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