Category Archives: My G-Babes

Let’s Fly Away – Cole at 9 Months (and 8 Months)

9-½ months. This was supposed to be Cole’s one year photo session, but as baby’s do, they outgrow stuff and Megan was fearful this little outfit wouldn’t last that long (it’s a 12-18 months). The fabulous airplane belongs to Megan’s friend Christine, built by her dad for her to use with her three boys. It’s actually […]

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Megan - March 13, 2016 - 11:13 AM

Oh my sweet, beautiful, gorgeous, happy, blue eyed boy! I can’t believe how fantastic these turned out ! I don’t remember such wonderful smiles the day of but man you captured it all perfectly. Thank you for doing this, and thank you to Christine for the awesome plane!

Oh, and he totally loves his Gramma.

Megan - March 18, 2016 - 9:41 AM

I come back to this post at least once a day. I can’t get enough!

Vince - March 18, 2016 - 2:22 PM

TOO cute! Good work as always, Mary. Glad to see you back at it.

Rob - March 27, 2016 - 1:54 PM

Thanks for the great pictures! That airplane and Cole are a perfect combination. I need to get some of these printed off.

Mr. Perfect at 7 Months

Have you noticed that it’s been awhile since I had a g-babe on this blog? Well, let’s just change that right now. 🙂 Cole, or Mr. Perfect, as his momma calls him is now 7-½ months old. He is “such a good baby” as Granny Jo (his doting great-grandma) always says. “I’ve never seen him cry” […]

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LoraLee Carter - January 12, 2016 - 6:32 AM

Cole’s little tee shirt says it all, “Handsome”! What a beautiful little guy he is, those blue eyes just melt your heart! Can’t believe how big all of the kids are getting, such dolls! Just LOVE seeing your pictures Mary, please keep them coming!! Love to everyone, Happy New Year!

Fairly Candid - January 12, 2016 - 8:44 AM

Aw, Lora Lee, it’s always so good to hear from you. I hope all is well in Fort Collins. Can’t wait to see you this year! Mary

Vince - January 12, 2016 - 10:39 AM

Perfect, indeed!

Megan - January 12, 2016 - 12:36 PM

I squealed inside when I saw this post notification in my inbox! Oh he’s such a sweet doll! Thanks for these unexpected and wonderful photos of our perfect little guy!

Kathy G - January 12, 2016 - 8:44 PM

I am now officially voting for my favorite picture, and it’s the first one.

Mary - January 12, 2016 - 8:51 PM

Mary I wish I was one of your grandkids so I could have so many sweet things written about me and my life in such beautiful pictures! You’re the best!

Fairly Candid - January 13, 2016 - 2:02 PM

Kathy G – all I can say is “Oh Snap! My favorite one too!” and Mary, you have the most charmed grandkids ever. You have been such a wonderful grandma role model for me. YOU are the best!

Aubrey - March 2, 2016 - 1:22 PM

I finally got to meet Cole and you are right- He is perfect! A true delight and so adorable!

Beautiful pictures of all the grandkids, what a splendid archive you have on each of them.

Merry Christmas from Our Family to Yours!

Merry Christmas to all my wonderful clients and blog readers. As you might know, my photo season for the year always ends at Thanksgiving so that I can then concentrate on Christmas. This year I ended the season with a better understanding of how it is for my clients by having our own family images taken. 🙂 […]

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Tracey - December 24, 2015 - 8:09 AM

Oh Mary such nice Pictures. I can’t believe how time flies. Your Grand Babes are growing and changing and they are so cute and handsome. Such a pleasure to see your family. Merry Christmas to you all and have a Happy New Year. Hope you all are well and able to enjoy the season.

Fairly Candid - December 24, 2015 - 8:38 AM

Tracy, Merry Christmas to you my friend and thank you for always being so nice. I so enjoy working with you. Yes, I think the flu is gone from the kids homes finally so onward we go to a joyful Christmas. Mary

Linda - December 25, 2015 - 12:07 AM

Such sweet pictures of your lovies. Merry Christmas.

Kathy Webb - July 7, 2016 - 10:20 AM

Great photos! Glad I looked here to catch up on your family. Pretty sweet having them all around.

