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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5 Years & 6 Weeks Married | Omg What A Weekend o.0

Jake was away the last four days (Friday-Monday) at a conference in Florida. He was invited to represent UCLA, which was such an honor! The last time he attended a conference to present his paper, only about 3 people showed up because his session was the very last one on the very last day, so […]

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5 Years & 5 Weeks Married | A Lovely Saturday at the Aquarium

We spontaneously took a family trip down to the Aquarium of the Pacific on Saturday! The day was so lovely and perfect. Baby R was in a generally happy mood. She was super excited to see all the “blub blub” (a.k.a. fishies!). Even we were pretty excited to see all the sea animals. It’s amazing […]

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5 Years & 4 Weeks Married | The Weekends Go By Way Too Fast

Why is it that weekends seem to zip by in the blink of an eye!?! We tried to have a lazy weekend since we’ve been busy the last several weekends and have plans for the upcoming ones. But it seems we’re almost incapable of making no plans. It’s just more fun hanging out with other […]

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5 Years & 3 Weeks Married | Happy Halloween!

We went from having 0 plans for Halloween pre-baby to celebrating Halloween all month long post-baby! For the month of October, instead of going to the park, Cindy and Baby R have been hanging out at the pumpkin patch! We shared a couple posts ago how exciting it was that a pumpkin patch was set […]

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5 Years & 2 Weeks Married | We Have Butterflies!

Literally, we do have butterflies! Well, just one butterfly. A few weeks ago, Jake went on a frenzy with milkweed plants and caterpillars. In short, there was a milkweed plant growing outside of our apartment and Jake noticed there were caterpillars on it! This excited him so much that we went to our local ACE […]

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5 Years & 1 Week Married | Meet Our New Pet Fish & Pet Caterpillars

The highlight of our last week is… our new pet goldfish!!! A couple teenagers won the goldfish at our local pumpkin patch and decided to pass it along to Baby R! So kind! We went out and got a mini tank and some fish food. We really hope we can keep it alive! Baby R […]

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5 Years Married! | Happy 5 Year Anniversary to Us!

We made it to Year 5!!! Yay!!! If we’re being honest, this year of marriage has been both one of the most amazing years and one of our hardest yet. Having a baby is one of the greatest joys and blessings in life. It has been so fun to watch Baby R learn and experience […]

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4 Years & 51 Weeks Married | Early Anniversary Celebration

We celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary (early) this year. It was so fun getting dressed up and going out for the evening! We started the night off with some sushi and ramen. Ramen for delivery just does not hit the same way as ramen in a restaurant. It’s always more delicious and satisfying in a […]

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