Sunday, November 22, 2009

Shawn's "Extreme" Weekend

Shawn has been working for MidSouth Irrigation and Landscaping for nearly 6 years now, and we have been really blessed by that company and the owner and his wife. The company celebrated its 10th anniversary this past Sunday, and they celebrated in a very unique and memorable way.

ABC's "Extreme Homemakover" was in the Triad last week, and Midsouth had the opportunity to contribute to the building of the home and landscape by working ALL day last Sunday (seriously, they were on site at 7 am, and Shawn got home at 12:30 a.m. the next morning). It was a long day for them, but one I think they will all remember.

Shawn and his office co-worker, Peggy, took tons of pictures, and I did my best to find the ones that most represented their experience.

The Midsouth Extreme team - Bryan and his wife Tina are the two in the middle, red and white hard hats.

These first few pictures give you an idea as to what the house looked like the morning they arrived on site. Still lots of building to do and no landscaping done yet.

Shawn with his back to the camera, holding the landscaping plan in his hand.

By the time they all left on Sunday night, they had completely landscaped the house, but for two small beds on the far ends of the property. But it was too dark for pictures.
Luckily, Peggy was able to talk Shawn into going back for the big house reveal on Tuesday. Shawn wasn't initially very excited about it, thinking that they would be in the back of a HUGE (and it was huge, like 4,000 people) crowd, but the volunteers were grouped in a separate location, so they were actually able to see quite a bit.

There's Ty!
One of the designers, Paul DiMeo

Shawn, Peggy, and Paul.

This isn't a great picture, but I wanted to include it. This is the family in the middle with Ty right at the moment the bus pulled away and they saw their house for the very first time. You can read about their story here.

The family running into the house. Look at that landscaping!!

The finished house!

It was a crazy few days for everyone, but I am so happy that Shawn was able to be a part of it all, and proud of all the hard work he and the other members of MidSouth were able to contribute to a very deserving family.
Oh, and don't forget to look for them on TV when it airs in February!


The Fab 4 said...

Wow, this is such a cool experience for Shawn and his company! I'm sure he'll never forget it.

My only criticism is that the zoom on the camera didn't get closer to TY. Holy mole, he's so stinking cute! Need I bring up "the plane"? :)

Rachel said...

Yeah I'm so glad Shawn got to be a part. What a neat experience. The landscaping looked great.

I agree with Merica about a closer view of Ty.