5 Years & 16 Weeks Married | Flyout Mania!

Jake had back-to-back-to-back flyouts on the East Coast last week! While exciting, it also meant he was apart from Cindy and Toddler R for one entire week. It’s the longest we’ve been apart since being married. And the longest he’s been away from Toddler R ever. It was difficult but we survived! For Jake, the […]

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5 Years & 15 Weeks Married | Happy Year of the Rabbit!

Happy Chinese New Year! We actually celebrated the holiday a week earlier because Jake was going to be out of town for flyouts! We went out to dim sum with Cindy’s family, walked around a mall afterward to digest, and capped the time off with some boba. Baby R had such a fun time with […]

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5 Years & 14 Weeks Married | San Diego Mini Getaway

We left Baby R with Cindy’s parents and went down to San Diego for a little getaway! kinda. Jake had an interview and the hotel was comped so Cindy tagged along! We made a concerted effort to do absolutely nothing. Just quietness and laziness, something we haven’t been able to enjoy in a very long […]

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5 Years & 13 Weeks Married | Interview Mania!

Jake had a long week of back-to-back interviews! He really hit the ground running with the new year. Some days, he had as many as four interviews in a row. It was both exhausting and exhilarating. He seems to really thrive in high-pressure situations. Although it has been a stressful week for Jake, it has […]

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5 Years & 12 Weeks Married | Happy 2023!!!

2022 just FLEW by!! It all feels like a blur, yet so much happened. Naturally, it was the year of many firsts for Baby R. Her first tooth, her first steps, her first words, her first birthday! Her milestones alone filled the year with lots of excitement. It’s brimming with amazing memories. As for us, […]

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5 Years & 11 Weeks Married | Merry Christmas!

Christmas weekend felt so magical this year! Baby R is just old enough to sort of enjoy some of the Christmas traditions we love, and hope to establish as our own family traditions. After breakfast on Christmas Eve, we let Baby R open one gift. She was so excited to get a play vacuum and […]

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5 Years & 10 Weeks Married | Econ Job Market Stress

We’re starting to really feel the weight and stress of Jake’s job market process. We mentioned a couple posts ago that academic interview requests have started trickling out. Well, this last week was considered a very critical week as most schools and universities reached out to candidates. All week, Jake’s been refreshing his emails non-stop. […]

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5 Years & 9 Weeks Married | Hit with the Stomach Flu

We had planned a weekend packed with back-to-back social activities, one of which was celebrating Jake’s birthday!!! Unfortunately, Jake and Baby R caught the stomach flu. It feels like we’ve had nonstop sickness plaguing our household for the last month or so! But we still consider ourselves lucky– only one of us has been taken […]

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5 Years & 8 Weeks Married | Jake’s *FIRST* University Interview Request!!!

It’s finally happening!!!!! Academic interview requests have been trickling in!!!!!!! The universities and colleges started sending out interview requests around December 1st. By the end of next week or so, we should have a good idea of where Jake will be interviewing. He already has an academic interview scheduled for Monday! But the bulk of […]

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5 Years & 7 Weeks Married | Did Thanksgiving Even Happen?!

It feels like Thanksgiving didn’t really happen this year… maybe because Cindy and Baby R were both sick the entire week and didn’t really have enough of an appetite to enjoy any Thanksgiving food… or maybe because we decorated for Christmas waaaay too early this year (on Veteran’s Day to be exact) which took away […]

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