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! :) 


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

    Have a fantabulistic weekend :-)

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    1. You have a fantabulistic weekend too. :)

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  2. 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.

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    1. 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. ;)

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  3. 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.

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    1. 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. ;)

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  4. Not sure I would ever do that, brave

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

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

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

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

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    1. Thanks for your visit, Stephanie. :)

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

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    1. 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.

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  8. 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!

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

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  9. 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. ☺

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

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

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  11. 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!

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    1. 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

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

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

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  13. 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.

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    1. 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.

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  14. 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.)

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    1. 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. :)

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  15. 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.

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    1. 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/

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  16. 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.

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    1. 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. :)

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

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  18. 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! :)

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

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  19. 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!

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

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

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

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  21. 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!

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

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

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

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  23. 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...

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

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  24. 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 ;)

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

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    1. 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. :)

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

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    1. 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!!

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  27. Wow!
    You are brave! =)

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

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

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

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    1. I read your interview yesterday, congrats and well done!

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

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  30. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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    1. 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. :)

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  34. 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.

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    1. I would like to paraglide. It looks nice!

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

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    1. 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. ;)

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

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

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

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    1. Thanks for your visit and comment, Janet. :)

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

    Now I'd like to try that!

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

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  39. 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 :-)

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

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

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    1. 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.

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

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

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