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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Reformation Day



I really really don't like Halloween. I don't want to celebrate it and I don't want to celebrate in reaction to it. I don't have nay traditions to pass down and havent decided exactly what my ideal is...My husband was able to pick up an "extra" shift which is good but made for an extra long day for me:)

I have NEVER carved a pumpkin. My dear friend, Jane, decided to show us how. She got pumpkins for everyone, tons of supplies and made a HUGE pot of chili (and cornbread and honey/butter)



I was all excited for Gabriel, being his first pumpkin carving and all. Then I relaized, with a little help, that it would be a first for me and ALL five of my children.


Nate wasn't too sure about it all. But had a GREAT time once he let himself:)





Erin blew me out of the park with her carving of something profound..IN JAPANESE!!




Luke discovered that if you stuck your head way down in the "pumpkin guts bucket and screamed that IT ECHOED!!


Here is the conspiring that led to an Awesome "G" pumpkin.







Here are the works of the day...they look good...



AND SOOOO good all lit up. Apparently, pumpkin carving is very forgiving.


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17 comments:

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

I love your carvings! We did that too:)
I think what I discovered about Halloween. today, was that it brings communities, of what are becoming increasing isolated people, together:)
I think that's a good thing
Happy Halloween!

Bridgette said...

Awesome carvings! I like the picture of him sticking his head in the pumpkin guts...too funny! Dropping in from SITS!

Melissa said...

Wow, those are really good for your first time! We've carved every year and can't get past triangle eyes lol.

Life with Kaishon said...

Your pumpkin carving adventure looks like so much fun! LOVE it : )

Divine Mrs D said...

Stopping by from SITS :)

Your children are adorable!!! (And I kind of love that you have a Reformation video up.)

Divine Mrs D said...

Okay. So I told you that I loved your Reformation video, but I didn't watch it...

WE SANG THIS AT CHURCH ON REFORMATION SUNDAY. I am so glad that I am not the only person to know this song.

SITS Girls said...

Those pumpkins look great!

Especially lit up- WOW.

Tiffany

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

Hooray for firsts! Looks like fun was had by all...you have a gorgeous family!

thanks for visiting Marlie and Me and becoming a follower! I did the same for you.

Joy said...

Looks like you guys had a great time!

Stopping by from SITS!

bluecottonmemory said...

What awesome pumpkins. I love it when you said one of them finally had a good time when he let himself. That is soooo teenager! It drives me nuts!

singedwingangel said...

Ya'll did a wonderful job for the first time. My hubby wants those intricate things, I am thrilled with soemthing simple.. Came by from SITS have a blessed day..

I Wonder Wye said...

Carving is fun! Happy time! Blessings to you

edie said...

Kathy,
LOVE the Reformation Polka! It made me wanna do a a little jig. Thanks for posting the tutorial button, hope you're enjoying it so far. I'm thinking of you and praying---for peace, joy, and rest. Love you and wish I could make you a giant latte and we'd chat it up!

Cheryl @ On the Old Path said...

You have some talented carvers! I gave you a blog award stop by my blog to check it out.

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Those are great! It looks like that had a wonderful time. I got lots of ewwwww's when I made them scrape out the yucky insides.

Stopping by from SITS. Hope your Tuesday is great!

eally said...

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I love the pumpkins - you guys did a great job! I homeschool as well, but I only have one left at home, my other 5 kids are grown and gone. :-)

Kristin said...

Great job carving!! It's fun to have some pumpkin and fall traditions!