Check out last year's memorable moments, HERE. Here's a run down from a writer with Huffington Post: 2011 in Review.

Here is my list with a few "2011 Highlights"

10. Our trip to California & Disneyland!

9. Road-trip to Florida!

8. Welcoming little friends into the world! Norah & Asher...

7. Little sister started HIGH SCHOOL! What?!

6. "Little" sister-in-law got married!

5. Being a part of Miss Ohio's CMNH Bike Tour!

4. Being a part of the 2011 Miss Ohio pageant!

3. Holding the 2nd annual Camp Sharp for Girls!

2. Celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary!

1. Getting that positive test result! Our world has forever changed!

Words will never be able to describe the emotions I have felt over the past five months. I feel like everything in my life has always been a "God thing." This little soul that I am carrying amazes me everyday. I can't wait to meet this little person that God has blessed us with. I feel like every year, new challenges and new beginnings have presented themselves...but hubs & I are in store for something greater. Greater than ourselves.  I wish the happiest of Happy New Year's to you & yours...may your 2012 be blessed!
Hello blog readers! It's been a WHILE! I need to keep up to speed with my blog more...I use it as a journal of sorts. It's neat to go back and look at events I partook in over 3 years ago.

One event I know I will love looking back on is sharing some exciting news with you...

My husband and I are expecting an amazing beautiful blessing in May! It's been truly SO hard to not blab all about it here or on Facebook...but now it's out!

That's right folks...me, Roberta, "Miss Ohio," is joining the "Motherhood" club! And I can't wait! We're actually about half way there...20ish weeks! Don't worry, I've got photos galore to share with you.

I remember the first time I saw a candid photo of myself, where I actually looked pregnant! My little sister snapped it when I wasn't looking...and wow. That was around the beginning of month four. You should see this baby belly now!

Words can't describe the thoughts that go through my mind. Just how unbelievably, overwhelmingly awesome this is. What an incredible thing to experience...to experience with the person I love. Creating life.

Above is Baby around 11.5 weeks. He/she was about 2 - 2.5 inches at that point and was a wiggle worm. We could see Baby moving all around. Below is Baby this week! My how they've grown!

I'm convinced Baby will be a dancer or gymnast...they've been moving around constantly the past couple of weeks, using my bladder as a trampoline! I first felt Baby move at the end of week 17, unsure of what I had felt I didn't want to build up too much excitement. But a couple of days later, there was no questioning! It's like a little 5 inch, 8 ounce baby "punch!" That's what I like to call it. 

We're not going to find out the gender, sorry folks. We want to be surprised and I want my hubs to be the one who says to me: "It's a girl!" or "We have a son!" What do you think it'll be?

We've had a ton of fun over the past few weeks looking at gender neutral fabrics and nursery themes. Baby's colors are orange and turquoise! Scratchin' your head? Here, this will give you a better idea...

My favorite snack has been apples and cheese. I'm "craving" fruits and veggies! Bizarre! Don't worry, I've had my moments where all I want is a Junior Roast Beef Sandwich, curly fries and/or mozzarella sticks AND a chocolate milkshake from Arby's!! 

I probably won't share name possibilities on the blog, yet.  We do have a couple though, so hopefully we won't be the parents who name their child during the last minute of their hospital stay! But we'll see! There are definitely names that my h-band has ruled out, like: Jemma, Cora, Clinton and Samuel. Haha.

We are beyond blessed and are so thankful to have this little soul to raise as our own in God's eyes. "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights..." -James 1:17

Lots of Miss Ohio and Miss America updates!

Ellen's send-off celebration to Miss America is THIS Saturday, in Celina! I am sad that I will not be able to attend this year. This will be the first Miss Ohio send-off since, well...mine, that I will not be at. I've been to Karissa's, Erica's and Becky's. All three of whom will be at Ellen's send-off...so that's great!
Also, you MUST vote for Ellen in the Miss America Video Contest! America can vote for one young lady to be in the Top 15! Click on either photo above to go to the video page, or watch it right here:

I also think Ellen is the front runner for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Miracle Maker Award! Based on her CMNH fundraising link (here), she's raised over $20,000!! If you haven't all ready contributed, donate TODAY!

I've been able to have a few conversations with Ellen over the passing weeks and she has really been working hard and is dedicated to gearing up for the job of Miss America! Ellen...have a blast this weekend at your send-off!

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.-Matthew 5:16