Some of us got together in the mountains for our annual 4th of July long weekend celebration and...
and last but not least, to be amazed by the annual fireworks display; supplied and designed by, Grandad.
(picked out by all, lit and performed by Shannon and Tom).
All fireworks are kept fairly close to the ground so as not to catch the forest on fire!
But the show packed a powerful punch in beauty and length!
The man of the hour!
Joining us this year, from England via Little Corn Island, was Kate's very special friend, Simon. With his love of family and attention to the children, he fit right in!
He and Kate captured it all in one long exposed photography.
I love God, this family and our country. Happy 4th of July, 2011!