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