Pumpkin Carving Contest

Today George has a job interview in KC! I am so proud of him and so excited I was able to see him in the middle of the week! What a treat! He was able to come in town yesterday after classes so I made dinner for us and our friends Nathan and Banoo. I made a spaghetti  garlic bread braid, salad, and we opened a bottle of wine I brought back from South Africa. I will post the recipe tomorrow with pictures.

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As for this post, it is all business. After dinner we started on a pumpkin competition! (and you are the judges!)

I brought home some pretty pumpkins from the monthly market at my work. (Local farmers bring in fresh produce and home made breads, salsas, and goods.

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After dinner we had a careful design planning meeting.

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Then we got to town on the masterpieces.

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And we worked hard.

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Things got silly.

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Things got serious.

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And here are the final products.

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Plug for Banoo and Nathan’s Pumpkin:
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At first glance, this amazing pumpkin may appear to be a cat. You may say, “Well its purring” and “Sure as hell looks like a cat”, but you would all be wrong. It’s clearly a fox. And we sought out to answer the age old question of what does the fox say? After an hour of cutting away and structural stability analysis , we finally arrived at the answer. Turns out a fox just says purrr. Who knew?

 

Plug for Julie and George’s pumpkin:
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Our pumpkin depicts a heart surrounding a very special date: our upcoming wedding date! 1/4/14 We designed the date around a diamond ring. Using Julie’s idea, and George’s precise design we used team work to make sure the pumpkin was stable and plenty of light would shine through.  Yay for autumn love!

 

Vote for which one you think is the winner by going to this poll here, or commenting below (tell us why you liked it too!) Only one comment per person will count, but vote on the poll as many times as you like.

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Here is a link to copy and paste into your browser if you have not yet voted!

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/62MDDH7

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