Our Easter Sunday started by attending the Hope Church Easter service at Altria Theater in downtown Richmond. Afterwards, while we were still somewhat presentable, we snapped a rare family photo. Then, it was off to grandma's famous Easter brunch and the much awaited annual Easter egg hunt.
The rules never change. But still, grandma always has to set the hunters straight on a thing or two. It does my heart good to see the boys still getting excited about this annual Easter tradition. They are growing by the minute, showing signs of getting older - and cooler - so I treasure these moments when they are clearly still boys. I do know they won't stay that way forever.
There's Elliott. Always intense. Whether playing basketball in the driveway by himself or 5 on 5 at the local Y, if there's competition to be had he has his game face on. Even in a family Easter egg hunt.
Then there's Ian. Oh, Ian is full of intensity himself. He doesn't go down without a fight. But Ian is never going to let intensity stand in his way of a class clown moment. Not ever.
It was a beautiful day to be reminded of what we have as Christians in this mortal world through the eternal love and sacrifice of Christ.
It was also a beautiful day to be reminded of how blessed I am in the here and now by my incredible wife and boys.
I hope everyone had an awesome Easter.