Fairly Candid - July 7, 2016 - 10:44 AM

Hey Kathy, thank you! Nice seeing you and some of your family Sunday at church too. Mary

The Gerichs Family

So my daughter asks me (a little frustrated at her middle child) during this session … “does any other kids act up or is it only mine?” I hear that question almost every session that involves children and every time I laugh and simply say “yes other kids act up.” Kids will be kids but […]

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Becky - November 10, 2015 - 8:04 AM

We are smiling this morning. Beautiful, fun pictures of a beautiful family.

Lori - November 10, 2015 - 8:13 AM

Mary, these pictures are gorgeous! I love Megan’s color scheme! They are so lovely!

Kathy G - November 10, 2015 - 9:48 AM

When I looked at Sydney’s picture, I thought, wow, it looks like a preview of her senior picture. It won’t be long. She looks so grown-up!

Fairly Candid - November 10, 2015 - 12:09 PM

It is crazy Kathy how quickly they look older when they start Kindergarten! I suppose it will go faster than we all think too. 🙁

Fairly Candid - November 10, 2015 - 12:10 PM

Lori, thank you! I thought it resembled your extended family color theme as well … which will be coming up next should you be waiting! 🙂

Fairly Candid - November 10, 2015 - 12:11 PM

That was sweet Becky. They make me smile too.

Aubrey - November 12, 2015 - 10:43 AM

I think I look forward to these almost as much as Megan! Love this family, every one of them. But I will single out two things: Cole has superior skill in the cute baby department. He is making me all heart-eyed. And Megan’s hair, perfect color, cut, oh and I guess a beautiful face helps, too.

Fairly Candid - November 12, 2015 - 11:09 AM

He is pretty cute I must say and such a happy baby. Yes, Megan’s hair is pretty. Danielle gave it some color a few weeks back and I love it too. Thanks for visiting Aubrey!

Happy Halloween!

I know … it’s a lot to take in. Take your time. When you think you’re ready, move on. If I had any vanity, it’s gone. As with our family tradition that I started with my kids, the girls and kids make the rounds to loved ones offices, passing out treats and getting some in return in […]

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Megan - October 31, 2015 - 7:22 AM

Oh my gosh, Mom. I laughed so hard at the first paragraph! The only way this post could be better is if you had a recording of how your voice sounded in that costume. I LOVE it, and your grandkids love it. Cheers to you for being awesome enough to do that, even if was a fancy meeting going on at work! Thanks for all the thoughtful non-sugar treats!

Vince - October 31, 2015 - 11:12 AM

Everyone looks adorable, but that gumball machine kills me. (Will she be collecting quarters tonight instead of candy?) I want to know what Mike is wearing.

Fairly Candid - October 31, 2015 - 12:52 PM

Oh gosh, at times I do get rather lost in myself when the kids are around. Perhaps that’s why MJ calls me his Crazy Gramma.

Fairly Candid - October 31, 2015 - 12:54 PM

Hey that’s a great idea Vince … earn that money Simone! Mike is wearing his BSU clothes for the game today, his chef hat since he is cooking tonight, and his best “oh you look so cute … or so scary … or so whatever” as kids come to the door tonight. I’ll be out with the g-boys and Matt and Danielle tonight gathering the harvest. Like lawyers, old retired folks who don’t have many kids come to the door in our neighborhood gives out lots of gold coins and diamonds … or lots of candy … one or the other.

Baby Cole Isaac

Cole is changing by the day and just turned 5 months. I thought I would give you a smile by sharing a few random pics of this cutie-pie from the past month. I know, I’m thoughtful that way. 🙂 He has lost most of his dark brown hair and is getting something lighter, has two […]

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Megan - October 25, 2015 - 8:56 PM

I LOVE this post! Argh! He’s so cute! If we’re playing favorites, I love the one of him in the box with his gorgeous eyes staring at you…And I adore how well the cousin picture on your bed came out. And him in the pumpkin, and his naked butt. Ok, well like I said. Every. Single. Picture. LOVE him! LOVE you!

Fairly Candid - October 26, 2015 - 7:50 AM

He IS pretty cute, I’ll have to agree.

Liz - October 26, 2015 - 7:46 PM

LOVE all these!

