1 Year & 22 Weeks Married | Richard Thaler & Other Things

Highlights of The Week: 1. Jake got sick. 2. Jake got Cindy sick. (again). 3. We went to a lecture at UCLA by Richard Thaler, a nobelauriate. That’s one of the “perks” of being married to a PhD student– going to lectures for “fun”. But really, we’ve gone to some pretty interesting talks, Q&A’s, and […]

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1 Year & 10 Weeks Married | Falconry For Jake’s Birthday

Jake survived his first quarter as a PhD student and we celebrated his birthday! This first quarter of grad school has been tough for Jake. He keeps saying it has been one of the hardest things he has ever experienced. We’ll admit, we weren’t sure if he was going to make it to the end […]

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1 Year & 9 Weeks Married | Finals Won’t Get In Our Way

“Restaurant Date Jar”. We made a list of all the walk-able restaurants around our apt and put them in a jar. We’re hoping this encourages us to be a little more adventurous! The idea is simple: 1) pick a slip from the jar 2) go eat at the place you picked. We have to confess […]

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1 Year & 4 Weeks Married | Halloween and Hot Air Balloons

four major highlights this week… Halloween. We had a very low-key Halloween. Cindy’s friend came over and we stayed in decorating the Trader Joe’s Haunted Cookie House while watching Halloween movies. We’re not fans of scary movies, so by Halloween movies we’re talking Gnome Alone. It was a cozy, comfortable, and fun night! Next year, […]

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51 Weeks Married | UCLA, LA, And Poppa W’s Birthday

The biggest highlight of this week was….. ….Jake officially starting his PhD program in Economics at UCLA!!!! He started school on Thursday, and even though he’s only had 2 days of class so far, there already is a lot of content. But he’s excited! For the first time, he feels challenged! Jake has also been […]

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50 Weeks Married | Game Night, Wine & Cheese Night, and Nerds Rope…

We’re so close to our one year anniversary! We are so excited! At our wedding, we had our friends and family write us messages to read on our one year and five year anniversary. They stuck those messages in a bottle and now those bottles are sitting on our TV stand, waiting to be opened […]

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49 Weeks Married | Mon-Sun, A Day-By-Day Highlight

What a busy eventful week we’ve had! Here are the highlights of each day: Monday: We had dinner and a game night with Cindy’s sister and her sister’s boyfriend. We all stayed up a little later than we should have, but we had a fun time. The game we played is called The Wizard Always […]

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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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23 Weeks Married | Jake’s PhD Offer and Cindy’s 1/2 Marathon

(this post is up a day later because… we both have had quite the week!) First off…Jake officially accepted his offer from the UCLA Economics PhD program!! We are so beyond grateful and excited!! The 2016-2017 academic year was a tough one for us. Jake was working full time and taking math classes in the […]

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22 Weeks Married | Highlights

(that’s us cooking together) We finally ran 11 miles this week!!! It was such a satisfying feeling! Cindy’s half-marathon charity run is this coming weekend, and we feel pretty ready. Jake heard back from a lot of schools this week. There was mostly rejections, some waitlists, and one acceptance! We read on some forum “all […]

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