Pumpkin Carving Contest

It is that time of year again. Time to carve our pumpkins and let you judge whose is best. My parents and Kelly came over for breakfast on Sunday and then we began the annual pumpkin carving. I like the way our pumpkins look but while we are actually carving all we do is complain. I forget what a pain it is to clean out the pumpkin every single year. And then about halfway through carving my arm starts cramping up and I say, next year lets just paint our pumpkins. Yet, every year we break out the carving stencils and carve away.

Pumpkin carving has become our tradition. See 2011’s pumpkins here. What Halloween traditions do you have? We used to go apple picking every year but sometimes apple picking is more fun in theory. Half the time you can’t even pick your own apples, you just choose from big bins of apples. And even then, the prices are way higher than the grocery store. So, if you are going to pick apples from a bin you might as well go to the grocery store, right? And don’t even get me started on the apple orchards that charge admission fees. You have to pay them to get in and then pay for apples. What a scam. In case you are wondering we didn’t even get our pumpkins from the pumpkin farm. We got them from Aldi. Less than $3 for each pumpkin. You just can’t pass that up!

Sorry for the rant. Vote for your favorite pumpkin in the comments. Here are the pumpkins this year: