Circus Review via Guest blogger: Jami White

When you commit to events at 37 weeks pregnant there is sure to be a few that just don’t work out, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ® Presents Built To Amaze!℠ circus happened to be one. Lucky for me, I have a fantastic family who is always willing to jump in and help a sista out when she needs it the most (oh and the free tix were the bonus). Guest blogger, Jami White, was able to attend for me with my nephew, Bubby or Mason and my brother, Matt. Despite the fact that poor Bubby was puking in the middle of the night, they were one family that was not going to miss the chance to see elephants, tigers and clowns – OH MY!

Check out the wonderful pictures captured by Jami:

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{Prego with Jack} 37 Weeks, Full Term & Almost There!

Where has the time gone? Many people have said to me that my pregnancy has gone fast for them but honestly it has gone fast for me too. As many of you know, I love being pregnant, I honestly, truly, cross my heart, DO! Some women think I’m crazy (a-duh) but I find the whole thing to be so miraculous and fun all at the same time. Buuuuuuuuuut, this time I’m starting my 37th week with a sinus infection and now I’m beginning to feel all miserable. I’m still trying to keep the whole “silver-lining” mentality as I am truly blessed with a healthy pregnancy and easy 9 months, not many can say the same thing. Here is my 37th week update and some cute pictures with Abbey of course! {UPDATE – sinus infection was gone after 2 days and I’m back to my happy prego self}

37 Weeks Pregnant

{How far along?} 37 Weeks and 4 days, just 1.5 weeks and some hours until delivery!

{Total weight gain} No comment, haha!

{How big is baby?} When Abbey was 37 weeks she was already “measuring” around 7 lbs, my ultrasound with Jack was Monday and HE is also measuring at 7 pounds right now and has CHUBBY cheeks!! Dr. Caligaris asked me to clarify which cheeks were chubby when I was giving him the update about the ultrasound, love that man and his sense of humor.

{Maternity clothes?} YES, and I’m wearing the same thing over and over and over again. I’m considering coming to work with my super comfy yoga pants at this point. Sorry USDP!

Doctor Abbey

{Sleep?} I’m starting to toss and turn but for the most part I’m still getting really good sleep. Had a massage and pedicure last weekend and I think I was snoring during the massage, I just LOVE how they stack all the pillows and now I need like 6 pillows in my own bed.

{Best moment this week?} OH wow, so many fun things have happened this past week. Abbey came to my last doctor appointment and was super cute pretending to be the doctor listening to my heartbeat with nurse Amy (who we love). Ab was also alllllll over the pictures of all the cute babies at the doctor office and it was “Aww cooooot” “BABIES!!!” the whole time.

Another fun moment was seeing Jack again at the last ultrasound – seeing his chubby cheeks was so cute. It scared me a bit that the tech said she couldn’t find his “wee-wee” at first but whew, it was found, haha.

{Movement?} Jack moves around so much! I was in a company meeting and all of a sudden my belly just went bananas. Some of the guys suggested that there was an alien in there but I absolutely love how active he is and how much he kicks and moves. During the ultrasound I was informed that Jack was head down and curled up like a ball but he stretched out and his foot was in my left side, ahhhhh so excited to meet my sweet boy!

{Food cravings?} I recently made George go get a DQ oreo blizzard – PERIOD!

{Labor signs?} None!

Best Sis Ever

{Heart Burn} None!

{Belly button in or out?} Still in, I really am surprised by this. I would have thought by now that bad boy would have popped out.

{What I miss} Watching all the runners get ready for the Flying Pig has given me a big itch to want to run. Yea, that’s not happening but I would still want to. Maybe next year :-)

{What I’m looking forward to} DELIVERY day and meeting my baby boy!

{Milestone} I am keeping up at work, I’m in the midst of packing up our house and we bought the house of dreams where we will raise our family. The next chapter of The Herron Nest is about to begin. So many transitions for the family but I’m excited for it all!

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{Giveaway} Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ® Presents Built To Amaze!℠ – WINNER is Travis!

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Abbey and Papa at the 2013 Circus at U.S. Bank Arena

The weather is heating up in Cincinnati and so are the fun-filled-family-friendly events. What I’m trying to say is that the CIRCUS IS COMING TO TOWN! Last year we took Ab to her first show and she was literally bright-eyed and full of squeals with all the excitement. I will be 9 months pregnant this time but too excited to see her reaction again to miss the Greatest Show On Earth!

