My Mom’s 50th Birthday Surprise Plane Ride
Something great happened this weekend. My dad and my sister Elisabeth (the pilot) planned one heck of a birthday surprise for my mom on her 50th birthday. My mom is something of a closet adrenaline junkie. If she were able to, she’d probably ride a motorcycle everywhere and jump out of airplanes on Wednesdays. In lieu of that, we got Elisabeth to fly her in a private plane. She’s said before that it would be her dream come true to fly with Lis, so this was a big deal.
The airport in Huntsville, AL
Elisabeth rolling up in the airplane
My mom seeing her for the first time
This was quite literally her dream come true
And so she was a little overwhelmed
My dad's reaction was so sweet. He set the whole thing up
My favorite picture of the weekend
Excited to get going!
Unceremoniously climbing into the plane
Elisabeth giving mom all the instructions
She was so excited to get in!
We were sending her off in 21st Century style
All of my sisters, most of the husbands, two cousins, a niece, and an aunt were there!
And they're off
The whole clan
I love how making my mom happy makes my dad happy
My adorable niece Briley
Up up up and away!