Pumpkin Picking!

When you think about pumpkins you may think about Jack O’ Lanterns and pie, but pumpkins are more than just that. Going out to a pumpkin patch to pick pumpkins is a fun filled rite of the fall season. Whether you pick your pumpkin from a field or a roadside stand, finding the perfect pumpkin is such an exciting annual tradition. 

Over the weekend, Matt and I ventured out into the crisp autumn air to hunt for our perfect pumpkin. While some families pick their pumpkin rather decisively, we had very specific expectations and took our time, sorting through all the choices with rapt attention and care {carefully chosen pumpkins last longer, look nicer, and taste better}.

Here are the pumpkins we took home:

It has only been two years since Matt and I shared our first pumpkin season together. This picture brings back such special memories!

However, this year we chose not to dig inside the pumpkin shell and navigate through goo to scrape out seeds. Instead, we decided to paint our pumpkin!

A healthy, uncarved pumpkin can last through Thanksgiving and beyond.

 Happy Pumpkin Picking Y’all!



  1. Katrina Hutchins
    October 3, 2011 / 1:04 pm

    You are the cutest.

  2. April of A. Liz Adventures
    October 3, 2011 / 1:38 pm

    You guys are precious – I think we are just getting our pumpkin from the Teet! 🙂 HAHA! I do love your idea of painting the pumpkin rather than carving it – I think I may go the same route.

  3. May
    October 3, 2011 / 2:27 pm

    Love the idea!

  4. Lauren
    October 3, 2011 / 7:28 pm

    Such a great idea. I can't wait to carve / paint pumpkins this year! Another idea I saw somewhere was to get black lace from a fabric store and wrap the pumpkin in that, tying the top (where the stem is) with a ribbon or something. It was really cute. http://www.laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

  5. Nicole-Lynn
    October 10, 2011 / 6:34 pm

    Cute! I especially love your monogram one. I love anything with a monogram and i've seen a lot of cute ideas on Pinterest! I'm looking forward to going to the pumpkin patch this coming weekend!

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