Monthly Archives: June 2011

Hoedown!

My husband is lucky enough to have a really cool cousin that throws some really cool parties so that other cool cousins and friends can come! This was their 2nd Annual Hoedown and while I thought I might leave my camera alone and just take in the party, I soon realized I couldn’t possibly miss […]

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Megan - June 29, 2011 - 6:30 AM

Oh, I’m giggling to myself right now…that last picture is the best EVER. I can just hear your “Howdy Pardner” accent coming thru the screen.

Sheila Webb Clark - June 29, 2011 - 8:40 AM

Mary, when I need to smile, I just read your blog. Love the last photo!

Aubrey Archuleta - June 29, 2011 - 8:42 AM

Oh my! These are all so fun, made me want to be at that party. The one of you is priceless! LOVE LOVE LOVE.

Roberta Johnston - June 29, 2011 - 6:02 PM

Can I get in on the reward?? I think I know that person and maybe where to find her….(:

As always, Mary so wonderful, great job kiddo.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - June 29, 2011 - 6:33 PM

What, you recognized me?! Dang, I should have done some Photo Shopping on me! Thanks for the kudos Roberta.

Diane - July 2, 2011 - 6:43 AM

Mary I look at your web page several times a week. And your pictures are awesome. I cannot say which one I like better because they are so unique. You have a great talent and each day it is getting better and better. Keep up the good work. (But my favorites are of your grandbabies)

Beth (The Botut Blog) - July 6, 2011 - 12:21 AM

Love me some of that country and that fire pit!! I also love the volley ball moves, horses and the smiles (even the horses!) haha

[…] with her Kool-Aid smile. Remember those from when you were a kid? Cousin Jonette had a great “Hoedown” this summer with all kinds of fun activities and Jess was actually waiting at the gate for her turn […]

“Hoe Down” « Fairly Candid - June 26, 2012 - 12:18 AM

[…] but we can kick up the dirt a little. If you missed last year’s, you can see my pictures here. It’s always fun at the Alonzo house, and this event always kicks it up a notch. Rib contest, […]

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge | Whimsical

Visit http://www.iheartfaces.com/ to see more photos of whimsy. One of Webster’s descriptions is “acting or behaving in a capricious manner” and if you don’t know what capricious is (cause I didn’t), it’s “given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior.” We were invited to a “Hoe Down” this weekend and this little guy’s […]

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carrie wohlt - June 28, 2011 - 6:01 AM

Love the Photo. And I know what your talking about how ones mood can change with a horse around. I had a horse when I was growing up and my mood was very different when I was around my horse. I love the lightness of your photo and the expression of boy melts my heart.

Dreaming Hollow Photography - June 28, 2011 - 7:59 AM

This is such a beautiful image….love the light, the little boy and the mood of a beautiful sunny summers day! Sorry you are having trouble using your textures in PS Elements. You are welcome to e-mail me. I used to have elements (now have CS5) and know it can sometimes be a little tricky. Have a great day and hope you frame this lovely photo!

Jessamyn Rasmussen - June 28, 2011 - 2:05 PM

Ella at 9 Months

This is Ella and she is 9 months old! That’s 9 months of hugs and kisses, diaper changes, smiles, pouts, wrapping her daddy around her finger, learning to crawl, to stand up, putting everything in her mouth, getting two teeth, and to just be a joy to everyone around her. She is a C-U-T-I-E! I had […]

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Sheila Webb Clark - June 28, 2011 - 5:07 AM

Gorgeous photos Mary!

[…] a blue ribbon at the Fair from one of those images of Ella and her cousins), again when Ella was 9 months, and then at her ONEderful First Birthday. Then I photographed Ella and her cousins again this […]

Auntie Meagan

Meagan is the beautiful sister to my daughter-in-law and each is as photogenic as the other.  In August Meagan will begin her third year as a college student but for now is home working three jobs — one of which is being my grandson’s daytime babysitter. She is studying Interior Design which thrills me since […]

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Megan - June 26, 2011 - 1:03 PM

What a gorgeous girl and an amazing Auntie to that sweet, lucky boy!!!

Linda - June 26, 2011 - 2:19 PM

What great photos of my favorite Vandal! You are right about those girls being photogenic, what beauties. I would add Megan G to that list as well–and lets not forget those mighty cute grandbabies!!

I Heart Faces Challenge | Let's Hear It For the Boys

http://www.iheartfaces.com/ This weeks challenge at I Heart Faces is “Let’s Hear It For the Boys”. We were at our son’s house for Father’s Day and he took the opportunity to give his 20 month old son some rowing lessons. Anything his dad does, my grandson is ready to do too — and it looks like […]

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Maggie - June 20, 2011 - 10:22 PM

Beautiful picture and I love the quotes too!

