4 Years & 31 Weeks Married | Burning the Candle at Both Ends

We went from having the most relaxing weekend ever, to the most stressful week ever. For Jake, it’s crunch time. He’s set a goal to finish up his job market paper by this summer so that he can go on the market next year. But it’s been a little hard for him to carve out […]

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4 Years & 23 Weeks Married | Moths Update

About a year ago, Jake spent about $100 and bought a cherry tree to raise some caterpillars with the hopes that they would turn into cecropia moths. (Read more about that here!) For weeks, he collected leaves to feed his baby caterpillars. It was so exciting to see the teeny tiny caterpillars grow bigger and […]

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4 Years & 20 Weeks Married | Daddy & Baby R Hangout Day

Cindy got pulled into Pokémon Go again… and bought tickets for the Pokémon Go Johto Tour Event which was this past Saturday. She initially bought tickets mostly to hang out with her friend, which she hadn’t done in a while. And as Saturday approached, she started to dread being away from Baby R for a […]

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4 Years & 13 Weeks Married | The Perfect Day

We had the most “perfect day” on Sunday. It might not sound like much, but it was one of those days where everything felt easy. The weather was perfect, warm and sunny but not hot. Time went by at just the right pace, no dragging and no rushing. And Baby R had nice long naps […]

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4 Years & 10 Weeks Married | Busy Holiday Season

We’ve had quite a social week, packed with non-stop engagements. While we really enjoyed hanging out with everyone, we’re looking forward to some respite from the social plans. We’ve basically hung out with Jake’s brother, who’s visiting from D.C., all week. He flew in Wednesday night and we’ve seen him almost every day since. On […]

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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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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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3 Years & 47 Weeks Married | Labor Day Weekend!

What a weekend we had! It was jam-packed! On Saturday, we went to the beach with Cindy’s best friend from high school, who also just had a baby! Her best friend’s baby is born about a month after Baby R, so of course Cindy and her best friend are encouraging the babies to also be […]

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