My favorite day of the year. Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! Photos: Merry Christmas in Croatian, Rainbow Cookies, Homemade Limoncello, Broiled Lobster Tail with fresh arugula, side of black & white spaghetti with sun-dried tomato
Mittens Cupcake Yakomin, a.k.a. “Boy-Boy” passed away peacefully today at the impressive age of 19. He leaves behind his loving mother, Amy, his doting aunts Christina and Cathy, his grandparents Lisa & Rich, and a large extended family that adored him. Mittens lived a long and happy life, filled with countless kisses, cuddles, and scratchesRead more about Rest in Peace, Mittens[…]
One week from today will be Christmas Eve, my favorite day of the entire year, when I celebrate “The Feast of the Seven Fishes” with my in-laws. This will be my 25th time hosting, so in honor of this momentous occasion, I created a little Bingo game.
Sports fans have been bombarded lately with several examples of professional athletes behaving like brutish, violent jerks in their private lives: Balitmore Ravens’ Ray Rice and the video of him punching out his now-wife in an elevator; Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson accused of beating his 4-year-old son; Carolina Panthers’ Greg Hardy on leave while heRead more about Carlos Beltran: Standing up for Real Men Everywhere[…]
Jill Dillard, the 23-year-old recently married daughter of the prolific Duggar clan, has announced that she is pregnant with her first child with husband Derrick, 25. The news comes just 8 weeks after their wedding, and on the heels of the announcement of her sister Jessa’s engagement to Ben Seewald. While I disagree with the family onRead more about Well, that was fast: the Duggar legacy continues[…]
My daughter and her friends had an impromptu jam session today. To say that I’m not a Justin Bieber fan is putting it mildly, but the melody on this song is really beautiful–especially with Christina singing it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Yesterday, as my daughter and I approached the automatic doors at Walgreen’s, she silently, subtly parted her hands and used The Force to open them. As a longtime sci-fi fan, I could not have been prouder. Today is her 14th birthday. Cathy, you have been a constant source of joy and happiness to our entireRead more about May the Fourth Be With You![…]
It was a quiet, relaxed Labor Day this year at Casa Yak. Rich and I started the day watching the flurry of news coverage as Hurricane Gustav made landfall, pelting Anderson Cooper and his on-location cohorts with heavy winds and rain, but ultimately sparing New Orleans. Thank goodness. The girls slept in a bit, andRead more about Labor Day, as it ought to be[…]
My mom was here yesterday. Rich and the kids were at a BBQ party, so it was just the two of us for most of the day. She and I went to a family reunion nearby, enjoyed a lovely dinner, and spent some great mother-daughter time together. Later, we had a huge thunderstorm blow through,Read more about Grandma’s Visit[…]