I hope that everyone had a very wonderful Christmas with their loved ones. I could not wait to give everyone their gifts and I received far more than I could even wish for.
My mom made Alec his own stocking and surprised him with it this year. It is actually referred to jokingly now because it looks so much "worse" than the knitted ones we all have. My mother and I are trying to learn to knit together and this was her first major project. I think it looks great by itself, but when placed next to one of ours it looks way different. I still love it, though. It means more to me that he has one than It does to him, I'm sure of it.
It has been a very snowy holiday in New York since Christmas. We had a horrible storm where it took me 3 hours to make a 1.5 hour drive home from work. There has also been days blessed by peaceful snow fall, leaving my yard buried in feet of snow.
...and my car.
I was blessed with so many adorable kitchen ware this Christmas. My brother got me this precious little cheese grater that reminded him of me. Alec surprised me with a black, Kitchen Aid stand mixer! He is seriously the best boyfriend a girl could ask for. Now, all I need is my own kitchen to put it in. I got a Keurig from my parents, too. Like I said, I got way more than I could ever ask for.
My mom surprised me with this rolling pin from Antropologie (my all time favorite store). This color green is one of my favorite colors and I could spend all day in Antropologie oogling over their home goods. So, this ended up being one of my favorite gifts...some 19 year old I am!
I also got these utensils to add to my baking tote.
Alec and I have been dating for two years and our "anniversary" was on New Years Eve. I got him this mug as an Anniversary gift because he always jokes that I nag him. So now, he can simply hold up his coffee mug and enjoy.
We were both sick on the couch on New Years Eve, though. So, we rang in the New Years with the kitties at home.
I gave in and posted an Instagram pic. I got an Iphone 4 for Christmas for only $1 and am so glad to be back on Instagram. If you want to follow along, my Instagram name is "AmandaRos3".
Now for the Reflections and Resolutions jazz that was promised in the post title.
Last year I posted my resolutions in this post.
Resolutions for 2012:
I. Get to my goal weight and stay there. I failed this one miserably. I'm going to try harder this year, though. I need to stop making excuses and start making results because lots of college girls balance work, school AND stay in shape. So, I can, too. Plus, If I can't get in shape now, how do I expect to do it later?
II. Make exercise part of my daily routine. I did do better at this one. I technically failed, though. I exercised more often, but not often enough.
V. Get an apartment so I can move off campus. Not yet. The school has a stupid "two year residency requirement" that forces me to live on campus for two years. I'm going to try to get one this Spring, though.
VI. Start volunteering. I have not volunteered at all this year. I completely failed this one.
Resolutions for 2013:
I. Get down to my goal weight and stay there.
II. Make exercise part of my daily routine, especially Yoga.
III. Strengthen my relationship with Alec.
IV. Strengthen my relationship with God.
What are your resolutions?