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