Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Maternity Photo Shoot

My older brother and his wife (along with the rest of my family!) were in town for Christmas. Since Jessi is about 4 months pregnant, we did a little early maternity photo shoot the day before Christmas Eve : ) The next day, we found out the sex of their baby...look below to find out the great news! Nick and Jessi, it was so much fun to work with you and I wish you all lived closer!! Love you both!
They're naturals!















Thanks for braving the cold!





















Nick's so proud of himself!













Look how gorgeous Jessi is!!! (You're pretty too, Nick!)
I can't wait to meet my niece!!!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Apple Butter 2010

Every year, the Stephens family and lots of friends get together for a day in October to make apple butter and enjoy delicious food and wonderful company. I have finally gotten around to working on the pics, so here they are! More posts to come this week!

Here is the large kettle used to make the Apple Butter (that's my mom and father-in-law in the back!)
Here's my honey with our little buddy Chase

Chase climbing the fence



My little buddy again!

There is always a greased pig contest, and of course Chase caught one!

Out for a hay wagon ride. Hi, Sarah and Carter!

Only in Fort Valley will you see a lawn mower turned into a train!



Isn't this gorgeous?!



Jack loved posing for the camera



I couldn't decide which version I liked better



Hello hot stuff!



The beautiful Hannah

It takes quite the team to jar the apple butter once it is done. The whole family gets involved!

Uncle Kenny filling up a jar. He's the master mind behind the apple butter recipe!


The line starts forming as soon as the food is done being judged!

These lucky ladies got to do the judging

We set up the food in this old chicken house

Outside view of the chicken house


Grandma Anna Belle supervises the whole process


Look at that...my honey was helping out. What a nice tush!

You might be a redneck if you attach a beater to a drill....


Jessica helps clean the jars once filled

My honey was taste-testing while cleaning the mixer. The mixer was handmade by Uncle Kenny



Warren's first Apple Butter Festival!





Adorable!



The amazing spread

Aunt Sally's festive hat

The star of the event!