The first, of likely many more, annual Independence Day celebrations at Providence Lodge
began ordinary enough, but ended with more than a little bang.
Over 50 friends and family gathered for an all-American potluck,
a bit of target shooting,
and a combined effort at a fireworks display.
Here in Idaho, we are still allowed the freedom of lighting off our own festivities.
After a heartfelt prayer for mercy with the numerous children present,
all went safely.
Ben declared it was the best day ever.
Aside from missing Rose, who was somewhere over the Atlantic in mid flight to Uganda,
it was, indeed a magnificent day.