Did you know that today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day?
This… I can get into!
Last month we had our own chocolate chip cookie day. I’m going to let Himself tell about it…
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Well, we have 'met the neighbors' -- and there isn't just one 'pretty & pink'........but three.
When we moved here in 2008, neighbor C (age 22 at the time) had stuffed a box of cake-mix into our mailbox. That was her way of saying 'welcome'. Well, we decided to go a step further -- make some chocolate-chip cookies and hand-deliver them to our new neighbors - the ones with the pink bicycle. We did.
As we drove the 100 meters up the hill to their driveway with still-warm cookies we saw a young blond woman walking toward us as she was walking down the hill toward the river. Seems this is a 16 year old sister of the wife that lives there. Pausing in our short drive I asked this young woman, "Do you stay there?" She smiled and affirmed that she did and smiled even bigger when I mentioned that we had ‘welcome-cookies’ to drop off.
Entering the driveway a young wife (age 24) poked her head 'from around back' where she was working behind the house. Two little girls were in the yard and Mom came around with yet another. Seems they have a smiling 5, 3, & almost 2 year old who 'run the place'! After introductions, smiles got bigger when chocolate-chip cookies were mentioned! Mom? Named M. Kids? G, B, and Z. (Oh, we were also greeted by a smiling dapple long-haired Dachshund named 'Bubbles'...)
After a little chat hubby K (who works as a traffic controller) returned from his army unit at Ft. Campbell. Chatted with him too. He mentioned wanting to do some shooting down at the creek. Told him personal shooting in this area is common and that everyone did it – just be careful!
It was funny. Young M had two comments -- the weather, and 'those boys'. Seems the girls had met 8 year old D & 4 year old C who are nothing but energy and ‘boy’ (little do they know), and, it seems today's temps of 75 was already getting to young M who asked, "Does it get a lot hotter here?!"
Little does she know...
About to put chocolate-chip cookies into the oven.
Hot out of the oven. Made small due to three little kids who only need so much sugar at a time. Made 36 of them for the new family.
Question – how many of you remember ‘being brought something’ from the neighbors when you moved into a new neighborhood? Have you ever done the same?
Anyone care to answer?