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Monday, November 1, 2010

PUMPKINS, AND PUMPKINS, AND PUMPKINS, OH MY!


I hope you all had a very Happy Halloween weekend!!!

I realize this post is a little after the fact, but my friend and I went pumpkin picking and carving on Saturday before Halloween, and I thought I would share our little pumpkin filled day with you!




While there, this guy said he wanted to take our picture by the giant pumpkins, and he just kept snapping them...the progression of them kind of make me laugh to look at! LOL!


Civilized.

Silly.

Not quite ready.

Scary.

Every year growing up, my parents would take us to pick out pumpkins and we always picked out little ones and some mini corn for our bedrooms, so, seeing them remind me of these wonderful childhood memories! :)




After picking out our pumpkin, which was a beauty, if I do say so myself...hehe...it was time to start the pumpkin carving and put our artistic skills to the test! :)



Since our other friend who loves "Twilight" wasn't able to join us, we decided to do the vampire carving just for her, and I think it turned out pretty well! Can you see it?!?




One of the best parts of pumpkin carving is roasting pumpkin seeds, something my dad always did with the seeds growing up by adding a little salt, and to this day I still enjoy eating some after the pumpkin carving is done!



Pumpkin picking, carving and roasting sure works up quite an appetite! ;)

OK, so, not really, but we will pretend it does, and is why we decided to go to the Coral Cafe for some good, old, unhealthy grilled cheese comfort food...and it was delish! Plus, I really wanted some onion rings with ranch dressing on the side! :)




I would love to hear what you carved into your pumpkins and what fun pumpkin picking or pumpkin roasting memories or stories you have!

Oh yes, and my extraordinary parents always send me goodies every holiday and a cute card to go with it. This year they got me a super festive haunted house table runner and spooky centerpiece for future Halloween parties! :)



I'm such a lucky girl! :) Anywho, thanks for joining us on this little journey, and I hope you are all having a Happy November so far!

23 comments :

  1. seems like a fun weekend! i love roasting pumpkin seeds too - this year i put salt on them, plus coriander, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger... they taste delicious!

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  2. So much fun! The picking, the carving, the roasting & then the eating... what a great day! & I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that your parents send you goodies :)

    & Have I told you lately that you are just the loveliest? You are!

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  3. Mmmm pumkpin seeds are yummy! Loved the pics, looks like blast:-) Glad you guys had fun

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  4. Love the pics, looks like such a fun weekend!

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  5. i'm kicking myself for skipping all the pumkin stuff this year!!

    ps. your tinkerbell outfit was awesome!!

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  6. I definitely need to do that whole day next year. Can you believe it's been 2 years sans Jack o'Lantern for me? REALLY!?

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  7. I am your newest follower!

    I love love sweet potato fries and pumpkin patches are my favorite!!

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  8. I love getting pumpkins..Those are such a sweet photos:)
    Aww your parents are so sweeet for sending you those gifts:)
    Happy Monday,sweetie

    ps: thanks so much for the lovely commnet last week...Made my day:)

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  9. I love pumpkin seeds!! :)

    Just started following your blog :)

    g-bowsandpearls.blogspot.com

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  10. Yumm.. all those dishes look amazing. now, I'm starving, thanks ;)

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  11. You girls look adorbs and your pumpkin looks awesome!!

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  12. Thanks for the sweet comments!

    Your pumpkin photos are equally amazing and adorable :)

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  13. love the pumpkin pictures! I forgot to bring mine when we went to the pumpkin patch! I also love your carved pumpkin super creative!!

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  14. omg you are SOO cute! I am jealous because it was too rainy to go to the patch and i LOVED your costume!!

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  15. very fun! I love when kind strangers take a lot of pictures like that... you get all the good ones :) Looks like the day was beautiful for you and how kind of your parents to send you such awesome stuff!

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  16. Looks like so much fun! Those pumpkin seeds look better than the ones that I made!

    xo

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  17. Those pumpkins are huge! Nice job on the carving too :-) So sweet that your parents send you goodies!!!

    Happy November lady!

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  18. Looks like you had a great time! That grilled cheese looks amazing right now ... so hungry ...

    Call Me Ishmael

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  19. Woah, those pumpkins ARE huge! I get a couple little pumpkin for my room too :) It's the perfect way to get into the Halloween/fall spirit.
    Yum, pumpkin seeds are one of my favorite fall foods! Question for you though, do you just pop the whole seed in your mouth or do you split the shell with your teeth and only eat the inside? I'm curious because I had a huge arguement with my mom about which way is the "right" way to eat them. haha so I'm curious what you do. :)
    Side note, you need to try them with cinnamon sugar instead of salt sometime. They are delicious!

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  20. Yum I love roasted pumpkin seeds! Every year I lightly drizzle them with olive oil, salt and parmesan cheese and toast them until they're lightly golden brown-I wish I could find whole pumpkins in my area year round just to make the seeds!

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  21. so funn!!! uh i love fall and fall things! those pumpkins are huge! i love that stripped sweater...
    xx. alyssa

    http://macaroons-and-me.blogspot.com/

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  22. Love your pumpkin! it looks so cool!

    xoxo
    b

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  23. What a great Halloween! I love your sweater in the pumpkin patch pictures. And it's too sweet that your parents send you little presents on each of the holidays. I love it!

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