In years past, we had a tradition of carving jack o’lanterns for Halloween (you can see some of them in previous posts). When we debated whether or not we would carve them this year, we realized that the last time we actually did jack o’lanterns was in 2020. Three years ago! It was time to revive the tradition.Continue reading “This Is Halloween 2023: The Jacks Are Back!”
One of our Halloween traditions is pumpkin-carving, but the last couple of years saw us digging deep to find the desire to do it. Last year, in fact, we didn’t carve any. This year, though, we realized that it doesn’t feel much like Halloween without some jack o’ lanterns…so carve we did.Continue reading “This Is Halloween 2020: Are Scary Pumpkins Even Needed?”
It’s Halloween, traditionally a day filled with costumes and candy. Since we moved to a rural area, we no longer have kids ringing our doorbell, but we’ve kept the spirit of Halloween in our hearts (and in past years, even a hopeful bowl of candy…just in case). This year, though, there’s just one package of Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups for any intrepid trick-or-treater that knocks at the door…and I’ve been looking for a more meaningful reason to celebrate the day.
It’s the jack o’lantern and candy time of year! Carefully selected, two large pumpkins sat on the stone floor in the basement, patiently waiting for their transformation. It had been too warm to put them out early, so we got down to the wire with the carving…but ‘better late than never’, right?