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 & 44 Weeks Married | Back to Normal Life

Not much happened this week… just getting back into our normal routine. We also hung out with our siblings! On Thursday, Jake’s brothers came to LA to visit us. We explored Old LA Zoo and Abbott Kinney Blvd, ate tacos, and played some games. Old LA Zoo is just the abandoned site of where the […]

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1 Year & 39 Weeks Married | Family Reunion in Seattle

“Family is like branches on a tree; we all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.” -Unknown The big highlight of this past week was the 4th of July weekend family reunion in Seattle for Cindy’s family! (her dad’s mom’s siblings and their children and their children’s children). About half of the […]

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1 Year & 32 Weeks Married | Mother’s Day pt. 2

This past week, we celebrated Mother’s Day with Jake’s family. We went to an Escape room with Jake’s mom & dad, two of his three brothers, and his brother’s girlfriend. Escape Rooms are stressful for the both of us and don’t always bring out our best qualities. We tend to bicker lol. But, we made […]

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1 Year & 28 Weeks Married | Happy Easter!

This past week has been quite a social one for the both of us! On Wednesday, we visited Jake’s hometown to celebrate one of his brother’s birthday. Friday, Cindy visited a good friend from high school, who just had a baby. Saturday, Cindy went to a “House-A-Versary” party with college girlfriends while Jake went to […]

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1 Year & 25 Weeks Married | Big Announcement!!!

April Fools. We have no big announcement. But we do have highlights to share from this past week! Jake finished his second quarter and is now 2/15th of the way through his PhD program!! He was on Spring Break last week. Cindy jokes that Jake shouldn’t get any breaks because he ends up filling all […]

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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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