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Fun Time Summer Time With the Ones I Love

I am having a blast this summer with my grandbabies! And in case you were wondering … no, I don’t always have a camera in their space or face (gol, what do you think I am — obsessive or something? Do not answer that) … but I figure since they are oblivious to it most of the time, why shouldn’t I get these […]

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Megan - August 15, 2011 - 8:36 AM

I’m not even sure where to start…I had such a delightful time reading this, crying some, laughing others and completely having my heart overwhelmed with love, joy and delight. You captured their personalities in the sweetest of ways, and I loved seeing all of the pictures that I’ve seen you snap, but haven’t SEEN. I’m not even going to start in on favorites, because there were too many- but I did love how you captured her coming out of the water when Robby dunked her.

Thanks for all you do- the snapshots, editing, bubbles, sleepovers, 2-kid putdowns, clothes and more. You spoil us all. Love you!

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 15, 2011 - 11:26 AM

Thanks for your sweet comments Meg. I had such fun pouring over all my pics seeing which ones would make the blog cut. It got a bit long (ya think?!). MOM XXO

Your Man - August 15, 2011 - 5:34 PM

Wow, I think I’m even becoming more of a softy than I thought. What great pics and moments that will never be forgotten. You are the greatest!!!!! Love

Megan - August 17, 2011 - 6:11 AM

Oops…forgot to mention how much I loved the Grampa/Sydney bubbly dialogue. PERFECTLY put!

Aubrey Archuleta - August 19, 2011 - 8:42 AM

So great, I just l.o.v.e.d. every bit of this post! Thanks for such a fun perspective on summa time with toddlers. Love the boobies comment & the bubble story, so entertaining, as we have all been there!

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 19, 2011 - 9:02 AM

Thank you Aubrey, I realize it was long so happy that you actually took the time to read the darn thing! It just kept growing and growing and you know how many pictures were “left behind” for me to wonder what to do with. My camera is a magnet to these kids.

Ali C - August 19, 2011 - 11:57 AM

Thanks for your kind words on my blog! Those are some seriously adorable grandbabies you have there! You can see your love in every image!

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 […]

Andy and Lauren's Wedding

One of the reasons we went to Seattle was to attend the wedding of Andy and Lauren. We’ve known Andy longer than we’ve known our kids and have known his folks and grandparents even longer. Andy spent three summers working for Mike, Mark, and Grampa at Mouser Machine Shop and we just think so much […]

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Cathie Alonzo - July 31, 2011 - 8:22 PM

What a lucky and lovely couple to have such a perfect day for an outside wedding. Enjoyed the photos very much.
Cathie

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - July 31, 2011 - 9:39 PM

Cathie, thanks for your sweet comments and I hope the B & G see it because they are just what you say. Thanks again for the wonderful time spent with you in Yelm — a beautiful place for sure. Love ya, Mary

Kathy Bettger - August 1, 2011 - 6:46 AM

Oh, Mary! What a special thing for you to do. I have read the whole thing and poured over the photos 3 times now. Lauren’s use of many varied colors make the photos really pop. We now have your narrative as a permanent record. I am so glad you and Mike were a part of this day.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 1, 2011 - 7:40 AM

Thanks Kathy, I loved doing this post in every way. I agree with you in that Laura’s color choices — and that beautiful sunshine — worked together so well!

Kay Lynn Brown - August 1, 2011 - 6:24 PM

Mary…WOW! These photos captured all of the sweetness and magic of that day. I love the picture of my brother, too! 🙂 Thank you for sharing! I enjoyed seeing you and Mike!

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 1, 2011 - 7:49 PM

Thank you Kay Lynn! Got some pics of the rest of the family too but couldn’t put everything on there. I appreciated you viewing and for your comments. Mary

Kathy Grover - August 1, 2011 - 9:10 PM

My vote for favorite picture is the one with the bride and groom and moms framed by the colorful fabric flowers. The flowers were connected and the people were connected. It made me feel connected even though I wasn’t there.

straitcrzy - August 1, 2011 - 10:05 PM

I am Lauren’s Aunt Mary. Thank you so much for sharing these pictures. I am going to put them on facebook so everyone can enjoy them. You did a great job. They had the most beautiful wedding.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 2, 2011 - 5:32 AM

Thank you Mary, I wish I could put a face to the name … might have met you but there were lots of wonderful people at that wedding!

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 2, 2011 - 7:12 AM

Mine too! Oh wait, I already said that in the post. 🙂

Barbara Cast - August 2, 2011 - 9:44 AM

Thank you so much for sharing…wonderful pictures…

Janet Spies - August 2, 2011 - 1:07 PM

You can see Mary’s face in the 10th black and white photo above. And to her left, you will see Lauren’s Aunt Carol. They are toasting the bride and groom.

