🍾 Happy New Year!
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.
January 1, 2017- We had the first dinner at our house
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…
Me and my sister
Playing in the monkey pool
THE BEST sangria of my life has been in Costa Rica. Lordy lord..
And they are kindred spirits too
And as we are getting into the tour van to go back to the airport..she shows herself!
We saw a cashew tree
Taking sign making seriously.
Oh Hi Mike..
and enjoy the sunset from our back courtyard
CHEERS TO A GREAT VACATION!
The past and modern city
The trek down to the area was just as spectacular as the place itself.. the stairs going down was a ride!
This was the abuelo, he was the funniest man. Spoke only Spanish and hand picked every fruit for us to try. i loved him!
Fourth of July
Before the party
My waterfall family 🙂
I love them 🙂
Our view at bfast- Times Sq Novotel
Sunset is the best time to take pics..and makeout. jussayin. good advice here.
They looked so cute, and i loved my new dress from J Crew haha
PURA VIDA is their motto and salutations, The Pure Life
Side view of the mountains
With my mom 🙂
Girls w Santa 2017 at Mission Oak
Not our oldest! She was psyched!!
Unicorn themed Birthday Cake
The moon was spectacular, no phone could capture it right…a bright orange/copper moon. never saw anything like this before.
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.
Blood Orange Cosmos
But then she gets freaked out
before…look at the end
Asakusa Sensoji Temple Buddha
the food was spectacular
Off we go!
We are ready to go to our next stop…
Love on the beach
Arcade Fire 2017
this beast is huge…the dino not my husband 🙂
Then the guys took the kids out on the pontoon boat
Asakusa Sensoji Temple market
Amy’s arm is longer
Aw, we are so cute. 🙂
Traditional clothed girls
She is such a doll
That is me with a VOLCANO!
Our sister loved her mitt. hahah
The motiff of the place is the indigenous people..so the artwork around was fun.
My loves 🙂
All the awesome gifts from the girls
With the Dude
in the cart, leaving .
Happy Birthday love!!
New York Bar french 57 and sidecar
On the train!
Cable bridges…these scared the pants off me.. SERIOUSLY
Then it was time to show Nonna and Nonno all their cool tricks.
but who fell asleep again?
These guys can talk..woo
El Diria across the street is condos, family swimming, swim up bar and adult only areas. This place was huge..it had an Amphitheater!
so I poured myself a lil glass and waited for the boat to return..
Me n my momz
High N Tight (mine) and the Ango Daiquiri Time Out (his)
My man is the sweetest, and most helpful. TY for all your help w this party, love!
I love these two girls.
Recital 2017- my family 🙂
He was so handsome!
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. 🙂
AND THERE SHE WENNNNNNNNNNNT!
They were selling these magical balloons that were just battery fairy lights over a plastic ball..but they were beautiful at night.
PJ KIDS 2017
The famed large ornaments of the Exxon Building
Adios Costa Rica!
New York Bar
Dinner at the Little Lion
my dish was the jerk chicken and shrimp
Dan is growing facial hair..watch out ladies.
I dont normally eat burgers out, but I was glad I did this night! so good!
not me tho, just wanted to do nothing
falltime in japan
MOS crew 12-2017
add in my niece!
SUPERBOWL SUNDAY! This was a fun night in the main restaurant. There were probably 100 people watching the game.
The girls loved the drink and the homemade chocolates.
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.
Aww my Dad. hahah
WHICH WAS OF THE VOLCANO!!
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..
Then… we went out. Our last Dinner in Tamarindo, at Nogui’s This place was fantastic.
Daddy and daughter
Their sushi was pretty insane
So the guys took the kids out on the hotdog
I tried being serious, but i look mean hahah
All the kids (minus two who came later)
Then we headed to the pool to get some swimming in
off to breakfast
my girls love to eat.
“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 baby nephew
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
The Rockefeller Ctr Tree from the back
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
Boston, you’re my home!
Scorpion Bowl and Mai Tai
During the show.
A Clara in a Porron (sp)
Got some secret stash rum. :)))
Birthday love 🙂
Bus to Club Rio!
These girls are the reason I am a Mom. my everything.
i just love her suit..and hat. hee hee she looks like my grandfather.
We hit the pool and i got to read a lot!
And we are finally off! our two girls are the cutest!
she takes after me. :)))
Then we arrived in La Fortuna
My mom and sister
My youngest w my oldest niece
With our youngest girl
the best beach accessories around… wine bottle and glass! haha
We saw another waterfall
my sister in law surprised us with these beauts
I WILL MAKE YOU SELFIE FOREVER!
My husband too!
Then after we left the waterfall, we went onto La Fortuna. Here was a Lake Arenal Lookout.
The outdoor patio had hammocks, a table with cushiony chairs and rocking chairs.
A giant vault that held the nation’s gold
2017 bday w my Sagittarius babes
Rainy night love
As the sun set, it was breathtakingly beautiful all around.
Japanese Subway station ticket booth Shinjuku Station
Waiting for our tour
Geiner! You were the bomb my friend!
Came out super cute!! Great job WordPress!
So I gotta go eat some lentils!