Excited to take your kids to the greatest show on Earth?!?

“Rin­gling Bros. and Bar­num & Bai­ley ® Presents Built To Amaze!, the 143rd edi­tion of the Great­est Show On Earth. Sur­prise and won­der delights audi­ences with over the top feats of strength, agility and courage. As the momen­tum builds so does the antic­i­pa­tion, any­thing can hap­pen when Rin­gling Bros. Presents Built To Amaze!

Cir­cus per­form­ers from across the globe cre­ate the per­fect blend of ath­leti­cism and brav­ery, where power meets fear­less­ness and amaze­ment has no bounds.  Magnificent ele­phants, fero­cious tigers, aston­ish­ing acro­bats and awe-inspiring aeri­al­ists are engi­neered into one spec­tac­u­lar performance.

Cel­e­brate the tra­di­tion TODAY and expe­ri­ence it’s mod­ern flare of twists and turns where excite­ment and sus­pense are so intense you’ll be tempted to cover your eyes.

From the blue­prints to the band, the crates to the clowns, the ham­mer to the high wire, wit­ness the spec­ta­cle as we mea­sure out the per­fect mix of mar­vel and majesty in an imag­i­na­tion equa­tion where the impos­si­ble comes to life. Rin­gling Bros. and Bar­num & Bai­ley®Presents Built To Amaze!

Details on the show: 

Where? US Bank Arena

When? March 12 7:00pm; March 13 7:00 pm; March 14 7:00 pm; March 15 11:00 am, 3:00 pm or 7:00 pm; March 16 11 am, 3:00 pm or 7:00 pm.

Open­ing Night tick­ets are just $12 - No code needed! Fam­ily 4-pack offer $99 includes 4 tick­ets, pop­corn, marsh­mal­low pops and lemon­ades. Get your tick­ets here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/180631/1788389.

Feld Family Entertainment

Win your Family 4-Pack of passes here:

Win­ner will receive a Fam­ily 4-Pack of passes to the Rin­gling Bros. and Bar­num & Bai­ley Cir­cus open­ing night on March 12, 7 PM at US Bank Arena in Cincin­nati.  Manda­tory entry is to answer this ques­tion? What’s you’re favorite act in the circus? Would it be the lions and tigers? How about the clowns? Tight rope walkers are pretty fun too! Share your favorite in the comments section!

For a few extra entries you can do any of the fol­low­ing (please leave a sep­a­rate com­ment for each):
  1. Sign up for my newsletter.
  2. Check out and “like” Rin­gling Bros. and Bar­num & Bai­ley Circus on Face­book.
  3. Tweet about this give­away, includ­ing: @JesyHerron and @RinglingBors Built to Amaze!

That gives you four ways to enter.  You must be 18 and a res­i­dent of the Greater Cincin­nati area in order to qual­ify to win.  Win­ner will be drawn on  Feb­ru­ary 27 at 7 PM using Random.org and will be noti­fied via email. The win­ner will have 24 hours to respond or a new win­ner will be drawn. Tick­ets will be made avail­able at Will Call at the US Bank box office by Noon the day of your event.  Photo ID required in order to claim your tickets.

Here’s other blogs also host­ing giveaways:

http://www.littleworldafterall.com/2014/02/11/ringling-bros-and-barnum-baileys-built-to-amaze-at-us-bank-arena-giveaway/

http://www.inagalaxy.com/2014/02/10/ringling-bros-and-barnum-bailey-presents-built-to-amaze-at-us-bank-arena-giveaway/

http://imlivingthegoodlifeblog.com/2014/02/11/circus-giveaway/

http://www.familyfriendlycincinnati.com/2014/02/10/ringling-bros-barnum-bailey-circus-presents-built-amaze-giveaway/

http://www.thelittlethingsjournal.com/2014/02/11/ringling-brothers-and-barnum-baileys-built-to-amaze/

Dis­clo­sure: I am a Feld Fam­ily Ambas­sador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attend­ing shows and report­ing my opin­ion within this blog, as well as keep­ing you advised of the lat­est dis­count offers, Feld Enter­tain­ment has pro­vided me with com­pli­men­tary tick­ets to Feld shows and oppor­tu­ni­ties to attend pri­vate Feld pre-Show events.

Party of Three

{Prego with Jack} 32 Weeks, There’s the Panic Button Again!

