Weekending With Ryan

If you guessed that my pumpkin looked like this….

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…then you are right!  1,000 points to Nour!  She knows me well.  :)

After four weeks too long in between visits, Ryan and I were finally able to hang out again this past weekend!  Woohoo!!!

You know it’s gonna be a good weekend when your boyfriend surprises you by getting a head start on the trip, even if that means he had to skip a few classes… :o)

Sure enough, it was quite lovely!

What kind of fun did we have this time?  Well….

We carved punkins and baked the seeds.

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We used the recipe from Simply Recipes (see here.)

Step 1) Rinse and separate the seeds from the pumpkin guts.

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Step 2) Boil in salt water

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Step 3: Oil up the pan and heat up the oven

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Step 4: Pour seeds onto pan

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Step 5: Add secret ingredients if you’d like something extra.

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Step 6: Bake in the oven until they are golden!

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Step 7: Enjoy!

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Well, they were good… except for the fact that they were realllly chewy.  I’m not sure what happened.  Has anyone ever baked pumpkin seeds successfully?

I love the pumpkin I carved.  Yep, I carved it all by myself.  Ryan had a pumpkin to carve too, but he said “I’ll do it later.”  Mmhmm.

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So I can it can be OUR pumpkin.  It does say 214 after all.

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I love being cheesy.

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What??? It’s not October anymore??

Oh well!

I did another photo shoot of Ryan.  I can’t wait to show you the photos, but until I have time to edit, here is a preview!!!

We ate lots of good food, and took what seems to be a traditional trip to Panera with his Momma.

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He also helped me with a family photo shoot I already had scheduled.  It was really fun and it was the first time we had worked together on a shoot!  Maybe it can become a regular thing?!  :)  See the sneak peek.

And yes, we did stop on the road to take some pictures of ourselves during the sunset.  With matching jackets and all.

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He didn’t leave until after sunset on Sunday so hopefully his late night back in Indiana was worth it.  I loved the extra time with him!!!

I already can’t wait to go visit him in a couple weeks!

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