In Richmond, Virginia, where temperatures have been climbing to 70, it’s been feeling decidedly un-wintery, but thanks to one determined husband, there was magic…and snow in the air on Christmas morning.
When Trever Smithson’s newly wedded wife, Kourtney, recently bemoaned that she never had a white Christmas, Trever, who works in TV and film special effects, got an idea that pretty much solidified his placement on Santa’s “good” list.
“A month or so ago, when the warm weather hit, I told him that I don’t remember it ever snowing on Christmas day,” Kourtney, 24, told ABC News. “I just said, ‘Maybe next year we can go somewhere where it will snow on Christmas. I really want a white Christmas.'”
So, Trever, 30, pulled out all the stops for his bride, courtesy of a little ingenuity and a lot of soap and water.
“I was in the kitchen, which is in the back of the house, and he came in and said he needed my help,” Kourtney, a professional photographer, recalled. She rushed outside in her pjs and a tank, and that’s when she realized what her husband had done.
“I started crying, obviously, and he gave a very proud smile and put his arm around me while he was blowing snow all over the house,” Kourtney added. “I think he was very pleased with himself as I was in shock and very happy.”
Before long, basically the entire neighborhood congregated in their yard to have an impromptu snow fight.
“Everyone just stopped and played in it for a while,” she said. “There was about six inches of it so we made snow angels.”
“It was definitely, by far, the best gift I’ve ever gotten,” she said.