Sunday, November 04, 2007

2nd Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest '07

I doubt many of you remember last year's contest, but no worries. Rest assured, it took place. And now, bless all our good fortunes, it's come around again. Last week we had the McGhie's 2nd Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest. Year one featured hanging bats, haunted houses, spiders, men in mirrors and the never-forgotten Curious George pumpkin.

Year two everyone decided to take it to the next level. In our earlier post of the Big Red Barn, Steff alluded to the fact that it was a fun night out with some good friends at a pumpkin patch. Mostly true. Mostly it was a trip to find the perfect pumpkin for the 2nd Annual... and it worked. So, let's not fool ourselves folks. We found el pumpkinos supremo. And it was game on for the competition... and the McGhie's were bringin' it.
Everyone got right into it, some having a bit more fun than others. We carved, dug, gutted and even hacked. I'm talking serious blood sweat and tears.... figuratively of course. In the end, everyone came out with pumpkins to be proud of. From left to right, we had an alien being (Brian) sucked up by his UFO, Napolean Dynamite (Matt), the headless horseman (Liz), two-face phantom of the opera clown man thing (sorry Kyle), a bat (Melissa), and creature reacher (Steff).

At the end of the competition, we couldn't really determine a winner, as is mostly the case. We all had a good time and came out with some pretty awesome pumpkins to show off for the neighbors.

Next year, we're going to get serious... again. You all just wait. You'll see...

Here are close-ups of our pumpkins in case anyone cares (as I look down dejectedly and kick a pebble with my shoe)...

Steff's Creature Reacher

Matt's Napolean Dynamite



d/b/c/m said...

holy crap matt! i didn't know you were such an artist. tres bien! love steff's, too.

you guys should open a pumpkin carving studio.

Mike and Adrianne said...

I'm totally jealous we can't come to your parties anymore! I would move back to Utah just for your parties. Ok, no I wouldn't but we had fun times. Your pumpkins look awesome. Did you practice for a long time?

Lisa said...

I'm really impressed, those are some NICE pumpkins! You guys are serious carvers. By the way Steff, are those the green paint samples on the wall that you were telling me and Katie about? :)

Melissa said...

yeah yeah for the 2nd Annual PCC! No mention of the chili? Yummers.
Thanks for being such great hosts.