Disney On Ice Presents Treasure Trove (Review)

I just made these two little girls’ days! They experienced Disney On Ice’s Treasure Trove and they loved it. Both girls were riveted and transfixed throughout the entire show. After the show I asked them what their favorites parts had been and they both agreed: the whole thing was their favorite part. Check out some of the photos I took at the show. Rapunzel dropped […]

Road Trip Destination: Roosevelt Cemetery (Circa 1906-1915)

My grandparents used to keep a trailer up at Roosevelt Lake when I was a little girl. It was the perfect place to stay when we were visiting the lake, which was often. Some of my fondest memories are from our trips up to Roosevelt.  My sisters, cousins, and I used to love to run around the area and explore whatever we could find. […]

Five Awesome Hiking Trails in the East Valley

Arizona is well known for its opportunities for outdoor living. While it is true that the summer months bring intense heat, most of the year the weather is perfect for hiking. We are avid hikers in my family and have been taking the kiddos out hiking since they were infants. There are many great hiking trails in the East Valley that you can enjoy […]

When It Snows In the Desert (Superstition Mountains)

  I have lived in the desert most of my life and have seen it snow several times. When I saw the snow on the Superstition Mountains today I grabbed my camera, jumped into my Nissan Versa, and hauled myself up to the corner for a picture. Yes, that is how much I love EVMG readers. One corner near my […]

Cavalia’s Odysseo

Cavalia’s Odysseo is the newest show to arrive in the Valley and it is exciting, original, and perfect for the whole family. From the moment I stepped into the big white tent that houses Cavalia’s Odysseo, I felt like I was in a dream. Even the unique stage curtain had a mysterious and fantastical feel to it. My children and I waited in our seats […]

New Year’s Eve – Local Destinations and Ideas for a Night at Home

The East Valley has a lot to offer families who are looking for family-friendly destinations. If you are like me, you will be staying at home and I have included fun ideas for an evening at home below.  But before we get to those, here are a couple local destinations that you might enjoy.   Mill Avenue’s New Year’s […]

Ride the Polar Express

I never heard the story of the Polar Express until a few years ago. I am not a big fan of the movie but my children simply love it. I do, however, love trains.  I find trains both historic and romantic. With so many children in love with both the Polar Express book and movie, adding a train trip to your […]

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Saturday, December 15 Comerica Theatre Two Shows:  2:30pm & 7:30pm Moscow Ballet presents the 20th Anniversary production of the critically acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker in 2012! Experience the wonder of this beloved Christmas story ballet in a city near you…tickets are now on sale at http://concerts.livenation.com/artist/834652, the box office or call 800.745.3000. […]

Holiday Light Parade, Snow Play, and Fun (Apache Junction)

  Round up the family and come on out to Apache Junction to enjoy some small town holiday fun! Apache Junction puts on a pretty amazing program which includes fun activities during the day capped off by the Light Parade. There will be lots of FREE activities throughout the day for the whole family on Saturday December 6, from 3:00 to 6:30 […]

AMF Bowling: Great Family Fun!

My family loves to go bowling. I grew up in a bowling alley and some of my best memories are from there. Now AMF wants to offer you a special deal. Keep reading for details from AMF: Looking for a Fun, Interactive Outing? AMF Bowling is affordable entertainment that everyone loves.   No matter your budget, bowling is one […]