4 Years & 32 Weeks Married | Another Weekend Apart

We shared last week how we’ve been feeling a little spread thin recently, Jake especially. So Cindy decided to spend the weekend with her parents- giving Jake some much-needed undistracted, undisturbed time to focus on his work. Working from home has its perks, but one of the downsides is that it is very hard to […]

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4 Years & 28 Weeks Married | What Does Jake Even Do?

It seems no one really quite understands what exactly Jake does as an Econ Ph.D. student. He’s like Chandler from Friends! Most people seem to think he does stuff with money, finance, stocks, or some sort of accounting. Cindy likes to joke that Jake just sits at his desk from 9:00am to 9:00pm writing random […]

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4 Years & 15 Weeks Married | A Little R&R

“Revise and Resubmit” that is! That’s the big highlight of the week!!! A few months ago, Jake and his colleague submitted a paper they wrote to a journal. The chances of getting your paper accepted in this journal are very VERY slim. In fact, in the field of economics, it is extremely difficult to get […]

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3 Years & 31 Weeks Married | Making it Work: Nursery Office Combo

We finally have the baby’s nursery put together and thought we’d give a tour! And share how we made space for both baby and Jake’s office in our second bedroom. We’re pretty fortunate to have moved into this bigger space a year ago. We probably could have made it work in our old apartment, but […]

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2 Years & 43 Weeks Married | PhD Year 2, DONE!!!

Jake officially finished PhD Year 2!!!!!!! We survived another year! (just 3 more to go!) While the quarter officially ended back in June, Jake and his peers had until the end of July to turn in their Year 2 Papers (basically research papers for their chosen fields within Economics). For anyone who is curious, Jake’s […]

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2 Years & 35 Weeks Married | Highlights of the Week

Highlights of the Week Cindy wrapped up Year 5 of teaching. It’s still so crazy to think she’s been teaching for 5 years. She feels like she just started not too long ago. She’s excited for Year 6 and hopeful that she’ll be able to see her students in person next year. Jake finished up […]

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