Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Did you happen to see it this past Sunday, the 24th??? I DVR'd it and finally got to watch it last night and all I can say is Wow!

This is my hometown.....and EM showed off what Buffalonians do best and that's help one another. We aren't called the City of Good Neighbors for nothing. Ty Pennington made mention of this being the most volunteers they've ever had for the show and obviously the producers felt it necessary to extend it's normal hour show to two hours for a reason. There was just so much footage of people helping people that they had to double their allotted time.

I have always loved this area. I was born here, grew up here and I'm raising my family here. For my entire 32 years of existence, I only lived elsewhere for about 8 months time (not including the two years I spent in college). There is an unbelievable amount of culture and history in Buffalo and so often it is hidden behind poverty and unfavorable economic times. Yes, we have our share of run-down neighborhoods (one of which was shown on Extreme Makeover) and no, the job market is not great around here...been that way for years, not just recent times.

But what we do have is amazing. Our people LOVE this area with everything in them and it's quite infectious. And we have many many poeple who have moved to this area for one reason or another and fell insanely in love with Buffalo.

Isn't this a gorgeous picture?? This is Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo:

This is where we often take our kids for walks. It's the Erie Basin Marina:

And this is Delaware Park and the Albright Knox Art Gallery:

My hope for the future of Buffalo is for the world to know how wonderful it is here and hopefully Extreme Makeover helped with that!!


  1. Buffalo does look beautiful. How awesome to have Extreme Makeover there!

  2. Wow, I love that pic of downtown Buffalo. Extreme Makeover Home Edition came to a town close to my hometown not long ago. It was incredible!!

  3. I love watching Extreme Makeover. A few months ago they were in my home state and it was so special to watch. You have a beautiful place to live!

  4. I secretly hope people dont find out how great it is here. Then it will be overcrowded :) jk.


  5. LOL!!! But we can definitey use to boost our tourism!!