Thursday, September 11, 2008

Move That Bus!!!

As mentioned yesterday, I was able to go to the taping of the BIG reveal for the Extreme Makeover Home Edition here in St. Louis. It was an AMAZING experience. The house is beautiful, and surprisingly quite modest. This is the smallest lot the show has ever worked with, and the family wanted to make sure their house "fit in" to the neighborhood, so they requested that they not build any taller than the other homes in the neighborhood, but I assure you that house is DEEP. It goes all the way to the back of the lot. I love the house, and I knew my blog friends would too.

I just want to mention that this is such a positive community experience. Every volunteer I spoke with really cared for this family (they have two special needs children). What an amazing example of what it means to have a servant's heart. Did I mention I love this show? Moving on.

Warning!! Lots of pictures to follow, but I thought you guys would enjoy!! So here goes...

There were signs everywhere....


Members of the design team came out to say hello. The guy in blue shirt is the one with an accent....


The house and the crowd....

More of the house. I LOVE the colors, the columns, the stone, there were even beautiful stained glass windows....

The local school, where the family's daughter attends, paraded down the streets with signs and balloons. This is where I started crying...

These kids were SO excited....

Designer Paige, complete with her pink tool belt...

Oh, you may know this guy, he came over to personally say Hi to me. Well, ok, maybe not but still. He was CLOSE....

The family pulls up in their limo....

Ty talking to the family before the big reveal....

Welcome home Martinez family!!!!


I tried to MOVE THAT BUS. It wouldn't budge. No need to focus on my god-given (ugh) hips, but check out the weird bendiness my finger is up to!! What is with that? It's like some sort of elf-finger or something.


Tomorrow, a fun gift wrapping project, and an AWARD from one of my favorite bloggers...ever!!!

Come back and see me!
~Kara

12 comments:

Chris said...

How cool to be a part of that! Uhhh...your finger. It scares me.

mollyandmarshal said...

That's awesome! They came to Charlotte recently, too! I love that show and it makes me cry every time I watch it.

duchess said...

What a great experience. Thanks for sharing all the pictures - wish we could see inside.

Weeksie50 said...

Oh how fun!
Is Ty loud and crazy like he is on T.V.?

Becky

Layla said...

I wish I could have been there with you girl!!
What a PERFECT house. I'll have to watch for that episode to air. DYING to see the inside!

Layla
:-)
The Lettered Cottage

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

That sounds like SO much fun! I would have bawled!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I get kinda emotional when I watch.....puts me through the wringer...lol. That is soo cool you got to be there. HEYYYY I covet your pear. too cute. cherry

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

How fun that must have been! And look how cute you are in the pic. Must have been a blast.

Heather Weisse Walsh said...

So fun!!! Thanks so much for the pictures! :)

meg duerksen said...

you are so lucky!

i would love to see all that!
wow. i could practically hear it while i was reading MOVE THAT BUS!
i haven't seen that show for a long time i should start tivo-ing it again.

your blog is fun.
kenny chesney? i said you were lucky. i think we need to hang out. ty pennington and kenny? you know all the right people. :)

Lisa said...

I live in St. Lou too! I heard about this but didnt get over there to watch darn it!! Im going to add ya to my blog girl...we "Lou" gals gotta stick together! Great blog!!

Lisa

Kimba said...

How fun that you got to be a part of that! That show makes me cry every time.