New Years baby 2013, Nora Eve Freel

by Angie Asam- Staff Writer

Aaron and Sheri Freel of Onaway are more than overjoyed with the birth of their first child, Nora Eve. Nora was born on Jan. 1 at 2:42 p.m. at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.

Sheri was due to have Nora on Dec. 22, but as she wasn’t ready Nora waited to greet the world in 2013 and reign as the Onaway Outlook New Year’s Baby 2013. Nora weighed 9 pounds 2 ounces and was 20 ½ inches in length. Things went very well and the family came home on Jan. 3 to their home on Hutchinson Highway.


AARON AND Sheri Freel were pleased to welcome Nora Eve into the world and their lives with the start of 2013. The family has been showered with gifts donated by local businesses as Nora takes the title of New Year’s Baby. (Photo by Angie Asam)

The Freels have been showered with gifts donated by local businesses including gifts from Baumgarten Forest Products, Citizens National Bank, Manzana’s Deli, Sunrise Cable Network and BLC Spa. They also received gift certificates from Sally’s Hairstyling, two packages of newborn diapers from Tom’s Family Market, a gas voucher from Onaway Auto and Finance Co., a gas card from Painter Petroleum, a gift card from Woodwinds of Onaway and a one-year subscription to the Onaway Outlook.

“Things are going pretty good. We have only had a couple of rough nights. She really doesn’t cry a whole lot, she is a pretty happy baby,” said the new parents. Sheri and Aaron have been married for six years and they met in Mackinaw City 12 years ago. Sheri is originally from Wisconsin.

Grandparents are Nikki and Bryan Freel of Millersburg and Butch and Barb Homan of Wisconsin.

“We have had some visitors, of course the grandparents have been here and my sister and niece were here from Wisconsin to see her. We have also had a few visitors from the church,” said Sheri.

Aaron is employed by Nash Builders while Sheri works at Burt Lake Marina in Indian River.

The couple is adjusting to parenthood as they get used to having the little one around ,but many smiles can be found as they enjoy their new bundle of love.