Beautiful pictures, beautiful people and beautiful day!! I enjoyed your post immensely.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 2, 2011 - 1:22 PM

And thank you Barbara for taking the time to tell me. Fabulous wedding you had there!

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 2, 2011 - 1:24 PM

Janet, thank you for pointing Mary and Carol out. I felt badly that I slighted Lauren’s family in this post since I knew the Bettger side so well. Thanks for taking the time to read my post and more importantly for commenting. Us bloggers love that you know. (Wink.) Mary

justleesha - August 3, 2011 - 6:41 PM

I love all these! Soooo pretty! What a wonderful theme and setting for a wedding! Makes the church and rented hall I had for my wedding look pretty darn shabby! 🙂

So, I was looking through your posts today and noticed a BSU hat on your grandson and it got me wondering…. do you live in Idaho??

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 3, 2011 - 6:49 PM

Yes, we live in Boise. And you? I think I read one time … was it Utah? If you want to see BSU pics and see how crazy fans can be, go to: http://fairlycandid.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/get-your-game-face-on/

NeckBeard - August 5, 2011 - 1:12 PM

Mary,
These are incredible. Thank you so much for posting these photos and your wonderful narrative. It was so great to have you and Mike there. I love you guys so much. Lauren wants us to print this out and put it in our wedding journal. I said, only after one important correction, I worked at Mouser Machine for 3 summers. Not just one. 🙂

love,
Andy

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 5, 2011 - 3:39 PM

Hi Andy, thank you for commenting from your “tanned” state no doubt after returning from Jamaica. I’m sure you had a fabulous time. I will get that correction made immediately to give you credit for working at the Shop three years … most people didn’t stick it out so long with the hard labor Gramps expected! Mike didn’t catch the mistake either — young mind vs old mind — you’ll win every time! Love, Mary

Jeri Dunne - August 12, 2011 - 9:22 AM

Mary, you have such a a gift and it’s so fun to read your blog and see your beautiful photography.
This had to have been such a fun trip and what a unique, lovely wedding!
Thanks for sharing!

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 12, 2011 - 2:10 PM

I appreciate your comment Jeri. I love that you stopped by and welcome your visit any time!

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.

Katie’s Bridal Shower

Our nephew Jacob is getting married to Katie in July. This past February I took some portraits of them and shared their love story (that you can read about here). With the wedding creeping up, it was “Shower Time!” The party was hosted by the Moulin gals and was great fun with few games, lots […]

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Do They Get Along?

I have lots of people ask me if the babies get along. We came home from camping today and met up with the family for Danielle’s birthday dinner. This is MJ and Sydney’s immediate greeting to one another outside the restaurant. What do you think? Do they get along?

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Your Man - May 15, 2011 - 7:55 PM

I love my grandbabies.

Sheila Clark - May 16, 2011 - 7:46 AM

That is sweet! It looks like they’re the exact same heighth. Wow!

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - May 16, 2011 - 10:23 AM

I think Sydney has a bit of height over MJ. She is 10 weeks younger and much lighter!

Aubrey Archuleta - May 17, 2011 - 12:26 PM

Awe! Of course they do! What a silly question 😀

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.

Happy Easter Everyone!

Easter can be a lot of hype, just like Christmas … but the hype should and can be more than just the commercial type. Easter is a time of year that we remember Jesus dying on the cross, but we celebrate that three days later He rose from the dead! For Christians, eggs came to […]

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Megan - April 23, 2011 - 8:22 PM

He is Risen!!!

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 23, 2011 - 8:24 PM

He is risen indeed!

Shayna - April 24, 2011 - 10:29 AM

Happy Easter! Love the chic pictures 🙂

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!

Matt and Lacey say "I DO!"

The wedding we’ve all been looking forward to is now behind us. The bride and groom are now officially on their own and the time they spent getting to know one another will now play out living together. The bride and groom’s mothers will soon have a hobby room/guest room. The check books can be […]

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Kathy Sereduk - April 12, 2011 - 1:51 PM

AMAZING pictures and blogging! Thank you so much Mary!
What a treasure to have. It was a fun day, and I am so glad that we got to share it with our friends and family. Whose next?

Aubrey Archuleta - April 13, 2011 - 12:01 PM

Such a beautiful day! I love that you have all those kids & grandkids there now 😀 SUCH A JOY.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 13, 2011 - 12:10 PM

Thanks Aubrey, and you know I love having everyone here too! And you know your mom is going to miss you guys when you move, right? At least you’ll live fairly close and SW air can have them there in a jiffy if needed. Today is a good day. Smile. Mary

Your Man - April 18, 2011 - 5:36 PM

And you don’t want to do weddings. What fantastic pics you take. You are a natural. love you.