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Monday, April 20, 2009

"Move That Bus!" Day

Here are just a few of the 160 photos Emelie took on the day of the big reveal of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition house in Indianapolis.

Ted entertains the crowd with a joke while waiting for the family to come home. We stood for around 6 hours, but the EMHE people kept things moving so that time went by quickly.

Ted Tells Joke

Waiting in the lovely sunshine for the family to come home.


This photo cracks us up! Bryan and I had just schlepped that pot from the back of house when designer Michael Malloney pretended to place it there as part of shooting a sequence.


Designer Ed Sanders brings a table in from the art tent. They were still polishing it as they drove it up the street.


Ty Pennington comes out of the house and says, "We're all done. Let's bring the family home!"


Ty goofing with the bus for the camera. We couldn't hear what he was saying...


After being shown his house, Bernard McFarland (in the striped shirt) took off running down the street. Later he went all through the crowd giving everyone high-fives.


The McFarlands had to go through many takes of pretending to go into their house before they actually got to see inside.



  1. Looks like an awesome experience! When does the show air, and what network?

  2. It was incredible! It airs on May 17th, 8pm on ABC.

  3. Cool pictures! Emelie is a great photographer!

  4. What a neat experience! Thanks for sharing the pictures! I can't wait to watch the episode when it airs. Please post a reminder! :)

  5. Do you know this couple? How wonderful for them.