I just got done reading my 32 Week post when I was pregnant with Abbey and I was clearly in a panic mode. I want to say that it is different this time around but no, it is the same! Here I am at 32 weeks pregnant with Jack and we have decided to re-list our house, who does that? Um, yea, that would be me! I haven’t felt the same “nesting” symptoms like I did with Abbey, ahem gutting our only bathroom, instead I have been into organizing and re-organizing clothes for Jack that I have received from family/friends (thank you) into various tubs. Pulling out the Newborn and 0-3 month sizes only so that our house isn’t in a state of madness for the days we have showings. I’m trying to only think positive vibes for our house to sell quickly so that maybe, JUST MAYBE, we can be in a new house right around the arrival of Jack Edward Herron.

{How far along?} 32 Weeks

Ab joined me for my 32 Week picture{Total weight gain} I am feeling defeated in this category right now. I did soooo great about watching what I ate, making sure I wasn’t gaining too much and I feel like the wheels have literally flung off the train recently. George has been so sweet in this department. He tells me I’m “cute pregnant” and reminds me when I say I’m fat that I’m not and that I’m pregnant. I’m trying to not stress about my weight gain and to just enjoy these last few months of pregnancy knowing that I have the tools to get this weight back off!

{How big is baby?} According to the interwebs, Jack should be almost 4 pounds and Dr. Caligaris said that my belly was measuring perfect this time around. With Ab I was measuring two weeks later and just all-around much bigger. I’m wondering how big Jack will be at birth!

{Maternity clothes?} YES! I just requested ordered a few things off OldNavy.com with my rewards to help get me through these last 2 months. It is sooooo cold and I’m just wearing the same things over and over and over.

{Sleep?} Do I really have to sleep on my left side ALL. THE. TIME? I swear, I’m getting ear cramps on my left ear. I tell this to George and he thinks I’m friggin bonkers but it is true! I’ll wake up and my ear has the worst cramp.

{Best moment this week?} There are so many great moments while being pregnant with Jack. Abbey is a huge contributor to these moments because she is so interested and interactive with him/my belly. Another fun moment was my awesome company and co-workers throwing George, Abbey, Jack and I a baby shower. Could they seriously get any better?

{Movement?} OH yes!

{Food cravings?} Nothing really to report here except for the best adult grilled cheese and tomato soup combo ever! Thank you Panera! The worst about this craving (besides the fact that it is terrible for you) is that George absolutely HATES Panera, talk about a conundrum.

{Labor signs?} Occasional braxton hicks, I think?

{Heart Burn} You know, this was actually a big problem a few weeks ago but right now I’m sitting pretty in this department. Who am I kidding anyways, my Abbey girl was damn near bald until she was 18 months old. Know chance that Jack has that much hair when he is born.

{Belly button in or out?} In….barely! Each week I’m losing my “innie” belly button. (That was my update with Abbey and it is true with Jack) Ab loving Jack

{What I miss} Warm weather but that has nothing to do with my pregnancy. I just hope in April that I’ll be taking walks with my two babies in some nice spring weather.

{What I’m looking forward to} Just like with my pregnancy with Abbey, I’m excited to see Jack for our 36 week ultrasound. Just a few more weeks!

{Milestone} Not sure if these are milestones or just flat out dumb things to do while I’m hugely prego but we will be taking Abbey to DisneyLive in February, George is taking me to Wicked in early March and we are taking Abbey to the circus in mid-March. OH my lawd! I should get a shirt that says, “WIDE LOAD” or “PEES A LOT” because I’m sure I’ll be up a lot during these performances. But that is one thing I have learned with being pregnant with a toddler at home, life does NOT stop!

Here is my “comparison” picture of being pregnant with Abbey at 32 weeks and being pregnant with Jack at 32 weeks. These pictures never cease to amaze me and it just reinforces my thankfulness of getting healthy (the healthiest I’ve been in a loooooong time) before the start of my pregnancy. No wonder Dr. Caligaris kept saying I measured farther along with Abbey and I’m measuring on-time, on-schedule with Jack. My belly with Ab was HUGE (and so were my boobs, WOWZA!

32 Weeks Prego Comparison

You Might Recognize This Face on BoogieWipes.com

If you are family then you surely know that my Abbey-girl has been working up to her 47 seconds of fame (literally) in a new video. What most of you do not know is that Abbey is also a cutie-pa-tutie face on a website too. I would be a crazy mom to NOT brag about this little opportunity for Abbey, she could be a movie star all because her momma’s work (US Digital Partners) wanted her in a video when she was two years old.

