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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1 Year & 35 Weeks Married | A Celebrity Encounter and A Few Other Things

SO MUCH HAPPENED THIS PAST WEEK!! Cindy finished her 4th year of teaching and is officially on summer vacation! When she first started out, a few of the more experienced teachers told her that it would take about 5 years before she would start to get into a groove and feel like she really knew […]

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1 Year & 34 Weeks Married | Hanging Out with Economists

This past Monday was Memorial Day. One of Jake’s friends from high school, Dan Ceco, shared the following. It moved us deeply and gave us goosebumps. We wanted to share it: “Today we observe Memorial Day. I don’t think this holiday is a political matter, to those who shame people for barbecuing and going to […]

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1 Year & 33 Weeks Married | Date Night

After what seemed like a long and never-ending week, we both felt we really needed a date night. But we also didn’t want to spend too much money, so we decided to do bike rides and dinner on the beach (which happens to also be our favorite date activity). Friday, after Jake got back from […]

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1 Year & 32 Weeks Married | Mother’s Day pt. 2

This past week, we celebrated Mother’s Day with Jake’s family. We went to an Escape room with Jake’s mom & dad, two of his three brothers, and his brother’s girlfriend. Escape Rooms are stressful for the both of us and don’t always bring out our best qualities. We tend to bicker lol. But, we made […]

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