Sunday, October 21, 2012

It's Almost Halloween!!!

I can't believe how close it is to Halloween! Well, this weekend we were especially reminded up in Portland, that Halloween is just around the corner. We had a fun time visiting with Aunt Tricia, Uncle Jeff and the kiddos! It was so nice that we stayed an extra night (Thanks guys!).
Before we hit our awesome weekend in Portland, we went out with Emily's cohort that she takes classes with for dinner one night. It was really fun to get to know some of the people she's studying with and it was also really awesome to find a new yummy Indian food restaurant. 
Food was one of the main happy events of the weekend. One of the dishes, bug jello. I soon found out that it is a traditional dish of the Halloween season. It was super fun to slurp the jello off of the bugs inside. Yum!

We were really excited to be eating...

So the Jensen family makes a meal in a pumpkin each year as one of their traditions. Inside this year's pumpkin was a casserole type dish with ground beef, rice, and some other yummy stuff.

Jello bats... grape flavor... yum...

Dessert... Pumpkin awesomeness is what I call it (I don't remember the real name).

Emily carved a pumpkin with Kirsten. You can see the picture on the counter there of Cinderella's carriage.

The final product... They did a really good job especially for working on it in the wee hours of the night. We took some pictures with candles in them and the lights off, but they didn't turn out too well, so this will just have to suffice.

We played some different board games like checkers and Battleship. Here we were having a pillow fight. So much fun!
We have loved it here in Oregon so far, and I just want to say that it is so beautiful with the leaves changing color. I hope we continue to enjoy it as the rainy season starts to take over. :S

Just beautiful!
I'm glad we got to have so much fun this weekend. It really helps when we have so much with school and work going on during the other times of the week. I hope that you all have an amazing week! More to come on Halloween stuff next week. Much love!

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