Tag Archives: Daughter

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!

Sydney Reece and Co.

Megan, Robby, and 16 month old Sydney have been home for five weeks now and it has been crazy good! We have made up for lost time by doing lots of things together. Of course I usually have my camera in tow (except for this week when I got two big and two little visitors […]

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Megan - May 12, 2011 - 7:04 AM

Oh my sweet heavens. How can my heart melt so many times? I want to go wake her up just so I can squeeze that little cutie! I have been wondering where all those (amazing) pictures that I knew you took were…and here they are!!! Thank you! The one of you and her on the swings is perfect- your Grandma smile in that picture is priceless.

Btw- the watermark on the pics looks good!

Laura Higgs - May 13, 2011 - 12:05 AM

Love the pictures. Between Megan and your site, I am watching close from a far.
Your picture taking quality is extremely professional. Keep up the great work.

Your Man - May 15, 2011 - 2:58 PM

What a beautiful granddaughter I have. Not to mention wife and daughter. Yea , bet you were in my shoes.

A Big Easter Surprise

On Tuesday, I came home and met Mike outside mowing the yard. [Said in my sweetest wifey voice] “Hon, I need your help. Could you find me a big box … I need a big box.” We chatted about boxes until the big question I was dreading finally came. “What do you need a box for?” “Weeeell […]

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Sheila Clark - April 22, 2011 - 7:30 AM

Oh Mary! LOL! Those are so cute! Even though they aren’t the photos that you expected to get, they are so darn cute. I love the one of MJ laying on the floor looking at the chick and the one where it looks like he’s going to squeeze the life out of it. So funny! I hope you get the shots that you want on your second try 🙂

Linda Johnston - April 22, 2011 - 8:56 AM

Who needs Anne Geddes when you’ve got Gramma Mary? Sometimes pictures are cuter when they don’t go as we plan. It shows those precious little personalities. Besides, I think there is a reason why Anne Geddes often chooses newborns for her work–they sleep a lot, unlike 1 1/2 year olds. I can even see the look on Mikey’s face when you told him why you needed the box (I think he secretly loves your big ideas). I can see chickey love all over his face.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 22, 2011 - 9:57 AM

Oh my goodness Linda, I was smiling through your note, but that last line, I busted out laughing at my desk. Oh my, wait till Mikey reads that! Too good and you are too funny … you should start a blog.

Kathy Grover - April 22, 2011 - 2:29 PM

Holy Cow! Holy Chicks! Anna Geddes has got nothing on you.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 22, 2011 - 2:35 PM

Kathy, you always crack me up. Thank you.

Mary Kuehn - April 22, 2011 - 9:02 PM

I will not show those pictures to Mark for he would look like Mike and I would be feeding chicks. My fav was Sydney in a line with the chicks. “The 4 Chicks” Try it again when they are 4 or 5 it might go better. Turned out great! See you soon.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 22, 2011 - 10:20 PM

What’s Mark’s e-mail address again?

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 22, 2011 - 10:24 PM

Sheila, I could appreciate you being the mother of twins and what you do on a daily basis after this photo shoot … and we had two mothers, a great-grandma and me! Thank you for commenting Sheila … have a great Easter!

Your Man - April 23, 2011 - 6:12 AM

I would really like to know what chickey love is or looks like.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 23, 2011 - 7:26 AM

You know when you look at me? That’s chicky love. Lovie you too.

It's Almost Easter … Got Your Happy On?

I planned a pre-Easter “play date” for April 20th (which just happened to coincide with MJ’s 18 month birthday). My daughter, daughter-in-law, and the grandbabies came over in the morning after breakfast with Easter outfits in hand because sometimes it’s better to get those pictures out of the way early in case it doesn’t pan […]

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Megan - April 21, 2011 - 6:23 PM

I know a Gramma who has her happy on!!!

What a fun day- thanks for making Easter egg-stra (i know, so cheesy) this year.

Lucky little grandkids you have!!!

amandapfeifer - April 21, 2011 - 7:00 PM

haha!
nice work.
A very similar story for us last year..
egg dying just didn’t go over great with my daughter and 3 of her friends last year. We tried making eggs from rice crispies, and dipped them in chocolate and candies. Thought it might be more age appropriate, and go over better… it didn’t. They just ate the candy.
I love setting up holiday “to-do’s” and love it no matter the outcome!

Kathy Jones - April 22, 2011 - 2:09 PM

Ahhh – but it all finally came together as your next post proves. Great fun pictures – You have so much fun with those grandbabies of yours. They truly are the luckiest! I am in the midst of trying to create my own memories with my girls running all around – my how I have missed them!!! They are so cute!

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 22, 2011 - 2:16 PM

Thank you Kathy, Having grandbabies is the best as you well know since you are several “Grandma Years” ahead of me. If you want to have your girls meet Big Ben, Benny and the Jets, and Soul Sista, bring them over before they return home — I’ll have them another week or so. Bring your camera too!

