🍾 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…
Taking sign making seriously.
Sunset is the best time to take pics..and makeout. jussayin. good advice here.
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..
This was the abuelo, he was the funniest man. Spoke only Spanish and hand picked every fruit for us to try. i loved him!
Then… we went out. Our last Dinner in Tamarindo, at Nogui’s This place was fantastic.
Unicorn themed Birthday Cake
Our sister loved her mitt. hahah
Recital 2017- my family 🙂
These guys can talk..woo
But then she gets freaked out
These girls are the reason I am a Mom. my everything.
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.
The girls loved the drink and the homemade chocolates.
My man is the sweetest, and most helpful. TY for all your help w this party, love!
Oh Hi Mike..
And they are kindred spirits too
We saw another waterfall
As the sun set, it was breathtakingly beautiful all around.
“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!
this beast is huge…the dino not my husband 🙂
So the guys took the kids out on the hotdog
WHICH WAS OF THE VOLCANO!!
Cable bridges…these scared the pants off me.. SERIOUSLY
SUPERBOWL SUNDAY! This was a fun night in the main restaurant. There were probably 100 people watching the game.
the stem is so small
The famed large ornaments of the Exxon Building
They were selling these magical balloons that were just battery fairy lights over a plastic ball..but they were beautiful at night.
but who fell asleep again?
I love these two girls.
Geiner! You were the bomb my friend!
El Diria across the street is condos, family swimming, swim up bar and adult only areas. This place was huge..it had an Amphitheater!
Blood Orange Cosmos
Playing in the monkey pool
Arcade Fire 2017
Girls w Santa 2017 at Mission Oak
add in my niece!
During the show.
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
Then we arrived in La Fortuna
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.
my sister in law surprised us with these beauts
falltime in japan
All the awesome gifts from the girls
With my mom 🙂
High N Tight (mine) and the Ango Daiquiri Time Out (his)
My youngest w my oldest niece
Daddy and daughter
And as we are getting into the tour van to go back to the airport..she shows herself!
Aww my Dad. hahah
New York Bar french 57 and sidecar
Me n my momz
I tried being serious, but i look mean hahah
MOS crew 12-2017
Then it was time to show Nonna and Nonno all their cool tricks.
Then after we left the waterfall, we went onto La Fortuna. Here was a Lake Arenal Lookout.
Then we headed to the pool to get some swimming in
My mom and sister
The trek down to the area was just as spectacular as the place itself.. the stairs going down was a ride!
We are ready to go to our next stop…
I love them 🙂
my girls love to eat.
she takes after me. :)))
A giant vault that held the nation’s gold
CHEERS TO A GREAT VACATION!
Birthday love 🙂
Made pasta alla norma- pasta al forno
We saw a cashew tree
Me and my sister
so I poured myself a lil glass and waited for the boat to return..
Off we go!
Fourth of July
I dont normally eat burgers out, but I was glad I did this night! so good!
My husband too!
My loves 🙂
The motiff of the place is the indigenous people..so the artwork around was fun.
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. 🙂
The Rockefeller Ctr Tree from the back
On the train!
i just love her suit..and hat. hee hee she looks like my grandfather.
Their sushi was pretty insane
off to breakfast
Dinner at the Little Lion
Amy’s arm is longer
Side view of the mountains
PJ KIDS 2017
in the cart, leaving .
And we are finally off! our two girls are the cutest!
A Clara in a Porron (sp)
and enjoy the sunset from our back courtyard
Adios Costa Rica!
Boston, you’re my home!
I WILL MAKE YOU SELFIE FOREVER!
2017 bday w my Sagittarius babes
PURA VIDA is their motto and salutations, The Pure Life
This elderly gentleman made our day! He sang songs selling shoes…”ding dong din…..” the rest in Japanese. He was so cute!!
Love on the beach
Got some secret stash rum. :)))
Waiting for our tour
the best beach accessories around… wine bottle and glass! haha
All the kids (minus two who came later)
New York Bar
Japanese Subway station ticket booth Shinjuku Station
With the Dude
Asakusa Sensoji Temple Buddha
Happy Birthday love!!
Our view at bfast- Times Sq Novotel
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.
The past and modern city
Then the guys took the kids out on the pontoon boat
Before the party
Rainy night love
my dish was the jerk chicken and shrimp
my baby nephew
Dan is growing facial hair..watch out ladies.
the food was spectacular
before…look at the end
Aw, we are so cute. 🙂
He was so handsome!
Asakusa Sensoji Temple market
She is such a doll
Scorpion Bowl and Mai Tai
The outdoor patio had hammocks, a table with cushiony chairs and rocking chairs.
THE BEST sangria of my life has been in Costa Rica. Lordy lord..
Bus to Club Rio!
Traditional clothed girls
AND THERE SHE WENNNNNNNNNNNT!
We hit the pool and i got to read a lot!
With our youngest girl
Not our oldest! She was psyched!!
They looked so cute, and i loved my new dress from J Crew haha
not me tho, just wanted to do nothing
My waterfall family 🙂
Came out super cute!! Great job WordPress!
So I gotta go eat some lentils!