It is hard to believe that almost 18 years has gone by since our little girl came into the world. The years have flown by with day care, Kindergarten, 6th grade graduation, ballet clases, choral concerts, basketball games, lacrosse games, school plays and softball games. I am probably missing some major events and I stopped recording the miles back and forth to school and all of these activities. I am sure that I will look back one day and forget the late night games, the freezing cold afternoons sitting in the bleachers, the times we studied spelling words, proof read papers, numerous sleepovers, played taxi or chaperoned parties. These days are quickly coming to an end and we have seen them slowly ticking away with each college visit we have made. We are also watching all of her friends growing up right before our eyes. High school graduation day will be a very emotional day.
|This is the first day of Kindergarten September 2001. My “peanut is bottom row on right, on left is her brother from another mother and sister too! Also known as. Giada and her hubby from across the streets kids.|
Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookies – 1970’s recipe
2/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts
2 (6 ounce) packages semisweet chocolate pieces
Heat oven to 375° degrees.
Mix thoroughly shortening, butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla. Blend in remaining ingredients.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto un-greased baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until light brown. Cool slightly before removing from baking sheet.
NOTE: If using self-rising flour, omit soda and salt.