I’ll cut to the chase and share both the video and website where you can find Abbey’s Hollywood career starting pieces of work!

Abbey on BoogieWipes.com

Please be sure to actually check Abbey out on the live website at BoogieWipes.com and be sure to “thumbs-up” the video on the Boogie Wipes YouTube channel or leave a comment. It would be great to get a lot of traffic for the company that Abbey is representing as we truly do love the Boogie Wipes and Boogie Mist products at TheHerronNest!

 

 

{Giveaway} Montagne Jeunesse Clay Spa Face Masques – Carol Wenstrup is the WINNER!

Oh yes, you read that right! I’m giving away a set of three Montagne Jeunesse clay spa face masques which I absolutely love. I was a lucky Influenster recipient of the Glacial Clay Spa face mask and it was my absolute favorite product of the Influenster Violet Voxbox package. Here is what I wrote about the masque I was lucky enough to get my hands on:

{Montagne Jeunesse Clay Spa} Hands down, this is by far my favorite product out of all the products I was sent to try. The application was a cinch and it made my skin feel amazing. You didn’t have to dig your fingers into a jar, get mask “stuff” stuck under your nails and make a complete mess of your bathroom sink. You know what I mean! This was a pre-cut mask that fit nicely over your freshly clean face. You wear for about 10-15 minutes, pitch the mask and rinse your face – DONE – and it was literally that easy. The only con was that Ab said I was “scary” and it took her a few minutes to warm up to the idea that mommy was really under the mask.

I’m sure you are salivating at the idea of sending kids back to school (ugh, will that ever happen? Stupid snow and cold weather), filling up the bathtub, filling up the wine glass, and applying one of the three masks you could win for a night of relaxation. Here is a sneak peak at the three clay spa masques that you could win!

Montagne Jeunesse Clay Spa Masques

  • Red Earth Clay Spa
  • Dead Sea Mud Spa
  • Glacial Clay Spa

Giveaway Details 

How you can potentially win the package of three Montagne Jeunesse spa masques:

REQUIRED ENTRY: LIKE Montagne Jeunesse’s NEW US Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/montagnejeunesseusa

  • Once you have LIKED the new Montagne Jeunesse US Facebook page please leave me a comment letting me know. You will not be qualified for the giveaway unless this is complete. 

For additional entries do one, or all, of the following (and please be sure to leave a a separate comment for EACH entry in the comment section below to be entered):

  1. Sign up for my newsletter or tell me that you are already signed up (I can verify)
  2. Tweet about this giveaway, including @JesyHerron and @MontagneJeunesse
  3. Follow Montagne Jeunesse Pinterest account (and let me know)
  4. Follow Montagne Jeunesse Instagram account (and let me know)
  5. Tell me about your ideal spa day!

That gives you SIX ways to enter to win the three Montagne Jeunesse spa masques!  You must be 18 years old in order to win. The win­ner is cho­sen by ran­dom using Random.org. Give­away ends on Tuesday, Feb­ru­ary 11th at 12 pm. The win­ner will be noti­fied via email and will have 24 hours to reply back. Once you reply to me, I’ll need to get your physical address and Montagne Jeunesse will send the three masques to you! If I don’t hear from you, you auto­mat­i­cally for­feit your win, and another win­ner will be cho­sen.

If you or someone you know needs an in-home FREE spa day – enter this giveaway! 

Disclosure: I’m doing this giveaway for Montagne Jeunesse USA. I am doing this giveaway as “pro bono” I didn’t receive anything in return.
DisneyLive!

{Giveaway} Disney Live! February 15 – And the Winner is “jami”

Let me say, as a mom to a Disney-mega-fan-toddler, I’m absolutely thrilled to share the fun that is about to take stage in Cincinnati at the U.S. Bank Arena on February 15, 2014. But the big question is, are YOU ready?!?! I’m not sure which character my little girl will be more excited to see, talk about a line-up, check it out:

Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story in their new touring show Disney Live!Mickey’s Music Festival.  Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, country and much more!  The irresistible lineup of performers, including Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy; Ariel, Sebastian and Ursula; Jasmine, Aladdin and Genie; and Woody, Buzz and Jessie; are among the more than 25 Disney stars featured in this jam session fit for the entire family!  You can’t resist dancing, singing, playing your air-guitar and laughing with this band of characters!  Come join them at Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival for a lively concert experience guaranteed to deliver enough rockin’ memories to last a lifetime.