Today is a good day. Smile. Mary

Laura Higgs - April 22, 2011 - 7:36 PM

Love it. So daring with all that color. I would have had to do it outside on the grass. I’m so much more boring.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 22, 2011 - 10:38 PM

Soooo cheesy but love it and love you!

The Homecoming

They’re b-a-a-a-c-k! Apparently after the flight my daughter is now resigned to have only one child … yes, apparently that bad of a Red Eye flight, but I’ll let her share those details on her blog when she gets around to it (of which I am sure by then she will have forgotten the worst of […]

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Aubrey Archuleta - April 11, 2011 - 5:53 AM

yipee! hooray! SO thrilled for you all 😀

Linda Johnston - April 11, 2011 - 8:24 AM

I just KNEW there would be photographic evidence of the Hawaiian cuteness!!! She is so precious. I’ll be praying for warmer weather so that she adjusts to usually sunny sometimes rainy and cold Idaho.

Your Man - April 11, 2011 - 4:31 PM

I’m in heaven. I know it must be just the same!

Kathy Grover - April 11, 2011 - 9:04 PM

Your pictures just get better and better. Just like your grandbabies.

First and Last "Visit"

I’m pretty much a mess of distraction lately thinking about my daughter’s family moving back home from Hawaii after 3-1/2 years. Ahhh. It was last July when Sydney met Idaho for the first time. She was 7 months old when these photos were taken of her, and now she’s doubled that. She turned 15 months […]

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Megan - April 4, 2011 - 9:30 AM

Oh. My. CHUNK!!! I so do not remember that stage at all!!! Is that normal to forget how small and chunky she was until you see pictures? And bald!!! Oh, sigh…she’s still a baby but really- “What happened to my BABY!?!?”

Gosh, you’ve got a lot of fun ahead of you, Gramma…

Your Man - April 4, 2011 - 3:22 PM

Gramma gets to take pics, Syd. and grandpa get to go fishing ,hunting, and golfing, and just plain hang out. Pops.

Amanda Pfeifer - April 5, 2011 - 5:53 PM

love all your photo’s! You are doing a great job!

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 5, 2011 - 7:17 PM

Thank you Amanda. I hope Spring is finally coming to your neck of the world as I know you’ll have an all new set of pics of your kids.

Sent from my iPhone

Hawaii: Marathon Madness

In the last post I told you that my husband surprised the kids with his visit to Hawaii. Well, part of the reason for doing that was so that he could join us in watching our daughter run her second marathon – 26.2 miles — on December 12.   We are extremely proud and impressed with […]

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Megan - December 28, 2010 - 5:49 AM

Well, gee, thanks Ma. 😉 Gosh, reliving it through this post makes me even more glad that it’s over!!! It was so wonderful having you here to experience it and root me on…and now to have such cool pics to look at- thank you!

Aubrey Archuleta - December 30, 2010 - 12:51 AM

Yea, what to say about this insanity! Having a bay is a marathon in itself! You go Megs! You are amazing 🙂

Aubrey Archuleta - December 30, 2010 - 12:52 AM

*baby* not bay, although that would be challenging too 😉

Portraits of My Hawaiian Kids

My mom and I spent 14 wonderful days in sunny Honolulu the first two weeks of December with my daughter, Megan, son-in-law Robby, and granddaughter, Sydney.  A week into our trip Grampa showed up at their door surprising everyone but me (since I was in the loop from the get-go) so it was fun to see the kids […]

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fairlycandid - December 18, 2010 - 2:58 AM

What a sweet post- it was a pleasure having you here and I love the pictures!!!

Linda Johnston - December 19, 2010 - 7:38 AM

How cute–I just love babes in stripey bottoms! Megan and Robby look so happy, job well done grandma X 2.

Aubrey Archuleta - December 19, 2010 - 9:23 PM

Oh man! I LURVE these!!!

Hawaii: Ko'Olina

The kids took mom and I to a new place I’d never been … to Ko’Olina Beach Park which is on the southwest part of the island.  There are resorts all around but this is a tiny public beach sandwiched in.  It has parking for about 8 cars and if you are lucky, like us, you […]

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Christine Ellis - December 11, 2010 - 12:56 PM

How amazing!! I think I would scream if the turtles were that close to me though. Beautiful pictures as always!

Aubrey Archuleta - December 13, 2010 - 10:15 PM

JEALOUS. So jealous. And…lookin’ good Granny! 😉

botut - December 14, 2010 - 5:16 PM

I love turtles – how awesome! What great photos!!!

fairlycandid - December 16, 2010 - 8:16 PM

Gosh, can you believe the entire two weeks is already here and gone? 🙁 At least we are left with awesome memories and some AMAZING photos. Love you Mom!