Yes. Yes I do. And I miss writing in it, even though I have 2 readers. But it's ok! It's therapeutic. I don't have much brain power left tonight so this entry is going to be in list form, a little snapshot of life lately, if you will.
1. Agnes is sleeping through the night! HAHAHA no. no she's not. she's a stinker. But we love her and we are 99% sure we are going to keep her :) In all seriousness, her sleeping hasn't gotten much better, BUT we are surviving over here, and she makes up for her lack of sleep by being the most adorable, silly, precious thing you've ever seen. I can't believe she is 8 months old: crawling, eating big people food...time is flying too fast here at the Caskey house. Every once in a while I have a day where I ask myself questions like "IF I stopped drinking coffee, how many days would it take me to actually die?", but they are few and semi-far between.
2. Speaking of babies, this should have been number one on my list, but I AM AN AUNTIE! My nephew Jameson was born a week ago, at 32 weeks, and will be in the NICU for a while. But he is strong, handsome, healthy, and doing great. He is adorable, and although I havent gotten to meet him in person yet, I am eating up every photo and update from my brother and sister in law and I am so excited to be an aunt, and for our kiddos to be cousins. Even more, I am so excited to watch my brother and sister in law become parents, because really, is there anything better?
3. A month or so ago I decided that Tommy, Agnes, and I need a little bit more structure in our day in order to get through, and I implemented reading time and prayer time into our morning routine. After Agnes goes down for her morning nap, Tommy and I sit and read our library books, and then we go pray at our home altar that we set up on our desk in the living room. We pray a morning offering, a decade of the rosary, and sometimes tommy gives me some time to journal and do some personal prayer on my own. It has been a huge game changer having this built into our day every day, and I can tell that God is blessing this time. I am praying again, and it is good (Duh, right?). This morning I said morning prayer. Morning prayer! It was so wonderful! More on this in another post, maybe, but I had seriously let my prayer life slip and it feels so, so great to be making some headway in the right direction.
4. "The Nesting Place". READ IT. The combination of this wonderful book on homemaking/decorating/loving life, and a book by two christian moms called "Desperate" are giving me a good kick in the pants in terms of being more intentional in our home, making it a place of rest, and using what I have to make this a place that my family and I want to be. Again, more on that later if I ever get back on the blogging track. But seriously, I cannot recommend "The Nesting Place" enough: beautiful photos and ideas, but even more beautiful philosophies on making a home. Her tagline is "It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful." Enough said.
That's about all I can muster for now, but I'm hoping that I will be able to sit down and do this a little more often from now on. It might be nice to get back in the blogging saddle again ;)