So here we are, with only a few weeks of summer remaining. What did I not do this summer, which I intended to do?
- Paint (the walls)
- Get the garage door fixed
- Clean the study
- Beautify the yard
- Take out the carpet in our bedroom and refinish the floor
- Put new flooring in the kitchen and repaint the cabinets
- Have Chris study for the SATs and learn how to drive
- Train all my kids to cook!
- Get back to the gym at least twice a week...and lose weight
And oh my, there's so much I can find to criticize myself for...have I done any of these things? No! We have hired my brother to do some cleanup in the yard, so that's something, but I haven't accomplished half of what I hoped for. C'est la vie!
|Nick and our puppy Romie at Multnomah Days|
|Nick rock climbing|
Which brings me to my title. I don't think my kids will remember that our house is not pristine and in the latest, greatest style. If they could have anything, they'd request more electronics, dinners out, and vacations!
This weekend, instead of spending time upgrading our house, we decided to soak up the last of summer. Last night we went to a free concert in the park. This morning we went to a parade in Multnomah Village, the annual "Multnomah Days." This afternoon we went to see "Midsummer's Night Dream" in Shakespeare in the Park, and then we had dinner al fresco in the backyard. These types of memories are worth so much more than a fancy kitchen!
|Mike talking to our friend David at Multnomah Days|
|Midsummer's Night Dream in the park|
|Kieran at dinner|
|My three beautiful boys|
|Dining al fresco|