I want to give a birthday shout out to my sweet 12-year-old Rebecca!!! Where have the years gone? It seems like only yesterday I was holding a sweet little fuzzy blond-haired baby girl.
Well...she wasn't all that little... (Click here if you want to read about Rebecca's birth story, as well as find out how much she weighed at birth. I PROMISE you will not guess her birth weight...)
Dave and I prayed and prayed a long time for a baby. Every day of her life--now for 12 years--we have thanked God for such a sweet blessing, our daughter, our Becca Boo.
To celebrate her last year as a pre-teen (sigh), we invited a couple of dear friends to go ziplining! Because nothing says "Happy Birthday" like FLYING THROUGH THE AIR!
We started out at the Sky Surfer Zipline. This is brand new to our town, and is the only one of its kind in the world! I have to tell you--it is AMAZING!!! We all LOVED it!
Even I rode it--and I am afraid of heights. I just hiked up my big girl pants, and decided I didn't want to miss out! The fact that I could sit down on the "surf board" and hang on for dear life made it much easier. I am SO GLAD I joined in! I loved every second of my ride!!
Our Flight Instructor was amazing! In fact, everyone at the Sky Surfer was all about good customer service! (I promise they didn't pay me to say this! They were just so friendly, and so helpful!)
Next, on our airborne adventures was the Adventure Ziplines of Branson...
And, once again, the people there could not have been ANY nicer or more helpful! (Big shout out thank you to Kate and Jared Story!!!)
I may have been a big girl at the Sky Surfer, but this spiral staircase at the entrance told me I would be the designated "picture taker" and "watcher."
And, very contently, I sat in one of the rocking chairs on their back deck with Rebecca's Grandma and Grandpa, and sipped on a cold Coke while we enjoyed the GORGEOUS afternoon!
Look what we got to watch...
Well, here's the birthday girl herself!
After a full afternoon of ziplining, and after a starving girls dinner at Freddy's, we loaded up and headed to our FAVORITE place for ALL celebrations--COLD STONE!!!
What a sweet way (literally!) to end a fun day celebrating our Rebecca.
We love you, sweet girl!
(Just so you know, no one paid me to say any of these nice things...but if they WANT to pay me--I would happily accept some cash-ola! *grin*)
What's your favorite birthday adventure memory?