55 In Life

A Little Video

Hi folks! Thought I’d pop in and share a little clip from our boat ride. Please excuse my high pitched, excited voice! Clearly it’s not very often that I come upon dolphins that are an arm’s length away!

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  • kristy
    April 20, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    oh my goodness! you all were SO CLOSE! that is just too neat! and i loved your excited voice. i always laugh when i hear myself on video when i am talking to my almost one year old! thanks for sharing!

  • cat moore
    April 20, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    That is so cool! I would be excited too! You sounded so cute. 🙂 And, I love how Justin said “1 o’clock” as to where to look, I’m guessing……do the girls and JM know how to look in the direction of what time he says? 😉 ha ha! Fun video! Thanks for sharing!

  • Meg
    April 20, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    I’ve never commented before, but I read your blog regularly and I think this is fantastic. Don’t worry about the high pitch voice. When I get excited my voice gets deeper. Like a man’s. A quality every princess wants…

  • meaghan
    April 20, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    you’re so cute! you should post video more often 😉 i can’t believe you were that close…so jealous!!

  • Sally
    April 20, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    What AMAZING memories will be made this summer! Awesome!

  • Ashey McWhorter
    April 20, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    That’s absolutely amazing!!!!!!! Wow!!!

  • starla
    April 20, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    when you said, “how fun” I could hear in your voice what you really meant, which was…”this IS fun, IF they don’t turn this boat over and endanger my whole family”. 🙂

  • ashley
    April 20, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    How Exciting!!

  • Liz @ A Happy Haven
    April 20, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    So cute! Life’s simple pleasures!

  • Nicky Cahill
    April 20, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I just loved watching this, it was so cool. How amazing to get so close to the dolphins, your excitement is catching through the video. I hope you will have an awesome summer on the coast. Blessings, Nics

  • Jenney
    April 20, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I feel like a child full of excitment just watching this. My level of excitement was almost like I was there with you all. I love Dolphins and had the pleasure of swimming with the Dolphins on a trip to Mexico about 6 yrss ago. AMAZING!! Thank you so much for sharing this special moment with all of us.

  • Anna
    April 20, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Oh my gosh! That is amazing! I’d be just as excited!

  • Kim
    April 20, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    How fun and exciting! I love Dolphins…you must put swimming with Dolphins on your bucket list. My husband and I swam with them in Mexico for our one year anniversary. It was unforgettable!

  • Janice
    April 20, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Colour me green! How exciting! You are going to have an amazing summer there. And I love your little boat!

  • Lauren
    April 20, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    too cute! wow ya’ll were close. how fun! i am sure those kiddos loved it!! looks like you will all have fun there this summer! 🙂

  • Christy
    April 20, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    great video! I would have been just as excited.

  • Opalm
    April 20, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Amazingly beautiful.
    Enjoy your trip and thank you for sharing!

  • Lori
    April 20, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    That is absolutely amazing! I was almost as excited sitting here watching on my computer so I would probably have been screaming if I was there!

  • Lizziefitz
    April 20, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Adorable! I felt like I was on the boat with you:) please come enter my give away:)

  • Marianne
    April 20, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    How fun!!! I am so jealous of your weather right now, truly paradise! Thanks for sharing this with us, so exciting to see them so close up. What a great experience for you and your family.

  • Katie@ Noodle and Boof
    April 20, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    I love it!! What a special experience for everyone!

  • JulieJ
    April 20, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    How exciting! I’ve never been that close to a dolphin. Thanks for sharing!

  • Sarah's Fab Day
    April 20, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    That is so cool! I would have been nervous that my kids would have freaked out then we all would be overboard. Thank you for sharing!

  • annek
    April 20, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Wow…we got close once to turtles and dolphins…but they didn’t jump around for us. Brenna , Megan and my sister swam around with the turtles nearby…I confess…I stayed on the boat. You are going to have a great summer!

  • HannahJ
    April 20, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    CRAZY!!! So awesome! I remmeber seeing dolphins (in the wild) for the first time while driving over the Deleware bridge in highschool on my way to Disney- I would have nearly fainted had I been you!

  • Amanda
    April 20, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    so so so so FUN!! Can I be your child??

  • Kate
    April 20, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    This is so amazing. I’d be using me very excited voice too!

