Sometimes the best days are when you are together with family members and not really doing much of anything except enjoying each other’s company. Although some of our kids live across the country and we visit whenever possible, we were able to get everyone together on pretty short notice for some fun outdoor time this summer. Thanks to everyone pitching in, we made it happen. Mary and I are so thankful we got to enjoy a few blissful days with our children and grandchildren this past weekend. There were plenty of s’mores, plates of delicious grilled food (thank you to all the grill chefs and food preppers!) and lots of games, splashing, swimming and smiling. It was fantastic to experience sunsets and sunrises, and just watching the boats on the river. Luckily, the weather was warm enough for swimming and tubing during the day and cool enough to enjoy a bonfire in the evening (and pretty much the entire weekend). With 14 grandchildren on hand, everyone set up their tents in the yard and we created the first official Camp Stahl. The cousins really enjoyed spending time together outdoors, with a few of them experiencing sleeping in a tent for the first time. We also got to celebrate all our August birthdays with one big cake and lots of ice cream. It was really a special time and we hear there are already requests to set up Camp Stahl again next summer. It was really special to have everyone together and we truly feel proud and blessed.