Friday, October 31, 2008

Extreme Make Over Part 2

Well Monday was CRAZY busy at the Extreme Make-Over house. With deadline looming everyone was running around crazy! But the difference in the house from when we left on Friday and came back on Monday was insane! The house was up, the window was in (must have solved that problem), the floors were done, the rooms had paint and wall paper, the bathrooms were complete, the kitchen was done and the laundry room was to die for! I basically just cleaned the floors for about 3 hours and then we were hustled into the basement so they could film upstairs. We worked for a bit on the 2 bedrooms in the basement, but then stopped and realized they probably forgot about us as we had been in the basement for about another hour! We heard the crowd outside cheering, so we went upstairs to see them filming the "unload the furniture" scene. We snuck out the backdoor and went down to the food tent for some dinner. When we came back to the house we were turned away (by some very cranky designer assistant) and told to come back to clean in about an hour. Well that was at 7 and our shift was done at 8, so we left. We never got to see Ty ;( But this house is amazing! We did see Michael again, (he seemed cranky) We saw Ed again, and this other chick designer that I do not know. Pauli was there, on his cell phone or what we thought was Pauli...but turned out to be a producer of the am so happy that I was able to take part in this and to have a chance to see a behind the scenes of this show that our family loves to watch!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Extreme Make Over Home Edition....

Sorry for the delay in the update, I have been fighting a horrible cold and sore throat! Mick actually asked me to stop talking on Saturday because I sound too much like a man! LOL....Anyway-Ty was not there on Friday when I worked, I worked from 2 pm to 8pm and had a blast! I pretty much just worked in the basement and tried to keep the mess to a minimum. A few friends and I had to climb into the crawl space and push broom that out-let me tell you that my thighs were killing after that! We also helped carry out excess supplies and swap out de-humidifiers and massive fans so help the drying process of the floors and dry wall mud. I did see Michael, he was wearing leather pants! Let me remind you that is was raining and freezing! Leather pants? He came in and did a few takes by the HUGE bird cage they are building in the house. I also saw Ed, he actually looked more like a volunteer, he was in jeans and a sweatshirt and did a few takes. Also-Pauli was there, he was outside helping the carpenters figure out a problem-the MASSIVE picture window was too big to fit! I think they have it in now was really funny though because in the show it looks like the designers are there the whole time working and that is soooooo not true! They ride up in their little gators and hop off and do a few takes and then head back to the comfort of the warm, dry trailers! Ty was in Pennsylvania doing a home reveal on Friday, but I heard he was back in town now, so maybe I will get to see him today! We are not allowed to bring cameras, but a few of my friends have picture phones so I will post some pics of me in my hard hat when I get some! Oh and I know you are jealous- I have my own blue Extreme Make Over T-shirt now!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Rub a dub dub

2 babies in the tub
and who do you think they would be?
A cute little blond boy whose name is Luke
and he's about to turn 3!
Another little blondie whose name is Em
and she is as cute as can be!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Extreme Make-Over Home Edition...

is coming to town! Well, they are already here, as they arrived this morning and suprised an amazing family in Pekin! The family is off to Orlando, Fl for the week while everyone back here works endlessly over the next 7 days to give this family an awesome gift. And guess what?! I am going to be helping out!!! I will at the house for 6 hours on Friday and again on Monday! The reveal is on Tuesday, so I am really hoping to be able to see the house...oh and see TY! I just saw him on the news and told Mick that it made my "heart jump!" He then replied "Well, the only person that makes my heart jump is you honey." Oh how sweet! Yeah Right LOL, if Jennifer Aniston or Gwen Stefani were in town he would have his "heart a jumpin`". ;0)But seriously though, this is such an awesome oppourtunity and I just know that this will make a huge difference in this family's life. They family is from Pekin and they have fostered over 250 children in their home and they have 5 (I only think one is adopted). The little boy has dwarfism and "brittle bone disease" and basically just pushing an elevator button can break his little fingers. Can't wait to see what the design team comes up with! I will be sure to let you know when the show will ait also. For more info about this family check out or

Friday, October 17, 2008

Flowers and Buzz??

Here are the babies ready for Howl-Zoo-Ween tonight!! Luke was pretty excited, but I do not think he really knew why...LOL. Once we got there though, he quickly caught on and had his bag filled with treats! The zoo was pretty cool at night and it was lite up with a ton of orange Halloween lights and decor! Luke... I mean Buzz... loved jumping in the big blow up bouncer as well. Emily just hung out in her stroller- it was pretty chilly, so I think she was happy to be all bundled up and nice and toasty! Well, even though Halloween is still 2 weeks away...Happy Halloween!!!!

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Thursday, October 16, 2008


All Emily says anymore is dadadadadadadada.....she has some serious tone changes though so it is hilarious to listen too. Her new thing is to carry these keys in her mouth all over the house- She will probably want a really nice car when she gets her license! LOL

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

This one is for the Sandbergs

As promised to Kindrid- here is a picture of Sargent. I know that he misses you Kindrid and Brennan, as do all of the rest of us Dobra's! Also- thank you for giving us your old baby gear as well. Kindrid's bedding set from her crib has a new home in Emily's pink bedroom and this jumper used to be yours as well! Hard to believe that your baby just turned 5 and that my baby girl is now using them! Talk about recycling ;)

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I honestly think this is the first photo I have taken of Emily when she is totally smiling!!!! Too Cute! She is 7 months old and such a happy girl now!

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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Time for Tanners!

Took the kiddos to Tanners Orchard this morning and we had lots of fun! Here is Luke kissing Emily's hand after we picked some apples and below Luke is searching for the perfect pumpkin! He told me on the way home that he did not want his pumpkin to get rained on though....not sure what to do about that one yet....LOL

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