Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

For my husband's 50th birthday, I decided to surprise him and the boys with a sky dive. He used to dive in his younger days, but hasn't jumped in years. The boys have never jumped before. It took place at 14,500 feet and included a 60 second free fall.

Kenny was the first out the door. He was the most apprehensive for the 3 guys.

Judging from his face in this picture, I think he had a great time.

Next to jump was Brent. He was very excited about jumping and not at all nervous. He loves an adventure.

Judging from this picture, I think he had a great time too.

Last to arrive safely on the ground is the Birthday Boy! What a way to test a 50 year old heart. :)

Another happy face! My surprise was a success.

Though my family tried real hard, they were unable to get me to jump. I kept my feet on the ground. :)

I found my husband's old dive log. The last jump recorded was in 1983. He can now make a new entry into it. :) I know it won't be that long again before he makes another entry. Both of the boys are now hooked on sky diving too.

Happy Birthday Mike!


penni said...

That's a super gift. Happy birthday to the high flier and sons.

clairz said...

Oh, my, this was a breathtaking adventure and I was just sitting right here by my fire! I wondered if you were up there taking the photos--glad you let us know you were safely on the ground! Thank you for sharing. Wow! What a Skywatch entry!

Taryn said...

Wow, what a great birthday gift! It sure makes my 50th back in September seem mighty dull :-) But, I have to admit, you would NEVER get me to jump out of a plane voluntarily, not even for a 50th thrill.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I;m glad they enjoyed the jump...but I would have stayed on the ground too.

Eve said...

That is so neat! I love this series of photos - so much fun! What a perfect subject for Skywatch Friday. :)

Lybertygirl said...

Oh man - that brings back memories. I was a jumper back in the 80's and 90's (could that have something to do with my bad knees?). Makes me want to "get me knees in the breeze" again!

Petite Splendours said...

Wow, I'm glad you landed safely. It must have been an incredible experience!

rhoen said...

wow! the experience might have been all worth it! great series here!

Happy skywatching!

Julie said...

What a terrific surprise for them all. I am glad that you did not go!! I would not have been prepared to go either. Who took the photos mid-jump - michael?

This is a most unusual, but very welcome, post for Skywatch Friday. It is good to see something different instead of just sunrises and sunsets.

Good post.

Damama T said...

HI! I popped over from Skywatch. That is amazing! How wonderfully thoughtful of you to do that for him. It takes a lot of love to think so far head and plan something like that. Good job! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your totally hunky 50yo! ;o)

Damama's at it Again!