We met and began dating while attending high school in Tianjin, China. In 2001, we both moved back to separate locations in the United States — Kyla to Austin, TX, and Jake to Minneapolis, MN. We were reunited in 2003 during our two year stay in San Antonio, TX, after which we both moved to Kyla's hometown of Austin, TX, where we currently reside. Jake proposed on Mt. Bonnel in Austin on April 28th 2007, having dated Kyla for over seven years. We were married at Vintage Villas in Austin on May 10th, 2008.
On March 12th 2009, we closed on our first home near Lake Travis and just minutes away from where we were married. It was 8 years to the day of when we first started dating. We enjoy taking walks on the trails near our home with our black lab, Daphne. We frequently have game nights with our friends and go out to movies. We also play on a coed recreational soccer team sponsored by Jake's company.
University of Texas at Austin with an undergraduate degree in nursing in December of 2008. She is currently a pediatric nurse practitioner at Austin Diagnostic Clinic. She is working toward getting getting certified as a lactation consultant.
Kyla enjoys cooking and watching sappy romantic comedies. She likes to go to the movie theater just for the popcorn. Her favorite TV show is Friends.
Jake enjoys drumming, playing video games, and playing soccer. He is an avid Liverpool FC fan. He sometimes also finds the time to read articles and books about technology, science, philosophy, and theology.