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