Vince - October 28, 2015 - 10:30 AM

Oh he is too cute, and those setups are perfect.

Diane - October 28, 2015 - 7:27 PM

Oh your grandbabies are so cute. Love the picture of baby Cole with the bow tie and the pumpkin butt….

Fairly Candid - October 30, 2015 - 11:28 AM

Liz, Vince, Diane, thank you for viewing to see what I get to see often. I have to say though that this baby was never a baby for long. He grew FAST!


LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the people in this post that consist of my son’s family and Danielle’s mom and sister who were here on vacation for MJ’s 6th birthday. Woo hoo! Happy birthday MJ (now known in Kindergarten as Matthew by his choice). Angie, Danielle’s mom, moved back to Maryland this past May to spend time with […]

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Danielle - October 23, 2015 - 10:52 PM

Ok I PROMISE I wasn’t stalking your site!! I was getting on to email my grandma Mj’s birthday post and I was totally surprised to see these! LOVE LOVE LOVE them, and I’m so excited to have so many great pictures of the people I love. They turned out even better than I could have ever imagined. You have a true talent, and I’m blessed to have you. Love you and thank you again 🙂

Fairly Candid - October 24, 2015 - 8:37 AM

That’s OK Danielle, I love blog stalkers. 🙂

Vince - October 24, 2015 - 11:12 AM

Stalker #2 here. These are wonderful! Such a nice-looking family, and it’s good to see Angie. If she’s still here, please say hi for me.

Fairly Candid - October 24, 2015 - 3:56 PM

No Vince, they were here Wednesday to Wednesday, but I’ll still pass it along.

Linda - October 25, 2015 - 12:54 AM

I love these people and these pictures. Do you do something extra-special when you love the subjects? Actually, now that I think about it, you might love all your subjects!

Kathy G - October 25, 2015 - 8:46 AM

Now that is one good lookin’ family. Where is the site? I’m glad you got one of you and Mike in there.

Fairly Candid - October 26, 2015 - 7:47 AM

Possibly true Linda … I do get into my sessions!

Fairly Candid - October 26, 2015 - 7:49 AM

The site was at a beautiful location Kathy, just like my post said. Ha! (Photographer’s secret!) Yes, I was happy to have a picture too. It doesn’t happen as often as you’d think.

Happy 6th Birthday MJ!

Boys will be boys, but boys will be little men too. They will get dirty but clean up handsome like their daddies. They will use their good manners taught by their mommies, tell silly jokes then laugh like their grampa’s. They will hug and say I love you’s and squeeze their Gramma’s legs as they […]

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Tracey - October 23, 2015 - 7:52 AM

Love the Pics Mary. I can’t believe MJ is 6. Where did the time go?? Your grandchildren are so special and no one has to tell you all to cherish the moments because you all seem to realize how special these times are. Love to you all and thank you so much for sharing your family.

Fairly Candid - October 23, 2015 - 8:35 AM

Tracy, that is so nice. It does go fast and there are so many g-babes now to keep up with! I’m trying but I think they might outrun me one day soon! Ha! Mary

Auntie Megan - October 23, 2015 - 9:12 AM

Possibly one of the top 3 best write ups in your blog history. I LOVED that first paragraph. I LOVE that little man you’re talking about too…especially the hugs and I love yous I’m privy to. He’s a good kid, that one…but I agree. Six just sounds too old.

Danielle - October 23, 2015 - 1:30 PM

I always love your write-ups on the boys, but this post takes the prize. I tearfully read that post with a huge smile on my face knowing that my son was most definitely all of those things you described him as. Thank you for this! We sure do love you!!

mary - October 23, 2015 - 4:40 PM

Another great job on pics and writing. Your such a good grandma.
Just celebrated Alex ‘ s 21st birthday now that’s old!

Fairly Candid - October 23, 2015 - 7:17 PM

Hey Mary, I learned it from the BEST — YOU! You know I always thought you were the best Grandma a kid could have. You’re awesome and have taught me so much. 🙂 And thank you Megan and Danielle for your sweet words. Love you girls who are such good momma’s to my g-babes.

Vince - October 24, 2015 - 11:16 AM

I agree with Megan — I enjoyed your text more than usual. “I liked that he was 5 but he didn’t listen to me and got older” — that’s good! Looks like I should put Linder Farms on my bucket list.

