The Lancaster’s would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and share with you what we have been up to this year.
Our 2018 has been full of adventure, fun, craziness & all the in-betweens through out the year. We have really enjoyed this past year and all the good that happened & all the bad that we learned from. We are so grateful for the year that we have had.
DAN: We are always so happy to have him around and keeping the calm in the crazy. We are so grateful for his love and dedication to our family. He works hard and plays harder. Dan has reached his 7th year at Pioneer Natural Resources and continues in his geology ways. He still seems to find fossils wherever we go and teaches the kids all about the history of the earth. His interests stem far and wide from just Geology. He has been crushing it in the running world with completing two half marathons and has no indication of stopping. He continues to love music and is found regularly in his record room along with a Diet Dr. Pepper in his hand and usually a kid in his lap. He continues to teach the seven and eight year olds in Primary at our Church. With all the millions of things going on he still always puts our family first.
LESLI: Non stop Lesli has kept up with the balancing act of home life & getting upside down in the yoga world. She loves being home with the kiddos creating adventure and excitement right in our own living room.Lesli continues to find time to balance on her yoga mat and officially became certified as a yoga teacher this past January. She is now teaching every week at two different facilities here in Texas. Along with completing a yoga retreat she hosted in Austin, Texas. It has brought her great joy and she loves the ability to share her passion with others through teaching. The spunk with Lesli continues as a Young Women’s Counselor and loves spending time and teaching the girls of our church. We love her non stop energy, her ability to tackle anything and her love that she gives so freely to all of us.
JUNE: Our sweet little June bug turned seven this year and we cannot believe the little lady that she is becoming. She has been rocking the 1st grade and thrives in all she does there. We are so proud not only of her willingness to learn but her kind heart and the ability to befriend anyone, making all feel welcome. June lost her first tooth this year and learned to ride a bike. She is always singing and dances around the house. She loves performing and had her first big dance recital earlier this spring. June continues to read and write like crazy and is always coming up with stories or songs. We are so grateful for June and her gentle compassion that she brings to our family.
OWEN: Owen keeps us on our toes pretty much everyday. He also keeps us in constant laughter and astonishment with how wise he is. Owen turned five this October and has grown incredibly fast throughout this year. He started his last year in preschool and has done so fantastic with his school work and his love with playing with his friends. He has completed another great season of soccer and still loves to play the game. He loved playing with his friends on and off the soccer field. When he isn’t kicking the soccer ball in the backyard or in the house (His mom is never too pleased with that) then he’s playing forts in his room, or playing Mario. Owen is sensitive and loving with a side of wild and independence. We love what Owen brings to our family and how he brings us along on his daily adventures.
KATE: This little fire cracker is sweet one minute and sassy the next. She has grown like crazy this year and the terrible two’s have been quite the task for the entire family. Kate is a whirlwind of fun and we never know what to expect next from her. She rules this house and loves decorating our walls with anything she can get her hands on including sharpies and nail polish. She has her sweet moments too where you feel like your heart could burst because of her smile or her random hugs. She is full of life and excitement all the time and we love her deeply and she completes are family to perfection.
RANGER: Our sweet puppy turned eight this past January and goes along with the crazy. He will join in with the excitement whenever the doorbell rings or being an escape artist and is found wandering around the neighborhood. We love his company and his love for us. He’s the best little puppy.
OUR FAMILY IN GENERAL: All in all we had a wonderful year. We’ve had some fun adventures driving to Canada and Idaho, and vacationing at Disney World. Our family has enjoyed finding opportunities serving others and giving back to the community. We are taking life and running with as much excitement as possible. We are so thankful for the opportunities we have had this year. 2018 has been wonderful with much learning experience, laughter and chances to become better and more like Christ.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Thank you for being apart of our lives.
Dan, Lesli, June (7), Owen (5), Kate (2)