my flowers are growing so beautifully, especially the potted ones. i love them.
"why do you love summer so much?" i asked her.
"because i love henry!"
we love having him around all day. he and lil do a lot of make believing together. lately they've been loading up lily's bed like a pirate ship and making imaginary voyages. this was their flag for today's adventure.
*we've made 6 batches of strawberry freezer jam. my mom's is the little strawberry patch that could! i'm going to try raspberry soon, too.
*nate and i made a tiny (less than 24 hr) getaway to the coast last week. it was business and pleasure. on the way home, among other things, we talked about how to rid our hearts of envy. nate said something that was so insightful to me; i've been thinking about it since. he said, "i think we envy people because we don't love them purely enough." we talked about moroni 7 and the fact that charity "envieth not" and i understood the world and my own heart a little differently.
*how is it almost july? slow down, summerrrr!