Tuesday, October 30, 2018

It's Pumpkin Time Again

I almost forgot to do a pumpkin post this year. We put six of mom's pumpkins out last week. The neighborhood children came over immediately :-) I love that my brought children so much joy on Halloween. 

Also, the two winners of the cookbook are listed at the bottom of this post. 

Our Xavier went on a pumpkin hayride a couple weeks ago, he will be three in March.
  If you've been following my blog for a while, you may recall that Mom loved carving pumpkins and she carved at least 125 pumpkins over a ten year period. I previously did a post on her pumpkins explaining that Mom used the "carvable" foam pumpkins and Pumpkin Masters patterns. After she finished carving the pumpkin, she traced around a quarter coin on the bottom back of the pumpkin and cut a hole for the light. The trick or treaters and neighbors looked forward to the display each year. Our local TV station also featured them. After mom passed away, we distributed the pumpkins to family members. Our "pumpkin lady" left us with wonderful pumpkin memories, and Halloween will always be a fun time for our family.  

Each year I show you mom's pumpkins..she was the master :-)

"When you do it with heart, that's art!"
The cookbook winners from my last post

Bev Sunderman
Emily from The French Hutch

Thanks for stopping by!
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. Love the pumpkins! Happy Halloween Debbie-have fun:@)

  2. Love your pumpkins, even with a light hand. Xavier has the biggest eyes and he is SO cute! Happy Halloween, Debbie. Ours was last night.

  3. ♥♥♥
    Beautiful boy.
    And I'll never forget your mom's pumpkins.

  4. Congrats to the winners! Love this pumpkin post. What a cutie!!! Xavier has the most beautiful eyes!

  5. Your front porch is so welcoming. It should be on the cover of a magazine! Xavier is so cute, Debbie, and I can't believe he's going on three! Seeing your dear Mom's pumpkins always brings a smile to my face. Happy Halloween! 🎃

  6. Dear Deb, Your little Xavier is just so adorable and growing so fast! Yes, your mom’s pumpkins are definitely works of art. Such an amazing collection from your mom for your family to enjoy. Wow, I am so excited to be one of your cookbook winners! Thank you Deb......

  7. I want a little Xavier in my life! He is so adorable, Debbie! Your front porch is full of fall goodness. I love it! Wish I were ringing that doorbell for a visit. Always a treat to see your mom's artistic work on the pumpkins. She did an amazing job on each of these. I'm glad you and your family member appreciate her creative work and continue to honor her talents with display her carved pumpkins. Happy! Halloween

  8. I just love your mom's pumpkins! I wish I had been smart enought to do mine in the foam pumpkins. One year someone gave hubby and me ones of our silhouettes, of course they were real pumpkins too. What a lovely thing to have to remember her by.

  9. Debbie, these are absolutely amazing!! Your mom certainly knew how to add fun to the neighborhood families' Halloween, didn't she? I'm glad that her family can continue to share her creations every October.

    Your grandson is such a cutie! Happy Halloween and have a great week!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  10. Your front door is so cheerful, Debbie! Is that a half pumpkin handing from your door? Xavier just keeps getting cuter and cuter ♥ I love that you show your mom's wonderful collection of carved pumpkins each year. She was an artist!


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