Guest Post by LollaDAD - lollaland

Guest Post by LollaDAD

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.

Mark




Chad Riddersen
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14 Responses

jdvillanueva@sbcglobal.net
jdvillanueva@sbcglobal.net

July 02, 2015

Beautiful story… “Happy Anniversary, Mark & Hanna!” Wish you many more and great success with Lollacup. Blessings to the two of you and your family always.

Jacki Williams-Jones
Jacki Williams-Jones

July 02, 2015

Congratulations to you two! i am so proud to have been a part of your story. Happy anniversary.

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

Thank you!

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

hahahaha! You two are a HUGE part of lollacup and our lives too!

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

Thanks for being one of our cherished retailers. We hope your business is thriving!

www.betterbabyhealth.ca
www.betterbabyhealth.ca

July 02, 2015

What a beautiful story, made me cry! Happy Anniversary and congratulations on the success of Lollacup! My husband and I started our business together 1 year ago and it was the best decision we ever made! We are proud retailer of Lollacup :) We can’t wait to have it back in stock ;)

Oak
Oak

July 02, 2015

Congratulations on Year 6 !
You guys are our role models _
Thank God for the 8th grade ~

Kalyn
Kalyn

July 02, 2015

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! Blessings to you and your family! We celebrated a little for you by preordering our first Lollacup. :)

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

Thanks…you are definitely part of our story!

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

Thank you! We had a busy anniversary, but we’re thankful we got to spend all day together!

Hope
Hope

July 02, 2015

That was beautiful!

Tracy
Tracy

July 02, 2015

I think you’ve just captured the aesnwr perfectly

Esther
Esther

July 02, 2015

Thanks alot – your answer solved all my problems after seerval days struggling

Jalen
Jalen

July 02, 2015

You can always tell an expert! Thanks for contriubtnig.

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