One of Those (good) Days

This week as flown by — I can’t believe that a week from tonight it will already be Thanksgiving. Wow.

This week has been filled with good things, and there are a lot of good things on the horizon.

Some days just stick out for all the right reasons. Milestones, holidays, and sometimes just a random week day that goes perfectly. Tuesday  was one of those days. Junior and I snuck downtown during the school day (shh don’t tell MaM) and were able to enjoy the Jingle Rails display at the Eiteljorg Museum. He and I were both delighted in looking at the trains and all of the miniatures carved and created by artist Paul Busse. The scenes were all landmarks from our National Parks, as well as a replica of some downtown Indianapolis. We took in other parts of the museum as well, but we made three separate walks through the exhibit in the two hours we were there. He was fascinated by the miniature Old Faithful Geyser, which blew out steam every two minutes. “Geyser!” (which sounds oddly like dinosaur) &  “Hot water!” he chirped, each time it went off. He was excited to see the Downtown landscape, and was so excited to see all of the snow and evergreen trees. We’ll definitely be going back as a family before it leaves January 9th!

It’s was one of those days I’ll keep close to my heart for always.

He’s Doing It!

As I sit here drinking coffee, my husband is out walking a marathon.


As in 26.2 miles. In 30 degree weather.

Isn’t that crazy cool??

If you are browsing blogs this morning, please take two seconds to follow him on Twitter — and help him make it through! He’s been out there for about three hours and is at the halfway point.

I’ve done 1/2 marathons before, but never even envisioned doing two of those back-to-back. But he’s been diligent, and racking up miles each week, in the dark and cold to get ready for today. Isn’t that amazing?

Mile 11 on Twitpic

Still got two twinkies. TY for your support. Not you! twinkies. on Twitpic

And yes, he’s being fueled by Twinkies.

Time for this week’s Savvy Deals: Conner Prairie & More

Over the past two years, my family has become HUGE Conner Prairie enthusiasts. We stop by on our way home from school, swing by for short visit on a Saturday morning, and spend entire Sundays there. The kids now know the grounds inside and out. They noticed when Discovery Station got new trains. They run right to the Balloon Voyage exhibit, race the steamboat and the hot air balloon, and then work their way through the rest of the exhibit. They know how to hold the chicks in the Animal Encounters, they know to look for mice in the William Conner house, and they most recently learned how to play hoop and stick. MaM has a slight obsession with resident Lenape Indian (he’s for real, and comes to Conner Prairie every summer), and loves to hear the tales he tells. Long before I started writing down our adventures for the Savvy Source City Guide, I wrote this blog post about going to Conner Prairie one day with the kids.

Think your family would like to check it out? Then this week’s Savvy Savings and Scholarships deal is for you! Conner Prairie is offering a 4-pack of tickets, normally valued at $44, for a 50% discount. That’s FOUR TICKETS for $22. What a steal! Follow this link to purchase this offer Monday thru Thursday this week.

Not near Central Indiana? Deals are now live in SIXTEEN CITIES! Find one that works for you on! All deals run from Monday through Thursday night.