Do y’all remember the Cantrell Family? I had the pleasure of taking their family photographs a little while back. Their little girl Grace received a heart transplant and the ah-mazing charity organization Sunshine On A Ranney Day was there to lift their spirits in this very difficult time with a home makeover. You can read more about their story here.
Yesterday was the big reveal! The driveway was so full of cars guests had to park down the road and across the street. As guests began to arrive the excitement started to get real.
When I walked in I was greeted by Juliette, Grace’s little sister. She was all smiles! Grace was getting all dolled up in her pretty dress.
Chick-Fil-A fed us yummy chicken.
After everyone was fed it was time to get down to business! I headed downstairs to the basement to get started photographing all the pretties!
This basement was completely unfinished before SOARD got a hold of it. Their designers and volunteers worked very hard for three weeks on this project.
Squeal!!!! I was so excited to see so many of the family’s photographs that I took hanging on their walls!
Isn’t this just beautiful and amazing and SO special!!! The basement was filled with fun! An incredible mural, a ball pit, a tree house and a swing. . .I mean what more could a kid ask for?!
This is the home school room. Grace will be starting Prek very soon. 🙂
SOARD also created a bathroom in the basement. I love the flooring! It’s tile. So fun!
And last but not least. . .the girl’s, Grace and her sister Juliette, got a new bedroom!
Glazier is the construction company that finished out this makeover. Below, centered in the photograph, Holly and her husband Paul Ranney, founders of SOARD.
It was finally time for the big moment!
Grace loved her new bed!
Then it was time to head down to the basement.
Oh that smile! So contagious, beautiful and full of life and love.