Pstttttttt....guess what? My mom doesn't really like Halloween that much. Don't tell her I told you. She might not want you to judge her based on that fact cause other than that, she's like the coolest lady I know. Don't worry, growing up my mom did an excellent job of still allowing us to be kids and dress up, pumpkin carve, and trick-or-treat. But other than that we just weren't really that into it. And I really am still not that into it. I don't like scary things. One time some friends of mine at BYU-I convinced me to go to a haunted mill with them and it has LITERALLY scarred me for life. My heart still races when I think about going through the HELL they called "a spook house for all to enjoy." SCARED THE BEJEEBERS OUT OF ME.
Despite not really loving Halloween tradition that I do like. A lot. Pumpkin carving!! We would always go to the old Pumpkin Farm in Paso where I grew up and we each got to pick our own pumpkins. I loved going home and carving our pumpkins. My mom would always take the seeds and make pumpkin seeds which were oh so yummy....I was happy to hear that Cameron's mom did the same, and when we got our pumpkins we both agreed that we would need to roast our own pumpkin seeds this year.
Here's a picture of my sister, Tara, my brother, Matthew and I one year carving our pumpkin. Please ignore the partial nudity.
Here are some pictures from this years pumpkin carving (don't worry, I am wearing pants in all of the pictures)
Here is my blank slate:
Here is Camerons: (He let me have the big one...he's so good to me)
Ready to CARVE!
|Cameron was disappointed I didn't look crazier in this picture. I think that there are enough crazy picture s of me in the world already. I'm cool with this one.|
Here's my finished product!! MICKEY MOUSE!!!
Honestly, I was proud it even looked like Mickey at all. I've never done anything but a classic Jack-o-lantern before.
With much more patience and precision....
And while listening to Pandora's Halloween Party Radio....
|Sometimes with a pumpkin you get flat, small, weak-sauce seeds, but not these babies!|
|Just like mama used to make 'em|
Introducing Mike Wazowski
Here they are, side by side, Disney-inspired pumpkins
ANYWAYS, HAPPY HALLOWEEN, EVERYONE!