2 Years & 10 Weeks Married | Jake’s Birthday! (and other highlights)

This past week was Jake’s birthday! Cindy wanted crab for Jake’s birthday, so we went to the Boiling Crab. Good thing Jake loves crab. Otherwise, that would have been a not very enjoyable meal… It was soooOOOOoooOOOoo delicious! We had so much that we can probably do without crab for like the next 2 years. […]

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2 Years & 3 Weeks Married | Sushi Making Night!

We ended our looOOooOOoong and busy week with a sushi making night! It was a much needed and much deserved (IOHO) dose of fun! The night was hosted by Jake’s friends from his PhD program. We learned the process from the wife of Jake’s PhD classmate (who is from Japan). Jake sheepishly admitted that he […]

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2 Years & 1 Week Married | Weekend Apart

This past weekend, Jake attended a conference in D.C. where he presented one of his projects! It was a really exciting experience and opportunity.  But it also meant a weekend apart for us. Since being married, this was Cindy’s first weekend home alone  and Jake’s first weekend away from home. Cindy In the days leading […]

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1 Year & 51 Weeks Married | PhD Year 2!

Two big highlights this past week: PhD Year 2 Jake started the second year of his Economics PhD program! And like we mentioned before…it’s going to be a crazy busy year for him (and us.) This year, on top of his program coursework, Jake will be a Teaching Assistant (TA)! This means he will need […]

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1 Year & 49 Weeks Married | Summer’s Winding Down

Not much really happened this week (again). Our evenings together mostly consisted of a run, a 7 minute ab workout, and dinner with TV. (doesn’t seem like the ab workout is really working…but that may be because we eat too many sweets lol). We did go mini-golfing Friday evening with friends from Jake’s PhD program. […]

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1 Year & 45 Weeks Married | A Week of Fun & Back to Work

We had a week packed with activity! Tuesday Cindy and Jake’s mom planned a little surprise party to congratulate Jake for passing all three of his comprehensive exams, one of which was with honors! Jake got the results of his test the day we left for our Greece and Italy vacation, so his accomplishment was […]

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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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