Sunday, October 26, 2008

A Better Week

It's been a good week - I've stuck to my resolutions, for the most part, and feel a little more balanced. My goals this week? To keep it up - it's easy to stick to goals for a week, much harder to do it for a few months. We'll see how it goes.

After a good week, I was pretty happy to be looking forward to a fun and busy weekend. Friday night was a Halloween Dance, where I got to dress up and spend the night dancing and dancing and dancing some more - we had an absolute blast!

However, the highlight of the weekend was the Pumpkin Carving Party I attended on Saturday. This was my first time carving a pumpkin but most of those at the party were seasoned vets and had planned some pretty elaborate carvings! The host of the party is an old friend of mine who has won numerous national competitions - he really is one of the most talented and detailed person I know - the picture below is of his pumpkin that won nationals last year. The details are unbelieveable!

I chose a pattern of a haunted house that I had seen in a book - ironically, this was the exact same pattern that Doug had created to win the competition last year! If you look at the picture of his winning pumpkin, you will notice a haunted house on the upper right corner. That was my pattern - the picture below is my carving - I didn't do half as good of a job as him!

The real highlight of the night was a multi-media light show, featuring all of the pumpkins that were carved that night and music composed and performed by Doug as well (yeah, I said he was talented). Doug had built a huge stand to display all of the pumpkins. I'm not even going to try to describe it - below is a short clip from the show so you can see if for yourself (my pumpkin is on the top).

I didn't win the competition, my friend Glenn took the top prize with a thanksgiving theme (pic below). But I certainly had a great time, pumpkin seeds and all.

I'm already planning for next year - maybe an adventure race theme is in order?

1 comment:

ChoosingJoy said...

WOW! I am so impressed with the pumpkins...those are amazing...Glen's is VERY cool! I don't think I would ever have the patience and attention to detail to produce anything like those!