Pumpkin Pickin' and Carvin' Chaos

At 31 years old, believe it or not Tom has never carved a pumpkin! So while Halloween quickly approaches he is so excited since it is his favorite "holiday," we decorated the front of our place with fake spider webs, spiders, fake gravestones, a bloody door cover and he was so happy. I on the other hand was so excited to carve pumpkins something I have been doing since I was young. So we decided to go pick a pumpkin rather then just go to the grocery store and buy one, I wanted to make it a special day, one-of-a-kind day. We made the drive to the pumpkin patch, carefully walked through to ind the perfect one, he played a little sling shot game and found three "perfect" pumpkins. We made our purchase and saved the carving for a few days later when we had time to really focus and clean up. Tom was not excited at all to carve pumpkins. Once I had cut the top of my off and began to de-gut it, he was not impressed but he continued. He started his and cleaned it out, of course the worst part. He told me how he wanted his pumpkin to look, so I drew a little stencil for him to go by. As soon as he got in the hang of it, he liked it. So we both began to cut into the pumpkins. 

It was so nice to just sit at home, listen to music and not even talk, just carve and be with one another. We just enjoyed each other's company, compared carvings and spent a great night together. Once we were done, we quickly found some tea lights to put in the pumpkins. We decorated our little steps, one pumpkin for each and we thought they turned out fantastic. Little nights like this, begin what I hope becomes a tradition. By next year we will have a child to share these traditions with, while our child won't be old enough to participate, we will make it special! 

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