And, thanks to my amazing mother, I'm starting mine off with a trip to Universal Studios! I've been dying to see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter since it was first built, so you can imagine my excitement when I heard the news on Christmas day.  The four of us—my mom, brother, little cousin, and I—will be road-tripping it to Orlando on Saturday and staying in the park hotel until Wednesday. I'll make sure to take lots of photos to share our adventures!

I hope you all had a lovely New Year's Eve and are planning some exciting adventures of your own for 2013. If you ask me, this year is already one for the books.