5 Years & 14 Weeks Married | San Diego Mini Getaway

We left Baby R with Cindy’s parents and went down to San Diego for a little getaway! kinda. Jake had an interview and the hotel was comped so Cindy tagged along! We made a concerted effort to do absolutely nothing. Just quietness and laziness, something we haven’t been able to enjoy in a very long […]

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5 Years & 12 Weeks Married | Happy 2023!!!

2022 just FLEW by!! It all feels like a blur, yet so much happened. Naturally, it was the year of many firsts for Baby R. Her first tooth, her first steps, her first words, her first birthday! Her milestones alone filled the year with lots of excitement. It’s brimming with amazing memories. As for us, […]

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5 Years & 11 Weeks Married | Merry Christmas!

Christmas weekend felt so magical this year! Baby R is just old enough to sort of enjoy some of the Christmas traditions we love, and hope to establish as our own family traditions. After breakfast on Christmas Eve, we let Baby R open one gift. She was so excited to get a play vacuum and […]

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5 Years & 9 Weeks Married | Hit with the Stomach Flu

We had planned a weekend packed with back-to-back social activities, one of which was celebrating Jake’s birthday!!! Unfortunately, Jake and Baby R caught the stomach flu. It feels like we’ve had nonstop sickness plaguing our household for the last month or so! But we still consider ourselves lucky– only one of us has been taken […]

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5 Years & 7 Weeks Married | Did Thanksgiving Even Happen?!

It feels like Thanksgiving didn’t really happen this year… maybe because Cindy and Baby R were both sick the entire week and didn’t really have enough of an appetite to enjoy any Thanksgiving food… or maybe because we decorated for Christmas waaaay too early this year (on Veteran’s Day to be exact) which took away […]

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5 Years & 6 Weeks Married | Omg What A Weekend o.0

Jake was away the last four days (Friday-Monday) at a conference in Florida. He was invited to represent UCLA, which was such an honor! The last time he attended a conference to present his paper, only about 3 people showed up because his session was the very last one on the very last day, so […]

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5 Years & 5 Weeks Married | A Lovely Saturday at the Aquarium

We spontaneously took a family trip down to the Aquarium of the Pacific on Saturday! The day was so lovely and perfect. Baby R was in a generally happy mood. She was super excited to see all the “blub blub” (a.k.a. fishies!). Even we were pretty excited to see all the sea animals. It’s amazing […]

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5 Years & 3 Weeks Married | Happy Halloween!

We went from having 0 plans for Halloween pre-baby to celebrating Halloween all month long post-baby! For the month of October, instead of going to the park, Cindy and Baby R have been hanging out at the pumpkin patch! We shared a couple posts ago how exciting it was that a pumpkin patch was set […]

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5 Years & 2 Weeks Married | We Have Butterflies!

Literally, we do have butterflies! Well, just one butterfly. A few weeks ago, Jake went on a frenzy with milkweed plants and caterpillars. In short, there was a milkweed plant growing outside of our apartment and Jake noticed there were caterpillars on it! This excited him so much that we went to our local ACE […]

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5 Years & 1 Week Married | Meet Our New Pet Fish & Pet Caterpillars

The highlight of our last week is… our new pet goldfish!!! A couple teenagers won the goldfish at our local pumpkin patch and decided to pass it along to Baby R! So kind! We went out and got a mini tank and some fish food. We really hope we can keep it alive! Baby R […]

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