Tuesday, June 16, 2009

~ The Birthday Present ~



The Genius wanted me to thank all of you for her sweet birthday wishes~

Since her tenth birthday she has wanted to go skydiving.....much to my dismay. The past few years she has been more vocal about it. Well, she got her wish.....

& Yes.....I was VERY scared but there was no way I could tell her no.....
My Mister jumped, too.

They flew in a plane to 14,000 feet and did a tandem jump ( instructor, behind them ) then they free fall to 6,000 ft.....{ that's 8,000 feet in one minute.....yikes. } then they pull the rip cord

Here she goes....

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Isn't this picture amazing.....I've had it enlarged already :)



Can you see the ground below?



She so ROCKS....I'm super proud of her...


whew......she did it!


Here goes Mister~

I love this picture...


He enjoyed this waaaay to much.....




He LOVED it....I think more than she did.


This picture reminds me of the movie Armageddon.....I was so happy to see them on the ground.


Now, I'm in trouble because they have already signed up for the second jump.....I'm too chicken. I won't get in the plane....let alone jump out of it. :)

Thanks again for your birthday wishes....she was tickled pink. Special thanks to my m-i-l & f-i-l for their love & support and the expense. :)

Hugs~ J

P.S. The above pictures were taken by professionals except the 2 when they are back on the ground. :)

P.S.S. There will be more pictures coming before & after the jump and her suprise party.


10 comments:

onlymehere said...

Happy birthday to Jessica!!! See what happens when I get to busy to check on you....you go and let your baby grow up!! These pictures are awesome and look like so much fun. I'm like you though I don't think I would have jumped. I'm too afraid of heights. Does this mean she's signed up now for the Air Force? What an amazing and brave daughter you have! Your Mister isn't shabby either, LOL! These pictures are incredible (I know I said it before but I love them!). Have a fantastic day. Cindy

Tootsie said...

OMG!!!
first...I am your sister...and I know how to sew a straight line...does that count????
as for this genius...she is insanely brave! tell her she gave her aunty tootsie a huge heart attack! sorry I missed the birthday wishes....give her suck up hugs for me!

Tootsie said...

oh...and you need to move closer...I NEED a trustworthy babysitter and that genius...is brave (and needs that to watch my monkeys) and very sweet and good.....(a must)
I am so proud of you guys in my life!!!!

Ashley ~ said...

Oh My Gosh*!!! I'm looking forward to flying again, but I want to stay INSIDE the plane when I do, but I am so excited watching them doing their jump*! Happy Belated Birthday Wishes To The Sweet and VERY BRAVE Birthday Girl*!!!
(((hugs)))) _Ashley

raxx a day in the life said...

I thought that was it!! It looks so exhillerating!! OMG!! I cant believe how brave they are! well done!!

Wonderful pictures, and they plan to go back?? oh man!!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Jessica...I just love this post...HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your daught and WOW!! I so envy them being able to do this..I have done this myself and just loved it...Oh girl you have not a clue the feeling you get pulling all those G's...WAY TO GO guys...May you have a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

sue said...

These pictures are AWESOME!!!!! I'm getting teary, I don't know why, I guess I'm just an emotional sap LOL!!! I love the picture of her looking straight into the camera!! You guys do ROCK!!! xoxo
I would never in a trillion years jump from a plane J, I have never flown either!!

Picket said...

Oh my word...I need medication just from looking at the pics!!!! My heart is racing 90 to nothing!!!! lol lol WOW that is amazing and the pics are fantastic! If that beautiful thing can do that she can do anything in this life...I know you must be so proud of her...that is something she will never forget!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Jessica
WOW!!!!
They both look to be really enjoying it and not a bit scared! I would be with you with my feet firmly on the ground.
Great pictures.
Thanks for sharing your daughter's special day. What an experience.
Lindsay
x

Nancy said...

Jessica, I was a nervous wreck...just reading this and looking at the pictures...I can't even imagine how you felt... ;)

I am glad she did it and she loved it, I can tell!
Nancy