Monday, October 27, 2008

Where do you think Abby gets this from??

Random Pictures

Last week on Monday, Lauren and I made a very short trip down to California. I didn't tell anyone I was coming down so it was a fun little surprise. Lauren went to my parents door and told them that she had a package for them and then I jumped out with Abby. My mom's face and expression was absolutely priceless! She started screaming and jumped up and down. It was classic! Abby was so silly that day. I purposely kept her up from her morning nap in hopes that she would just sleep most of the way in the car. NOPE! She did everything she could to stay awake. The whole 4 hours she did anything but sleep. Mostly cried and zoned out a lot, but wouldn't let herself fall asleep. Silly thing. She did the same thing on the way back but she at least got naps before the car ride that time. So we went home Monday evening and came back Wednesday evening. It was short but sweet. We got to go to lunch with Mom/Grandma Jenkins twice and once with Dad/Grandpa Jenkins too. We also got to go to breakfast with Dad/Grandpa Chase. My sisters got to stay home from school on Tuesday so we had fun hanging out and waiting for Abby to wake up from her over 4 hour nap (she was making up from no naps on Monday.) When we came back from California I went to my friend's house to pick up the puppy. I left the room for a minute and came back to find Abby had crawled into the puppy's crate! Silly girl! Crates are for dogs!

Abby and Aunt Kaitlin and Becca!

Abby and Grandma Chase

Abby caught in the "dog house"

Abby wasn't feeling well and was just wanting to be held and watch her Einstein movies with Daddy. This is EXTREMELY rare that she doesn't want to be down and crawling around, so I had to take photographic evidence!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Pumpkin Patch and Abby's First Concert

This week has been a very busy and fun filled week. On Friday morning Abby and I went with some friends of ours to a pumpkin patch/farm. It was so much fun with all the kids looking at all the pumpkins and random animals roaming around. Abby had a blast watching the older kids run around and then she would try to chase them by crawling as fast as she could. Then on Saturday Lauren and I went to "Bite of Las Vegas." It was at outdoor concert with several bands playing and a bunch of food booths and other little carnival rides. Phillip met us a little later after studying. We got to watch Metro Station, Puddle of Mudd, and Lifehouse perform. It was a lot of fun! It was nice to get out and listen to some good music. Abby enjoyed people watching and had fun dancing to the music.

My little pumpkin

Abby and her new friends. I love how she is almost as big as Kylie who is 3. haha

Metro Station

Abby enjoying the music

Abby and Lauren having a good time


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

"Anchors Aweigh!"

After a 5 month process of paperwork, Dr. appointments, fingerprinting, and many many "it should be about two more weeks,"...we finally got into the NAVY!!! We are going into the Navy to help pay for Dental School. We get a salary while Phillip is in school and we get complete health insurance for our whole family. Also the four years that Phillip is in school count towards retirement if we decide to stay in after our commitment. Basically we have nothing to do with the Navy the four years of school, Phillip just has to check in once a month through email, and run a couple miles twice a year. Then after school he has to go to 5 weeks of Officer Training Camp in Rhode Island. Then we will be stationed where ever they send us and Phillip will work as a Dentist for the Navy for 4 years. Unless he decides to specialize then it will be more. As of now he is a "Petty Officer" and when he graduates he will be an Officer in the Navy. We have an Air Force Base that is about 11 miles from our house, so I can't wait to go on base and explore and go shopping. No sales tax! Haha! It has been such a relief that this all finally went through so that we don't have to stress as much about our finances. Phillip's parents were able to come up this weekend so that they could see him get sworn in. It was a really neat experience! I am so proud of him!!!

Signing the first of many pages

I thought this picture was sooo funny. Abby was trying to get in the action