Monday, July 14, 2008

Live like you were dying...




One of my hubby's favorite quotes is "Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'." We got a chance to do the livin' part tonight... (thankfully- NOT the latter), and do something I have ALWAYS wanted to do. We went on a hot air balloon ride! I'm so grateful for my sweet hubby who on a whim would take me on a romantic hot air balloon to see the sunset! It was absolutely an AMAZING life experience. I have to say, I was pretty terrified at first... when I realized that only the only thing between us and the ground was a wicker-basket, but after a few minutes, I was able to relax and enjoy the experience. The "flight" lasted for about an hour, so I really had a chance to ponder, and get a break from everything. I literally felt like I was "rising above" the stresses of life. It was so tranquil and peaceful to leisurly float above the world and enjoy the beautiful scenery. I'm just so grateful for the opportunity to do this... it is definitely a memory that I will always treasure.


Jon helping fill the balloon with air

Almost ready for take-off!!
Woo-hoo! Flying high!
Holding on for dear life!! he he ;)

Having a moment of reflection...

Lovin it!



There is our shadow in the distance

Getting ready to land!
We skimmed the trees during the landing, but we made it safe and sound. Unfortunately, we landed in some guy's backyard- and my hubby almost died (but I'll save that for another blog post).


Happy to be alive! I'm such a dork, haha!


Whew! What a day! I'd better get to bed... We've got some more livin' to do tomorrow.

9 comments:

Lilola said...

WOW! That is on my list of 10 things to do; I wonder how soon I can talk Ronald darling into it?

If it weren't a sin, I would be jealous or envious or something.

Dana said...

That is fantastic! It looks like you had a wondeful time!

Carpe Diem!

Tresa said...

wow that look like fun.xhscpftq

mamalutz said...

You are so brave! Way to live on the wild side hee hee!

Jill said...

Wow - how did you find out about it? That would be an incredible date night! Fill me in on how to do it! :o)

nicole said...

Jon found a good deal on gift certificates online for my birthday gift last year. We went through 'Gentle Breeze' (www.gentlebreeze.com) and I was extremely impressed! They were so professional and really helped put us at ease. They even had t-shirts and a certificate for us after the launch, and a champaigne toast(sprite for us). If you can, go for it!! You could even surprise Tyler for a birthday or anniversary! You could maybe make arrangments without him knowing about it... how fun would that be?!

Sarah C said...

Yea! That looks like so much fun. I love the romantic kiss picutre. I totally want to do that sometime.

Melody said...

That is amazing! You guys are too cool!

Anonymous said...

Nichole, you have the coolest family ever and a great romantic husband, I'm like Ilona I meen lilola I would love to get Grant to do this!! He can be a bit romantic too!!

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