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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Now, on to the whole world domination thing....

Today is my 3-month wedding anniversary.  Hey, we mark milestones in months for babies, why not for  marriage? 

"How old is your baby?"

"He's 18 months."

Now insert the world "marriage" instead.

"How old is your marriage?"

"It's 3 months."

"Wow, 3 months already!  My how quickly it's grown!"

"Yeah, isn't it crazy?  First thing you know, the most expensive 12 hours of your life is over and one day you wake up and you're married for 3 months!  The time has flown by."

"That's great, Holly.  You're marriage is just the cutest little 3-month old I've seen since my own!"  

Okay, sorry, enough pretend conversations.  Maybe I need to get out more.

ANYWAY, today Jacob and I have been married 3 whole months.  For our guest book we made this really fun picture book with empty pages for people to sign.  That way we could leave it out and look at it from time to time.

In the introduction page, we had this:

Step one: Marriage.
Step two: World Domination

Throughout our engagement we joked about how we were going to dominate the world and then live in the Eiffel Tower.  You may think we're joking, but we're not.  We've established our "evil" plan to dominate the world--through fried (and some baked) pies.

That doesn't sound evil now does it?  You'd be surprised, though.  Jacob is an entrepreneur and super savvy at business.  I love to make pies and other crafty things like quilting.  Why not marry those skills?  So, we have been working on starting a business for me.  Many people are very supportive.....but there are others that aren't so much.

Today Jacob and I were talking and were trying to figure those people out.  Why is it so bad to start a business doing something you love?  Answer: it's not.   However, I think those naysayers just secretly want to do that very thing themselves but feel like they can't.  Where is the rule that you have to do a job you hate, each day pushing the proverbial rock up the mountain for someone else's dream, some else's product?  That's just's not written ANYWHERE!  Woo hoo!  However, I think that the lesson I am learning right now is that there will always be some that are not supportive.  As a budding entrepreneur, I am learning that lesson.

So, at month #3 we are starting our plan for world domination.  We're going to try our hand at making pies and other goodies.  We are going to develop our own paradigm, our own dreams.  I am excited.

And how can THESE little beauties be evil?  :)


  1. i love it!!!! :) i'm so excited for you and proud of you for taking a risk. i think you will have so much fun doing this, and what an awesome way to further partnering in life together. :) XOXO

  2. I am still impressed at how well these pictures turned out. And let me just say, I'm extremely excited to have you on the "world domination" journey right beside me.

  3. Holly - these look fab. And, I agree with you on the entrepreneur thing. I have similar dreams though I think I tend to be the naysayer in the midst of a lot of great support. Enjoy living out your dreams and don't let other people define success for you either. :)

  4. Like! Oh, wait this isn't facebook :) LOVE. Excited for you and yay for blogging again. Makes me want to start writing again.