coast.

John was in a golf tournament - so every morning I got out and walked this fantastic walking path that went along the beach and the resorts for an hour or two every morning.

These are the girls - we shopped and spent time at the pool most days -

John golfed 6 days in all with these guys . . .

they placed 7th in the tournament with 30 teams competing. Not bad.

Check out John's golf tan ^

Wednesday was a golf free day and I wanted John to take me to this zip line I had heard about near Haleakala. The lines started off pretty easy . . . There's John in the middle.

I actually thought this suspension bridge was the scariest thing. It made my stomach queasy. (I was thinking of you Sheli while I was on it - you'd have hated it!)

They saved the best for last - a 780 ft line with a 160 ft drop - you just step off and you are gone - and pick up to speeds of 40-50 mph.
John is that little speck of white half way across the zip line. What a blast!!!!! I loved it! The weather was PERFECT all the time, we had lots of nice dinners, and walks on the beach at sunset . . . .

Ahhhh - life in Paradise.

When do we go back?

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Big Game

Landon played his final "and favorite" football game of the season this last Saturday. They played in Bay Point with the rain pouring down non-stop through the whole game. The field was a big mud pit. The boys were cold and filthy.
The game went into overtime with the Falcons coming up winners 12-6. The team celebrates their victory . . .

Landon was covered in mud and had taken a hard hit from behind during the game.

He got a lot of playing time in this game and played well - and got in on a few tackles. He told me this was his favorite game of the year. I guess boys like mud!

I've never seen so many muddy, filthy, happy boys! A great way to end the season I guess.