Thursday, March 29, 2012

one adorable baby

We had a very special visitor on wednesday.
My cousin brought Alaina over for us to take care of in the afternoon, we had a lot of fun.
So much fun was had that I didn't get too many pictures, but the ones I got will do justice to show how adorable she is.

I named two of her toys, which she really liked.
And I also taught her a little bit about country music.

She's learning how to spit, which was really cute.
She had fun spitting at Shaelyn, and then laughing at her.

It may look like she's in the middle of a sneeze here,
but I assure you, it's just a really big smile.

It was quite a fun day, and she is really starting to like me.
(I think I may be her favorite cousin) :)

Monday, March 26, 2012


I was outside this past Sunday night enjoying the beautiful weather. As I was looking around, I noticed a spider web built on our swingset. At first, of course I thought "eww, sick." But then I got to thinking further about spiders, and then, wild animals in general. Pretty much from the beginning of time, animals have been adapting to the environment around them. God placed them on the earth, knowing where they belong, and where they would be able to survive. But as time went on, humans have been constantly changing the environment, causing the animals to have to re-adapt to a different environment.

For instance, one time when I went out to go on the swings, there was a giant spider hanging out in his web on the swing. I, again, thought "eww, sick." Then I took a huge stick and destroyed the web and threw the stick as far away as possible. A few days later, I notic the same spider had built a new web, only it was underneath the main platform of the swingset. I had completely destroyed this spider's home, and he adapted to the environment by simply building a new web in a different spot.

Another example of this would be deforestation. All the animals that live in the forests, or woods, keep having to re-adapt to a new environment because their homes keep getting destroyed because humans keep adapting the environment for our convenience.

We all (animals and humans alike) have a process of adaptation, but instead of us humans adapting, we just change things so that they adapt to us. Causing every other living creature to have to keep adapting the more we keep changing the environment.

I don't really have a point to this whole story, it's pretty much an observation. I'm no environmentalist either. I'm also not saying that we should all tear down all man-made things and start adapting with the environment. (Cause not many of us would survive, unless we are like those in the Hunger Games). I'm just kind of making a point of how amazing animals. No matter what we (as a human race) do to the environment, no matter how many animal homes are destroyed, or how much food is taken away, animals have managed to survive through it all.

Then I got to thinking even further if humans are capable of anything like that. Of course! How many natural disasters has the human race gone through. Hurricanes, tornadoes, fire, floods, etc. all have destroyed homes and forced people to rebuild. I have never believed that natural disasters were a "punishment" from God, just like sickness is not a punishment. It may make people cry out to Him for help more, but He doesn't cause them to get more attention. They are "natural" disasters, they are going to happen, there's not stopping them. But it does make me think, just like we make other creatures re-adapt to the environment, we are also forced to re-adapt because of these natural disasters. Does that put us on the same level as animals? Of course not, but it does make us feel the same way animals feel when their homes are destroyed.

So, as I was typing this, I did come up with a point to this whole observation. Through it all, no matter how much we change the environment, how many natural disasters we go through, how much we all have to adapt, God is always showing how much control He has.  No matter how much we try to adapt the environment to us, no matter how strong this man-made stuff is, God still has more power over all of it, and us. Just like when He sunk the Titanic (the "unsinkable" ship).

God is a powerful God, yet He is a merciful God.
No matter what, God is in control. 

Friday, March 23, 2012

old spice

I find these Old Spice commercials hilarious; I think it's just the attitude that the actor has that makes them so funny. Since I am out of ideas on what to post, I decided to just add another Friday funny.

This one is probably my favorite:

Thursday, March 15, 2012


"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."
-1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Thursday, March 8, 2012

10 years

It's actually 10 years this Sunday (March 11),
but because I don't post on the weekends, I decided to do it for today.

And I just wanted to give a big thanks to all who helped me through this.
All of you were truly blessings to me through the trials.

signing off, this is chez

Friday, March 2, 2012


Although this may not be too scary for any of you reading this, it was very scary for me (at the time).

So, I was on my way home from college on last week Tuesday night, it was around 9:30-10:00ish, so it was dark. I was on a busy-ish street (busy sometimes, but not this late at night) going 60-65. When, all of a sudden, right in front of me, I see this thing in front of my car. It was somewhat hopping like a bunny, but it was bigger like a raccoon or possum. I kind of swerve/tap my brakes, but (of course), I feel the dreaded ttthh-thump.

Why was this so scary for me? I JUST KILLED (well, possibly) AN ANIMAL!!! Never, have I ever done that in my entire life! I felt horrible and scared at the same time, I didn't know what to do. One second I'm singing at the top of my lungs to the lovely music of Love & Theft, and the next I'm going "oh, oh, whoa, what did i just do?" There were so many thoughts going through my mind: "Did I kill it? I can't believe it! Do I stop and help it? What was it?"

I continued to keep driving, taking a while to recover. I eventually did, so no worries. It was quite scary though. I never did figure out what the animal was that I had hit, but I'm pretty sure it was either a possum or raccoon. I just hope that it was a quick death for that poor fella. 

Luckily, nothing bad happened (like, i swerved, rolled over, and/or died), but I'm definitely more aware in that area from now on.

On that note,
Happy Friday Y'all!

signing off, i'm chezzy louise