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Bitter Sweet 
Dec. 16, 2012 6:55 pm 
Updated: Dec. 19, 2012 6:46 pm
As I welcome my newborn granddaughter, I'm reminded of the tragedy in Connecticut. It's hard to celebrate in the midst of such a horrid event. My family's hearts and prayers go out to the lost And the loved.

Our family Christmas party was this Saturday, December 15. As I was surrounded by all of my sisters, my brother, my father, and all of my nieces, great nieces, nephews and great nephews and soon to be a great great nephew, I couldn't help but want to hug each and every one of them. I want to let all of them know how cherished they are in my life.

My son Eric and his wife Laura were present.  Missing at the event was my son Alan, Crystal, Damien and our newest addition to our family little Miss Molly. Speaking of our new Miss Molly, pictures are followed as promised!

The past week, I enjoyed spending time with my son, my daughter-in-law, Damien, and my newest angel, Molly! Grandma got to hug, laugh, love, and take care of four of the most precious Gifts that one can receive!

The whole while, my Damien, kept requesting ... "Grandma can I come home with you?" Trying to make him understand, that I was staying with him for a week, for a change. Damiens response, was "grandma I want you to stay for ever."(not that Grandma didn't consider the possibility... but then that "Grampa" factor kicks right in!) Of course I'm coming home... Grampa! but that's a comment every grandma in the world would love to hear!

With a heavy heart... although despite the circumstances, here's some happy Molly , Damien and family pictures for you all!

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Dec. 17, 2012 5:27 am
You have a lovely family.
Dec. 18, 2012 5:56 am
Terry, I love the hair on Little Miss Molly, Sweet Molly! Damien looks like a proud big brother. Nice to see you blogging again. I have been busy, and need to get blogging also.
Dec. 18, 2012 2:49 pm
Your family is lovely. Two emotions seemingly, diametrically opposed in one story, however, as we remember our Lord's birth, we know that in a while His Passion comes as well. And Mary, too, had much to go through in the coming days. I, often think of all the male children whom Herod executed after the birth of our dear Lord, His coming was not without sadness as well. He loves us all, no matter and your family is much loved as well.
Dec. 18, 2012 4:04 pm
Lela, So glad to hear from you again. Busy busy busy, that seems to be our lives now a days. Molly is so perfect. Damien is the absolute greatest big brother, as We all knew he would be! A blogging we shall go! I miss my blogging and I miss you!
Dec. 18, 2012 4:06 pm
Chrisseythecook... Heartfelt appreciation for your comment! Thank you!
Dec. 18, 2012 4:08 pm
Manella, Thank you very much! Merry Christmas !
Dec. 19, 2012 12:58 pm
What a sweet family - Merry Christmas!
Dec. 19, 2012 1:17 pm
Awwww thanks Midwestchef! Merry Christmas to you!
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Terry Goff Tripp

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I was a working mother of 2 boys! I didn't have much time for cooking... now that the boys are grown and on their own... I have been enjoying learning and appreciating the art of cooking. I started with a day of baking with my mother in law and I was hooked! Not to mention my new stepkids... what was two... now is four! Our family is growing we now have a grandson, Damien, and one on the way! My grandson loves his visits with Gramma and Grampa...We spend quality time in the kitchen snd chronical our visits here on AR!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake! It is my therapy...I love to buy and read all types of recipe books ( call me old fashion ) but it's fun to pick out 1 recipe in a new book and try it the day I get the book!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband and I have great times cooking meals together! When the kids come to visit we let them request their menu of choice. Funny twist... my two boys request Jim's culinary feasts... Jim's two request Stepmom's dinner delights! Works out fine at the end of the day!
My cooking triumphs
Check out my pics, the wedding cake? It was my 1st attempt at a wedding cake... can you believe it... I still can't!
My cooking tragedies
so many... hard to pick just one! but isn't that the joy of cooking?
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