Ghosties and Goblins

I did a little creative carving the other night. It was a perfect night to start carving pumpkins. The night air was cold and crisp. The winds were gusting at 40 mph. We were watching “Turistas” (a great scary movie if you have the stomach for it). One might have thought it was Halloween had the date been the 31st and not the 28th.




Pumpkin Patch

With Shawn home on Fridays we were able to attend the Lombardi Ranch Pumpkin Festival without having to brave the elbow to elbow crowds that flock on the weekend. It was a nice day for picking pumpkins. Unfortunately it was also a bad parenting day, weekend I should say. Jem is going through those wonky hormones mixed with ADD and ODD. But I count my blessings anyway. As frustrated as I was, as exhausted as I was, as bad as I wanted to throw my hands up and give up, we made a weekend out of what we could.


{We bought a few gourds for decoration. But when we got home and I really studied it, I asked Shawn, “What was God thinking when he created this thing? Really?” They are just one of the oddest creations.}


{Beautiful colors. Now I know why they call them Indian Corn. Beautiful Indian Summer colors.}


{Fields and fields, and a few more fields, of this shocking orange colored pumpkins. We saw quite a few green pumpkins too.}


{All the kids climbing in, out, and on top of this big pumpkin reminded me of when I was in kindergarten. We had a huge pumpkin that we’d like to play in, especially on a rainy day.}


{We told Scout this was where she would be if she wasn’t a good girl. And then she let out a sinister giggle.}


{Looking for the perfect stem on a pumpkin.}


{Stopping for a bried moment to hang out with Daddy.}


{Sitting down. For a split second.}


{Making creepy crawlies to decorate the house with.}


{A unique piece of artwork.}


{How I make use out of some construction paper, a ghost cookie cutter, some embroidery floss, and a Sharpie pen.}

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to all the little ghosts and goblins out there!

This was the pumpkin that I carved last night. He’s a devilish goblin.


Friday Fill In

1. My favorite food seasoning is salt.
2. Peace and quiet is music to my ears.
3. Lucky is the person that breaks the mold of being normal.
4. My Blythe obsession is something I take very seriously.
5. Many people have high expectations.
6. Thread and quilt batting was the last thing I bought at the store.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to taking the kids Trick or Treating, tomorrow my plans include spending time with Shawn and Sunday, I want to get my nails done and donate my hair to Locks of Love!