Our Yanni the Birthday Boy

Yes, it’s true, 43 years ago today My Yanni was brought into the world during a tornado that actually hit and damaged part of the hospital while he was being born.

Talk about making a grand entrance!

And you know what? He’s never slowed down since. The photo above is of My Yanni at the tender age of two, holding and caressing his first love…

…his guitar.

My Yanni has spent a lifetime loving his guitars, being on stage singing and entertaining people. As a matter of fact, his music is what brought us together 19 years ago when he saw me through the smoky room at one of his shows. Honest to goodness, that’s how it happened but that’s definitely a story for another day.

For today, we are celebrating Yanni and the day he was born and I thought it only appropriate to celebrate him with his beloved guitar.

This is one of my all time favorite photos of My Yanni singing on stage.

But My Yanni, my best friend, my soul mate, my partner in crime for almost 20 years has many other talents that “we” his 3 women ( 2 daughters & moi) love and adore. We thought that we would share them with all of you.

Our Yanni is the best-

Christmas tree light wrangler

Grill Master


Car packer

Guitar  player

Song writer

Chipotle eater

Magic tricker

Massage giver

Greek engineer-er

Chocolate snatcher

Strategic planner

Dog whisperer

Grass cutter

Poem/lyric writer

The CURE & KISS lover

Free hand sketcher

Dish washer


We all love Our Yanni…

And we celebrate everything that he is to us, today!

(tornado and all)


We love YOU!

Wenderly, Sassafras & Sweet Cheeks


Married my soulmate. Mama of 2. Love to inspire. Can't help but to relish in all things beautiful inside & out. Join me in Savoring the Art of Living.


  1. Happy Day to Yanni! We love you! What a tribute (although I know that Costa would challenge him to a duel on a few of those bests, namely greek engineer and best packer. What’s with these Hondroulis boys and their packing skills?!) for such a wonderful guy. We are ALL lucky to know you & we all celebrate your special day!

  2. Thanks so much for the birthday wishes, especially to my amazing and talented wife for this touching, tear-jerking post! I love you Wenderly!

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