Wednesday, July 2, 2008

In 1977...

Jimmy Carter becomes president of the US

Most of the 10,000 Vietnam War draft evaders are pardoned by President Carter

Elvis Presley dies in his Graceland bathroom

Congress creates a Department of Energy

New York Yankees win the World Series

Oakland Raiders win Superbowl XI

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

Swedish music group ABBA passes The Beatles as having most records sold

Star Wars is the top grossing film

The Shining by Stephen King is published

"You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone spends the most time at the top of the US charts

Three's Company premieres

Orlando Bloom, Shakira, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Liv Tyler, Ludacris, and Josh Patterson are born

Today, Josh celebrates his 31st birthday. Lily must have been extra excited cause she got up a whole hour early this morning! We let Josh sleep in and Lily and I made his Breakfast Cake (recipe below). Tonight we're having the Birthday Feast at Babe's Chicken with his mom Carolyn (also her b-day!) and brother Jared. I must say, this pregnant lady is looking forward to some good southern cookin'! If you can, leave Josh a comment on his big day and check out last year's post for some pics of him growing up. Love you, babe! Happy 31st!

Breakfast cake
Mix together until the texture of meal:
2 c. flour 1 tsp. salt
1 c. sugar 1 tsp. baking powder
1 stick butter, cut into 5-6 pieces
Remove handful (1/3 to 1/2 cup) of this mix and save for topping.
Mix together in large measuring cup or bowl:
1 c. milk
1 Tbs. vinegar
1 tsp. baking soda
Add liquid mixture to dry mixture, along with 2 eggs
Mix well and pour into greased 9x13 cake pan or 10x15 jelly roll pan.
Sprinkle with topping.

Mix together:
Reserved dry ingredients
1-2 tsp. cinnamon (optional)
1/2 c. flour 1/2 c. brown sugar
Lump of butter the size of large walnut (2-3 Tbs.)
Bake for 25-30 minutes at 325 degrees.

This recipe comes from Noel Piper's Treasuring God In our Traditions (a great read). I've been making it for every special day in our family: birthdays, big holidays, etc. and it's already something that Lily looks forward to. It turns out kind of like a coffee cake. Enjoy!


Dawntoya and Adam said...

Yeah! I love Josh and I am glad that he was born!

Summer said...

Happy Birthday Josh!! I love you, even though you call me a snob sometimes. I hope you have a great day!!!!!

Kristyn said...

Happy Birthday JOSH!
Hope you have a wonderful day! So many great things to look forward to this next year, especially with little luke's arrival coming soon!
Thanks for being such a great leader...not only of your home, and the church, but of Josh-fit as well! ;)
~The Holleman's

lauren w said...

i really can't believe it's been a year since the last one! wow! i am sure it's been a great year! and look at sweet Lily- she has a new little spot in my heart now- so CUTE!

elizabeth engelhardt creations said...

Happy Birthday Josh!! Lily is looking so big and we can't wait to see baby Luke! Congrats on all that is going on with you and your family.
The Engelhardts

Jeffie said...

Happy B-Day JP!!! You are loved!!! Luke and Lily are so blessed to have you as their Daddy. Hope to see you all soon! p

Nat & Annie said...

Josh! Can't believe I forgot! I feel like I just wished you happy 30th. I guess when you get old (like you) time really does fly ;).

Love you. Happy B-Day.

That recipe looks great. I hope you guys had so much fun!

thosetonnes said...

Happy belated Birthday Josh! Matt and I too love Babe's chicken. Hope you guys had a great celebration.

Regina said...

Happy belated Josh! Orlando Bloom, wow...impressive! And next time we see you at the gym, we want to see you do the "meat and greet" and "the donkey." I think the eighties headband should be part of it too. Hope you had a great birthday!
From: the Stankowski's :)

olivia and henry said...

happy belated birthday, josh! you are loved and admired by so many. hope this year is the best yet!
btw~ doesn't 31 feel SO old?!?! :(