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