A little family outing on an urban hike. It was fun and the kids did great. We got to the top then Jonah, Ava, and I (Elisabeth) ran 2.5 miles back to the car to drive up and get the other three. The big kids were troopers and I was thinking the entire time as we ran about how fun it is to have older kids as well as young ones. How fun it is to laugh with and raise kids I enjoy being around. How I, like Mary, will treasure up all these things in my heart. How it's days like this one that make the hard ones worth having. It's true: children are a blessing.