Giveaway Details

Required entry: What is your favorite Disney movie song?

I can pretty much sing and speak the entire Beauty and the Beast movie (much to my families chagrin) but I have to say that “Under The Sea” is a favorite and I hope it is sang at the show. 

For additional entries do one, or all, of the following (and please be sure to leave a a separate comment for EACH entry in the comment section below to be entered):

  1. Sign up for my newsletter or tell me that you are already signed up (I can verify)
  2. Check out and Like Disney Live! on Facebook then let me know you did so
  3. Tweet about this giveaway, including @JesyHerron and @DisneyLive

DisneyLive 1That gives you four ways to enter to win tick­ets. You must be 18 and a res­i­dent of Greater Cincin­nati in order to win. The win­ner is cho­sen by ran­dom using Random.org. Give­away ends on Fri­day, Feb­ru­ary 7th at 12 pm. The win­ner will be noti­fied via email and will have 24 hours to reply back. Your tick­ets will be for the 4pm show. Please don’t enter if you know you can’t make that per­for­mance. If I don’t hear from you, you auto­mat­i­cally for­feit your win, and another win­ner will be cho­sen.  Tick­ets will be made avail­able at Will Call at the US Bank box office by Noon the day of your event.  Photo ID is required in order to claim your tickets.

Here’s more chances for you to win:

http://www.littleworldafterall.com/2014/01/25/disney-live-mickeys-music-festival-at-us-bank-arena-giveaway/

http://www.familyfriendlycincinnati.com/2014/01/24/disney-live-mickeys-music-festival-us-bank-arena-giveaway/

http://imlivingthegoodlifeblog.com/blog/2014/01/25/disney-live-mickeys-music-festival/

Can’t wait to see if you win because you need tick­ets right now?  Here are the details on the show and a great dis­count code:

Dis­ney Live! Mickey’s Music Fes­ti­val at US Bank Arena (tickets available at Ticketmaster.com, click link below to go straight to Tick­et­mas­ter event page)

Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 15 at 1 PM
Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 15 at 4 PM

You can Save $5 off non-VIP tick­ets using promo code KS55 when pur­chas­ing your tick­ets online!!

Do you have kids who like to color? Then print out this super cute coloring page.

Day-Cin DL6 Coloring sheet

Dis­clo­sure: I am a Feld Fam­ily Ambas­sador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attend­ing shows and report­ing my opin­ion within this blog, as well as keep­ing you advised of the lat­est dis­count offers, Feld Enter­tain­ment has pro­vided me with com­pli­men­tary tick­ets to Feld shows and oppor­tu­ni­ties to attend pri­vate Feld pre-Show events.

 

 

{Prego with Jack} 28 weeks and some change

This post was intended to go out before I started my 29th week of pregnancy, guess what? Right, that didn’t happen and now I’m on my 29th week. Either way, most of the update is still valid and fun to read nonetheless.

28 Weeks Pregnant comparison photo

If you couldn’t tell, I’m 28 weeks with Abbey on the left and 28 weeks and a few days pregnant with Jack on the right. As much as I feel HUMONGO with Jack right now I still feel pretty great.

{How far along?} 28 Weeks and 5 days (or so)

{Total weight gain} I have actually gained quite a bit of weight with this pregnancy, I think I have gained over 20 pounds and I’m inching close to 30. Damn, it is seriously in my belly and thighs!

{How big is baby?} Jack should be about 2.5 lbs and around 16 inches in length. Here are some 3D images of our little photogenic baby boy from our Becoming Mom Spa ultrasound (love that hubby and Abbey for getting this for me).

26 weeks 3D Ultrasound

 26 Weeks 3D Ultrasound26 Weeks 3D Ultrasound{Maternity clothes?} YES! I have been in a buying frenzy with new maternity clothes this time around.  For some reason, everything looks cute and I love the whole black tights with loose fitting shirt and boots look. Totally rocking the bump!

{Sleep?} I’m doing okay, I have a few nights where sleep is more tossing and turning than others. I think I’m due for a pre-delivery massage at BecomingMom Spa. Yep, I’m doing it!

