Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Pumpkin Carvin' Pros

Oh hi there, Monday Tuesday. I'm late to the party, but better late than never, right? For the record, I had every intention of having a blog post up first thing Monday morning, but then I ended up struggling at life and <insert various excuses here>.

So on Saturday night, Justin and I dressed up like twins (accidentally) (oh hey there matching white t-shirts), and carved the crap out of some pumpkins.

Now let me just start by saying that I suck at carving. Like big time suckage. Like, I can't even carve a simple pumpkin face with circle eyes, triangle nose, and crooked chunky pumpkiny teeth. But, my boyfriend happens to be a master carver (I swear) and taught me a few things before we got started, and for the FIRST TIME in my life, I'm so freakin' proud of my pumpkin. I love it.                           

I wanted to carve something superman related since Justin and I have an on-going superman/batman battle and he was going to carve batman, so carving a pretty princess pumpkin just didn't seem fitting or appropriate. So I went balls to the wall and decided to do superman. Justin took this awful picture of me and my pumpkin before I got started.

I sat back and took one last look at this bad boy before I got started. I panicked a little and told Justin this was a bad life decision and this was going to be WAY too hard for my simpleton carving abilities.

This is my 'I'm very unsure about this life decision' face. I'm not dramatic about this at all. 
But, even though I was pretty unsure it was going to suck, I'm actually really happy with how mine turned out...

Justin's pumpkin was 10x more impressive than mine. He started with the joker. We had to look at it/test it out with a candle before he kept carving, and I think it looks awesome.

Then he went back to work an hour later he had BATMAN.

Then the final step was carving the bat symbol into the back of the pumpkin so that it would shine on the wall once it was lit, and I think it looks so good. Kudos to Justin for that idea.

And one last look of his pumpkin, a little closer..

So there we have it, our superhero (and villain) pumpkins.. we may or may not have bought two more pumpkins yesterday, so we may or may not carve some more super heroes and villains this week. Stay tuned.


Justin insisted on carving more pumpkins last night. I put a whole 15 minutes of effort into mine while he put about 2 hours into this bad boy.

This is my little baby Superman logo pumpkin.

Justin carved Venom on one side, and on the other side...

Wolverine (which I think looks AWESOME by the way).
I had no clue that Justin was such an amazing carver - I'm seriously blown away by his skills.
Just before we crawled into bed last night we lit all of the pumpkins and Amanda and I "oooh'd" and "ahhhh'd" over them.


Kim Matheson said...

That is awesome! Those turned out so great. Nicely done. :)

Victoria said...

the jack-o-lanterns are amazing!!! nice job!!!

Elizabeth Dietz said...

Those pumpkins are amazing! & the bat symbol in the back... Yeah never would have thought of that!

Lindsay Landgraf said...

THOSE PUMPKINS ARE INCREDIBLE and I like how dramatic pumpkin carving makes you. Do it some more.

Brandi said...

That is some bad ass pumpkin carving skills right there!

Jay T said...

So um when are you going to drop the bomb that Justin is not a real person and is actually a wizard? Because that's the only explanation for how he got those pumpkins to look like that.

Him & Me (But Mostly Me) said...

Your pumpkin looks amazing! Next year I'm going to try something like that!

The Rachael Way said...

One thing that really sucks about living abroad: can't carve pumpkins #woof

ensembledeux said...

So cool!

Kenzie Smith said...

Seriously though, those super hero themed pumpkins are freaking amazing. I love both Superman and Batman, so I am not help on that front.. but I will say that Justin carving the Batman logo on the back of his pumpkin so it would shine on the wall is brilliant!