Monday, October 27, 2008

As Promised maybe I was the one whining this time. Those crazy stencils aren't easy! I'm starting to recover from my hand cramp and am pretty sure it will be quite a while before the orange color and the wonderful pumpkin-y smell wears off of my hands and under my finger nails. After our marathon pumpkin carving session, we were actual quite proud of our work. Sean's art is the ghost and mine is the spider on a web. Voila!

Pardon My Blog

Can't say that I've ever had a blog before. After being an avid follower of my sister's blog (, however, I now want to document the excitement, or lack thereof, in my life. So I made this a family blog. I thought Sean might want to post things, too. We'll see. So what's going on with us? As you can see from the picture, we got a dog! Molly joined the family several weeks ago. What is she, you ask? Good question! She's 100% mutt, that's all we know for sure. I got a new car on Thursday night! I use the term "car" loosely. It's really a giant SUV that I've nicknamed Big Bertha. I included a picture of my red beauty. It's a stock photo because I've been too lazy to take a real picture. I'm going to try and start having the camera handy 24/7 for posterity purposes. We went to Curtis Orchard yesterday. Not quite as wonderful as I'd imagined in my head. It fell right in there with searching for a real Christmas tree in the snow. The wind was vicious, the mud was everywhere, and it was a hefty hike to discover that the pumpkins were picked over, the kids whined and complained, and we ended up paying almost $15 for two pumpkins! On the way home we stopped for bread and saw the assortment of perfectly shaped pumpkins at the front of County Market for $3.88 a piece. I was less than thrilled with that discovery. Not sure if the pumpkin hunting will become a family tradition. We're carving said pumpkins tonight. I'll try to remember to take pictures tonight and post tomorrow.