Fairly Candid - October 26, 2015 - 7:51 AM

Thank you Vince … means a lot coming from your literary expertise. You can use it sometime if you want. Haha!

Oh Summer, How I Hate to See You Go!

Today is the first day of Fall. Boo hoo. But I did have fun playing this summer. I enjoyed our new house that is now officially one year old (and I still LOVE it!), swam at the community pool a lot with Mike and g-babes and neighbors, went camping only three times but fun times, went to […]

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Meg - September 23, 2015 - 9:20 AM

Reading your blog is like reading a good book that you just don’t want to end. My favorites are always the write ups on the g-babes because it’s fun to read your take on each of them. Loved all the pictures I haven’t seen, even the pouty faces!

Love you!

Fairly Candid - September 23, 2015 - 9:29 AM

Well they are fun to do and write but I sure have trouble these days keeping up! For every picture here there are 10 more! Love you, Mom

Linda - September 23, 2015 - 10:32 AM

Oh, my the cuteness never ends! I bet your kids and grandchildren feel lucky to have such wonderful photos to commemorate your times together. I sure hope mine have good memories burned into their brains, because I don’t have the photographic proof of them all! Good Gramma!

Fairly Candid - September 23, 2015 - 11:01 AM

You have awesome cute grandkids too. We are pretty dang blessed, aren’t we Linda! Oh, and guess what? I have a few pictures to send you that I took of your grandkids at Edna Creek.

Rob - September 23, 2015 - 4:53 PM

Mary, thank you for doing such a phenomenal job capturing all these moments! I love how we have a giant treasure chest of photos because of what you’ve done. You rock!

Simone - September 23, 2015 - 5:19 PM

I like the photos! Grandma, Sydney’s not feeling good.

Sydney - September 23, 2015 - 5:20 PM

I like the photos! I am sick grandma. Mom is getting me mints.

Fairly Candid - September 23, 2015 - 9:03 PM

Robby, Simone and Sydney, how sweet were those comments! I’m so sorry you are sick again Sydney! Gramma will pray for you to get better quick!

Vince - September 24, 2015 - 12:08 AM

What a lovely way to wrap up summer, both in prose and pictures, and how blessed you and Mike are to have such a wonderful — and photogenic — family. By the way . . . love the trunks, Mikey.

Kathy - September 24, 2015 - 8:14 AM

Perfect ending to what sounds like a great Summer for you! Loved the pics and the stories behind them. Love to read the insight behind each grand babe.

Fairly Candid - September 24, 2015 - 9:18 AM

Photos R US!

Fairly Candid - September 24, 2015 - 9:19 AM

Thank you Kathy, and hopefully your summer next year will be a much more fun one than this year after Bob’s surgery. You’ll be running to keep up with him. 🙂

mary - September 24, 2015 - 5:56 PM

As all ways a fantastic job. These memories will never be forgot.

Chubby Cheek Cole – 3 Months

What a sweet new baby we have in this family but boy oh boy has he grown quick! He is most definitely going to be tall like his sisters and his dad! At 3 months Cole was already over 17 pounds and a Michelin Man in training with all those tire rolls. Charmin squishiness. 🙂 […]

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Megan - September 7, 2015 - 9:10 PM

Oh my. He’s mine! How fun to love this post and love the little man in it! I love that squishy little boy! Thanks for getting the sweetest three month pictures!

Vince - September 8, 2015 - 8:03 PM

Cole dresses better at three months than I do at 62. Adorable, though!

Kathy G - September 8, 2015 - 10:17 PM

I think he looks like his sister in the picture with the cap where he’s on a blue and white blanket.

Fairly Candid - September 9, 2015 - 8:14 AM

He wasn’t dressed in most of those pictures so what are you saying about yourself Vince? Ha!

Fairly Candid - September 9, 2015 - 8:15 AM

He does look more like Simone than Sydney for sure, but he does have Sydney’s blue eyes. Lucky kid.

Gloria - September 11, 2015 - 2:08 PM

What a sweet handsome little boy! I can’t believe how much he has grown. He looks a lot like his sisters and such a happy go lucky little guy. Love the blue eyes!!