1 Year & 8 Weeks Married | A Family Wedding

This week’s highlight: Wedding! We attended Cindy’s dad’s cousin’s son’s wedding this past weekend. It’s pretty hard to believe that despite that many degrees of separation, that side of the family is relatively close. In Chinese culture, there is a specific title or name given to each person, on each side of the family. So […]

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1 Year & 7 Weeks Married | Second Thanksgiving as Mr. & Mrs.!

Happy Thanksgiving! We spent Thanksgiving with Jake’s family this year. Since Cindy’s parents were out of town, Cindy’s sister and her sister’s boyfriend came along also! Our first inter-family gathering since the wedding and it was so much fun! Jake’s family sure knows how to pack a lot into a day. We were surprised at […]

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1 Year & 6 Weeks Married | Early Thanksgiving Celebrations

We had a Thanksgiving potluck with our bible study last week. With all the busyness of work and school and life, we haven’t been to bible study in over month. The night of hanging out with friends renewed our appreciation for our bible study. We realized we’ve been taking our bible study for granted when […]

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1 Year & 5 Weeks Married | SoCal & Veteran Love

This past week has been characterized by the tragedies that hit close to home (in Jake’s hometown) with the Borderline shooting and the SoCal fires. We are so grateful and blessed that our friends and family are safe, but there are so many who suffered so much. We continue to pray for that community. (this […]

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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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1 Year & 3 Weeks Married | Diet Starts Today

(us in our comfy pjs) We’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed lately. As a result, we’ve been forgoing exercise and have been eating out as well as eating frozen dinners more. We were feeling very sluggish and uncomfortable, so this week’s motto has been “Diet Starts Today” lol. We’ve managed to get short run in […]

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1 Year & 2 Weeks Married | Cindy’s Best Friend Got Married!

CINDY’S BEST FRIEND GOT MARRIED!!!! …and Cindy was the matron of honor! Cindy’s best friend was the maid of honor in our wedding last year. So it has been special to go through this life stage together. The wedding was in Flagstaff, AZ so it was quite a bit of a journey to get there […]

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1 Year & 1 Week Married | Hot Pot And Other Things

We decorated for Halloween! Highlights of the Week For Cindy: She had a Bob Ross paint night with some friends. The experience was very exciting. But Cindy admits she was [a little] disappointed that her painting did not quiiitteeee look like Bob Ross’s example. But it was still a unique and fun time with friends! […]

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1 Year Married | Happy Anniversary To Us!

Happy anniversary to us!!! Since our anniversary fell on a Monday, we decided to have a two-part celebration (part 1 on the weekend and part 2 on the actual day of). Part 1 Jake planned part 1 of our anniversary celebration as a surprise. Saturday morning, we woke up at 3:30 am (at the literal […]

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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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