Posts Tagged ‘celebration’
Our Fourth of July was a little bitter sweet. It was the first time we have celebrated the Fourth since Cale’s Dad passed away over a year ago. The Fourth of July was his favorite holiday AND his birthday. Cale said it best; “It was like getting back on a horse after being bucked off”.
It was a little rough getting back into the “true spirit” of things.
But, 68 Artillery Shells later… it started to feel like old times.
We hope you exercised your right to blow stuff up and celebrate our freedoms this past Fourth of July!
From the Farm
Over our vacation Cale and I celebrated our 4th year of marriage. Our favorite anniversary tradition is to watch our wedding video and to remember where and how this whole adventure started.
It holds us accountable to our vows and the covenant we made to each other and before God.
To be honest this year has been one of the hardest years of our marriage. Not in the since of fighting or not getting along. This year we lost Cale’s dad to cancer and so we’ve been through a lot of emotional ups and downs.
More so than usual.
Today is a big day at Green Couch as we celebrate the announcement of our first baby! That’s right… all this talk and dreaming of our little farm family is finally coming true and we couldn’t be more excited. It’s been one crazy ride after another since we literally found out the day we we’re leaving to go to KS for Christmas! It was a total surprise and although we we’re thinking we would start this summer it’s taken sometime to wrap our brains around “having” a baby when we thought we would be “starting”. I guess that is what we get for trying to “plan” this whole thing out! Lets just say the “plan” has been thrown out the window!
There are not many things that live to be 90 years old. I’ve heard of cities celebrating 90 years, or award ceremonies, but rarely do you get to know someone personally that is 90 years old. I’m blessed to say that I’ve had my Grandma Mac around for 90 years (and my other Grandma for 80!). The older I get the more I realize what a special and rare occasion it is to have had so much of your life spent with Grandmas/Grandparents. There are a lot people that have never known the safety of a Grandparents hug, the warmth of their laughter, or the taste of their cooking. It’s moments like these that hold some of my fondest childhood memories.
Last Sunday my mom, my Grandma B (my mom’s mom), and I took off on a road trip to KC to celebrate my Grandma Mac’s 90th Birthday. It was truly a momentous occasion with handmade brunch (my favorite!) and family that I have not seen since I was a kid. It was one of those afternoons where time stood still and it felt refreshing to stop the busyness of the hour and celebrate the gift of 90 years.
My mom wrote the following speech about my Grandma Mac and I thought she did terrific job describing all the in and outs of this wonderful lady and sharing a few new things that I didn’t even know!
It’s been two years. Two years since Cale was laid off. Two years since this whole journey started. It’s funny how even now it still feels like we’re holding this little gift in the palm of our hands. It’s so small and beautiful.
We’re so proud of it and yet still a little nervous to give it away.
We do this because we truly love it. We do this because this thing inside of us calls us to it. Somewhere, something inside says we we’re made for this. We we’re made to do this.
And that my friends… is what keeps us going.
For those of you who don’t know Cale and I also take on graphic design clients through our design firm Green Couch Design. Design has always been a part of who we are, it’s what we love. Here’s some of our latest work…
Located in Downtown Historic Guthrie The Pollard Theatre needed a new campaign design to celebrate their 25th Season. To showcase the depth of their history we scanned in large format photographs that are displayed in the theater’s main entryway. Taken in the 1980′s-1990′s these photographs created an elegant foundation for our design. The black and white themes relay accents of silver, a typical color associated with 25 year anniversary’s. A different photograph was used for each collateral piece acting as simple “keep sake” or “collector’s item” of the Pollard’s 25 year history. Overall, the general layout and design remained consistent through all mediums to ensure campaign recognition.
25th Season Collateral:
It’s hard to believe this December was the official 1 year launch of our little business. Who knew that last October, when Cale was laid off that, that would be the thing God would use to catapult us into this great adventure.
Your favorite holiday maybe Christmas or Halloween but around the Lopp household it’s definitely the Fourth of July. Not only is it my dad’s birthday but it’s a reminder of what our country’s fore fathers did on that fateful day in 1776.
This craft can be used for any holiday, and is such a fun family event. For a little history on this craft, it was inspired by the antique ‘punched tin’ lanterns that the colonists brought over with them.