Hope you all had a great New Year’s Eve celebrating with all your loved ones and that you are all prosperous for a happy, healthy 2018! xoxox
For my first post of 2018, I thought to review 2017 with a year-end recap like I used to do, and because right now I am rushing to get my whole family dressed to go to my parents for our first dinner of 2018 together it is an easier option than typing out a recap haha.
Eating the first dinner of the year together is a tradition. Lots of traditions in this family, but my favorite is eating lentils together on January 1. I am Italian, so of course, if you are also Italian, you know that this is a big tradition as we believe lentils bring luck.
That is the first photo of the recap, so let me keep going. I chose the photos for this recap, but am having WordPress put them in random sizes and order because that is how I roll. Ok so here we gooooOOOOoooo!
Photo Recap of 2017…
Dan is growing facial hair..watch out ladies.
Made pasta alla norma- pasta al forno
Our sister loved her mitt. hahah
not me tho, just wanted to do nothing
The motiff of the place is the indigenous people..so the artwork around was fun.
These girls are the reason I am a Mom. my everything.
El Diria across the street is condos, family swimming, swim up bar and adult only areas. This place was huge..it had an Amphitheater!
SUPERBOWL SUNDAY! This was a fun night in the main restaurant. There were probably 100 people watching the game.
But then she gets freaked out
Girls w Santa 2017 at Mission Oak
Playing in the monkey pool
Aw, we are so cute. 🙂
and enjoy the sunset from our back courtyard
Then we headed to the pool to get some swimming in
Boston, you’re my home!
I love these two girls.
High N Tight (mine) and the Ango Daiquiri Time Out (his)
i just love her suit..and hat. hee hee she looks like my grandfather.
“I want to be Jackie Onassis” ooh yeahhhhhh ok I will stop singing.. So Four Seas is the place in Hyannis for ice cream. My fam loves it here but I hadta skip it this night… too much ice cream for me man!
Love on the beach
2017 bday w my Sagittarius babes
This was the abuelo, he was the funniest man. Spoke only Spanish and hand picked every fruit for us to try. i loved him!
With my mom 🙂
With our youngest girl
falltime in japan
The girls loved the drink and the homemade chocolates.
Scorpion Bowl and Mai Tai
The famed large ornaments of the Exxon Building
New York Bar
Japanese Subway station ticket booth Shinjuku Station
Cable bridges…these scared the pants off me.. SERIOUSLY
She is such a doll
I WILL MAKE YOU SELFIE FOREVER!
I love them 🙂
My beautiful soul. I take courage from her because I put myself out there only to be sure she is never afraid of anything. I hope this is working..
Our view at bfast- Times Sq Novotel
My youngest w my oldest niece
The outdoor patio had hammocks, a table with cushiony chairs and rocking chairs.
The craziest color drink ever.. so yellow! Inca Kola tastes like bubblegum and cream soda. the girls gave it a thumbs up but didnt finish them..soooo i dont know if they actually liked it the whole meal.
That is me with a VOLCANO!
Me n my momz
Recital 2017- my family 🙂
Then we arrived in La Fortuna
We saw another waterfall
All the awesome gifts from the girls
Then it was time to show Nonna and Nonno all their cool tricks.
This was the best dumplings. Street food usually is. Here is chicken and pork shumai (I love shumai) and pork sticky buns. SO GOODNESS EVERYWHERE. haha I was in heaven
WHICH WAS OF THE VOLCANO!!
this beast is huge…the dino not my husband 🙂
Adios Costa Rica!
Their sushi was pretty insane
she takes after me. :)))
the best beach accessories around… wine bottle and glass! haha
On the train!
Blood Orange Cosmos
my girls love to eat.
With the Dude
At happy hour, the girls (who are whips at chess) are helping this cute girl beat her bf at chess.. they loved the kids so much. 🙂
Bus to Club Rio!
my baby nephew
My husband too!
They were selling these magical balloons that were just battery fairy lights over a plastic ball..but they were beautiful at night.
And they are kindred spirits too
THE BEST sangria of my life has been in Costa Rica. Lordy lord..
Rainy night love
Off we go!
The trek down to the area was just as spectacular as the place itself.. the stairs going down was a ride!
Then the guys took the kids out on the pontoon boat
my dish was the jerk chicken and shrimp
Unicorn themed Birthday Cake
my sister in law surprised us with these beauts
PURA VIDA is their motto and salutations, The Pure Life
the food was spectacular
MOS crew 12-2017
My waterfall family 🙂
but who fell asleep again?
The moon was spectacular, no phone could capture it right…a bright orange/copper moon. never saw anything like this before.
off to breakfast
We saw a cashew tree
We are ready to go to our next stop…
so I poured myself a lil glass and waited for the boat to return..
All the kids (minus two who came later)
Daddy and daughter
The past and modern city
Waiting for our tour
Asakusa Sensoji Temple market
Aww my Dad. hahah
We hit the pool and i got to read a lot!
AND THERE SHE WENNNNNNNNNNNT!
add in my niece!
PJ KIDS 2017
THE FOOD WAS TDF. we got empanadas, calamari, crab cakes to share… so good. the kids got risotto and pasta..my husband got the halibut over risotto…so good. i am planning to come back next month haha i wish i was kidding.
He was so handsome!
A Clara in a Porron (sp)
They looked so cute, and i loved my new dress from J Crew haha
Fourth of July
My man is the sweetest, and most helpful. TY for all your help w this party, love!
Amy’s arm is longer
Oh Hi Mike..
During the show.
New York Bar french 57 and sidecar
Arcade Fire 2017
My loves 🙂
Dinner at the Little Lion
Then… we went out. Our last Dinner in Tamarindo, at Nogui’s This place was fantastic.
Got some secret stash rum. :)))
Taking sign making seriously.
CHEERS TO A GREAT VACATION!
Sunset is the best time to take pics..and makeout. jussayin. good advice here.
Side view of the mountains
This elderly gentleman made our day! He sang songs selling shoes…”ding dong din…..” the rest in Japanese. He was so cute!!
As the sun set, it was breathtakingly beautiful all around.
So the guys took the kids out on the hotdog
A giant vault that held the nation’s gold
Before the party
the stem is so small
These guys can talk..woo
And we are finally off! our two girls are the cutest!
Then after we left the waterfall, we went onto La Fortuna. Here was a Lake Arenal Lookout.
before…look at the end
Asakusa Sensoji Temple Buddha
Me and my sister
The Rockefeller Ctr Tree from the back
I dont normally eat burgers out, but I was glad I did this night! so good!
in the cart, leaving .
Geiner! You were the bomb my friend!
Happy Birthday love!!
I tried being serious, but i look mean hahah
Traditional clothed girls
Birthday love 🙂
Not our oldest! She was psyched!!
And as we are getting into the tour van to go back to the airport..she shows herself!