Preparation Day

And so it begins. I was first introduced to Hillbilly Days by my co-workers in the IT department at UPIKE. I don’t remember the exact time, but knowing them they probably didn’t make it through the first work day without mentioning the glory and awesomeness that is Hillbilly Days. They were obsessed. They had a…

A Letter to Myself as a College Freshman

This semester I am teaching a section of First Year Studies at UPIKE. It is a class that is geared toward helping students transition from high school to college and helping them feel at home on campus. One of their first assignments is to write a letter to themselves that they will turn in this…

Our 30 Minutes of Fame

Wow, it’s been almost a month since my last post but in the blog silence we’ve been enjoying our summer. Andy and I joke that we’ll be glad for school to start because it forces us to be less busy. In the past month, we’ve visited family in 3 different cities and 2 different states,…

Merry Christmas!

We hope you are having a great day celebrating with people you love. Please enjoy reading our Christmas letter below. 🙂 Dear Family and Friends, Howdy from our little place amongst the hills and hollers of Pikeville, KY!  In this, the second annual French family holiday newsletter, we will regale you with tales of our…

Playing Dress Up and Painting Pumpkins

This past weekend we got to have some fall fun with our friends. On Friday night we went to the Inaugural Gala for the new President of the university where I work and Andy goes to school. On Saturday night we got together with our Sunday School class and painted pumpkins. It was a beautiful…