Jayme started working on our blog tonight but then lost everything right before he had to go home teaching. I figured that it was about time that my side of our story got told. In the past I have really enjoyed carving pumpkins, cut a hole in the top, get most of the guts out, chop out a few shapes that oddly resembles a face and put a candle in it. That is all I thought there was to it...until I got married. My first "real" pumpkin carving experience almost left me in tears. I tried to find the joy in making dots all over my pumpkin and then trying desperately to cut on those dots to make some sort of "cool" picture. Well, in my inexperience I had to redo my entire project because I cut too much of a angle and there were only slits on the inside of my pumpkin. The next year I got so frustrated (and so many blisters) that Jayme finished my pumpkin for me. This year I decided to go back to the old way of doing things but then gave into the peer pressure and tried a "real" design once more. I don't know if it was because it was an easier design, or if the pumpkin was thinner, or because I was more experienced, but I actually managed to finish a pumpkin all by myself. Jayme had a bit harder of a time. His pumpkin was really thick and his wizard design, while much cooler than mine, was also much more difficult. In the end we both finished and I have survived another pumpkin carving experience.
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