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