Cortney Novogratz

"Every child arrives with a specific personality, and that is really fun to explore together as the children grow."

on Apr 20, 2010

The other big news on the show, we finally moved out of our temporary apartment and into our new home, which we had been waiting for, big time! The home had been eighteen months in the making, and we were ready to get in there. As usual, we were on a tight schedule—our lease at the temporary apartment was up. With only three days left before we had to move into the new home, we discovered we had almost of a month of work left until the house would be finished. It was pretty stressful, but at least the end of the work was in sight. To make matters worse (or funnier, depending on who you ask!), our workers punk’d us into believing that the house was being shut down by the building department. Robert almost had a heart attack. We get back at those guys in later episodes, so stay tuned.

Finally, we move into the house, and though there is still much to be done, we are so happy to be there. Everybody connected with the house worked like crazy to make it all come together, and we were so grateful. It takes a village to raise this big, crazy family and we are certainly very lucky to have great people around us being supportive! After a few days to get the house in order, we were thrilled by how amazing it all turned out to be. The most fun we ever have is the final design. Believe me, it’s much cooler than figuring out the plumbing or pouring concrete for the foundation. The kids were in heaven over the new house. Us too! I think the viewers of our show will begin to realize that there is a method to our madness.