Well.... Matt won! Matt carved #1 with the guts and staples and I carved #2 with the dragon looking smile and partially carved eyes.
Thank you all for taking the time to place your votes, it was exciting to see who was going to win... up until the point I realized it wasn't going to be me!
BUT... we had a great Halloween anyway. Some great friends of ours came over for dinner-- flank steak and twice baked potatoes, yum! Then we passed out candy to about 20 kids, which was a great turn out for a soggy night of trick or treating. All and all, a pretty nice weekend.
Now that Halloween has officially come and gone, we can prepare ourselves for Thanksgiving, but we must not mention Christmas (or anything having to do with Christmas) until after Thanksgiving... there IS a natural order we must stick to.
ps. talking about the baby is not included in the "anything having to do with Christmas" clause.