Boone

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We had a wonderful time in Boone last week! It was so nice to get away as a family. We loved spending time together, eating yummy food, and doing some hiking!

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Boone is a really cool town. My favorite part about it was the Christmas tree farms-they were everywhere! It was fun to drive around and see fields full of Christmas trees.

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We stayed in this adorable cabin. It was perfect for our trip! It had a great kitchen and fireplace. There was even a great fenced in area for Lucy.

One morning we hiked part of the way up Elk Knob mountain. It was so much fun because there was snow on the ground. We only made it about halfway up because we were worried about Henry getting too cold. The high for the day was 32!

We made turkey chili for dinner one night. It was healthy and delicious. I would definitely recommend this recipe!

I loved getting out of town with our little family. I’m so glad we decided to do it! When we got home from Boone, my mom came in town to visit for the weekend (talk about a great week!). Henry LOVED spending time with his Gran and I soaked up every moment spent with my mom. She is such a special person. She is both my dear, dear friend and my role model. Needless to say, all the Eicks were sad to see her go yesterday!

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Now, it’s back to reality here in Chapel Hill. We are praying our way through today as both Henry and I are not in the greatest of moods. I have definitely had  the opportunity to practice mindfulness. On tough days it is so easy to get caught up in being stressed or frustrated. However, taking a moment for a few deep breaths can make a world of difference!

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“Do not disturb!”
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