Saturday, January 30, 2010

Extreme FUN!!

Well I was up and out the door @ 5:00 am riding with The Saplins because it was snowing and yucky. I arrived @ check in and they gave me my volunteer shirt. Yes...XL was the only size they had because they make you wear it over your coat. So please excuse how I look like the blueberry girl on Willy Wonka...:)
I have always wanted to help on something like this since we went to Louisiana to help rebuild homes after Katrina. On Sunday nights we watch America's Funniest Video and then Extreme Home Makeover. It's a great show with the purpose of changing a families life for the better.
When we first got there they didn't have much for us to do..but then we got into the action. This is probably going to be one of the longest post ever with all the pics...so be WARNED!! We hope to help frame the house today, but due to weather they didn't pour the concrete until later. No I didn't get to meet Ty today...maybe tomorrow...but I did get to meet one or two of the others...:)
This is De and I on the shuttle.
Me at the construction site
VIP tent
Me working hard...Getting a Free massage!!
Ok really...I did work..
Funniest pic...that's Paulee in the black vest with orange sleeves...I wanted a pic with him...so while we were serving my new fun friend Andye did this..
But then...thanks to Dwayne...I got this!!
Kris and Stacy
Ty made this snowman before they tore down the house...it has stayed thru it all!
Kim and Wayne
Yes...I helped carry all this pop and water in!
Matt came to pick me up...our hard hat pic!!
Our Football teams verse and all the boys names on it hanging on the gate there, Jaden loved that his name is on it!
I snuck over and took pics of the work tents..
These trailers are lined up in the neighborhood...yes...those neighbors are well take care of so don't worry!!
Matt got to get dirty and help with the slab close up! He loved it!
Matt was right by Paige while I was in serving...I did come out and see her but didn't get a pic with her...bummer
Security is everywhere!
So it was a fun day! I actually loved all of it! We cleaned and served food...and just basically did any job they asked us to do. Got to see lots of people and met some really cool new ones. We are going back tomorrow for the Make a Wish kids time. I think it will be very special to see all those kids...mine are going also. I could totally see myself working on something like this on a regular basis. I pray that this family is so blessed by all of this. It was out of my box to go without Matt, but it was so good for me to do it even though I did talk him into coming because I needed a ride home. He is so good to me!



5 comments:

  1. I am so jealous!!!! I signed up but didn't get chosen so enjoy for me.
    Missy Houser

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  2. Steph Edmonds-PattonJanuary 31, 2010 at 5:31 AM

    What a blessing to be there. I love the show and what everyone does for these familys in need. I think it is wonderful you are involved. I would love to be there, always have.Enjoy!
    Thank you for sharing, you did a great job!
    God Bless!

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  3. Awesome Steph! Something I'd love to do, bnut it'd have to be a much warmer day;) Love the pics and I'm certain the family will be blessed.

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  4. Oh my word, I am so excited for you!! That is awesome!! Tell us when the show is on and I will be sure to watch it! How much fun!

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  5. That is so awesome! They just did one right by my house and I didn't get chosen either. They had too many volunteers already signed up ready to go. I am just thankful they had so many willing hands and feet.
    What a fun experience for you! I know it was an amazing time.

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