Monthly Archives: November 2011

My Blog, My Family

I started this blog a year ago and the first pictures posted were of my son’s family, Matt and Danielle and MJ that you’ll see below. My grandson, and first grandchild, had just turned one. (Most everyone reading this already knows my family but I explained that for those who may be visiting for the first time.) […]

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Megan - November 4, 2011 - 7:26 AM

What a CUTE picture!!! Oh, and a cute family you have too!

Linda Johnston - November 4, 2011 - 8:43 AM

Just think, within six months you’ll have another amazing grandbaby to add to the picture (which is terrific by the way–every smile Is so genuine–they ARE beautiful subjects). And to top it off you’ll have the other beautiful family to add ANOTHER amazing grandbaby to a picture. Don’t you feel positively rich? Of course you do!

shayna - November 4, 2011 - 3:10 PM

I’m so glad you do your blog Mary, I just love it 🙂 I read every post even though I don’t comment. Your work is truly amazing and you inspire me! The last 2 pictures of MJ are amazing. Love you friend.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - November 4, 2011 - 3:13 PM

Ohhh, seriously, that makes me smile. No, the pictures of MJ are not amazing — he is! Love you too Shayna. I am so grateful we work together.

Your Man - November 4, 2011 - 4:14 PM

What great looking kids you have!!! I especially like Matt’s shirt (haha)

LoraLee - November 5, 2011 - 8:23 AM

Hello Sweet Mary,
MJ’s two year old pictures are darling, and Mom and Dad look like models!! I have also seen your Halloween
pictures of the cutest little zebra ever and that darling little cowboy. Keep up the wonderful work Honey, it is such
fun to click in and get to keep up on everybody.
Love to you and your sweet “man”,
LoraLee

Megan - November 5, 2011 - 1:10 PM

Well, this post was MUCH better than the first!!! My favorite picture is the one where MJ has his tongue squished to his teeth in the 2nd to last photo. He’s such a ridiculously cute little boy- and when you know the personality behind those cute smirks, they are even cuter…if that’s possible?

Congratulations on your one year blogging anniversary! You’ve done an amazing job and I know you’ll continue to impress and surprise your readers with the talent you hold!

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - November 5, 2011 - 1:20 PM

You and Matt are my greatest talent. God helped me raise some wonderful kids. Love you. MOM

Linda Johnston - November 6, 2011 - 4:10 PM

All wonderful pictures–but I love, love the one where MJ is on Matt’s shoulders with his arms crossed on top if his head–what joy! Such special pictures and your blog is always entertaining and insightful. Congrats on a whole year of what I’d call very successful blogging!

Diane - November 7, 2011 - 2:28 PM

The pictures are amazing. You did a great job. That little MJ is the so cute and Danielle looks great and beautiful. I do like the picture of MJ on Matt’s shoulder’s. But I like MJ’s first picture with him looking at the river. His little blue jeans are so cute on him. And congratulation on your first year. I love looking at your blog.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - November 7, 2011 - 8:02 PM

Thanks Diane for the fun comment. I went by to see MJ today cause he’s been sick. He was at the counter with his dad’s old camera and said to me “take your picture. Cheese Gramma.” Melt me.

Matt - November 21, 2011 - 3:11 PM

Well I think I am the last one to write you something on your blog. Horrible I know but with no technology to do so i guess I have an excuse. Anyhow our pictures turned out wonderful thanks to my BEAUTIFUL WIFE AND SON. Cant wait for new updates. Love you.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - November 21, 2011 - 3:15 PM

WOW! I hard to reread this just to be sure it was from you! You wrote on my blog! I am so totally impressed with you Son. You know I’m going to expect it more now, but not from yesterday’s photo session … they didn’t turn out so great even though you do have a beautiful wife and son. Love you right back.

Chad, Holly, and Ryker

I didn’t know this family before we met for photos, but I’ll tell you what … I think they would be pretty fun to hang out with! I heard nothing but great things about them from Michelle of  Sugar and Spice … and a Little Dirt Bike. I arranged to meet Chad, Holly, and Ryker at a park […]

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Cathie Alonzo - November 3, 2011 - 3:32 PM

Gorgeous, love the fall leaves.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - November 4, 2011 - 10:50 AM

It’s not as pretty now since we got colder weather, wind, and some rain. It was the peak weekend for sure. I’ll bet it’s pretty in your neck of the woods in WA. Send me some pictures. Love, Mary

Holly - November 4, 2011 - 12:12 PM

Mary,

The pictures turned out sooo amazing!! Thank you so much for spending the afternoons with us! Ryker loved running around the park! I would love to be able to tell you my favorite, but they are all so wonderful I can’t begin to choose. I am already looking forward to our next photo session!!!

Thanks,

Holly

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - November 4, 2011 - 12:37 PM

Yay! Thank you Holly for the sweet comments and e-mail. My husband can’t get over the fact that Ryker is only 14 months … says he looks like he’s two. Oh, and what a fun surprise to have you subscribe to my blog. I wish you guys all the best on your destination wedding and I’ll look forward to meeting up with you again one day. Happy Holidays! (It just seemed appropriate to tell you that since it’s snowing right now!)

[…] I met Holly, Chad, and handsome little Ryker last fall for the first time when I took their family photos, and was so happy to get a call that they were ready for new pics! Ryker turns two in August and […]

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