2nd Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest

Our dear lovely friends Jorden and Becky Mingle (of velvet leaf fame) hosted the cutest pumpkin carving contest Friday night. They had their little grape arbor all strung with lights and decorated for fall with craft paper and tools set out for some full-on pumpkin creativity.
Jorden and Becky are the adorable couple on the left
while my artsy hub is hard at work on the right.Joey and Emily creating their masterpiece.

that's their twisted tree-scape on the left there,
and greg's (ultimately) first-place-winning lotus flower design on the right!

don't they all look lovely and haunting lit up!

I'll admit I was a tiny bit proud of this pert little cat-o-lantern that I whipped up.

posing with my creation:

our hilarious friend daniel trudeau tried to make a corporate advertisement jack-o-lantern and ended up accidentally creating our new favorite ridiculous slogan, MYSACE dot com.

right next to jorden's super spooky old tree.let the JUDGING begin!jorden announces the winners in front of the chilling display. the tribal art bird is darin's.
they even had rad prizes for the winners!

brittany won this rather creepy stuffed frankenstein stand up doll. the whole cozy scene:apparently some SORE LOSERS had to get all destructive by smashing their pumpkins.for which dakota was none too pleased! standing guard over the poor broken pumpkin...jorden and becky even gave out beautiful apples from our own dear apple hill as consolation prizes for all participants. addie poses with sweet dakota.

it was a perfect october evening that ended with a nice fire and stories round the backyard chiminea. the kind of night that makes me so grateful (once again) for the most amazing, sweet, dorky, joyful group of friends!


Looks like fun. :) Neat blog btw.
boots said…
wow, how much fun. i too got to carve my first pumpkin of 09 this weekend, and ate lots of yummy pumpkin seeds too! hope you saved yours too, b/c they are so yum...
i love pumpkins, what a great time!! serious, i want to have all this fun too! :)
wow, look at these! you guys were really hard at work!! How awesome to have get togethers and friends with such creative ideas ;) I like the backround on this blog. 70's.

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