20 years ago I was a pimply-faced eighth-grader who spent the entire day practicing this exact line, “will you be my girlfriend?” At 2:45pm, I finally mustered up the courage to “ask her out” by the school gym, and thankfully, her answer was ‘yes!’ I know this sounds crazy, but after just a few months of dating her, I knew Hanna was the one. In fact, I have hundreds of old letters to prove how confident I was.
6 years ago today we made it official and got married in Pasadena, California. It was the happiest day of my life. Not only was I marrying someone I admire so much, but she happened to be my very best friend. But who in the world knew that one day we would become business partners?
People warned me about working with my wife and I have to admit, I was a little worried too. We are far from perfect and I didn’t want to strain our relationship by arguing over every little detail that goes into running a small business. Having launched a small business before, I knew that the work environment can often be explosive and stressful. After working on this project for a little over 2 years I’m surprised to find that we’ve somehow grown closer.
Hanna and I eat, breath, and sleep lollacup. We take every piece of feedback personally, and we do our best to create a product/service that we would want for our own family. To us, your kids and their experience with the lollacup means everything.
I’ll be honest, I’d much rather be celebrating our anniversary in Fiji... but working a tradeshow in New York was the next best choice. =)
Happy anniversary babe, love you always.