1 Year & 13 Weeks Married | New Year, Same Blog, New Look

Happy New Year Everyone! We’ve completely revamped our blog with a new look and a new name! (we’re pretty sure the word “Polaroid” is trademarked, so we didn’t want to get in trouble) One thing we’re learning about ourselves is that we obsessively work on projects. This is normally a more pronounced problem for Jake […]

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1 Year & 12 Weeks Married | Sespe Hot Springs Backpacking Adventure

(forgot to take a polaroid this week, so here’s a pic from our trip instead) We spent the last few days of 2018 exploring the beautiful Sespe Wilderness! Our goal was to make it all the way out to the Sespe Hot Springs (which are the hottest hot springs in all of California!) At the […]

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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 & 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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