A Positively Pumpkiny Post

Sure, I could tell you how I finalized my query letter this weekend for Saving George’s Light.  I could also tell you how I’ve officially sent it out to literary agents and am now awaiting their rejections responses.  But I’d much rather tell you about carving pumpkins.

That’s right.  This weekend pumpkins were purchased, gutted, and carved.  These were the first pumpkins we’ve bought since moving to Florida back in 2004.  So, needless to say, it’s been a while since we’ve done any carving.  That said, I still think we did a pretty good job.

Lesson learned: Putting pumpkins in your trunk is a bad idea.  They will roll around.  Stems will break.  Tears will be shed.  Glue will be bought.

This marked the first time Mike and I ever used stencils.  It was kind of a foreign concept when Maleigha brought it up to us.  Growing up we always just hand-drew goofy faces and started cutting away.  Maleigha suggested using stencils in order to properly show our appreciation to the pumpkins for their sacrifice…or something like that.  I don’t know.

So here’s how it went:

Mike showing off “the Chosen One”

Maleigha gracefully displaying her pumpkin – the largest of the 3 we bought

My own pumpkin selection, with Maleigha still boasting about hers. I guess 1 picture wasn’t enough.

Maleigha’s masterful carving

Mike’s scarecrow carving

My zombie hand carving. Some fingers didn’t make it. Thankfully none of them my own.

We also bought some gourds to put on the kitchen counter because they look cool. Their names: Gourdon Ramsay, Commissioner Jim Gourdon, and Flash Gourdon.


    • I was thinking this morning that we should have bought one more so we could have had Joseph Gourdon Levitt. Oh well. 😀

      • Oh my gosh, this is hilarious. Loved this post- thanks for the good laugh. PS. if you categorize your posts, you’ll get more hits! It won’t show up in the WordPress reader if it’s uncategorized. 🙂

        • Thanks for the tip! 😀 I definitely was not aware of that 🙁


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