1 Year & 45 Weeks Married | A Week of Fun & Back to Work

We had a week packed with activity! Tuesday Cindy and Jake’s mom planned a little surprise party to congratulate Jake for passing all three of his comprehensive exams, one of which was with honors! Jake got the results of his test the day we left for our Greece and Italy vacation, so his accomplishment was […]

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1 Year & 44 Weeks Married | Back to Normal Life

Not much happened this week… just getting back into our normal routine. We also hung out with our siblings! On Thursday, Jake’s brothers came to LA to visit us. We explored Old LA Zoo and Abbott Kinney Blvd, ate tacos, and played some games. Old LA Zoo is just the abandoned site of where the […]

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1 Year & 43 Weeks Married | Greece & Italy Vacation Recap

We’re back from vacation! And we’ve just been unwinding from our trip. We tried to not sleep at all on our flight to avoid jet lag lol. And it didn’t work. We are so jet lagged. Greece and Italy have been two of Cindy’s bucket list destinations ever since she was in high school. For […]

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1 Year & 42 Weeks Married! | We’re in Italy!

We’re still on vacation! Except now we’re in Italy! We’ll share more when we’re home. For now, we’re going to enjoy the rest of our time here. Ciao! 🇮🇹 ❤️

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1 Year & 40 Weeks Married | Guinea Piggies Update

Nothing much happened this week besides prepping for our upcoming trip, so we’re doing a guinea pig update! Prepare for a photo dump. All three guineas are happy (we think) and healthy (we think). They’re still a lot of maintenance. They’re still not potty trained. And they still don’t recognize who we are, except when […]

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1 Year & 39 Weeks Married | Family Reunion in Seattle

“Family is like branches on a tree; we all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.” -Unknown The big highlight of this past week was the 4th of July weekend family reunion in Seattle for Cindy’s family! (her dad’s mom’s siblings and their children and their children’s children). About half of the […]

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1 Year & 38 Weeks Married | Theme: Jake Studies While Cindy has Fun

(we went to a birthday party for Cindy’s old childhood friend from Chinese school) Not much has changed this week… Jake continues to study everyday for his comprehensive exams while Cindy continues to have fun lol. Jake just finished his second exam and has one more to go! Like we mentioned in previous posts, he has […]

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1 Year & 36 Weeks Married | PhD Year 1, DONE (and how we survived it)!

We made it through Jake’s first year in his Economics PhD program at UCLA! Now just 4 more years to go… lol. He’s still got 3 comprehensive exams to take this month, so we’re not quite out of the woods yet. But he’s done with classes and finals, so we’re counting year 1 as done!! […]

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