Last Wednesday night our Small Group had a pumpkin carving contest.
There were a couple that didn't participate (pictured above and below) because they are lame. Ha! I am JUST teasing!!
It was a couple's competition. So, naturally, Matt and I were on a team. I have to say I let him down a little because I was trying to do this princess witch design that Lilly had picked out but it was way too elaborate for the 45 minute time window we had to carve from start to finish. About 30 minutes in I realized I wasn't even 1/3 of the way through tracing the design so we to stop and just wing it. It is noted for next year--after all, this was our FIRST pumpkin carving contest and only our 2nd jack-o-lantern...and last year's was the traditional triangle eyes, nose, and crooked smile. Anyway, I digress.
Jennifer just free-style drew her design on with a marker. Talented! Cody did the carving.
Brent and Becky worked on theirs. Pretty much the men did all of the carving. We ladies were there for support and direction. Ha! (;
Andy carving his and Amanda's pumpkin.
Ta-Da! Ours looks way better in pictures than it did in person. I give us a gold star for creative carving because that was done in about 7 minutes, though. ( ;
Cody and Jennifer's spooky tree. Cody is super competitive and was cracking me up.
Andy and Amanda's pumpkin.
Brent and Becky's pumpkin.
All lined up and lit up (with our flashlight apps on our cell phones because no one had a candle :) and ready for judgment.
A special shout out to our judges Clif and Sarah Anderson who came by just to judge our jack-o-lanterns. They picked a winner and a runner up.
The winners!! Great job Cody and Jennifer...
your spooky tree was awesome. Next year, I'd just scrape the face instead of carve it out , though. Hahaha. (That is a joke because Jennifer wanted to scrape the face and Cody accidentally carved it out.)
And Clif and Sarah with Andy and Amanda's 1st runner up pumpkin! I just love getting to do life and grow in the Lord with these sweet couples!!
I snagged Matt up out of the dating pool and we got married 8 1/2 years ago! He is an amazing husband to me and awesome father to our two little ones. We are just a couple of Christian people trying to get closer to God, reflect Him better, and raise our children in His Word and His Way!! We are loving every minute of this busy/fun/blessed life!
This little princess is a mixture of sweet and sassy! She keeps us laughing with practically every word that comes out of her mouth. She can melt your heart with a smile and a giggle and then turn right around and keep you on your toes with some mischeviousness! Her facial expressions give away her every thought and we just couldn't love her more (but somehow tomorrow we will)!
This is our boy with the magic smile! He is a perfect mixture of sweet and snugglie and ALL boy. He is laid-back like his Daddy and full of energy like his sister. He is happy climbing and dancing or curled up reading a book with Mommy. He is always learning some new trick and we can't wait to see what he is going to do and say next!
My handsome man and I have been married for 7 years. We are the extremely blessed parents of Lilly and Reid. This blog documents our lives, allows the grandparents and other family to see regular pictures of the little cuties, and helps friends and family stay in the know about us! Overall, we are simply a God-loving family of four!