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