Today, Mike official stepped down as Superintendent of Smyth County Schools to be the new Director of the Linwood Holton Governor School which is a virtual Governor's School serving Southwest Virginia and based at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center. It will be hard to say goodbye to his awesome School Board as he has worked so closely with them for so long. It will also be hard to say goodbye to the amazing staff at the School Board office and the staff at each school, but after being a Superintendent for ten years, he is excited to start a new chapter in his life, one that will hopefully help him better balance his home and work life.
We are not moving and our children will stay put in Smyth County Schools. We love Smyth County and we are invested in our community and will continue to work in the various ministries we have started. We will continue to support our amazing school system and community, and hope to start some new opportunities for special needs children in our community this Fall.
In the last four years due to David's cancer, we have come to value family and faith even more strongly. Being a Superintendent is an amazing honor, yet requires many long hours away from us. His job often conflicted with the husband and Dad that he wanted to be. Mike is a humble guy and is not motivated by personal success, title, or even salary, He truly has a servant heart and is excited to be back working directly with students in his new role.
Thank you for all your love and prayers for our family as we start a new chapter in our lives-thankfully one that does not require snow calls!! Ha!
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Summer is my favorite season of the year. I love summer and love having my kids home with me even if they wear me out cooking for them and my house is a wreck! Ha!
Kyle and I have bonded over the NBA Finals. I never liked basketball until God blessed me with boys and now I love it! Kyle and I have stayed up for every Finals game cheering for our Cavs. Tonight I am watching Game 7 without him because he is in Radford with his grandparents to attend Virginia Tech's basketball camp this week. We hope his bum knee will be better in the morning or he will have to reschedule his camp for a later session this summer,
Summer 2K16 has so far given us opportunities to serve our community, lots of fun in the sun, and lots of basketball. I know one of these days I will miss the craziness! We have some awesomeness on the horion that we are so thankful for and our cruise is coming up soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So thankful for time with my babies even if I am running the dishwasher twice a day and my grocery bill has tripled!
Saturday, June 4, 2016
May was a total blur of school funtions, recitals, SOL test studying, and finishing up preschool, It was all fun stuff, but totally exhausting!
These triplets are the funniest dudes around and the LOVE the camera! They made us all laugh with their poses, fighting amongst themselves, and kissing the ladies. Kyle worked with these guys mostly during the season and they love their Kyle!
This afternoon I was the speaker for the opening ceremony for Relay for Life. Honestly I do not really remember what I said because I was so sick. Between my low grade fever and the heat I was not my best. Here is a bag that Hope made for her brother for the luminary. Unfortunately the storms ended the event early.
School is finally out for the summer and we could not be happier!! Welcome summer 2016-we have waited a long time for you!