Pumpkin Carving Contest

Tonight is the first annual Cottage and Apartments Pumpkin Carving Contest.

I’m pretty excited about it.

Pumpkin carving is one of those weird holiday traditions that most people do every year with their family. But then you go to college and a lot of little traditions like that get disrupted. This year, though, my little housemate family got together to carve a pumpkin for this contest.

Since this is college, it wasn’t the whole family getting together all at once to create our pumpkin, but working with everyone’s schedules we gradually made it happen.

Two of my housemates find scooping out the pumpkin guts to be the best part of the pumpkin carving experience. So, when they were both home after 9:00 last night, they got together to empty our pumpkin and bake the seeds.

My roommate and I designed (AKA scrolled through Pinterest for inspiration) and carved our pumpkin. The little ghost emoji turned out pretty cute and now we get to see how well it fairs in the competition!

College changes life on many different levels, but experiencing what new traditions and memories come about because of those changes is always fun.

Thanks for reading,
Erin

Published by Erin Hoolahan

Hi! My name is Erin Hoolahan and I am a Sophomore at Hope College. I am from Wexford, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Pittsburgh) and intend to double major in Classics and either English or Communications during my time here at Hope. I love to bake, play guitar and am involved in Ultimate Frisbee and Silent Praise. I am extremely excited about sharing my insights on life at Hope! Thanks for reading. :)

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