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My hubby, Brian, took me to the pumpkin patch today.  Believe it or not, it was my first time ever at the pumpkin patch!  We actually went to a couple of places.  The first place we went to was down by our house, we just followed the pumpkin signs.  The place wasn’t too big and it didn’t seem like they had alot ot choose from.  We got out and walked around and even got a wheelbarrow and wheeled it over to the pumpkin patch.  It didn’t take us long to decide to leave…besides, the pumpkins were selling for 50 cents a pound!  It was even cheaper at Safeway!  So we decided to go to the one down in Auburn.  We pass by it everyday on the way to work and that place is huge!  I swear there were about a million pumpkins there!  It was pretty busy and by the time we found a parking spot, we were ready to go!  So we strolled around a bit and picked up a few pumpkins.  Brian got a ginormous one, I swear it was like 50lbs!  Oh and this place is cheaper, a quarter per pound!

Brian wheels it to the weigh station and went to the cashier to pay.  As I was walking over I see a bin full of butternut squashes!  I was excited because I’ve been wanting to make butternut squash soup and they were cheap here, 2 for $3.  So I comb through the batch and found two giant squashes!  We head to the car to load up the pumpkins and are on our way home to carve them!

We had gone online to find some free patterns and I found a doxie!  Brian did a character from The Family Guy, Brian the dog, one of his favorite shows.  We laid out the plastic garbage bag on the table and started gutting the pumpkins.  It took us about 3 hours to finish it all up and here is our creation!


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