|Nate's beard (02/12/13)|
Nate has been growing out his beard since we got married in July 2011. About 19 months. Except for the occasional trim, he pretty much let it go and was chosen for Beard of the Month and was the focus of beard envy everywhere he went. I even dressed up like Nate for Halloween, beard included.
|That's a lot of beard.|
|The last photo of the beard. 19 months old.|
But on Tuesday (my birthday), Nate came home from his Hebrew class and announced the time had come. The beard was going. Time to look a little more professional. It would be a different look, but his beard was short when I married him, so it wasn't going to be a total shock. We went in the bathroom, put a trash bag in the sink, got out the clippers, and started cutting.
|I'm going to be vacuuming up beard hair in the bathroom for a week.|
On the bright side, Nate can stop using my hairbrush.
The quantity of beard hair was impressive. He didn't go completely bare-faced, just short beard and mustache. And I shaved the top of his head. It all grows back in a month. Nate took a shower and cried a little (just kidding) and it was late, so we went to bed. He worked the next morning and when he walked into Starbucks, all the other baristas just stared.
RIP, beard. You were pretty epic.