We recently celebrated Jake’s birthday! I think birthdays are a great time to capture a bit of what someone’s life is like in the moment, so I documented some of the things that really characterize him as he turned 29 (with his help).

At 29 Jake…

  • …is VERY into his quadcopter hobby and has moved up from the one he built from scratch to a racing model.
  • …has an uncanny talent for finding weird ways to fund his hobby projects.
  • …was promoted from software engineer to software architect!
  • …video chats with his dad and his older brother a lot.
  • …switched from Chucks to Vans, and can usually be found in jeans and a polo shirt or a dark button down.
  • …has discovered the joy of audiobooks (really into The Martian).
  • …packs his weekends with family adventures and visits to extended family, but loves lazy days around the house the most.
  • …always finds us awesome science-y things to watch on You Tube.
  • …is a research master.
  • …has retained his baby whisperer skills.
  • …is a very patient homework helper and also likes to teach Eliza about whatever random thing he’s researching (most recently the five stages of tribes in group behavior).
  • …is becoming a better cook and still rules in the bread department.
  • …wants to start learning more woodworking.
  • …is a good man in a storm.
  • …recently discovered a love for craft pop.
  • …is my very best friend.

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