Sara Rogness - June 21, 2011 - 5:10 AM

Hah! You, Ms. Mary are a sweet, funny woman (with an eye for composition, no less- as evidenced by this photo). I was wondering if you’d comment on mine! Thanks again, Sara

Tomara - June 21, 2011 - 7:08 AM

So sweet! My youngest has become a be-like-dad kid and I LOVE every minute of it! Great photo!

Taryn Yager Photograph - June 21, 2011 - 9:02 AM

beautiful, love the lighting

Linda Johnston - June 21, 2011 - 11:57 AM

What a precious picture. What a great Dad!.

Rosie - June 21, 2011 - 1:10 PM

So cute! The processing is perfect as well 🙂

Jana - June 23, 2011 - 5:46 PM

Mary this is SOOOO adorable! Really a priceless photograph! He looks like he’s having the best time rowing on grass! LOL! Love it! And thank you for such kind and wonderful words you posted to my page. I think you made my day! 😉
xo Jana

Tiffinee Smart - June 24, 2011 - 11:40 AM

That’s a priceless photo!!! And I love the quotes you included….so true!! Thank you for the sweet comment on mine as well!

Beth - The Botut Blog - July 22, 2011 - 1:00 PM

These photos of yours got my ovaries beating!

Megan, Robby, and Sydney

A big thank you to my daughter for being so agreeable as to go “urban” with their family portraits and to dress exactly as I wanted them to — with a mix-match of colors that “don’t have to match but just have to go” — as infamously said by Clinton Kelly and Stacey London of […]

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Megan - June 15, 2011 - 6:57 PM

OH MY GOSH. I love them. ALL. Will be ordering some for sure- but how am I supposed to pick?!?!

Thank you a MILLION times over…lucky us to be the photographers’ kids!!!

amandapfeifer - June 15, 2011 - 7:41 PM

their wardrobe is perfect.. helps bring out the fun personality of the family! Great work! I love models that are ready to try new things!

Linda - June 15, 2011 - 8:56 PM

What fun pictures–I loved, loved, loved all the bring colors and of course your beautiful family. I think your best work is of the ones you love.

Laura Higgs - June 15, 2011 - 10:47 PM

Loved them. I am admittedly jealous of the family pics and regret that I was fully unaware of your talents during any of your visits! Keep up the great work.

Your Man - June 16, 2011 - 4:57 PM

There is only 1 thing that could make them better. Guess who?

Kathy Jones - June 16, 2011 - 5:18 PM

Love the photos – they are really such a perfect family. Long, lean, and beautiful! I loved the bright colors!!! The photos were so sharp and clean and made you want to just keep staring at them! Great job!

Christine Ellis - June 17, 2011 - 3:32 PM

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then LOVE some more!!! Wow!

Aubrey Archuleta - June 17, 2011 - 10:06 PM

So good! I am in love with so many. My favorite is the upside down one Syd & Robbie one, very playful. Nice work, Grammy!

botut - June 20, 2011 - 9:19 PM

Love the colors/clothes/socks 🙂 Super!!

Kathy Grover - August 1, 2011 - 12:53 PM

Each picture is the Best Picture Ever.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 1, 2011 - 1:03 PM

Thank you Kathy, I had some nice visits with Jon and got a few pics of him too … I’ll e-mail them to you sometime.

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge | Bright and Vivid

http://www.iheartfaces.com/  The photo challenge this week at I Heart Faces is “Bright and Vivid.” I chose this photo of my almost 18 month old granddaughter taken last week showing her colorful personality and “I can do it myself” attitude while climbing onto the new stool I bought her. This girl not only lights up the picture, but […]

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Linda - June 13, 2011 - 8:33 PM

Oh, Mary, oh so cute, of course.

CallieMarie - June 13, 2011 - 8:46 PM

So beautifully adorable!

luckiestduck - June 13, 2011 - 9:26 PM

Yep this one is vivid! And super cute, too.

Megan - June 13, 2011 - 9:51 PM

She’s totally going to win. LOVE this picture and can’t WAIT WAIT WAIT to see the rest!!! You’re amazing!

Lynne - June 13, 2011 - 9:56 PM

Love the colors!

Carrie Flanagan - June 13, 2011 - 10:15 PM

great colors! gotta love the toddler “can-do-it-myself” attitude! :0)

Tiffany - June 14, 2011 - 4:48 AM

Love this!! The colors are amazing, espcially the blue wall! And the little girl, soo adorable! Good luck!

Sara Rogness - June 14, 2011 - 7:17 AM

I LIKE it! Great photo.

Irela - June 14, 2011 - 7:49 AM

Wow….colors are awesome!! Great photo.

Amanda Worrall - June 14, 2011 - 11:57 AM

Very cute! Love the colors! As a mother of a nineteen-month-old, I can definitely identify with the “do-it-myself” attitude:)

ericka - June 14, 2011 - 1:53 PM

haha! Very cute.

