On Friday the team got into the Halloween spirit for our first pumpkin carving competition! It’s one of my favorite traditions, but my carving skills have rarely exceeded three triangles and a gap tooth smile, so I was given the very tough job of judge. It was a tough call, but the winning pumpkin went to Ashley for her Day of the Dead inspired carving.

Winner! Now, someone get this sugar skull a margarita!

Sugar Skull Pumpkin

Second place went to The Mighty Oak by Nigel Smith

Mighty oak pumpkin

Say hello to Jack from A Nightmare Before Christmas!

Jack pumpkin

Big Pat and I are kindred spirits when it comes to carving pumpkins.

Big Pat Pumpkin

This pumpkin is furious. Just like Mike when he realized he might have to touch pumpkin guts.

Furious Pumpkin