Monthly Archives: December 2011


It happens. The Grinch (Satan) comes to Whoville (our hearts) and stills the joy if we let it. I did. I got behind this Christmas and let the hoopla carry me away. But nothing like a family dinner party to force the house to get clean, the presents to get wrapped, and the cookies to […]

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Linda - December 20, 2011 - 10:07 PM

Pretty dang cute you Mousers. Too bad more people don’t Tebow–for real!

Your Man - December 21, 2011 - 4:40 PM

I will pray but never again will I Tebow it. Loving everything about you.

Beth - The Botut Blog - December 22, 2011 - 8:54 AM

Wow, has Sydney grown! I love these blogs for this very reason….you can see progression as if you are there.

Brenda Tennessee - December 22, 2011 - 12:10 PM

Such cute pictures. Love the one she is sitting in his lap. Your family looks like a fun group. I laughed about your daughter playing with baby Jesus. I gave my granddaughter a cloth-stuffed nativity scene and I looked down and she had baby Jesus riding in a toy harley motorcycle.

Aubrey - December 23, 2011 - 4:43 PM

Cute, cute, cute. I love that you guys stick together through it all…potty training, weird Santa, Tebow, whatever!

Megan - December 23, 2011 - 4:45 PM

We went to see Santa last night at the mall. When we arrived he promptly went on a one hour “dinner break”…didn’t know Santa needed to eat! Robby and I both agreed that nothing was going to out-do the Santa that came to Gramma’s house, so we left the mall. 🙂 That was so awesome- I’m sure I have better stomach muscles because of all the laughing. What a fun and memorable evening. Thank you!!!

[…] in awe. Sydney was his best friend as soon as that candy cane came out. You can see the pictures here. Not to miss out, Kathy is joining in the fun this year as well. Doesn’t she make the […]

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge | Pets I was at a park this summer and came back to my car to find these two fidos in the car next to mine so asked the owner if I could take their picture. I think what intrigued me the most was that they had just come from the river and were allowed into […]

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Roberta - December 13, 2011 - 11:56 AM

so sweet!! What an adorable picture, love the hot pink car too, great back drop for the photo, way to carry your camera with you, Mary, you never know when a photo op will happen huh??

cassi - December 13, 2011 - 1:44 PM

I agree with you. But then I don’t own a dog for a reason 🙂

CallieMarie - December 13, 2011 - 11:04 PM

Hee hee! Cute!!

Aubrey - December 14, 2011 - 2:50 PM

I love that you jumped at the chance to capture this moment. By the way, I am not that nice either.

Cindy - December 16, 2011 - 11:21 PM

Love that you had your camera with you to capture this shot, Mary! Good capture of those wet curly coats and I’m with you: there’s no way I would let soppy wet dogs in my car! Thanks for the comment on my blog……..yes, there sure were some cute winners! I can’t believe the “smile” on that donkey; that picture definitely earned a first place spot!

A very Merry Christmas to you and yours! ~Cindy

Beth - The Botut Blog - December 22, 2011 - 8:57 AM

haha nice owner indeed! We took our Lab to the river and the entire ordeal was such an….ordeal!!! What a mess. Sadly, we never did it again.

Idaho Scenes Photo Contest

A few months ago I was invited to enter an “Idaho Scene” photo contest sponsored by a friend’s husband who works for the State of Idaho. Up to five photos could be entered. The top five overall photos were to be matted and framed 16 x 20 and would hang in the hall of their […]

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Kathy Grover - December 12, 2011 - 4:54 PM

Congratulations, “Calendar Girl” !

Diane - December 12, 2011 - 7:30 PM

Way to go!!!!!!! You do some amazing work.

Megan - December 12, 2011 - 7:55 PM

Whoot Whoot! Go Fairly Candid!!! 🙂 I hope they put your website on the picture information in the calendar…you’ll be BUSSSSSY…

Cindy - December 12, 2011 - 10:12 PM

Congratulations, Mary! Awesome shots!

Roberta - December 13, 2011 - 12:01 PM

what an amazing photo for the July segment of the calendar, love it!! Really captured the heart of Boise in this fantastic shot! Blaine was somewhat jealous of the other photo, he’d wished it was him flyfishing on the river!! So proud of you Mary!! Here’s to 2012 and your calendar!! - December 13, 2011 - 12:04 PM

Always the encourager – that’s what you are! I just need to find more time in my life! Tell Blaine to get his pole and get out there … the fish are waiting … and I could be just around the corner to capture him.

Roberta - December 13, 2011 - 1:03 PM

Ok, so I can’t get the “Calendar Girl” song written by Neil Sedaka out of my head!! But it’s worth it! Makes me think of you! You are right, you could be around the corner anytime huh? so we’d best be on our best behavior, does Candid Camera come to mind???

Aubrey - December 14, 2011 - 2:51 PM

WOw! You are so great at what you do! Glad to see word is getting out 🙂 You are going to be famous!

Mary Tweedy - December 16, 2011 - 11:04 AM

Congratulations Mary !!! 🙂 Hard work always pays off and I am so glad it did for you with your two images chosen for the calendar !!!

It May Feel Like Winter, But It's Still Officially Fall

What does it mean to be a steelhead fisherman in Idaho in November? It means quiet man-time on the beautiful river, rich in color … being one with God … just man and pole … no cares to their name. It’s just the lonely fisherman and the quiet lapping of the river against the pull […]

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Linda Johnston - December 8, 2011 - 3:50 PM

Such handsome “he-men”! - December 8, 2011 - 4:44 PM

What cool pics and coments. You rock babe!

Aubrey - December 8, 2011 - 5:33 PM

Love these expressive shots of your guys. The fall colors are still going strong up here too, just gorgeous!

Cathie Alonzo - December 8, 2011 - 6:11 PM

Rudy would have loved sharing time and the river with those guys!

Megan - December 8, 2011 - 8:36 PM

You totally got me on the opening lines…I was thinking “Huh? It’s crazy down there!”.

Gorgeous pics of the river!

LoraLee - December 8, 2011 - 10:00 PM

Dear Mary, these pictures are just fantastic, especially with those fellas in it!! What beautiful shots of the river, water and the trees. You are awesome Honey!
We received your Christmas card today, what a great picture! What a change it will be next year!!! Busy, busy, busy!
Can’t wait to meet the cutie pies!
We are leaving for Susan’s next Friday, stay overnight and in Sat. Brenda is flying in and will stay until Christmas eve. We are looking forward to getting there and having a great time together. We will keep in touch.
Merry Christmas!
LoraLee and Lee - December 8, 2011 - 10:22 PM

That’s sweet Cathie and yes he would! - December 8, 2011 - 10:24 PM

Have a wonderful time … we’ll be thinking of you all and praying for Susan. Love, Mary

Matt Mouser - December 9, 2011 - 8:22 AM

Man what great pictures mom. It was a lot of fun this year fishing with dad. Brings back old fishing memories of wading the river at deadwood near Cathedral Pines, the river into Stanley lake, the stream and Edna Creek, the river at Silver Creek. I miss fishing big fish with him on the river up north. Thanks for the comments. Love ya. - December 9, 2011 - 9:10 AM

What a wonderful comment Matt. It meant so much to me but will even mean more to your dad. Love ya right back. MOM - December 14, 2011 - 4:37 PM

These are some of the best pic’s yet. Dad