Hema Reddy - June 14, 2011 - 3:12 PM

too funny!

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - June 14, 2011 - 3:39 PM

Thank you everyone for all the kind remarks! I will get by each of your websites to see your entry as well. Mary

Botut (Beth) - June 14, 2011 - 9:49 PM

You are amazing Mary. Yes. You. Are 🙂

Rosie - June 16, 2011 - 2:08 AM

Love it!

Camping Owies, Wa-Wa, Nammie, and Other Random Stuff

Camp trip #3 was relaxing, quiet, and scenic with intermittent chilly or perfect camping weather. We went to a new place we had scoped out years ago, and bingo, it was a hit. There were 45 camp spots in this campground, and for the first 24 hours Mike and I were the only two humans […]

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Your Man - June 14, 2011 - 5:12 PM

What a great weekend with the kids and Syd. Loved every part of it especially being alone with grandma for a whole day. Love ya hun. Can’t wait til next time.

Botut (Beth) - June 14, 2011 - 11:48 PM

Looks beautiful and makes me [almost] forget about the lack of showers and caked on soot that accompanies our camping trips. i think your photos could inspire me to do just about anything including splashing with Sydney in glacial waters!
Beth

Megan - June 16, 2011 - 10:27 PM

Love that you put that last picture up- it was priceless. 🙂 A wonderful weekend, indeed- thanks again!!!

Matt, Danielle, and MJ

This little grandson of mine is now 19 months old so it was time for some new family portraits. Danielle wanted “old wood and tall grass” so I tried to deliver. The little fellow wasn’t so much into pictures as he was the rocks, glass, dirt, bugs, and anything else he shouldn’t have, so when we […]

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Megan - June 7, 2011 - 7:35 AM

These are so awesome- totally worth the long drive to get them. I love the shading and b/w with pieces of color you did- I can’t WAIT to see how great ours turn out!!

Linda Johnston - June 7, 2011 - 9:31 AM

These pictures are awesome!! Of course it helps to have such photogenic subjects. What a beautiful little family. Now, Mary, lets see what you can do with my bunch of cutie patooties (be warned, the parents and grandparents will be a little more challenging). Can’t wait to see the Gerich’s cuteness.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - June 7, 2011 - 9:48 AM

Thank you Linda! I told Danielle I took too many pictures to which she said in an e-mail “I’m sorry we are such a cute family with such amazing talent… guess we should start charging people to take our pictures ;)” (News flash: I think I already DO pay to take their pictures … which you know I love, love, love and love to do.) Megan and Robby are next – this Thursday so I’ll post those next week after camping. As for your upcoming photo shoot, no worries. You could be blinking and noone will even notice with all of your cute grandkids in the picture. Oh wait! You WILL be blinking. We need to work on that.

Today is a good day. Smile. Mary

shayna - June 7, 2011 - 7:10 PM

Love the one of MJ behind the wheel and also the next one of his profile while laughing. The big people are pretty cute too 🙂

Your Man - June 7, 2011 - 7:11 PM

What good looking kids we have .not to mention the cutiest grandkid. As usual you did a great job. Must be kind of easy thou knowing they come from good stock! Love ya.

Aubrey Archuleta - June 7, 2011 - 9:05 PM

Wow! SLAY ME. That baby is so cute & wowsers Matt better keep good tabs on Danielle, she’s HOT! Nice work “Guy” 😀

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - June 7, 2011 - 10:49 PM

See why I want to push the “pause” button on MJ. Cute kid … looks just like his pretty momma. Thanks for all the nice comments everyone.

Laura Higgs - June 8, 2011 - 4:38 PM

Awesome. Love love the color. Danielle looks like a model. It looks like the pictures that come in the frame.

Bull Dog Tough

For 15 years the Mouser Family has been fortunate to rent a little house on the prairie owned by a cousin. We all fondly refer to the house as the “Ranch House” although we’re not really sure why that came to be. The house sits on an acre of property surrounded by endless miles of […]

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botut - June 1, 2011 - 8:59 PM

Mary these pictures just keep getting better and better. I love this post. I’m coming for a visit – that’s how inspiried I am! And if you didn’t disclose your son’s soft side I’d think he was a “roughie” for sure! LOL
Beth

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - June 1, 2011 - 9:06 PM

I’ve got my calendar opened! I have a spare room! I have a part time job with lots of vacation built up! Now, when ya comin’. Roughie? Matt doesn’t care much for roughage. He’s a meat and potatoes kind of guy. Thanks for the strokes.

Aubrey Archuleta - June 3, 2011 - 9:32 AM

I agree, the pics just keep getting better. You blow me away, Mary!

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - June 3, 2011 - 4:35 PM

I luv hearing that. 😉