Friday, May 31, 2013

Flashback Friday


On Friday's Camille runs a fun blog hop called Flashback Friday.

The rules are simple, simply link up an old picture, video, or post, and have fun!  I like it because it gives me a valid excuse to go through the old photo albums.

Today I found these oldies but goodies. That's me about to get in the plane. My second oldest was 6 months old, the oldest was 5 (they're 20 and 25 now). It was a long time ago, but I still remember it like it was yesterday. I always wanted to go back and do it again, but never did get around to it.  I opted for the tandem jump, only because you had to take a 6-hour class if you wanted to jump solo, and I didn't want to take that much time away from my little guy. With the jumper on your back you literally got briefed, flew up, and jumped out. Easy Peasy. One of the instructors jumped with flip flops on!!  Still shaking my head 20-yrs. later. :)
 
About to board the plane w/other jumpers
I'm on the far left.
Coming in for the landing.
That's my nephew on the left taking my picture as I land.
He was 6 then (he's 26 now). ;)

If you have an old picture, video, or post that you'd like to share, here's Camille's Code so you can link up too!  Happy Friday to you! :) 


82 comments:

stevebethere said...

OMG your so brave much more than me LOL I bet it was fun good shots too :-)

Have a fantabulistic weekend :-)

Masshole Mommy said...

I'm having heart palpitations just looking at your pictures. There isn't enough money in the world to get me to jump out of a plane.

Almost Precious said...

Well stevebethere took the words right out of my mouth (or at least right off my fingertips !) The thought of jumping out of an airplane sends shivers down my spine. I applaud you for having the courage to try something that was new and daring and yes probably very exhilarating too, :) I'm sure it was an exciting adventure and one that you will forever remember.

John DeBellis said...

Not sure I would ever do that, brave

Manzanita said...

I always thought jumping out of airplanes was put on your "bucket list" for old age.

Stephanie S. said...

That's wonderful to have something so exciting to look back on. Great post, and photos!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Wow, brave, that is all I can say, brave

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh my gosh I have a huge fear of heights so there's NO WAY I would ever do that :)

Thank being said, I admire people who can!

mail4rosey said...

You have a fantabulistic weekend too. :)

mail4rosey said...

My husband's not big on things like that either but two of my kiddos like it, and one's old enough to do things w/his mama. ;)

mail4rosey said...

One of those things you're still glad you did 20 years later. I can't say that about all decisions I've made in previous years. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Riding in that plane was braver than jumping, I think. ;) :)

mail4rosey said...

I have heard it said that I do things backwards sometimes. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for your visit, Stephanie. :)

mail4rosey said...

Cars scare me. Driving fast, driving in the mountains, or driving on the fast lane highways where people are cutting in and out. Seems few people mind such things but I hate them all.

mail4rosey said...

It was pretty fun. It's amazing to me that it was 20 yrs. ago. Yeeeesh.

Sandee said...

I've watched folks do this, but I'm too scared of heights to do this. I'm happy you did what you wanted to do.

Have a terrific day and weekend. ☺

My Journey With Candida said...

You were one brave cookie. I would have chickened out. Have a GREAT weekend Rosey

Lizbeth McGow said...

do you remember the movie Wayne's World, when they met Alice Cooper?...WE'RE NOT WORTHY,...WE'RE NOT WORTHY, well I'm doing that and the whole bowing thing, LOL...girl...you are a Pandora's Box...full of surprises! wow...I'm speechless! in a good way :) Much love my friend!

mail4rosey said...

Terrific day and happy weekend to you too, Sandee. :)

mail4rosey said...

Happy weekend to you too!

Jen said...

Isn't is so much fun!??! I had the best time skydiving.

Pat Hatt said...

Not sure I would ever do it, but once I was up there I think I may just say the hell with it and jump.

mail4rosey said...

You made me laugh, Lizy. I'm loving YOUR post today, that list of summer yummy drinks is awesome, and they all look great, but that Lemon Meringue Pie milkshake is crazy, awesome, pretty!!

http://justdipitinchocolate.blogspot.com/2013/05/15-delicious-spring-summer-drinks.html

mail4rosey said...

It was fun. Your parasailing post from yesterday looks fun. I haven't done that yet!

mail4rosey said...

It's not scary when you're up there because everyone in the plane is excited to do it, and most of them have done it a bazillion times. :) It is fun though, and a nice glide down.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Oh, what fun! (And MUCH more adventurous than panning for gold!) Not too likely that I could ever convince my hubby to give it a try, though. His attitude is along the lines of, "Why jump out of a perfectly good airplane?" Kinda funny, because one of our sons was in Special Forces, and he LOVED jumping out of planes and choppers. (Of course, when my hubby jumped out of choppers in Nam, people were shooting at him.)

mail4rosey said...

My oldest thought parachuting would be fun until he had to do it in the dark in the military. That changed the whole concept. ;)

Your panning for gold looked awesome. :)

Marie Moody said...

OMG GIRL!!!! I cannot believe you did that! Holy Moly! You're a braver wo-man than I Gunga Dinn (as they say). I mean DAM! Thanks for sharing this daring side of you! Have a great weekend. HUGS.

Jacqueline said...

I am just like everyone else - in awe and wonder! Just thinking about YOU doing it, I have butterflies. Have you done it since? I don't think I would breath, I definitely would throw up and you thought it was "easy peasy"! Amazing.

mail4rosey said...

So sayeth the gal who just rode The MaxAir! I cannot wait to get to Cedar Point this year. :)

http://www.xmasdolly.com/2013/05/30/v-a-c-a-t-i-o-n-part-ii/

mail4rosey said...

