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! April 20, 2011 Share Tweet Pin it +1 About Darby You Might Also Like Monkey Mail & More September 18, 2009 Summer Comes Early May 16, 2010 Restocked… & Happy Weekending September 24, 2010 Previous Post Next Post 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:) Lizziefitz April 20, 2011 at 6:09 pm https://mylistbecomeshislist.blogspot.com/2011/04/welcome-to-my-first-give-away.html 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 chills! 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 chills! 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!