We had the first real snow on the first advent. Rebecca wanted to get something green to decorate the flat a bit so we went for a walk in the woods. I am not a nature person but I also enjoy the time we spent with the kids in the woods. They always have so much fun playing with twigs and rocks and leaves... I really like it's nice that the kids could appreciate nature. I think that's a big reason why we are here in Europe. I would rather them grow up in the woods than in shopping malls like I did. Rebecca and I also balance each other out, her with her tree huggerness and me with my shopping.