Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Pumpkin Carving Results

Carving pumpkins is not a 'must do' for Darcy and I. In fact, most years we don't carve them. Looking back on our seven year relationship, I can only remember one time in college that we ever carved them! This year we decided it would be fun to carve pumpkins again, so last weekend we bought a couple. The plan was to carve them Sunday, but we ended up only gutting them, distracted by the World Series and cooking bacon avocado turkey burgers.


Monday after work we were thankful to have the dirty work of gutting them over with and started the creative process. I drew some sketches on what I thought I might want to carve, and went with my third sketch. When it comes to carving pumpkins I don't have too many tricks, and usually settle for a weird looking face. As a kid I often just drew the classic triangle eyes, triangle nose, and big mouth pumpkin. This parallels my love of plain ol' vanilla ice cream. Not to continue on too much of a tangent, but I've been ridiculed my entire life for choosing vanilla when I could have had other more exciting choices. I just like it best, what can I say! Anyways, back to carving pumpkins, Darcy is much more creative and artistic than I am, and found a neat Halloween-esque picture to assimilate.

This is what we came up with:

Jeff's up close (it's a face in case you couldn't tell):

Darcy's up close:

Right now they are out on the back deck waiting for their big night to shine. Armed with candles inside them, they will shine bright tomorrow night, even though we don't even get trick-or-treaters.

Happy Halloween everyone.


garietys said...

Cool pumpkins guys. It's good to carve pumpkins--It keeps you young.

Talia said...

I love carving pumpkins but I can't because we have no time with visitors and we haven't seen many pumpkins here in Beijing China. It is good to carve pumpkins and it is fun I think. Jeff you really should try different ice cream just like you and Borat and Fried Rice. Remember every night you watched Borat. Well anyway miss you guys and love you. Hope to see you soon. Well those designs on the pumpkins are really cool you are really creative Darcy!! Why don't you guys get trick or treaters??