Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Sky Diving.

I am sorry it has taken me so long to update from the weekend. I have a nasty head cold/fever/sore throat thing going on and I just climbed out of bed about an hour ago. As I lay here on the couch to update, I have two tissues crammed up my nose. I look beautiful.

But let's forget about that and pretend I am perfectly healthy and feeling fine. K? K.

Well, Husby decided to do something wild and crazy to risk his precious little life the other day. His mom got a gift certificate a year ago for he and his dad to go sky diving for their birthdays. It was for husby's 25th b-day and his dad's 48th. Guess how old they are now? 26 and 49. Hee Hee - I delayed it for an entire year.

I was terrified of the idea of my lovie flying out of a plane and headed toward the ground at 150 mph. I had visions being a widow and leading a sad depressing life. So, I managed to delay the whole thing for an entire year. The gift certificate expires in February, so I tried my hardest to prolong it just a few more months.

It didn't work.

They decided this weekend was the prime time to take their jump. And I was a basket case.

They jumped tandum which means they were hooked to another guy (that made me feel a LITTLE better). They had to take a small class to learn what to and what not to do.



Husby and his dad are in blue. The Jump Masters are the other two guys. The one in the red was husby's Jump Master and his name was "Sweed". He was from Sweden.



Reeeach, Husby! Reach for the stars!



How they all fit in there....we will never know. It was magic. It's the only explanation.

And then...they strapped on their harnesses. es. es.



And... they copied each others stance.



Doesn't this crack you up? Aw, so cute.



Off they go! They loaded up in plane after I hugged, kissed and told husby I loved him and goodbye. :*( I was scared.



Bye husby.

I was praying ninety to nothing at this point.

We waited and waited to catch a glimpse of them. They free fell for 29 seconds and then floated down under the canopy for over 5 minutes.

There he is!



Floating high in the sky above the clouds.





Float on down to me husby!



Landing is vital! Go, husby, go!!





Husby landed and yelled, "THAT WAS GREAT!"

He loved it. I am glad he finally got to do it and it definitely conquered my fears. Guess what? Next time, I'M JUMPING TOO!!!!

27 comments:

  1. How fun! Glad he had fun and was safe too. Can't wait to see the pictures of you sky-diving! (o:

    Feel better soon!

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  2. Oh my - that is one of my hubby's dreams - I am trying to get him to forget about it. I told him if I had enough drugs, I MAY consider for a second to go with him...considering, considering,...NOPE not going!

    Glad he enjoyed it and was safe.

    Hope you feel better soon!

    *And you are my swap buddy (as I am sure you know)! I am SO excited. I have't gone shopping yet but cannot wait to!!! I sent you an email - did you get it or maybe I got your email address wrong. Either way, I am so excited to get everything together!

    Again, take care and feel better soon!

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  3. I hear that skydiving is addicting. You may now live a life of fear! I looked as hard as I could and I didn't see a speck below the caption. I really did try.

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  4. For the life of me I can't figure out why anyone wants to do that! It scares the you know what out of me. Ugh! I'm so glad everyone landed safely!

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  5. ah ha! welcome to my world. i just encourted this traumatic experience a few weeks ago when my husband went sky diving for the 2nd time. although i R-E-F-U-S-E to ever jump. ever.

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  6. Oh man, I don't think I could have even gone along and watched if I were you. And now you're thinking about going too??? You're crazy.

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  7. Okay, let's not tell my hubby about this, mmkay? I have held him off for 18 years now....only 60 or 70 more to go.;)

    It looks like your husby and dad had a great time though...And I am very glad for them (and you) that they landed safely.

    I hope you get to feeling better soon!

    God Bless,
    Amy:)

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  8. Wow! I would be a nervous wreck. It looks like they had a great time though.

    I am sorry you are feeling sick. I hope you feel better soon.

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  9. that looks like so much fun! i really want to do it someday! btw, your husby's a tree!!

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  10. I think maybe you caught your head cold when you visited my blog last week. Sorry.

    I'm glad they enjoyed their jump. I don't think I could ever do that.

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  11. scary scary scary! I would be freaked out too. I'm glad he had a successful jump though! Too cool. I hear it is such a great experience. You are quite the photog, might I add :)

    I've been sick too! It's the pits. Hope you feel tons better very soon though!

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  12. What an exciting photographic chronicle! Glad they landed safe and sound, and hope you feel better soon!!

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  13. oh my gosh! i can't believe your husby went sky diving!!! that is so crazy! I'm glad he landed safe and sound, and all is well! :) I hope you feel better soon! I've been Cloroxing my classroom like crazy and using Germ-X like it's going out of style to try not to get sick from the kids! Well, relax, drink good tea, and watch tons of movies while you rest! :D

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  14. Congrats to him! I know he loved it! I did the same in late July of this year after it being a lifelong dream.
    It's an amazing feeling that you really can't describe. I was so excited but....I'm glad they push you because at that last minute, I think I may have held on for dear life!
    Go for it; you will love it.

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  15. I would love to do that one day!

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  16. I wanted to do that so bad for my 30th birthday, but I kept putting it off and putting it off. I told myself that I'd definitely get around to it before I had another birthday at least!

    Then I got pregnant. Oops. So much for that! Maybe for 40....

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  17. Brave hubby you have there! I don't think I could do it. I'm not a thrill seeker at all, so kuddos to him!

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  18. Hi! I just found your blog through Jenn's. The flying looks like so much fun! Just wanted to say hello!
    Love your blog!

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  19. Ohhh dear! I would have been a little frightened also!

    Hope you get to feeling better missy!

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  20. I would NEVER do that, ever. I am too scared but it does look fun. Hope you get-to feeling better, being sick is no fun.

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  21. OMG Whitney...that looked like so much fun. That is one thing I've told Glenn I want to do before I die...although at age 50, they'll probably laugh at me!!!

    Glad husby got back safe and sound!

    Hugz,
    Michele

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  22. Oh my goodness, I would've been a basket case, too! You held up well, and your post was so funny.
    Hope you feel better soon! :)

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  23. I triple dog dare you to jump with him next time! I don't think you will do it! :)

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  24. oh my! it would be fun though.
    k-

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  25. I.would.have.died. No way could I have done it! Your husby IS very BRAVE!! I can't wait till you do it! ;)

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May the Lord bless you and keep you safe today! Thanks for the comment, friends! :)

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