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