She knew something was up the minute she pulled up to the house with her husband. The signs were everywhere, and when she got out the car and saw them standing around nervously, it was all over their faces. Her mothering instinct was screaming at her as she scrutinized her daughter's eyes, trying to determine what they had done. The panicked expression she found there told her everything she needed to know.
Chip and Karen lived on the idyllic holiday shores of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They had four daughters: Heather, Hollie, Halice, and Haley. Chip and Karen decided that they needed a vacation from the full-time job of raising four daughters, but Karen was hesitant about leaving them alone in the house for an entire week. She knew teenagers, and she knew what impulsive and wild decisions they sometimes make. And her instincts proved to be 100% accurate.
Holly and her sisters watched their parents roll away to their holiday destination with glee. Finally, they had gotten rid of their parents, and they would be gone for the whole week. They had absolute freedom, and they intended to enjoy every second of it. Holly had come up with a wild idea now that they had the house to themselves.
When Holy's sisters had heard her mischevious plans for the weekend they were awestruck. No teenager they knew had ever done something like this. It was a wild and ambitious endeavor, and it was almost unthinkable even to attempt it. But that is why, in the end, the willful girls knew they absolutely had to do it. There remained one question, though: how would they get away with it?
The answer to the question was unclear. The girls didn't know if they could pull off such a momentous stunt without their parents finding out, but they were going to risk it anyway, so they naturally called on a boy for help. He had hosted his fair share of house parties, but when he heard what they intended to do he was filled with anxiety. This would be no easy task. This was more than a simple fratboy party.
With the help of some muscle, Holly and her sisters woke early the next day and immediately got to work. They first removed the furniture and then started to pull up the carpeting. Then they unceremoniously tossed the lot out the window! If Karen and Chip decided to come home early for whatever reason, the girls knew there would be hell to pay.
The girls had prepared for their devious plan tirelessly for the first two days. By now, the kitchen was in an absolute state. Dirty dishes piled up precariously in the sink, objects cluttered the surface, and there was grime everywhere. But the kitchen hadn't even begun to take a beating. It would be unrecognizable to unwitting Chip and Karen once the girls were through.
The girls were growing worried now, but it was too late to change their minds. So with a reckless tenacity, they continued on with the plan. They had removed all the furniture in the house and it was sitting out on the front lawn, where it had been abandoned. They worked with a desperation only a teen with impending punishment would know. Any minute now, they knew that parental discipline could come raining down on them.
Karen and Chip stood, dumbstruck in the doorway. When they had embarked on their relaxing holiday they had thought that the girls could keep the house in one piece, but now they had come home to this! the unimaginable sight that greeted them was like a scene they could have never even have dreamed up. They were breathless as they passed their nervous daughters and entered the house.
The girls had done the impossible. Karen and Chip continued to inspect the house that they loved so dearly. They went from room to room, all while one of their daughters recorded their reaction. The house had been completely transformed! The Schoonover sisters had pulled off the biggest DIY project that Chip and Karen had ever seen.
The complete home makeover was meant to be a Christmas surprise to the Schooner parents from their children. They had collected over a decade's worth of clutter, and the house had been in desperate need of some TLC, and the girls seized the opportunity when they had left for their December vacation. They had put all their blood, sweat, and tears into the renovation, as well as their hearts.
The hardwood floor had been refinished, the carpets were replaced, and every wall had been painted. They had even replaced the linens in the bedrooms to complete the makeover, and every surface gleamed. They had given the house so much love and attention that it looked brand new. The work that the girls had put in with their own hands was apparent in every room.
Karen walked around the unrecognizable house in a daze, with exclamations of "...how?" and "...why?" as she hid her bewildered face behind her hands. Chip was frozen, standing there like a man in a trance. He had been thunderstruck as to how the girls had managed to pull off such a momentous feat, unable to say a single word.
The Schooner sisters had, luckily, recorded the entire transformation of the house from beginning to end, and posted the video on Youtube. The video has since gotten over a whopping 2 million views, and It's easy to see why: the sisters worked tirelessly for an entire week on the project, yielding amazing results. The heartwarming reveal is sure to have everyone moved to tears by the selflessness of the girls who wanted to make their parents' dreams come true.
The Schooners are thrilled with their daughters' efforts, and the house has increased in value because of their hard work. The daughters wanted to do something enormous for their parents to spoil them for Christmas, and with a lot of hard work, they did it. The most rewarding part was how karen was reduced to tears of gratitude. It certainly was a "Move That Bus" moment!