Saturday, August 01, 2009

Extreme Home Makeover...

Things are back to normal once again here in my hometown after a week of Extreme Makeover Home Edition being here to give a very deserving family a new home. It has been one of the neatest experiences seeing our community coming together in support of this family. I am very proud to call Beavercreek, Ohio my home. 

Many local businesses and churches were involved in supporting this huge effort. Our church (where my husband is on staff) was even used for the interviews with Ty and his crew, as well as the family. We had the privilege of meeting, Andrew, who is one of the locations managers. He gave our family passes to use for the week so that we could walk around the set and pretty much get a front row seat of everything that took place. This was such an extraordinary experience... one that we will always remember.

Here are just a few highlights from the week...

Day 1 - Demolition Day and Ty coming in with his crew...

Sam and Ben enjoyed watching all the heavy construction throughout the week...

My friend Carrie...

The house is coming along...

The day before "The Reveal", Kelli Pickler (who also a part of the makeover) had a concert in front of the house... 

I think the concert was Jessica's favorite part of the week...

The evening before the family comes home...

Welcome Home Terpenning Family...

photo from Dayton Daily News


  1. Can't wait to see it when it airs! Keep us updated! What a great opportunity to be a part of, and how great that it was all before Jessica leaves! I know she would have been bummed if she missed out on Kelli!!! Miss you guys!!

  2. So sweet for this family. I don't even know them..and I cry looking at how excited they are to see their new house. How precious!
    I can't wait to see this episode.

    And what a fun experience for your family. Cherished memories for sure!

  3. What an amazing way to be the hands and feet of Jesus...I'm sure this is an experience your family/church/town will not soon forget!!!

    Thinking about you friend!! :-)

  4. What a small world! I live near the Jeffersonville outlet mall. Our Pediatrician is in Beavercreek!

  5. How fun that you got to see the whole thing and be a part of it. Can't wait to see the show and get to know the family a bit better.

  6. What an incredible thing to experience for you and your family! Really looking forward to seeing that episode.

    I haven't been blogging much this summer, but I remember your daughter Jessica graduated in May. Just want you to know I'm praying for you as your baby girl prepares to leave the nest. Having walked that journey two years ago, my heart is tender toward Moms like you.


  7. Many hand make light work! What an amazing experience! I absolutely loved the last photo.. the expressions on the faces of the family... a priceless gift!

    I will be watchingor it to air!!!!

  8. How great to have been part of such an amazing blessing! I love that show and what it does for so many families!

  9. What a great experience! I'm glad you guys got to be a part of it. I'm sure it was even more special knowing the family that was being blessed.


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