Crumb’s Surprise Birthday Trip: South Padre Island, Texas

 

 

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How do you surprise a girl for her birthday?

You take her to the island…South Padre Island in Texas of course!

July 13th couldn’t have gotten here fast enough for Crumb, her birthday was on the 17th and I had planned a trip to South Padre Islands in Texas. I knew I wanted to do something special for her birthday so the months leading up I listened continuously for things that Crumb said she would love to due during the summer time. With her wish list instilled in my brain (actually I had to write everything down because my memory sucks!) I made sure I had plenty of activities planned for each day.  I wanted the trip to be a surprise because she deserved a nice getaway and I wanted her to have a blast and experience things that were new for her (and me).

So she packed the car while I packed the  snacks, and  we set out for the Islands. We did a little shopping and site seeing along the way and ended up arriving to the hotel late that evening. The drive was about 9 hours so I was exhausted from the drive and singing with Crumb the whole time so once we arrived and checked in to the hotel all I had energy to do was shower and head straight to bed.  However, Crumb was up the entire night like a kid waiting for Christmas to come I warned her that she would want to get some rest because we had place to be and things to see the next day!  Once that alarm clocked went off Crumb was hovering over me waiting to hear what the first activity of the day was. But I was not  trying to play twenty questions until I had some breakfast. So, we ate breakfast on the patio of our room overlooking the water as we discussed the activities for the next four days. Because living with Crumb you can only hold a secret for a limited time, before the hassling of question start, so I had to spill the beans!

Once the beans were spilled, it was time to get ready for some fun in the sun! (Activities Listed Below)

Our South Padre Island activities:
Day 1: 
Parasailing
Beach
Jet Ski Tour
Shopping/Beach

Day 2:
Beach
Snorkeling
Shopping
Late night stroll with dessert and wine on the beach

Day 3:
Eco/Dolphin Tour
Beach
Shopping
Site seeing

Day 4:
Beach-all day
Crumb’s Birthday Dinner overlooking the beach with a fireworks show
Late night stroll on the beach

 

For those that have never been to South Padre Island, Texas and you are  looking for that quick getaway, then this is the place for you!

Whether it’s a romance getaway, family trip, or a group of friends…South Padre Island, Texas has a little something for people all ages to enjoy. Even if you  just  want to stick your feet in some sand, take a jet ski tour, or shopping or dining…you won’t be disappointed. We had a blast and everything we did was something we both had done for the first time and the best part was being able to experience the whole thing together! We will be back South Padre…thanks for the memories!

Once you had the chance to watch our video, tell us about the last vacation you and your partner enjoyed together? Where did you all travel to? And what made it so enjoyable? Let us know in the comments below.

Until next time, live life alive!

~ Cookie & Crumb

Detoxing your Relationship (Filtering your words)

 

We have all heard the importance of speaking kind and nice words to others, the same is true for yourself and your partner.

In this video we are speaking about Detoxing your Relationship by filtering the things that you say to each other and to yourself. It is always important to speak positive words over yourself and even more important when you are sharing your life with someone else.

Once you have had the chance to view the video let us know, what are some ways that you bring positivity to your relationship? Let us know in the comments below.

As always, continue to be kind to yourself and to others,

~ Cookie & Crumb
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Refueling your happiness

 

When we started to write this blog post today we were so excited because  it came from a random but interesting conversation that we struck up. And of course since we love you all so much we had to come on here and share it. So here is the history behind the story…

 

The other morning Lucas and I were in our normal routine, we open our eyes and began giving thanks to God for allowing us to be alive in another day. We say our individual prayers and then… its game time (see ya’ll were thinking nasty!) We both start cracking jokes on one another or playing pranks, now the tricky part is that whoever is the quickest on their feet is usually the one who has the upper hand! So I have to be super quick!

 

Our normal routine led me to ask Luke do these actions make her happy? I absolutely love to see her smile and it is very important that I always know the things that help me see that through daily. She answered yes, and (of course) doubled backed and asked me the same question. Do these actions make me happy? Of course I said, Heck yeah! And I elaborated…

 

Being able to wake up and live with someone that has an amazing sense of humor has certainly helped smooth out the rough patches. It makes the hard days seem simple and the times that we don’t even feel like smiling or laughing we both help each other to smile and see the lighter side of the situation despite it all.

 

Being able to be yourself in a relationship is important but being able to laugh and have healthy humor in your relationship is powerful.  Research from www.helpguide.org even proves the importance of laughter.

 

 

Laughter is good for your health

▪          Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.

▪          Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.

▪          Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.

▪                Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.

 

Resource: http://www.helpguide.org/life/humor_laughter_health.htm

So what does all of this have to do with refueling your happiness? Well that’s just it, laughing! Make sure that you do not take for granted the benefits of laughing with your partner Be yourself in your relationship, let your silly and funny side free and enjoy the benefits of it. It is easy for pride and ego to slip its way into your relationship and start preventing you from being yourself around your partner. Having fun with one another and making each other laugh should not be judged.

 

So if you are feeling low on your happiness in your relationship today or any day. Make sure you are enjoying the simple things in life and refuel yourselves by opening up a good ole’ can of laughter!

 

We love when you to talk to us, so comment below and tell us about some of the fun things you and your partner do to refuel your happiness?

Happy Laughing,

 

Cookie & Crumb