Thursday, January 09, 2014

Christmas Card and Neighbor Gifts 2013

We got our Christmas Cards done wonderfully early this year.  The card was like this:
Our letter we sent with the card is as follows:
Christmas 2013

Dear Family and Friends,

This year finds us growing, happy, and blessed.  We keep our blog updated at and that is where to find pictures and news on all of us – particularly the girls as they change so quickly.  Here are the highlights of our year:

Jason changed jobs within the finance programming world and now works for Goldman Sachs in downtown Salt Lake City.  He loves weekly game nights, Jazz games, and spending time with his girls.

Melinda is the head taxi-cab driver, book reader, homework helper, chef, seamstress, and is still obsessively clean.  She loves doing costumes for many of Laura’s plays, participating in a Children’s Literature group, and cheering for the Utah Jazz.

Laura is 10 years old and in fifth grade.  She is busy with voice, dance, acting, and piano lessons.  She is constantly performing in plays and vocal events, loves to read, and gets amazing grades. 

If you want to watch Laura act and sing, you can catch her in a leading role at the Echo Theater in downtown Provo on Th, Fri, Sat, and Mon from Dec 5 – 21 in a wonderful and family friendly play This Is Christmas.  To buy tickets and get directions go to

Sara is 6 years old and is in first grade.  She made the dance team at her studio, dances hours each week and has gotten really good.  She is super flexible, coordinated, and fearless.  Sara also started piano lessons and is doing great in school. 

Eliza is 4 years old and in preschool.  She takes dance, and sings and dances everywhere.  She still begins each morning with hot chocolate and will only wear skirts.  She does “performances” daily, has begun to read, and loves everything Disney.

Our favorite family times are our vacations – Disneyland, St. George, Bear Lake, and the desert of California this year.  We love watching movies together, trying new restaurants, cooking, crafting, and throwing big parties.

We hope this letter finds you all happy, healthy, and blessed as well.  We consider all of you to be a blessing in our lives.

Merry Christmas!!
Jason, Melinda, Laura, Sara, and Eliza Randall

For neighbor gifts this year we repeated the Scotch and Soda.  I'm thinking of making it a tradition; it's something everyone can use, right?!


  1. Love the card this year!
    Yes, Scotch and Soda is something everyone can use!

  2. I am excited to finalize on a neighbor gift. No reason to be creative every year. :D

    It is perfect.