It’s Not Over Yet
According to the girls’ plan, Heather informed her parents, “Your surprise isn’t over yet” and led them into the house for the unveiling of their Christmas present. Chip and Karen could not believe their eyes, could all of this possibly have happened in the one week they were away? The sisters warned their mother to “take a deep breath” before leading both parents into their “new” home.
The Schoonovers walked through the doorway and could not believe their eyes.
Off The Trail
When Karen and Chip Schoonover pulled into the driveway, relaxed and recharged after their week-long getaway, they immediately felt that something was up. Outside the car, Karen started looking around the yard to try and figure out what was going on, just then her four daughters came out of the house together.
Karen and Chip, who only expected three, exclaimed: “Hey! Hey! What are you doing here?” to eldest Heather. They were overjoyed by the unexpected visit and surprised to see her at home.
Judging A Book By Its Cover
Karen immediately noticed that the front of the house looked different, and she jokingly asked her kids, “Alright, who cleaned?” The surprise of having all four of her daughters waiting for her was above and beyond Karen’s expectations, but she secretly hoped her daughters had cleaned up the inside of the house as well.
Looking at the house’s façade, Karen realized that something more than a little bit of cleaning was going on, but she had no idea how much they had actually accomplished.
Cards On The Table
Karen’s mouth popped open as she yelled out “What!” Looking around the house, taking everything in, she could not believe this was the same home. She exclaimed “What did you do!” with surprise and walked around the renovated house with her hands over her mouth in astonishment.
She had dared to hope the house was clean but could not have even imagined a fully updated kitchen. Karen had no idea what surprises were still awaiting her.
Rewards Of A Challenge
Karen and Chip stepped over the threshold into the kitchen, and Karen was suddenly overcome with emotion. As tears ran down her face, she admired the new and updated kitchen her daughters had created for their family.
The girls painted the walls a calming, pale blue, and painted the cupboards dark brown, to serve as a contrast. Amazingly, the girls had succeeded in replacing the old and worn countertops with new and gleaming polished marble. They also let their parents know that there were still plenty of surprises to check out.