3 Years Married! | Happy Anniversary To Us!

We celebrated our 3 year wedding anniversary this past week!! Time is flying by! It seems like we just got married yesterday. At the same time, it also feels like we’ve known each other forever. This year, Jake really “won” in showing anniversary love. He woke up at the butt-crack-of-dawn and went to the grocery […]

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2 Years & 30 Weeks Married | We’re Moving!

Moving A few weeks ago, we shared about our struggle in deciding whether or not we should move out of our current apartment. We’ve had several issues with our current apartment and management company (nothing major) and with the rent prices dropping in LA, we thought this would be a good opportunity to move to […]

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2 Years & 28 Weeks Married | Just Another Week (sorta)

The weeks are starting to blend together. By the time we reach the end of the week, it feels like the beginning of the week was 2 weeks ago… A few highlights from our uneventful week: Our afternoon walk. Cindy was excited to wear her new dress out. And Jake searched for caterpillar eggs. Jake […]

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2 Years & 14 Weeks Married | Old and New Routines

Winter break ended for the both of us. Cindy is back at work and Jake started Winter Quarter! Break has been refreshing, but now it’s time to get back into our routines (both new and old). It’s kind of nice to go back to work and school, respectively. It means consistency. During break, we were […]

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2 Years & 12 Weeks Married | Hosting Christmas & 2019 Reflections

Hosting Christmas It was Christmas this past week! As we mentioned in our previous post, we hosted Christmas this year, with both our families, in our tiny apartment. We weren’t sure if our little apartment would be able to fit everyone from both sides of our immediate family (about 13 people) but it did! Everyone […]

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2 Years Married | Happy 2 Years to Us!

Happy 2 years of marriage to us! We celebrated our anniversary early with a weekend getaway to Santa Cruz! We wanted to escape the SoCal sun to some NorCal redwoods and spend a weekend full of quality time with no vacation itineraries or To-Do lists. It was really refreshing and relaxing to spend that quality […]

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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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48 Weeks Married | Marriage Lessons Taught Via Phone Upgrades

(that’s a block of cheese in the picture) The highlight and lowlight of this week was upgrading our phones. Here’s a sweet and short version of the whole story: While we were at the mall with Cindy’s mom, Jake decided to casually check out the deals at the Verizon retail store. We left the store, […]

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44 Weeks Married | Last Week of “24/7 Life”

This is our last week of “24/7 Life”! Cindy starts work this upcoming Wednesday. Things we did this past week: nothing (for the first half of the week). bowling & dinner with our friends, who are leaving to be missionaries in Kenya. (they left today!) rode bikes to the beach and a had beach day […]

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