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Christmas 2019

Christmas Card 2019 Team Smith - web

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Team Smith

My word of the year for 2019 is GRATEFUL. We are grateful for YOU and…

Family. We nicknamed 2019 the “Year of the Cousins” – the kids are so excited to have 2 cousins now! We loved meeting Lily (Houston) and Henry (Pittsburgh) and traveling to meet them!  Caroline is in 4th grade and Luke in 2nd.  They are growing up! Hard to believe we’ve been married 13 years!

Travel & Adventures. One of our #TeamSmith mottos is “Adventures Not Things” – We roadtripped in Texas to meet Lily (Jenn & Josh’s little girl) and see other family. We continued our love of National Parks and State Parks with a road trip to Niagara Falls including Cuyahoga Valley National Park and 4th of July fireworks in Pittsburgh + meeting Henry (Jeff & Sarah’s baby).  Zach had a work trip to Calgary, Canada this summer, the two of us spent a long weekend in Banff National Park. We were up from 4am-midnight every day. Breathtaking, glorious beauty and amazing hikes. Where should we go next?

Work.  Zach has been with BNSF Railway for almost 14 years. He is a Manager II in Telecom and works on technology for the trains including radios and GPS.  He travels across the country working with other railroads too. This year is a big milestone—I’ve owned my own business for 10 years! I enjoy being a work-at-home mom as a resume writer and helping people locally and around the world through  Visit too for Conversation Starters including our #MarriageHigh5 and more tools for life in the messy and magnificent!

Community & Fun. We are grateful for our “village” at our church, school and our neighborhood. Zach and I both love volunteering at school.  He’s the Lead of Watch DOGS and volunteers with a great group of dads. I’m the VP of Programs for our PTA. We are thankful for the activities that help our kiddos blossom. Caroline is on House Council and the Green Team recycling  program at school and is taking art lessons.  She enjoyed being part of the Backstage Crew for the school musical + running club. She is also in American Heritage Girls at church, I am the Troop Shepherd and love the mission. Luke loves soccer, running club and Legos. Zach is the Troop Master for the new Trail Life Troop at our church – the guys have had fun launching rockets, learning outdoor skills and going on hiking and camping adventures.


It’s been a very full and blessed year with plenty of real life chaos in between!


Wishing you a 2020 filled with JOY and AMAZING POSSIBILITIES!

Team Smith – Jess, Zach, Caroline & Luke Smith


p.s. Send me a message when you pick your Word of the Year!

Christmas Card 2019 Team Smith - web


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