Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!  It’s been a very busy week in our household with Greg’s school life taking over and my overwhelming need to finish our honeymoon album in time to use a 25 percent off coupon.  Not to mention getting excited for Greg running the New York City Marathon on Sunday.

Side note: We went with Blurb (designed the book in Lightroom) because they give us an option to turn the book into an eBook which we love.  The eBook allows us to share it with family and friends who have an iPad. 

But even with all the craziness we managed to find time to carve our pumpkins.  On Friday I posted a few tips and tricks, Greg of course carved a pumpkin of Hazel but I went all power tools and decided to drill a pattern in the pumpkin with various size bits.



Boy, do I recommend using the drill to carve your pumpkins.  If you do, here are a few tips–


  • Do it outside because pumpkin squiggles will fly allover your kitchen.  As much as the dog loves pumpkin, she doesn’t want to that much off the floor.
  • The thicker your pumpkin, the bigger your holes have to be.  I went and did some tiny holes which did not register very well in the picture even with two candles.
  • Toothpicks are great for cleaning out the drill.  Your are going to have pumpkin bits in your drill head, I suggest trying to scrape some of them out with a toothpick each time you change the drill bit.
  • Have fun!

As you all know, we love our Halloween costumed races.  This year was no different– I rocked two of them and place at both with the same duo costume– wine and cheese.


It’s amazing what you can do with some felt and packing tape (cheese) or some cardboard, printer paper, and packing tape (wine).  I should also mention the wine box is fully functioning.  We had a backpack with the wine from the box of wine inside it.

Even my dad wanted to get in on the Halloween fun at a local 4 mile race he was volunteering at. So I did his makeup before the race–


Hazel didn’t want to be costumed up, she just wanted to wear my medal.


Happy Halloween!


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