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THE GREAT BEARD-OFF


in preparation for our thanksgiving week together, the boys in the family decided to stop shaving and let their beards grow in so they could hold some sort of who's-the-manliest-hair-grower beard-off. do not get me wrong. i am not complaining. look at that magnificence! bask in it. i married me the strapping-est ginger beard grower this side of edinburgh. proud wife, proud wife, pats on the back and things.

39 comments:

  1. I made my papa grow out his ginger beard for thanksgiving too! Ginger beards are the best, for sure.

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  2. My husband has unintentionally grown his own magnificent beard over the last few weeks and OH THE MAGNIFICENCE...!

    Seriously, I love it. I love it like a fat kid loves cake. I love it like I love homemade spaghetti bolognese (and that's a whole lotta love right there, ya dig?).

    Kudos to your awesome boys for the beard-off and, yes, Brandon's beard is the ruling king of them.

    (Beard-off: a more awesome invention there was not!)

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  3. His last day at BYU my husband started growing his out and now I never let him shave it off! When he does I refuse to kiss his naked little boy face until he grows it back and his man face returns. As far as I know, he just uses our regular hair clippers on a short setting to trim his!

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  4. I love it! My hubby just started his masters at BYU so he has to shave every day and it kills me!

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  5. That is a GOOD beard. Brandon, I am impressed! Christopher's beard is about 50% more red than his hair, so I love it when he grows it. WHY must his hair FADE? It used to be the copper-y-est orange.

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  6. Love me some facial hair... Those first few days of scruffy sexiness... Mmm, yes please.

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  7. I met my husband in the midst of a beard off. It was epic and burly. I didn't see his bare face for months. Now he's all "corporate" and shaves. It's so sad. This fall he let it grow a little, I just want it to stay at that perfect length, which it looks like Brandon's is. Past the scratchy and before the burly.

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  8. that is one fantastic beard! my husband does 'mustache march'...not nearly as cool. i always ask him to just grow a beard instead, much less creepy :)

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  9. Love it when my husband can grow his ginger beard out- but his job has a 'beard or bonus' policy. Boooo

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  10. HA! mark and his bro-in-laws all had some level of beardiness at thanksgiving dinner and we joked that it needs to be an annual competition. so funny!

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  11. Haha! The last photo is funny :D

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  12. My brother and his buddies once grew a beard for a season as they called it - Norsman/Viking style. They made up a Facebook page and everything. It was legit. 3 months in duration. Beards are so great.

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  13. Scruff is soo yummy!! The only thing the men in my life do is participate in Movember. Their beards look great!!

    xo
    Rachel

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  14. ginger beards are the best, I've never seen my hubby without his! (he uses a norelco vacuum trimmer if that helps)

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  15. ginger beards are the best, I've never seen my hubby without his! (he uses a norelco vacuum trimmer if that helps)

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  16. Over here in Australia we are almost finished Mowvember, where dudes grow mows all November for Cancer. Its pretty impressive seeing all the mows getting around!!!

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  17. PS....we have a place over here called the shaver shop. Its full of dude grooming equipment. Maybe you have something similar??

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  18. My husband grew a beard about three years ago. I've threatened to divorce him if he ever shaves it off (I'm kidding. Kind of.) He doesn't bother trimming his own - he goes to the barbers once a week and pays £3 (we're English) to get a professional to trim it for him.
    We've had quite a lot of fun asking the barber to trim it in a variety of styles, my favourite being his semi-musketeer phase. He's currently wearing it a bit longer all over - he claims it's to combat the cold weather!

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  19. Natalie this is hilarious! Love all the poses-they are really getting into it! I am from a big South African Farming family, meat, beer and rugby loving, and every Christmas day, my Dad and my Uncles have a 'weigh in.' Fortunately not on the cattle scales that everyone has on their farms, but some years it looks like they may need them:)
    Every year from about October, all the Men start to watch a (tiny bit) more closely what they eat, for fear of being the heaviest on Xmas day! The loser (or winner really in kgs) is teased mercilessly about being the heaviest brother for the next year! It has become such a joke in our home town, that people always ask us what the results were!
    Lulu x

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  20. Like you, I am into a beard. That is one hirsute husband you have there. Very nice.

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  21. haha, you sound like me. i love when my hubby has the beard. he keeps it, then shaves, then grows it, then shaves.

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  22. i lovelovelove bearded men. the Mister Man in my home is a blondie with a red beard, and every few months i demand that he grow it out. like a lumberjack.

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  23. Exactly! Complain about a beard-off? Does not compute.

    I love me some facial hair (on guys).

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  24. Cute men in your family!

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  25. impressive! brandon totally rocks that beard's socks! poor spencer can only grow a patch on his chin and tiny little mexi-stache. le sigh.

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  26. ALL of those are so impressive! My fiance is incapable of growing a manly beard though that doesn't stop him from not shaving. Its a terrible situation and is SO ITCHY AND NOT ATTRACTIVE. I struggle.
    xx,
    Kate at ummmnowwhat.blogspot.com

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  27. oh, yes. you are not alone here - my husband and all of his friends participate in Movember and it's getting a little ridiculous around these parts. luckily my husband just has a regular grown out beard (which i love) and hasn't done the full-on pedo-stache or anything like that.
    -ale

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  28. I have a mustachioed Daddy, so facial hair has never weird-ed me out. My man is also a bearded ginger - total hottie indeed. I think he just uses long trimmer scissors.

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  29. i do not let my boyfriend shave his beard either. i mean, he could if he wanted...but he knows he has magical power over me this way, so he makes the right choice.

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  30. I love this, my hubby would be so jealous! I swear he's incapable of growing a full weird like this. Oh well, a girl can dream ;)
    xo TJ

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  31. So Handsome! I love my bearded man. He just shaved it off the other day and I think I'm ready for it to come back! What a fun family you have :)

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  32. My BF grows the most man-some beard around! Luckily, we live in the Pacific NW so it's perfectly acceptable to rock it 11 out of the 12 months a year. Any guy with a beard is 10x cuter than without :-)

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  33. I love this! I even showed it to my husband and now he knows that he his not alone in his delicious ginger beardness. He has only been beardless for about a week since I met him because I wanted to know what he looked like without a beard. Never again! It's just to wonderful to live without.

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  34. Not gonna lie... It looks hot. Matt has a beard and he constantly threatens to shave it. I respond with threats to not make dinner... which are empty threats because my dinner record is weak.

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  35. I have 3 brothers and there were many a beard contest. And one summer they stopped cutting their hair (afro city!).

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  36. I will admit, Brandon has a fantastic beard. Like, really. Look at that thing! It goes halfway up his cheeks! My husband's beard makes him look ever so hot, but it does not reach those heights. I'm impressed.

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