"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." John 14:18

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Record Breaking Weekend

Our church put on a huge event this weekend. We were going to break the guiness book record for the biggest pumpkin carving. We needed 956 people to break the record. We spent all day Saturday setting out a thousand pumpkins and carving the tops off of a thousand pumpkins.

A sea of pumpkins at Southfork Ranch
The kids running up and down the rows.
Taking a break
The Pastor (aka my husband) trying to look busy :)
The boys thought it would be fun to direct traffic. Cars were actually stopping...not a good idea.
Big hugs for NoahPumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins
Sweet girls!
A bunch of people carving pumpkins.
Noah was ready to go home at this point.
Rachel carving and carving and carving.....only 999 to go!

The day has finally arrived. At 9 am people began to arrive. We had pony rides, bounce houses, music, games and a petting zoo.
Oliver ready to carve his pumpkin.
Clayton carving all by himself. He was so into it.
Nonae helping Oliver
Erin, Olivia, and Scott
Our cute pumpkins
Emily, Jenni, and Macey
Clayton and Owen

Well, we did not break the record. We had about 400 people there. It was still a record breaking weekend for me. Carving probably 100 pumpkins myself---a record for me. Seeing over 1,000 pumpkins in a field waiting to be carved---record breaking. Seeing how our church pulled together to make this thing run so smoothly---record breaking. The way God provided such an amazing place for this event at the last minute----not record breaking, but incredible, amazing and such and answer to prayer.

We WILL break this record next year!!

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