Reviews - Celebrating Family

Is Genesis History? (Movie)

I was given the opportunity to screen the movie Is Genesis History to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. I am a Christian but even when I was an atheist, I did not believe in evolution. I have read a lot on the subjects of the Bible, evolution, Noah’s flood, and what any of […]

Arizona Diamondbacks Games: Tips for Affordable Family Fun

My family loves sports and attending sporting events is always a treat. However, it seems like most of the teams in my part of the country make it difficult for hard-working families to attend a game. Parking is very expensive at many locations, outside food and drinks are a no-no, venue food items are pricey, […]

These Boots Were Made for Hiking – Timberland at KicksUSA

I love going on hikes and taking walks outdoors. Not much matches the feeling of a breeze on my face, the sun on my back, and a trail before me. In Arizona we can hike nearly year-round and we have a variety of hiking trails and mountains at our disposal. I prefer to wear hiking […]

6 Benefits of Road Tripping in the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

I drove the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid during spring break and was pleasantly surprised at how it added value to our Arizona to California road trip. I found the RAV4 fun to drive, comfortable, and technologically advanced. If you are looking for a solid vehicle for your road-tripping family, check out these six benefits of […]

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Disney’s live action version of Beauty and the Beast is hitting theaters this month with beautiful cinematography, familiar characters, a message of love, adventure, and more than a little controversy (I will address that later).  This live action iteration of a familiar fairy tale is pleasantly true to Disney’s animated version and includes songs from the […]

Doctor Strange (2016) Blu-Ray Extras

When Doctor Strange hit theaters in 2016, I said it was a fantastic journey with a compelling story-line, jaw-dropping effects, and a hero you can (eventually) root for. Doctor Strange is now available on Blu-Ray and the journey is even better. The Blu-Ray includes many special features including deleted scenes, the gag reel, and an exclusive look […]

Entenmann’s Strawberry Yogurt Muffins Little Bites (Plus $25 giveaway)

Little Bites® Strawberry Yogurt Muffins have been a favorite seasonal flavor but are now available nationwide and year-round! These sweet treats are made with real strawberries and come in portable pouches that are great for breakfast or snacking on-the-go. Each pouch has less than 200 calories, is a good source of calcium and vitamin D, and does […]

The LEGO Batman Movie

I have a confession to make. I have never really been a big Batman fan. Batman has always seemed gloomy and dark to me. I first met LEGO Batman in the instant classic, the LEGO Movie. I was quite surprised when he quickly became my favorite character in the movie. He was clever, sarcastic, compulsive, and […]

Matilda the Musical

Matilda the Musical is playing at ASU Gammage February 5 through February 12. Click here for other tour locations. From the opening scene, Matilda the Musical reels you in and takes you on a journey through the difficulties of childhood in a dysfunctional family. Based on the classic Roald Dahl children’s book, Matilda, the musical tells […]

The Space Between Us (Movie Review)

The Space Between Us is a coming of age story like no other. The movie tells the inspirational story of a boy raised on Mars who falls in love with a girl on Earth, struggles with his identity and purpose, and seeks a sense of belonging. Although the story is unique, the issues he faces […]

Sing (2016)

My daughter and I enjoy watching singing competition television shows. We especially love hearing the contestants’ backstories and enjoy cheering on the underdogs. When my daughter saw that there was going to be an animated movie based on a singing competition she was excited. When I saw the list of names in the movie’s all-star […]

Bearizona Wildlife Park

If you have never watched bears play from the relative safety of your car, you simply have not lived. Bearizona, located just outside of Flagstaff, is a 160 acre wildlife park that you will never forget, and a wild adventure your whole family will love. What makes Bearizona unique is the fact that you start […]