Sunday, January 18, 2009

Between Heaven and Earth

It all started with a girl named Mel (who works at Chick Fil A). Mel decided she wanted to go sky diving. She told her boyfriend. Casey sent a text message to Josiah, which he received just as he got into bed.

"Wanna go skydiving in January?"

Cy responded, "Sure". Anything seems like a good idea at mid-night I guess. ::snort::

Today was the day. They all drove to San Marcos. They received instruction. They were harnessed to an instructor. A camera man jumped out with each of them. Josiah has 116 photos and a dvd. . . and an experience he'll not soon forget. Just as they were boarding a plane someone came down and landed in the pool. ::snort::

Notice the man to the right with the camera duct taped to his head - there was only one instructor tall enough to jump with Josiah - this young lady.

Casey on the right, Josiah behind
I can't believe I'm about to do this! He was the first one out of his group.
Bohonkus' in space
This isn't so bad!
::snort:: The Old Man look
Can't get away from those Longhorn fans



I can never again use my famous line, "If all your friends jump off a cliff, would you?" Josiah has proven, given the proper thrill factor and circumstances, that he just MIGHT. AND he'd be the first one over the cliff! ::snort:: (OK - for those who don't know Josiah - he's very level headed and wouldn't follow his friends off a cliff.....he'd lead.)

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.


Anonymous said...

Josiah: How awesome! Congrats! Oh My, that looks like so much fun. Poor G'Pa says such things are a desire of the past what with his hip and legs. Not me!

love/prayers Mom T.

Yvonne said...

Great pics! Awesome adventure!

Cynthia said...

WOW! I'll have to show Amanda this blog entry. Now that she's 19 she can go sky diving and she wants to see if she can do that while we're in Hawaii. She's wanted to sky dive for several years now.... it's not something we'll be doing as a family (LOL)!

Robin said...

What an awesome experience for him!

I'd love to do that someday.

Herd Momma said...

Love the pics. But feel lead to correct you on one thing. She is a Texas Longhorn from the University of Texas. A Red Raider does Guns Up. Might want to correct before you hear from a UT grad.

I'll leave the jumping to Cy and President Bush.

berrypatch said...

Yikes, yikes & double yikes! ;-) At least he loooks like he had a blast. I'm more of "let's stay on the GROUND" kind of gal. LOL

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

ACK - these college allegiances around here are totally overwhelming to me - I can't figure it out! I knew she was a longhorn but Amy, you are saying that means she's from Texas Tech and not UT...and the Aggies are what then?

Cindy - yes - tons of fun for him. They thought you could jump at 18....but maybe not. I know Jamin (at 17) couldn't jump.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

LOL Mom - maybe you all should start thinking about attending Jamin's graduation in May.

Jen's Whimsical Life said...

What a great time! That is so not for me thoug! LOL

Debbie said...

My nephew took a jump last year and Bessie has been talking about it since. After seeing Cy, I'm sure she will be ready to try it when she is old enough...oh gosh! I'm just getting used to the idea of her driving.

Herd Momma said...

Ok. I see that some Texas College knowledge needs to be given.
University of Texas - often just called Texas - UT - Burnt Orange - Long Horns - hand symbol given on our post. Austin
Texas A&M - A&M - Aggies - maroon - thumbs up symbol. College Station in East Texas.

Texas Tech - TT - oftn just called Tech - hand symbol like a gun thumb and pointer finger, Red Raiders - Raider Red and Black. Lubbock Texas. Tom graduated from Tech and I am a big fan by association. I am an ASU Ram. But, now claim even stronger allegience to Tech because ASU is now part of their system.
So there you go.

Stephanie said...

WOW! I could have never done that, but I love seeing the pictures! lol It really did look like they had a lot of fun.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

What fun!

I did the same thing... my 21st b'day present to myself. But now with kids of my own... no more of that!

Way to go, Josiah :)

Just me~Bobbie Jo said...

WOW! What great pictures!

Anonymous said...

That looks like quite an adrenaline rush! You and Mike raise brave children.