I am blessed with an incredible marriage to my best friend - Dawn. We have two beautiful daughters - Sarah, who is 20 and in college and Molly, who is 16 and going to be a Junior. I couldn't be more proud of all the women in my life. I love music and have the awesome opportunity to use it each and every day at First Baptist Church, Woodward, OK. God has blessed me and my family way beyond our wildest dreams.
My life long dream has been to learn to fly and God is allowing me to fulfill that dream. As of right now I have 13.2 hrs and am within about 7 hrs from soloing. Dear God Help me!
The Mountains in North Carolina are a sight to behold. This is a veiw from the Garden area of the Biltmore estate. By the way make sure you look at the full view picture at the bottom in the photos of the full view of the estate.
Today was awesome, Dawn and I, before we had to register at the choral festival music conference in Spartanburg, South Carolina, took in the Biltmore mansion. Well, to try and tell you how it looked or explain its magnitude, I couldn't even get close. It has 250 rooms, 33 family and guest rooms 43 bathrooms, 65 fireplaces, 3 kitchens, and an indoor swimming pool. It sits in the middle of 125,000 acres of forest, farms and dairies and five pleasure gardens. I'm sure you know this family as the Vanderbilts. You must go see it some time. We were there for 6 hours and could have stayed another 2 or 3. What a birthday present Dawn got me! That's me at the front door of the mansion.
July 25th was my Grandma Keltch's 97th birthday. She is my mom's mother and she is still as sharp as a tack. Just because she is 97 doesn't mean she can't do anything either. In fact just a couple of weeks ago my mother, who spends three days a week with her was going out to mow the yard but was having difficulty getting the mower started. She came back in the house and told my grandma she was just going to wait for Tom(her brother) to get there and see if he could get it to going. Well she went on to do some other chores and noticed my grandma was gone. She realized she had gone outside and so she made her way out there to see what she was doing. Mind you she usually walks with a cane and has oxygen all the time. She had started the mower and ask my mom if she needed her to back it out of the garage for her as well. She has determination like no other. Here is a picture of her and her children at her birthday party at the Vicirestaurant. From the left the oldest living sister Aletha, Jackie, Shirley, Tom and Bonnie(my mom). Of course my grandma is in the center(probably pinching someones behind)
We have been very busy this Summer. We spent the first full week of June with the senior adult, from church, on a trip to Indianapolis, Indiana taking in the National Baptist General Convention. Then we traveled a little farther down the highway and took in the Creation Museum. It is a must see! An entire family would enjoy the Museum. It basically takes a day and tickets are very reasonable. Don't miss this one. While I'm talking about the senior adults, just let me say I count it a priviledge to get to spend time with these folk. We had a week at home and then off again to Falls Creek. It was the best year ever. The kids were incredible and we had several salvations, rededications and many calls to various ministries. Home three days then it was off to Newcastle, Ok to help Brent and Andrea(Dawns little sister) move from Lavernia, TX. It was a lot of work but we had a great time. We have a couple of weeks were we are not running then Molly will be off to Romania and Dawn and I will be going to South Carolina to a music conference. Keeps us out of trouble I guess.