February Cooking with Hellofresh

One of our first dates together was cooking a meal at home. Neither of us had much cooking experience at the time, so we decided on a nice, simple pasta recipe. As fragrant smells of basil and tomato sauce filled the kitchen, Michael decided that the recipe didn’t include enough sausage. He heroically took it upon…

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January’s Mount Laguna Hike

Our year of dates idea was such a hit with us that we decided to continue with the tradition into this year as well. I successfully deceived Michael into thinking that I was too lazy to plan a whole year’s worth of dates again, so when he opened that special box for Christmas and saw the…

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The Art of Communication

Before Michael and I got married, one of our premarital discussions revolved around how to create our own family culture. Together, we brainstormed different “traditions” we’d like to incorporate into our marriage. One of these was a regular family meeting, a practice which we hoped would keep our lines of communication open and free. It would be a…

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October’s Return to Childhood

Knowing that I love legos, Tiffany got us tickets to Legoland California for our October date!  I’ve liked playing with Lego since I have a kid, but I’ve never been to Legoland, even though we’ve lived in San Diego for so long. I still remember placing medieval knights on their castle and firing the canon on…

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September’s Harvest of Apples

After Tiffany’s cousins left, we were finally able to catch our breath and recover from the busy-ness. We took advantage of the free time and got back on track with our monthly dates in September. For September’s date, Tiffany planned a visit to Julian for some apple-picking and apple pies.

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Anniversaries: Why We Celebrate Them

In a world so fascinated by the horrors and tragedies of human fallenness, I often find myself searching desperately for things to celebrate, to remind myself that in the midst of darkness, there is hope, there is light.

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August’s Celebration of Traditions

Yes, we missed another date last month. We missed our July date to hangout with Tiffany’s aunt and cousins who were in town from Taiwan. In an attempt to catch up on our dates, we decided to combine our May date with our August date. The May date was supposed to be a trip to the…

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June’s Visit to the Garden

We missed our May date, due to crazy busy-ness that month, but in June, we headed out of our home base of San Diego to the far-off world of Los Angeles. Indeed, Huntington Library is one of those magical places, where once you enter, it sweeps you into a land of history and culture. It…

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April’s Venture to the Market

On a super hot day, Michael and I ventured out of the house again to visit the famous Hillcrest Farmer’s Market. Actually, I’d never seen much appeal in farmers’ markets and so never felt the need to see one. I mean, isn’t it just an open-air market, not very sanitary, crowded, and OUTSIDE?? How then,…

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March’s Stroll Down Memory Lane

After having a well-planned and executed February date, March’s date was rather disorganized by comparison. Perhaps we shouldn’t ever leave the comfort of our own home after all. That, or we need to do more planning before we go on our dates.

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