Wednesday, January 11, 2012


It's that time again...time for The Great Shave. I believe we've been this for at least 7 years and have documented here on the blog for the past 4 or 5 years.

There isn't anything wrong with a man with a little scruff. Bret grows out his facial hair once a year for me during the Winter months. I love it...he tolerates it.

What I look forward to most is the day he shaves. I'm sure he'll never admit it, but I think he enjoys that day as well for more than just the fact that he gets to be less itchy. You should see how he hams it up in front of the camera.

Laughing until my stomach hurts usually happens when I take his pictures and this was no exception.

Mailee happened to be home and decided she was going to be Bret's fashion consultant for his "photo shoot".

Though Bret nixed a few of her choices (princess crown, pink feather boa, etc.) he, for the most part, happily let her decide what to wear next.
Using this chart we identified his various stages. Here we go:
Long sideburns + circle beard
Circle beard aka goatee
Chevron + soul patch
Painter's brush aka McNASTY!
Ten year's younger
Til we meet again in November, farewell facial hair.

Jonas had to get in on the action (the whole time I was taking pictures he was trying on various hats as well).
Previous years can be viewed by clicking here:


Jessica Newman said...

I have been waiting for this post! We need to get some of those hats at our house.

Meg said...

LOL @ mcNasty. So true. Who wears a stache like that and thinks it looks good? The town creeper, that's who.

Debbi said...

I seriously laugh soo hard every year when you posts these. I think it might be one of my favorite things! If Wade ever shaves (I hope not) but if he did I bet he would never do this! The hats put this year over the top! Love it!

karen and cameron said...

Made my day! Too funny!

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Sarah said...

Love the costume changes. You guys are too fun.

Taylor K said...

These are awesome! So nice meeting you all today.