Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Phil's Pinning

Over a week ago now was one of the most important ceremonies in Phil's career.
We were so proud of him when we first found out he had made Chief and did our best to support him through the induction season.
His pinning marked the end of this process and the beginning of his time as a Chief Petty Officer. I thought I'd share some pictures and things from that day.
Phil was able to choose 2 people to pin his new anchors on his collar. He asked me to do one of them and had the boys work together to do the other. Jeremiah put on the front of the pin.
And Josh had the difficult responsibility of putting on the back. We realized shortly after they had done it that it ended up being put on upside down. I think that only added to the cuteness of it, though. The boys did a really good job with it.
After we did our part, Phil's sponsor put his new cover on for the first time. 
After the ceremony was mostly done, each new Chief walked down the center aisle one at a time. It was so great to see each of them. It was such a proud moment.
Afterward we grabbed a few family shots with Phil in is brand spankin' new khakis.
 As proud as we have been of Phil this whole time, it has definitely been a difficult few weeks to get through and we're so glad now to finally be on the other side!
We did find out that because of all of this Phil will be transferring soon. We'll be staying in the area (so we don't have to try and sell the house yet) but Phil will now we working from a different base. I still have work to do on learning about this new command so maybe once I know more, I can share a little more. In the mean time, it's so nice to be done and settled and ready to move on after all those months and months of waiting in limbo not being sure if we'd be able to stay in the military or not!

1 comment:

Beach Bumz said...

Yea!!! Phil we are SOOOOOO proud of you! You deserve it and the Lord took care of you guys as we knew He would. We love you guys!
Sherman's