No I haven't done it since. I'm not adverse to going again, but I'm not seeking it out or anything these days. :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Wow you are brave!!

Kristi Maloney said...

OMG! You are a brave woman! I am a big chicken and would have to be paid big bucks to do that. Way to go! I am sure you are glad that you did it! :)

Julie Maloney said...

I've always wanted to do that but I likely would pee myself. I just found a ton of old pictures and videos of my kids that have had me going "aww" I'm considering posting soon!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Eeek! Not in a million years.... Great shots, though, of a fun memory!

Ann Jones said...

I am way too big of a chicken to jump out of a plane :) The pics people always take look beautiful, I just hate heights!

mail4rosey said...

The instructors were braver. All I had to do was get attached to one of them and they did the hard work. ;)

mail4rosey said...

It's a fun thing to have in the photo memoirs. :)

mail4rosey said...

Yay! I hope you do join up soon. :)

mail4rosey said...

It is a fun memory. Seems like a long time ago, but 20 years? eek! Have fun mountain biking this weekend!

mail4rosey said...

My hubby isn't big on heights, he gets scared looking out from tall buildings even. ;)

Dana said...

Yikes! I could never do that. You're brave! :)

mail4rosey said...

Hi Dana!! Happy to see you visiting, it's Friday, woooooooot!!

Melissa Swedoski said...

I always thought that would be so cool to try! I've never really lived anywhere that had that available til now. Maybe a date with hubby...hmmm...

mail4rosey said...

It's a PERFECT date time with hubby kind of thing!!

~ Noelle said...

i always wanted to do that... but now that i am a mom (with an adrenaline junkie hubby) i figure i need to take the safe route... lol... so no more plans for that ;)

mail4rosey said...

I used to want to Bungee Jump, but I have zero desire to do it anymore.

Becky Jane said...

Too scary for me!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Woah, that is so awesome!!! I don't think I would ever be brave enough to do that. A little bit scared of heights.... ;)

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

Wow!
You are brave! =)

I dont think that I could ever do that..Im kind of afraid of heights.

Mamma Nene said...

OMG, brave girl!
I'm not sure if I could do that...
Hugs x

alissa apel said...

You are brave!

Joyce Lansky said...

Looks like a fun day, but I'm afraid of heights. I bet if I look through my archives, I could dig up an old post. Thanks.

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2013/05/survival-of-cutest.html

Suzan Sweatman said...

Oh that looks like so much fun Rosey!!!
I linked up something too - thanks so much for sharing
Big hugs,
Suzan

Anonymous said...

How brave you are! I don't think I could do it! Time does fly though huh? Great story to share! Traci

mail4rosey said...

We ended up buying a teacher gift for my youngest child's teacher (who LOVES bees) but I sent her your link for the face scrub in the cute bee container! That was pretty cute! Thanks for visiting. :)

mail4rosey said...

Speaking of bees (haha, the comment above), I don't think I'd be brave enough to hold the bees like you do. That's crazy awesome!!

Theresa said...

I am terrified of heights. Just looking at these pictures makes me want to puke lol. You are an adventurous one!

myshelomitashop said...

Wow!! That's is cool Rosey! I did paragliding years ago, I think tandem jump will be so much fun...that if I have the guts lol.

Cheriese said...

Wow, way too cool! Definitely on my bucket list!!

mail4rosey said...

It doesn't seem so high when you're doing it, it's actually comforting/peaceful floating down.

mail4rosey said...

I read your interview yesterday, congrats and well done!

mail4rosey said...

The cabbage story you posted today made me laugh, Alissa!

mail4rosey said...

I saw your post, I loved the story and the saddle shoes. :)

mail4rosey said...

LOL at the post you linked. I remember that one! :)

mail4rosey said...

It goes pretty fast, yee-ikes.

mail4rosey said...

You have such a delicate way with words, hahaa

My husband holds the walls when we go up high in a building and look down. It makes me laugh. :)

mail4rosey said...

I would like to paraglide. It looks nice!

mail4rosey said...

My bucket list is full of travel destinations...tons of them. I suppose happening into bucketloads of $ should be on the list too, lol, since time and money seem to be the major deterrents to travel. ;)

Kenya G. Johnson said...

Wow a twenty year old flashback! Seems like the sky even looks younger.

mail4rosey said...

hahahaha, so true... everything looked better back then, lolol

Janet W. said...

Wow!!! I don't think I'm brave enough to do that even though it looks really fun!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for your visit and comment, Janet. :)

Colette S said...

It's amazing how fast times goes eh.
And what an experience!

Now I'd like to try that!

mail4rosey said...

If I lived close enough, I'd come along to the airfield and watch the kids if you and hubby wanted to jump. :D :)

Kristie said...

Wow! You are brave! I would never be able to jump out of a plane...at least not for fun-lol! I can definitely undestand how it would be an unforgetable experience :-)

mail4rosey said...

I'm probably too old to do it now (aka too conservative). Maybe not though... ;)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Wow Rosey! You are so brave! I hear it is a wonderful experience but I have never tried it. Lovely shots!

mail4rosey said...

We jumped over Lake Okeechobee, so that made it even better I think, and the drive to get there was down alligator alley, which was interesting. ;) :) I miss Florida sometimes, I never miss the alligators in the water.

sally guenterberg said...

You have reminded me of the big box of pictures just sitting in the basement that I am always planning to do something with!

mail4rosey said...

I have so many in photo albums (I wish I'd have dated them!). And two big boxes full that need to be filed.