{Best moment this week?} With Abbey around, this pregnancy is so enjoyable from her point of view. We talked about sharing mommy and daddy and Ab didn’t want to have any part in sharing her daddy with Jack. “That’s my daddy!” Okay then, we’ll have to work on that a bit. I also love that Ab will look in my belly button and say that she can see him. She also has one of the 3D ultrasound pictures framed in her bedroom and she talks to him. Adorable!

{Movement?} I love these posts and doing comparisons with my pregnancy with Abbey is so much fun. This is what I had for 28 weeks with Ab: “LOTS! She is still a night owl and likes to move around during the 9-10:30 time. She does move some during the day and normally mid-morning she is pretty active. I’m wondering how many naps this little girl is taking everyday and sort of wishing I could take them with her.”

This is pretty true with Jack too! He is so active at night, it ping-pongs around but mostly stays in my lower right part of my belly and is VERY low so he just about makes me pee myself at least one time a day.

{Food cravings?} I love BREAKFAST!!! No super duper cravings right now but I do love to eat so I need to watch that!

{Labor signs?} Well… I think I was having a braxton hick over the weekend. George said he is going to rat me out to Dr. Caligaris, I think it was nothing.

{Belly button in or out?} In….barely!

{What I miss} What the hell is wrong with me, I miss B E E R!!!!

{What I’m looking forward to} I just had a freak out moment where I remembered a few things that we need to get for Jack so I’m looking forward to some SHOPPING!

{Milestone} I’m still working out, staying active and enjoying every second of this blessing.

A couple final thoughts:

1. I put together a Pinterest board “Baby/Toddler Products We Love” for a few 1st-time mommy friends. Thought I would share in case anyone wants to send it off as reference.

2. Take a minute to pray for baby Conner who gained his wings late Friday night while snuggling in the arms of his mommy and daddy. Conner was just 15 months old and had survived so much as a baby born with CHARGE syndrome. Babies are a blessing and when they are 100% healthy it is an absolute miracle. Prayers and love to Nikki and Josh as they mourn their baby boy.Baby Conner Logsdon

2013 at The Herron Nest, Not Too Shabby

I know that I’m publicly sharing this post but I have to admit that the reason I wrote it would be more self serving. Reminiscing about 2013 and thinking about all the great moments and happy memories that we created makes me well-up a little but also makes me proud of hubs, myself and Ab. There were a fair share of ups and downs (we’ll get to those) but an overall great year. Here are the highlights by month:

{January} NYE Spaghetti

  • Rang in the new year with our little girl at LaRosa’s, there was spaghetti sauce EVERYWHERE! I remember that we actually tried getting into a semi-nice restaurant first, which was a joke.
  • Celebrated George’s birthday
  • George lands a new position at Kroger and is uber happy
  • Ab started swimming lessons

{February}

  • The only thing I can think of was really training for the 1/2 marathon
  • And Valentine’s day
  • Does anything else happen during this month?

{March} 

  • I participated in the Cinciditarod which was one of the biggest mistakes of 2013 – it SUCKED!
  • George and I saw an awesome Beatles tribute band at Belterra Casino
  • I started a weight-loss transformation that changed my body, our family’s health and made me a different person (after the sucky Cinciditarod)
  • We started tearing up our kitchen which turned into THE major project of the year (or so I thought at the time).

{April} BeachBaby

  • Florida vacation
  • Our first trip to Disney
  • Visiting with Aunt Sue and Uncle Jack in Florida
  • Celebrated my parent’s 36th wedding anniversary.

{May} Pig Ladies

  • I ran in the Cincinnati Flying Pig 1/2 Marathon with my best friend and cousin, Kat.
  • I turned 31 (blerg)
  • I became a health coach for Take Shape For Life and started coaching others to optimal health
  • George started another season coaching for Butler County Challenger Baseball

{June}

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  • Many awesome weekends spent at Fox Run
  • Time spent on Papa’s new pontoon boat on Brookville lake
  • Fun at Gower Park and the Sharonville Pool (our favs)

{July} Nashville_July'13

  • George and I took a family of three vacation and trucked ourselves down to Nashville for a long holiday weekend….in the rain. Literally, rain the ENTIRE time.
  • I made my 40 pound goal
  • George and I saw Willie Nelson in concert, 4 rows back!
  • George coached the Butler County Challenger Red Sox during the 2013 Butler County State Tournament – it was hot but he did a fantastic job.
  • and apparently got pregnant!
  • Celebrated my in-laws anniversary and started to share the news of my pregnancy with family
  • THEN found out my brother-in-law and sister-in-law were also pregnant and due 5 weeks before us

