🍾 Happy New Year!
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.
January 1, 2017- We had the first dinner at our house
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…
My man is the sweetest, and most helpful. TY for all your help w this party, love!
the food was spectacular
The trek down to the area was just as spectacular as the place itself.. the stairs going down was a ride!
These guys can talk..woo
I tried being serious, but i look mean hahah
With my mom 🙂
But then she gets freaked out
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..
Japanese Subway station ticket booth Shinjuku Station
The past and modern city
but who fell asleep again?
Dan is growing facial hair..watch out ladies.
Then… we went out. Our last Dinner in Tamarindo, at Nogui’s This place was fantastic.
Boston, you’re my home!
the best beach accessories around… wine bottle and glass! haha
off to breakfast
Blood Orange Cosmos
We hit the pool and i got to read a lot!
in the cart, leaving .
“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!
Our view at bfast- Times Sq Novotel
my sister in law surprised us with these beauts
We are ready to go to our next stop…
the stem is so small
Got some secret stash rum. :)))
All the kids (minus two who came later)
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.
My waterfall family 🙂
So the guys took the kids out on the hotdog
Asakusa Sensoji Temple market
Side view of the mountains
Daddy and daughter
Aww my Dad. hahah
MOS crew 12-2017
Happy Birthday love!!
THE BEST sangria of my life has been in Costa Rica. Lordy lord..
Taking sign making seriously.
Asakusa Sensoji Temple Buddha
Waiting for our tour
We saw another waterfall
Our sister loved her mitt. hahah
Rainy night love
AND THERE SHE WENNNNNNNNNNNT!
2017 bday w my Sagittarius babes
I dont normally eat burgers out, but I was glad I did this night! so good!
My loves 🙂
Adios Costa Rica!
Me and my sister
so I poured myself a lil glass and waited for the boat to return..
I WILL MAKE YOU SELFIE FOREVER!
Scorpion Bowl and Mai Tai
add in my niece!
My mom and sister
These girls are the reason I am a Mom. my everything.
As the sun set, it was breathtakingly beautiful all around.
Then it was time to show Nonna and Nonno all their cool tricks.
Made pasta alla norma- pasta al forno
Then we arrived in La Fortuna
The outdoor patio had hammocks, a table with cushiony chairs and rocking chairs.
Fourth of July
Geiner! You were the bomb my friend!
Then we headed to the pool to get some swimming in
Cable bridges…these scared the pants off me.. SERIOUSLY
I love them 🙂
before…look at the end
She is such a doll
The girls loved the drink and the homemade chocolates.
High N Tight (mine) and the Ango Daiquiri Time Out (his)
And as we are getting into the tour van to go back to the airport..she shows herself!
Aw, we are so cute. 🙂
SUPERBOWL SUNDAY! This was a fun night in the main restaurant. There were probably 100 people watching the game.
falltime in japan
PURA VIDA is their motto and salutations, The Pure Life
PJ KIDS 2017
Before the party
Girls w Santa 2017 at Mission Oak
Unicorn themed Birthday Cake
Playing in the monkey pool
A Clara in a Porron (sp)
Amy’s arm is longer
New York Bar french 57 and sidecar
With the Dude
Traditional clothed girls
my baby nephew
During the show.
El Diria across the street is condos, family swimming, swim up bar and adult only areas. This place was huge..it had an Amphitheater!
my girls love to eat.
Oh Hi Mike..
They looked so cute, and i loved my new dress from J Crew haha
Arcade Fire 2017
Sunset is the best time to take pics..and makeout. jussayin. good advice here.
Me n my momz
Birthday love 🙂
Not our oldest! She was psyched!!
Then after we left the waterfall, we went onto La Fortuna. Here was a Lake Arenal Lookout.
With our youngest girl
The Rockefeller Ctr Tree from the back
my dish was the jerk chicken and shrimp
And we are finally off! our two girls are the cutest!
That is me with a VOLCANO!
The moon was spectacular, no phone could capture it right…a bright orange/copper moon. never saw anything like this before.
On the train!
WHICH WAS OF THE VOLCANO!!
My youngest w my oldest niece
Then the guys took the kids out on the pontoon boat
My husband too!
He was so handsome!
This elderly gentleman made our day! He sang songs selling shoes…”ding dong din…..” the rest in Japanese. He was so cute!!
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
Recital 2017- my family 🙂
Dinner at the Little Lion
They were selling these magical balloons that were just battery fairy lights over a plastic ball..but they were beautiful at night.
Bus to Club Rio!
New York Bar
This was the abuelo, he was the funniest man. Spoke only Spanish and hand picked every fruit for us to try. i loved him!
not me tho, just wanted to do nothing
The famed large ornaments of the Exxon Building
Love on the beach
this beast is huge…the dino not my husband 🙂
All the awesome gifts from the girls
i just love her suit..and hat. hee hee she looks like my grandfather.
I love these two girls.
and enjoy the sunset from our back courtyard
Off we go!
CHEERS TO A GREAT VACATION!
We saw a cashew tree
And they are kindred spirits too
Their sushi was pretty insane
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.
A giant vault that held the nation’s gold
The motiff of the place is the indigenous people..so the artwork around was fun.
she takes after me. :)))
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. 🙂
Came out super cute!! Great job WordPress!
So I gotta go eat some lentils!