From short stubble to a full-grown beard, for the entire length of our relationship ‘The Mr.’ has always had some kind of facial hair. In fact in our 11+ years together, I have only seen him with a smooth face once! The day our oldest was born he left the hospital to run home for a few things and you can only imagine the surprise on my face to see a bare faced husband walk back in the door. For a brief second I thought a teenage boy had walked in my room by mistake, but really. After the initial shock, I convinced him to never shave again and I am happy to report that nearly 9 years later, the beard lives on.