{August} 

  • Spent a lot of time together as a family playing at “Abbey’s Park” and “Abbey’s Pool” in Sharonville
  • Put new gutters on the house and put the final touches on the brand-spankin-new-kitchen (thanks to Grandpa and Uncle Tom)
  • George had his tonsils removed (YAY) and miraculously stopped snoring (bonus)
  • Abbey and I did the Super Hero Run for Pro Kids with Grandma Herron, Sarah, CJ and Henry

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  • Started to share pregnancy news with all family and friends!
  • Celebrated a combined loss of 216 lbs in just the women of my family
  • Celebrated my nephew’s, Henry, 2nd birthday
  • Celebrated the wedding of Zeek and Nicole and watched my dad actually marry a couple, good job Rev!
  • Spent the majority of our “extra” time and money at Home Depot, Lowes, and Menards

{October}

  • Put the house on the market
  • Got an offer 2 days later
  • Was under contract 1 day after that
  • Celebrated our 8th Wedding anniversary
  • Then the offer fell threw, whomp whomp whomp
  • Abbey went to Disney On Ice and because of my killer blogging hook-up we got to see Mickey and Minnie backstage!

Abbey and Mason Meeting Mickey & MInnie

{November} revealboy_TheHerronNest

  • 20-week ultrasound to see our healthy baby
  • Gender reveal party with family and friends to find out we are expecting Jack Edward Herron in late March 2014!
  • Updated our electric
  • Celebrated my 5th year anniversary at US Digital Partners
  • Bought a brand new furnace
  • Celebrated Abbey’s 2nd birthday with her little buds Mickey Mouse Clubhouse style, “we’ve got ears, say cheers!”
  • Spent Thanksgiving with all of our family, blessed!

{December}

  • Took said house off the market for the winter (we’ll be back on in the Spring, don’t you worry!)
  • Celebrated Mason’s 3rd birthday, my silly Bubby!
  • Celebrated the Christmas season all December long thanks to WARM 98 and the non-stop Christmas music Ab demanded :-)
  • Spent time with family in Louisville, KY at the Galt House and Christmas Village (highly recommend)
  • Got through Abbey and George colds
  • Celebrated Christmas about 6 times and loved every crazy-lovin moment!
SANTA stopped at The Herron Nest

Happy Holidays at The Herron Nest

We at The Herron Nest are feeling pretty blessed this holiday season. We have had a very merry Christmas with so many family gatherings, toys littered all over the floor and quality family-time with each other. Here are a few pics from the last week that sums up the pure joy from all of us.

Baking and decorating Christmas cookies, someone went crazy with the sprinkles

Baking and decorating Christmas cookies, someone went crazy with the sprinkles

Abbey checking out her bag that Santa left for her on Christmas Eve

Abbey checking out her bag that Santa left for her on Christmas Eve

Annual family photo on Christmas Eve

Annual family photo on Christmas Eve

Christmas morning snuggy-licious photo snap

Christmas morning snuggy-licious photo snap

Happy and very spoiled little elves

Happy and very spoiled little elves

 

We all had to show off our hot blue bods!

We all had to show off our hot blue bods!

 

Abbey and her Grandma Herron on Christmas night

Abbey and her Grandma Herron on Christmas night

 

Snuggling with Daddy as she checks out Santa at Kiesewetter Christmas

Snuggling with Daddy as she checks out Santa at Kiesewetter Christmas

 

Abbey's turn to sit on Santa's lap

Abbey’s turn to sit on Santa’s lap

 

Snuggling with her littlest cousin, Isabella.

Snuggling with her littlest cousin, Isabella

 

Meeting Jack in 3D

Meeting Jack in 3D

As I settle in on a Sunday night (football in the background of course), I’m reflecting on the last week and what a whirlwind it has been. No better way to wrap up Christmas than to see our baby boy in 3D – he is so handsome! I’m hoping for continued health for both Jack and myself in my last trimester. After seeing him and comparing his features to Abbey, I’m more excited to meet our little man but I’m cherishing these moments with Abbey as a family of three. What a great way to begin to wrap up 2013, such a great year!