Happy Halloween

Photo by {Blue Eyed Yonder}

We carved a pumpkin on our first date.

He called, “Hey, I picked up a pumpkin. Want me to bring it over and we can carve it?” Man, he had no idea what a sucker I was for Halloween. That’s the night two study buddies hung out with no books involved. We carved the most awesome pumpkin. Ever. (Ok, he basically carved it while I yapped away and marveled at how intricate he was getting with the details.) He carved a headless butler, it was unbelievable. I’d give anything if we had a picture of that first pumpkin.

Little did I know, eight years later we would still be carving pumpkins together. I know everyone likes the tradition of carving pumpkins at Halloween, but I guess for us it’s a little more than that. Just a little reminder of who we were: two young college kids, staying up late working on projects, cramming together for tests, sitting together in my little apartment studying Structures over a plate of brownies.

Every time I see the glow of a jack-o-lantern I think back to that night. Each year we look forward to the pumpkin. We decide on a design together and Mr. BEY works his magic in the details. Once he’s close to being finished, he won’t let me peek. Then, he’ll turn off all the lights and light the candle inside for the “reveal”. We just sit there and watch the flame flicker for just a bit. A special moment shared together each Halloween.

Here’s to many more pumpkins, Mr. Blue Eyed Yonder. Happy Halloween everyone!

Posted 10/31/11, Topic: Blog

  • 1 Funky Woman
    November 17, 2011 at 9:27 am |

    Halloween is my all time favorite holiday! How wonderful to see a lit up pumpkin and think of that special night! I love Jack! I have an awesome piece of art with him on it!


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