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pumpkin carving

Our friends have an "annual" gathering to carve pumpkins and now that they live in the ville, we were included.  And, we had a blast. 

It was really an unplanned day but everything worked out perfectly. 

The boys went golfing in the morning while M and I went to the farmers market (that was actually really pathetic that day) and then onto a coffee/donut shop.  Then we went our separate ways and we met back up for lunch at our house with the guys and we watched the game.  This was when I decided to paint stripes in my bathroom... It's my house, sorry boys, use the upstairs bathroom.

After the game and some corn hole, we parted ways, took naps and then met back at M & B's house for dinner and pumpkin carving...

As M stated in her blog post about this night, our goal was to use a template, but to draw it free hand and then carve your creation.  You didn't have to use on, but you could.

And here's how it went down...

This was a... Mr. Hopeful, "hey Jill!"... Jill, "Huh?!" moment...  Real nice.

From left to right it goes... M (5th place with the banana...I'm kidding), Mine (first place with 5 votes), D's (3rd place), Mr. Hopeful's (4th place (i think) - I love the long chin) and then B's (second place with 4 votes - creepy). 

We had some of their neighbor friends (like 10 of them or something) come over and place their votes on their favorite pumpkin.  It was hilarious to have B standing on his porch calling out the pumpkins and counting the votes.  It was also like 10pm at night and I'm sure their neighbors thought we were too loud, but you'll have that...

It was a great night and it was just another way for us to soak up some fall time and for us to also spend time with our friends during Mr. Hopeful's birthday weekend.  I think it was a pretty great day! 

Looking back, it makes me really excited for what we might create next year in our next pumpkin carving party...


snugglebugs said…
So, so fun! I love that yours says 'boo!' in the mouth!
M said…
fun! I love Pumpkin Carving Party
How fun is that!! I think it is always fun to carve pumpkins with a bunch of get inspired and creative! Great pumpkins too :)
freckleface said…
Those are great! I always dominate the pumpkin carving around here.

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