Tag Archives: Families

Jake and Katie's Wedding

Congratulations to the family cause another Mouser just got hitched! Jacob, Mark and Vickie’s oldest, just married his true love, Katie Sacht, and the wedding couldn’t have been more beautiful. They married at Sawtooth Winery in Nampa, and while it was a long drive getting there, it was a drive that was definitely worth it in […]

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Kathy Grover - August 3, 2011 - 11:46 PM

Looking at those pictures just made my day (or night as the case may be.) There was a lot of joy, family togetherness, happiness in the presence of dear friends, communion with the saints that have gone on before and hope for the future in the faces of those darling kids. Your feel for composition helps; I’m a big fan of technical skills and boy are your skills developed. But the joy in the pictures comes through so strong that I couldn’t help from feeling joy myself.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 4, 2011 - 3:07 AM

Well thank you Kathy! Love to hear that emotion is coming through … there was alot of it! 🙂

Cathie Alonzo - August 4, 2011 - 7:55 AM

I always love your commentaries, Mary. Great photos, too. What a great looking bunch of folks!

vickie mouser - August 4, 2011 - 7:59 AM

(We couldn’t agree with you more Kathy) Mary you have once again told a beatiful story in your pictures. Thank you for sharing your talent with those around you. We are so thankful for you. You capture such precious momements through your camera lens. We love you and always look forward to seeing what you have captured in the pictures you take. Keep up the great work. Thank you for all the time you put in. Last but not least, are those just the cutest grandbabies you have ever seen. How can you not be filled with joy looking at those precious ones. You are blessed.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 4, 2011 - 1:10 PM

Cathie, as always, thanks for the encouragement.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 4, 2011 - 1:12 PM

Very appreciative of your comments Vickie. I’m so glad you loved them altho how can you not look at ANY kind of picture of your baby on his wedding day and not think they are wonderful! He was, they are, and can you even believe you have a married son. Geez, when did we get this old?

Your Man - August 6, 2011 - 8:06 AM

Wow, you always seem to capture a moment or special pic . Only wish you were in more of the pic. Will have to work on that! Love you always.

DA Sacht - August 6, 2011 - 10:02 AM

Thank you, Mary, for capturing the sweet and fun spirit of Kate and Jake’s wedding through your pictures. The pictures are beautiful, and your way with words helps to relive the special evening. I appreciate your time in helping to preserve the memories made on their wedding day. Kate picked a wonderful family to marry into when she picked Jacob!

Mary Bailey - August 8, 2011 - 6:06 PM

Mary, The pictures are awesome! We loved every minute of it. . .the grands, all Mousers, all of it! ‘Twas a special evening for all.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 8, 2011 - 8:19 PM

Thank you Mary for checking out my blog! It was great seeing your family again and your beautiful girls. LOTS of grandbaby pics coming up next so I hope you’ll check back.

rebecca - August 10, 2011 - 3:03 PM

beautiful photos. the light looks really cool as well.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 10, 2011 - 3:15 PM

Thank you Rebecca. The wedding was at 7:30 pm so light was at it’s best. I wish I could have stolen Jake and Katie away into the grape fields for some shots in the late evening light … but they had a party to attend!

Tara - August 10, 2011 - 7:39 PM

These are gorgeous! She made a beautiful bride! The wedding looks absolutely gorgeous too!

Jacob, Katie, and Maple » FairlyCandid.com - November 15, 2012 - 9:54 PM

[…] for a year-and-a-half now. (You can see their engagement pictures here and some wedding pictures here.) They’re both pretty easy on the eyes, and you can imagine what a beautiful smile their kids […]

Jason and Christine

Christine has spent many a night at our house since she and Megan were best friends all through high school. She went to BSU where she met Jason, and they in turn re-introduced Megan to Robby (after one chance meeting that didn’t go so well) — and it’s been love ever since for both couples! […]

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Megan - July 27, 2011 - 8:50 PM

I ♥ the Ellis Family!!! What a gorgeous set of people with ridiculous smiles and hearts bigger than life! Love the tile in the first few pics and the Converse is genius…

Aubrey Archuleta - July 27, 2011 - 9:24 PM

LOVE LOVE LOVE these! That Quincy is a child model gold mine, hat a handsome young man. Great to see Christine face on here, nice work Mary!

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge | Water

http://www.iheartfaces.com/2011/07/photo-challenge-water/ Water is the theme this week at I Heart Faces and while water is the background element only, I chose this photo for the subject, my grandson, who was being submerged with kisses from his parents.

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Heather - July 26, 2011 - 10:05 AM

This is such a cute photo. It makes me smile.

Aubrey P - July 26, 2011 - 10:13 AM

This is darling! Love the squished cheeks!

Dana - July 26, 2011 - 11:04 AM

hahah this one made me chuckle

Linda Johnston - July 26, 2011 - 11:10 AM

Those are some seriously cute, kissable chubby cheeks. It is almost like he is saying “Nooooooooo.”

Elizabethcoasahm - July 26, 2011 - 11:45 AM

OMGosh thats adorable!!

Megan - July 26, 2011 - 1:03 PM

OUCH!!!! 🙂

audi - July 26, 2011 - 2:05 PM

too precious, love it!

Your Man - July 26, 2011 - 6:51 PM

U always seem 2 capture the moment.Love Me

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - July 29, 2011 - 8:23 AM

Thanks for all your sweet comments everyone. I so enjoyed checking out all your entries as well! Mary

Family Portraits | Cottonwood

The thing I love about going to Cottonwood is the hospitality and how we are always made to feel at home and have access to anything we need (like a box of 175 individually wrapped York Patties that were extremely less in numbers by the time I left). The second thing I love is all the photos on […]

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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, […]

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. 😉