Welcome to Fern Valley

Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Spotting my decorations

1 MONTH TILL CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!
Yup I am like a little kid, I love the Christmas season, well I don't love the crowds but I do love the family time and the decorating and the general wonderful feeling the season brings . I decorate it all up with multi-colors and pure joy , and I even do some baking! 
 Family takes time to spend with one another , we sign the wonderful Christmas songs and hymns.I am blessed to have  my family close and to be able to see them often , but  it seems somewhat sweeter over this season .
I say Merry  Christmas, not Festival , not Seasons Greetings , not Happy Holidays etc. And no person I have ever greeted with "Merry Christmas " regardless of race or religion has ever seemed to take offence or complain so I will continue doing so . Except for today ...
As I start decorating outside for this one time only I will say 

APPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!



Of note, these  decorations are  fairly old, I worked  years ago in a program for adult survivors of  brain injury .And these were a part of the projects they did in a day program. These were also the folks who I worked with when I was coaching Special Olympics so there is a very good chance that some of "my team "  cut and painted these very deer, actually it is just as likely that I may have painted a few as I was helping them . So if you remember from years past how each of my decorations has a special history or memory for me you will see these are no different! But I added the "snow cap" and spots this year!

Stay safe and warm my friends , 
and remember  Santa is watching! 

10 comments:

Reddunappy said...

Cute!!!

Cut-N-Jump said...

No pun intended in the title either, right? Lol cute display. If the deer had spots on them- likely they are young fawns with Ma Natures camoflauge on. Or just Appy Deer. A breed apart.

Paint Girl said...

I am like you, I just love Christmas!! I have so much fun decorating and getting to spend time with family!!
Love your decorations! I have always wanted to do outdoor decorations, but can't get my OH to help me with that part! Someday!

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Happy One Month To Go! Love the Appy Reindeer - very cute! Have a great week!

aurora said...

Love the spotted blanket, you are such an appy* person! *both versions of this word fit you well

Shirley said...

Ingenious! Love it- much better than Rudolph.

Nicole said...

I say Merry Christmas too and yelled at the tv the other day when someone said Happy holidays.

kden said...

I like the older decorations the best. They have so much more character than the newer stuff.

Crystal said...

I too love Christmas!!! And your Appy reindeers :)

Ami said...

I love that you have a personal connection to the decorations. That's what I love about the holiday season, taking things out that were touched by my grandparents, by me as a small child, by my own parents... means a lot to me.

And I can see it means a lot to you. :)