4 Years & 6 Weeks Married | Working Mom & Dad Life

This past week was busy and rough. It was Cindy’s first full week of work since returning from maternity leave. (she returned mid-week her first week back and last week was short because of the long weekend) And Jake had a lot of presentations and deadlines, so he was back home late and also up […]

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4 Years & 5 Weeks Married | Veteran’s Day Long Weekend

Thank you to all the veterans who are serving and have served our country! SoCal experienced a mini heatwave this past long weekend. We took advantage and went to the beach! We may not experience seasons in SoCal, but we do get to enjoy the beach almost year-round! We didn’t go for very long because […]

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4 Years & 2 Weeks Married | Enjoying the Fruits of Our Labor

And by that, we mean our “Nap Training” labor! Baby R has been napping pretty consistently in her crib. If you were following our “Nap Training Diaries”, then you’ll know Nap #2 was consistently a short 30-minute nap. Well… last week, she managed to lengthen that nap! The range is now anywhere between 30 minutes […]

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4 Years & 1 Week Married | Nap Training Diaries

We’re convinced…nap training can break any marriage…no matter how strong the marriage was to begin with. Just kidding. We mentioned last week that we made the decision to nap train Baby R because Cindy is going back to work and we don’t think rocking/holding Baby R to sleep for naps is sustainable. Sleep training using […]

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4 Years Married! | First Anniversary as Parents!

Wow! We’ve been married for 4 years!!! Cindy’s parents came over and babysat so we were able to get away for a few hours and celebrate our anniversary. We played a round of mini-golf. It wasn’t very fun for Cindy because she SUCKED. Jake, on the other hand, really enjoyed himself. Afterwards, we played a […]

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3 Years & 51 Weeks Married | Beach Weekend!

The highlight of our week was our beach filled weekend! On Friday night, we attended a beach bonfire! Every year (prior to the pandemic) the Theory Group of UCLA’s Econ PhD program has a beach bonfire for the students and faculty. We mentioned this in previous posts, but students choose one or two specialties by […]

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3 Years & 50 Weeks Married | Weekend Filled with Birthday Fun! (and other updates)

not our birthdays On Saturday, we went back to Cindy’s hometown to celebrate her parent’s birthdays! Cindy and her sister joke that their presence isn’t really required now that Baby R exists. They basically don’t even get greeted anymore lol. Whenever we go home, Cindy’s parents rush to Baby R, bring her inside, and leave […]

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