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Sunday, December 23, 2012

MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS, SWEET FRIENDS..

Good Evening, my dears..
How are you all? 

Hope you are having a blessed Lord's Day.. 

We have had a great one.. 
Lovely church this morning joined by our youngest son and family.. 
Passed out Christmas cards and such and then came home and 
made a very simple lunch for some wee boys..

After they left I decided as there was no church tonight due to the Christmas Eve service that perhaps I should do some little chore.. 
So I made these... 

 White Sugar Cookies.. 
I received this recipe back in the seventies from a good friend... 
1970s that is.. grin.. 

I think you can read it from there.. 
If you have any questions just email me.. 
They are very simple to make and does not take long.. 
I always sprinkle some vanilla sugar on top.. 
A bottle of sugar with a vanilla bean stuck down the middle.. 


Used an antique reindeer cutter.. 
I like really to keep these plain and quite thick.. 
Nice and moist with the crunch of the sugar on top along with a cup of tea is so nice.. 


Sometimes I will ice these and do the Christmas thing but mostly they are good enough just like this.. 

Hope all is well with thee.. 

Just in case I don't get back to the computer until after the big day  I would like to thank you dear ladies for your faithfulness in reading and commenting.. 

I so enjoy my blog.. 

I was in a thrift store the other day and bought the above plate for under a dollar.. 
The clerks who were a couple of young ladies said it was pretty.. 
I mentioned that I had a blog and that this was a prop.. 
Like for a play I told them.. 
They laughed and said that would be fun... 
And it is... 
I don't usually buy many props but this caught my eye.. 

You guys make it all a joy with your sweet comments and emails.. 
I feel like I know so many of you personally and if I needed to then I could knock on the door in the middle of the night and you would give me a cuppa tea.. grin.. 

So glad the Lord has brought you all into my life.. 

I pray that God will be with you all during the season.. 
That he will bless you with protection and love and joy.. 
Joy that only Jesus can bring.. 

He is the greatest thing in my life.. 
I am so glad he came to earth so many years ago and made salvation available for us today..

A way so simple.. 
Just believe that His Word is true and accept Him into your heart and put Him first in your life..

I count it as blessing and privilege to know him on a daily basis.. 
He is someone I have depended on for many years and he has always proved faithful..
He is so precious... 

We will keep the dear families from Connecticut in our hearts and prayers this coming week.. 

Love to you all.. 

Merry Merry Christmas... 
Faye Henry xo



13 comments:

  1. Love you Faye Henry... Merry Christmas to you too... and I'll see you tomorrow night :)

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  2. I love the plate, just beautiful!

    The cookies look wonderful!

    Blessings and joy.

    Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen!!

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  3. Beautiful plate Faye;

    Your sugar cookies look delicious.

    Meghan is baking cardamom vanilla bean shortbread cookies as I type this.

    Have a blessed day.

    Laurie

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  4. The cookies look good. Yep, a pretty plate. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I enjoy your blog too. Blessings from Wisconsin.

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  5. There's nothing like a good old fashioned sugar cookie on a pretty plate and a cup of tea, Faye. They look delicious! Christmas blessings again. :) Hugs, Pamela

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  6. Hello my friend,
    I haven't been around a whole lot lately, I seem to miss so many of your posts and I always enjoy them so much.
    Your sugar cookies look good, I haven't baked much this Christmas, hubby and I are watching our weight, it's so hard to take it off. But, I LOVE sugar cookies! It's the one cookie that my mom made and they always make me think of her. I will save your recipe just in case I decide to make them! Thanks so much for it.
    I am also very thankful for the babe in the manger that became our beautiful Saviour, I have been thinking about that a lot lately and my heart is overflowing, as are my eyes, whenever I think about it. We are so blessed to KNOW Jesus.
    We had a little Christmas program this morning at church, my four year old class sang "Joy to the World". So sweet!
    And Im also very grateful to have gotten to know you through your blog, I'm grateful to know another sister in the Lord blogger.
    Love and prayers for a merry Christmas and God's richest blessings in the new year and always.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  7. Faye, you are truly a beautiful person, and I am so happy to have found your blog. I feel as if I could just ring your bell too, and sit down for tea. Isn't blogging wonderful? Just the best thing ever. Merry Christmas to you and your family, and all the best for a happy, healthy New Year. xo

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  8. MERRY CHRISTMAS FAYE
    May you and your family have a wonderful holiday.

    Oh the sugar cookies are just the best of all Christmas Cookies.
    We made just one batch yesterday and Doug frosted them...he's not perfect but he's at least helping me and I so appreciate that.
    I have some mini- cutters that look just like the old time ones with the red/green knobs...well don't ever make these because they are small and you just pop one in your mouth...like eating popcorn...I found that out very quickly...LOL Thanks goodness I only made about 12 of them.

    What a pretty plate...I'm always looking for different plates at our thrift store
    Hugs,
    Karen

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  9. Hello Dear Heart, I was so looking forward to your blog tonight. It is a comfort to me.

    I pray that God is with you and your family during this joyous season. I pray he brings us all Peace and Joy. He has brought me a dear friend named Faye. I would open my door to you anytime. You are a sweet soul and I am glad we have become friends.

    Merry Christmas to all and thank you for bringing a much needed "bright spot" into our hearts through blogging!

    Love you, too,
    Sue

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  10. Merry Christmas Faye and family!

    Thank you for your blog..it's wonderful:) It's all about who's around the tree, not what's under it, and I hope your home will be filled with the love and happiness of family.

    Kim from Saint John

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  11. Your blog is a gift to us all :)

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Faye Henry!

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  12. Merry Christmas to you and all your Family Faye. I make your chocolate chip recipe with the cinnamon in it. They love it at our house and it always turns out great. Hugs
    Krista

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  13. The sugar cookies look so yummy! Those are one of my favorites this time of year. So happy to have found your blog in 2012! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed new year!

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