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Photographer: Various

Lucas at the Googleplex

Max modeling his sweater pants

Out at Coyote Hills

Tearing into dinner

Keeping an eye on Ruth

Ruth heads back over

Pizzas hot off the grill

Wisely not testing the repaired chair

Waiting to depart

On the ferry

Attracting a crowd

Mobile drying rack

Ready to head outside

Setting up the web cams

Stuffed glassware

Showing off the glassware

All wrapped up

Linking up with the Massachusetts contigency

Everyone expect poor Max

New cat shirt for Ruth

The assembled crowd

Lots of Eckels

Luke awaits the bounty

Luke arrives for some presents

The unwrapping mayhem begins

The whole gang

Post-game chatting

Anne looks a bit dubious

Waiting for more presents

Lucas amid the presents

Gathered 'round the Wii

Let the carnage begin

Rapid fire unwrapping

Waiting to see what they draw

Buried in holiday spirit

Group shot #1

Group shot #2

Glare and smile


The whole crew

Max, steering clear of the Feud

First test of the Nervous Aligator, post-assembly

Waiting for the popper to launch

Immediately post-launch

Arming up

And they're off

A team effort

A touch upset for a moment

Max, android inspector

A light dusting

The crew, arrayed as they should be

Everyone, including those now partially hidden

Taking in the performance

Unpacking the loot

Sitting down to the holiday meal

At the big table

The new nose that has all the clowns talking

The whole gang

The whole gang, one with a fun hat

Prepping to open stockings

Stocking inspectors hard at work

New Zealand note pad

The full crew


Sitting down for dinner

From the other end of the tables

The whole gang

Parental getaway

A little tickling

Mini robot

Space Warriors

The second round

The whole gang

Meandering toward Norris

Lucas is skeptical of the tongue

More skepticism

Seven out of eight looking at the camera isn't too bad

Layering on the paint to spin

Keeping a safe distance from the colors

Loading up for the next round

Trying hard not to find the Easter baskets too early

Attempting to line up for the family photo

No baskets to see here

Early success

Lucas demonstrates proper brushing technique

Gathered in the rental house

Waiting to board the boat

The rowdies one row back

Under the bean

Chatting after dinner

Trying to figure out if Gehry designed that weird thing


A bug, the highest form of art

The whole gang in Lincoln Park

Waiting for the streetcar

Double glasses for Lucas - six eyes?

Let the video chat madness begin

Eating from rectangular plates

The gang (minus the sleeping Ruth)

Wading off Coronado

Partial shading

Ready for food

The whole lineup

Ever so slightly goofier

A jaded viewer?

Hat and shades

This one's a bit dusty

Many armed chat monster

Presenting the trophy

On to magazines with hats

Lucas, up close and personal

Lucas explains something

Caught in the crossfire

Checking out the fancy 3D printer

Sprinting ahead

Near our turn-around point

Slightly less sunny

Hot but happy kids

Big smile from Max

Finishing the march

Lucas lurks around the corner

Strolling around in the sun

The bikers approach!


Ending almost in Mexico after starting in Canada

Triumphant finish

A moment in the shade

Lucas and Dad

Ready to chow down

Prepped to chomp

Everybody lined up



On board

Long table for lunch

Dark glasses

Over by the fire pit


Finishing a sensible early lunch

Take 1

Take 2

Take 3

Take 4

Lucas and Anne's grand entrance

Everyone gets situated

Ring exchange

Bring out the Fruit by the Foot

Lucas begins his vows

More vows

Anne reads her vows

Consulting the script

Consuming the cord

Consuming the cord

Moving into a kiss...

Farewell fruit snack, hello married life

Bringing out the official documents

Lucas finishes up

Watching the writing

Lucas explains the finer points

Watching with anticipation

Lucas wondering if he'd do that to his hair again

Surveying the scene

A loving, recently married neck pinch

The wedding party

They're already a little loopy

... and on the groom

Marital bliss

Explaining some of the subtler points of the ceremony

Lucas does his best to crush Peter

Skeptical Lucas

The Eckels men

Couple and Anne's parents

Couple and Anne's parents, with flash

Couple and Lucas's parents

Lucas and Dad, looking happy

Lucas, Anne, and Anne's grandparents

All the kiddies

Lucas, presumably extolling the virtues of married life

Mr. Footsie, if I recall correctly

The newly married couple

Sam trying to make a getaway with a bucket of pork

Towering groom

Spy shot of the groom

Opening up the cake

The calm before the storm


A serene slicing moment

The first dainty handful of cake

Blissful ignorance

The moment of realization

Down the hatch

Fighting it only makes it worse

Nice two-handed technique

Frosted Lucas

Facepainted for 12th century Scottish warfare

The kiss just serves to further smear the cake

Vision improved without glasses

Pre-ceremony lounging

Lucas the father

Relatively happy to meet her uncle

Ready for assembling

Firing it up for a test toast

Naked baby attack

Preparing to pounce

The attack

Time for some real cooking

Lucas standing tall

Man in black

Relaxing at Big Foot Beach park

Making introductions

A quick story

Present intermission

The whole gang

Two seconds later

Time to steal?

Relaxing in a family pile

Playing Life

Ruth is walking too


Wandering the park

Tandem sliding preparations

Look out below

Devil duck riding

Homeowners in swanky new kitchen

Time to head home

Mid-afternoon lounging

More books

The whole gang

Reading two, Traditional Apache Wedding Prayer

Me and my family

Me and my extended family

Brotherly grope

Lucas and Anne

Lucas on Lucas Ave

Ice cream break #1

Waiting for brunch

Group photo

Group photo

Living room dining

The whole gang

Just a touch silly

Chris experiencing hunger pains

The bench people

Lucas looking sage

The crowd gets ready to change

Waiting for the action

Fake reading, part two

Posing at the fence

Luacs, up close and personal

Ready for things to get underway

Post reading

Waiting for the next round

Lucas takes a swing

Lucas, presumably rolling his eyes at everyone else's antics

General delight about the slicing difficulties

The happy owner

Tower of noodles

Ready for presents

Lucas, not actually dozing

Unwrapping the monster box


The heart of the gift

The whole gang

Lucas the Linux sysadmin

The whole gang

Luke showing off his apartment photos


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