This weekend we visited a pine plantation up north with Alicia, my cutie pie step daughter. What a lovely time we had walking in the woods and through all the pine trees. It was so quiet, the smell of pine was heavenly and the mossy earth under our feet was so soft and cushiony. Ali said she was bouncing with every step *smile*. We brought home any stray branches that we came across and filled up every single vase and jar in the house. Well, our home officially smells like Christmas now... hmmm, how soon is too soon to put up your Christmas tree?!