Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Taking to the skies

Jeff has always talked about wanting to get his pilot's license. It is a dream of my little sister, Shelly, also. I have no desire to fly a plane (I don't even like the responsibility of driving a car!), but I think it's great that Jeff wants to.

For his birthday, I surprised him with an introductory flight and instruction. At first, I was just planning on him going, but they said there was room for me in the 4 seater plane so I decided to join him!

It was so much fun!! I will admit I was very nervous. The weather didn't look too great, but once we were up in the plane it was gorgeous! What an amazing experience! Jeff was able to fly for the takeoff and once we were in the air he learned how to do some crazy turns. I think he really enjoyed it. Yep, I was the cool wife for the day!





It was a great date and birthday for Jeff. We followed the flight with shopping for new clothes for Jeff. I hope he knows how loved he is!

7 comments:

The Risenmay Family said...

You definitely are the cool wife! You always come up with great ideas!

bedelia said...

that's awesome, but I'm pretty sure you are the cool wife even without this.

Molly said...

So sweet and thoughtful of you. So, is he hooked or did that cure his desire?

Jennifer said...

What a great gift! You are so thoughtful. Does he want lesson #2for a Valentine's Day gift?

Jadie said...

Cool wife for the day?? More like cool wife for the year!! I can't believe you went up!! How fun, though.

Brittany said...

I always remember you putting lots of thought and planning into your gifts. You're a fabulous wife! Looks like it was a fun day. BTW I would have been a bit nervous too! :) Hope you're doing well. I ran in the rain this morning and it made me miss you and oregon! :)

Adhis said...

I've thought many times about getting this for David, but that may just be the last push he needs to go full throttle on getting his pilot's license, and I'm... hesitant... to say the least. :)

What is it with boys wanting to fly?