  • Katherine @ Grass Stains
    April 20, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    I would have been squealing, too! How amazing! They were literally RIGHT THERE with you. Love the video!

  • Kathy
    April 20, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    That is incredible! I cannot believe you were able to capture it on video. Absolutely amazing!

  • Allison
    April 20, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Ummmm, awesome!!! So excited that happened!!

  • Cheryl
    April 20, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    How cute!!! Sounds like you guys have made some new friends to hang out with this summer. Have fun!!! Dolphins are so friendly. <3

  • Amy
    April 21, 2011 at 5:11 am

    Oh Darby! This is so awesome! I couldn’t even iamgine being that close to dolphins! What an amazing experience for sure. I hope you and your family have a very blessed Easter.

  • Amee Love
    April 21, 2011 at 6:58 am

    I am squealing too!! I love dolphins!! I felt like i was in the boat with y’all! :0) What a fun encounter!

  • Angela
    April 21, 2011 at 7:01 am

    You have the most beautiful family 🙂

  • Beth
    April 21, 2011 at 7:24 am

    This is awesome. My favorite part is when your husband told the kids the dolphins were “at 1 o’clock”. Such a man thing to say!! 🙂

  • Melanie Marsh
    April 21, 2011 at 7:43 am

    too cool- I loved that. Not something you see everyday. I am sure it will leave an impression on your little ones- love it! And I love that there is more adventure yet to come!

  • Melanie
    April 21, 2011 at 7:44 am

    too cool- I loved that. Not something you get to see everyday. I am sure it will leave an impression on your little ones- love it! And I love that there is more adventure yet to come!

  • Mackie
    April 21, 2011 at 8:32 am

    What a fun experience! So neat that you caught it on video too 🙂

  • Tara
    April 21, 2011 at 8:49 am

    So sweet, that actually brought me to tears missing our boat rides w/ Grandparents in the Intercoastal waterway in Venice Fl, where we have pet many dolphins and even fed Manatees. It’s amazing God created these gentle creatures we can enjoy.

  • Katie
    April 21, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Oh, wow! Y’all were so close to them! My two would have been over the boat in seconds seeing those dolphins … ha!

  • Dianne
    April 21, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I live on the coast of NC and this is a sight I see often but it always gives me goose bumps! I loved your children’s excitement. You are going to have a fabulous summer! xoxo

  • Rebecca
    April 21, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    You were so close! Thanks for sharing this video. How exciting!

  • mandy
    April 21, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    So precious….and exciting! We saw these when we sailed the intercoastal and it is so amazing to have them this close to you! Enjoy!!! Mandy

  • mary katharine
    April 21, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    What a sweet 45 seconds! For whatever reason when I watched it all the craziness of my afternoon sort of faded away into a little happy peaceful moment:). Thanks for sharing!!

  • Amanda Wells
    April 21, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    So very cool! Thanks for sharing!

  • Bonnie
    April 21, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Brings back memories.

    Glad to see Fly Through my Window recognized in Home Life magazine in the March issue.

  • allison walker
    April 21, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    i totally understand the excitement. i am an iowa girl and recently ventured to florida where i had my first encounter with dolphins similar to that. but you were definitely more hands on. veeery coool!!

  • Melody Peters
    April 21, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    I thought you were tame in comparison to how I would have been ~ SO cool to see them up so close ~

  • kat
    April 21, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    How adorable and exciting!!! What precious memories you are building with your sweet family!

  • Lindsay
    April 22, 2011 at 8:42 am

    How cool! Dolphins are just the most amazing creatures. Hubs bought me a dolphin encounter for my birthday a few years ago where I was able to swim and interact with them! Sooo awesome! You guys look like you’re having a great time!

  • Bridget
    April 22, 2011 at 10:08 am

    WOW!!! This made my day! What a special moment!

  • Christina
    April 22, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Hi Darby,

    I can’t wait to read about your adventures this summer!
    So now on to the superficial stuff… Where or where did you find that awesome navy and white scarf?? LOVE!

  • Jennifer
    April 22, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Darby, THIS IS SO COOL!!! Y’all are going to have the greatest summer, EVER!!! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  • Kelly@TearingUpHouses
    April 26, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    ohmygosh!!! we live in florida and see dolphins often, and i have to say, i was still GASPING watching that. so neat!