Happy Labor Day! Unfortunately, no labor happening here. It’s been a rainy, dreary weekend of weather, but we made the best of it. Here is our weekend recap:
Friday: Breakfast for dinner for the second week in a row. We decided it might be our new weekly tradition!
Saturday: Kyle drove me into Philly to take a basic skills (reading, writing, math) test for my Illinois principal certification. He hung out at Starbucks and worked on some insurance certification stuff while I tested. Five hours later we met up for lunch at the Corner Bakery. After lunch, we headed back to house to rest and get ready for our guests. Becca, Dave and Eleanor came over for dinner, and we enjoyed some food and conversation.
Sunday: It rained all day! We did the usual church, brunch, hangout thing. We had a little flashback when we found Space Jam on TV. Then we headed to the theater to watch Bourne Legacy (OK, but not great).
Monday: Still raining… I wanted to get some walking in, and since mother nature was not cooperating, we headed into Philly to the Franklin Institute. The special exhibit is currently the Dead Sea Scrolls, and it was pretty incredible to see portions of the ancient texts and artifacts. It was pretty crowded, so it required a lot of patience. They had a portion of the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) on display and (as is customary at the actual wall) people placed pieces of paper with written prayers into the wall. The museum staff informed us that they will actually be sending the prayers to Israel, so Kyle and I both wrote a little prayer and placed it in the wall. We checked out the rest of the museum including a giant heart (big enough for Lady Liberty), an aging machine, Sir Isaac’s “loft,” and an electricity exhibit. The rest of the museum was definitely geared more towards children, which was a bit of a bummer. However, we were glad we checked it out.
Here are some pictures from the museum:
Hope everyone had a great Monday off! Hopefully this week brings some big changes to the Pott residence.