Let me quickly back track to last weekend. People asked about the surprise for boyfriend - I bought one of those half price deals (I talked about the deals a bit yesterday) for a winery tour many months ago with the intent of going in the Fall (the place is located right outside of Taylors Falls, MN and Taylors Falls is on the river and tends to be pretty amazing for fall colors.
Once Steve had a date set to have his wisdom teeth out, I went ahead and booked our tour for a couple weeks after, the 23rd. I also thought.. well, as long as we're up there, maybe we should stay the night and make a big deal of it. So I started looking up Bed & Breakfasts in the area. I happened across a few different places but really liked The Old Jail B&B. They have private rooms; each with a private entrance, private bath, AND (huge bonus) kitchenettes!! I decided this was the place I wanted - it's much easier for me to justify spending xx dollars on this room if we won't have to spend xx dollars to eat our meals out. I went back and forth with the rooms but decided The Cave Suite was what I wanted.
Anyhow - this place was great! I was able to make a nice skillet meal for Steve and myself and we enjoyed the bottle of wine we got from our winery tour. We also watched Friday the 13th part 8: Jason takes Manhattan - I'd rather not talk about that because it was lame!
The best part of the room:
Now - on to last night - Steve and I went over to a girlfriends house to carve our pumpkins. Last year we carved them together, just the 2 of us, and this year we had a date set to do it and it just so happened that some girlfriends had the same date set - so we all got together. It was a blast!
I feel inferior to Steve when it comes to carving pumpkins... last year I had one of those patterns to use, but it was too big for my little pumpkin, so Steve freehanded it on for me, then I carved it.
Here are last years pumpkins:
mine is left, Steve's is right
This year, I asked him to draw me a face to carve again, and because he is head over heels in love with me, he obliged. This years pumpkins (not lit up, hopefully I'll light them tonight and snap a shot or two):
again, mine is left, Steve's is rightAren't they great?!!?