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Thursday, January 15, 2009


I started blogging eons ago. Like too long ago. Back when Livejournal was like, new and too cool for school. I won't bore you with a link to my old account, well because I don't even know if its still there. I would blog about anything and everything - what I ate that day, what Steven and I were planning to watch on tv, how many times my friends and I said 'meh' in an hour - you get the gist. I was so young and innocent and unaware that people were actually reading...and judging.

When I started this little blog, it was meant to be for wedding updates and has taken on a life of its own. Since my little wedding blog has become a business, I've tried to be pretty cautious of what I share and what I keep private. It's so weird (in a good way) running into people you haven't talked to in years and they know everything you're up to through your blog that you had no idea they were following.

After lots of nights staying up wondering 'should I share this?', I've finally decided to not take myself so serious and just have fun with the blog! Sooooooo, the moral of my story is that means more random facts and updates for you! Woohoo!

First up, my name. I know you're thinking to yourself, 'But Alicia, why on earth would I want to know about your name?' Let me tell you, it has been quite a debacle my whole entire life. So much so, that for a few years I despised my name. I know it seems simple enough, but nope, it's been butchered endlessly. My name is Alicia Landin. If in your head you pronounced that as Alisha Land-in, you said it wrong. It's Ah-lees-ya Laun-deen. I know, blame my parents. So you can imagine my pure hatred for first days of school as a kid. For the last 8 years, I go by Ala (A as in ABC, la as in fa-la-la). It's a nickname that is way easier. So if you call my voicemail or get an email signed Ala, IT'S ME!

Clearly, it's been a slow week. But tomorrow is Cinco de Me-yo, my mustache-sombrero-poncho-ranchero-mexican birthday party! And I have 3 amazing shoots in the next week. So come back for pics! And since every post deserves a pic, here's one of Steven and I doing what we do best. Have a great weekend everyone!