Tuesday, October 9, 2007

1977 - 30 years ago today

I was born.

It is really hard to believe that I am 30 years old -- it sounds old, but I don't feel old. I always hear that your 30's are the best, so I'm looking forward to making the most of them!

I just thought it'd be interesting to share a few facts about the year I was born:

President: James Earl Carter
Jr. Vice President: Walter F. Mondale
Median Household Income (current dollars) $13,572

Cost of . . .
a new home $54,200.00
a first-class stamp $0.13
a gallon of reg gas $0.62
a dozen eggs $0.82
a gallon of milk $1.68

*Star Wars hits theaters for the first time.
*Saturday Night Fever sparks the disco inferno
*Elvis Presley dies at Graceland, his Memphis, TN home. He was 42.
*Academy Award for Best Picture: Rocky.

Last night my family had a wonderful dinner for me since my mom's going up to Utah today to see our new baby in the family -- Ryder H. Hendrix. Tyler and Gina's fourth little boy who was born in the early hours of Sunday morning. We're still waiting for pictures.

Dinner was fabulous with steaks, mashed potatoes, Italian Sodas, and my all-time favorite strawberry-spinach salad which I will have to post a recipe for later because it's truly fabulous! Dinner was topped off with a strawberry/cheesecake/gelato cake - yum! Good food and good company made it perfect and Amy even got me the cookbook I've coveted for months.

Every time she makes something amazing it seems to have come out of this book and I'm so excited to have my own! If you love to cook, you should pick one up!


Megan said...

I so can not believe you're thirty, I thought it was 29. And I'm really envying that cookbook, I was lusting after it this summer, should have bought it when I thought I had money. ha ha!
Hope your day is great today, and I hope you end up doing more than laundry and cleaning today!

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday to you! I hope you have a wonderful day. I didn't know Tyler and Gina were having another baby -- how fun! You guys are the baby family this year! I'm excited to delve into Amy's secret cooking resource, too!

Rachel said...


Happy Birthday! You make 30 look great! We hope you have fun with Megan.

Rachel, Corey, and Evan

Susan said...

Happy Birthday Mandi. I hope you have a great day!!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday! It still floors me to look at the prices of things that long ago. Crazy. I never fully internalized the fact that you're really only 3 years younger than me. It always seemed like more growing up somehow!

elizabeth said...

Happy late birthday! I get the magazine from the America's Test Kitchen (Cook's Illustrated). They do have great recipes. We need to get together again soon.

Jeremy and Sara Smith said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 30 isn't bad - I've been 30 almost a whole year and I forget everytime (well, almost). Wahoo!


Mandy said...

Happy birthday to you! I hope you had a wonderful day!

sista # 2 said...

Just six years older than you....I
love all those facts ;) Sounds like
a fun time. HBTY HBTY!ciao
(happy b.day to you)

michelle said...

I hope that you had a wonderful Birthday!!! Happy Birthday to you!!! :)

Lillian said...

Happy Birthday! Turning 30 is such a big step. I hope you had a big party!