Tuesday, November 25, 2008

the beard and other forms of facial hair

ancient aztecs measured time by looking at the stars. ancient egyptians: the obelisk. here in belgium... we measure time by the beard.

for those of who who know cade best, you are aware that facial hair is nothing new. when i first met cade, he asked my opinion on facial hair. not knowing exactly how to answer that question, i gave the typical safe-dating answer and said, 'depends on the person'- (translation: i think that creepster who kidnapped elizabeth smart and osama bin laden both have beards- but i want to sound supportive...so i will just give an indirect answer). as time has passed, however, i have grown accustomed to cade's continual facial hair modifications. in all actuality, i think he looks very handsome with a beard and my favorite stage is his 'well groomed third week.'

cade packed a razor when he came to europe. honest. with the razor on the shelf, however, it wasn't long before a woman approached me at church one sunday and told me my husband 'has the most beautiful beard she's ever seen.' he did his best to keep it trimmed and tidy... but the 'well groomed third month' look is a little bit harder to maintain.

thus began the detraction of cade.

fearing the world would find his head comparably small after shaving off his 3 inch beard, cade decided to make the change in stages.

the 'low cut' look

the goatee

the hulk hogan

the yosemite sam

and finally... the clean shaven cade we have all seen at least once in our lives.

perhaps my favorite part of 'the stages' was the everyday life that was going on at the same time. for example, the yosemite sam stage fell on a sunday- which meant that half the ward called cade pancho villa and the other half thought we were from snowville.

i was supportive of cade throughout all of these stages...

at least i was supportive most of the time.

for those of you who may be wondering why you just read an entire post on facial hair and are slightly disgusted by how entertained cade and i are with the subject, i am just going to guess you probably live with luxuries like: a tv, movie rental store, cafe rio and friends who live closer than 3 metro stops away. we have none of the stated items. which ultimately led to this...

'when you judge someone, you have no time to love them' - mother theresa

in conclusion, cade's beard is already on the rebound. turns out our bosses at work loved his beard and tell him to grow it back almost every day. whatever the look, i still find cade to be dead sexy.


Jeff.Shauna.Kason said...

Isn't it amazing what we will do for entertainment?? Oh my Ash you make me laugh!! Love the very last picture. That is GREAT! It was fun to see the daily change of Cade's Beard.

Austin and Leslie said...

So totally and completely funny!!! My favorite is the yosemite sam. Austin will die laughing when he sees this. And Ashley - you are so brave to put your husband's facial hair on your own face. I'm not sure I would be able to do that. Your trip... I mean internship, looks amazing! ;)

Kate Gildea said...

Hmmm...its hard to really pick a favorite but I would have to go with "The Snowville Sam" Cade you are so funny...please come home!

Eric*Dana*Colter said...

are you guys back to the good US of A??

k...the yosemite sam makes case look like a child molester...look at the loo he sad on his face. CREEPY (sorry cadster, its true) :)

and Ash...you have his hair on your face....SICK SICK SICK!! you must REALLY love him!!


Jed, Nanc n' the boys! said...

Laughing...so hard...even my mother-in-law is laughing. You are too creative and even though we do have t.v., movie rentals, cafe rio etc...your blog is our form of entertainment. so keep it up. Love ya guys!

Ben and Missy said...

He does grow a mighty fine beard. It looks great on you too, surprisingly.
For Christmas we are thinking about heading to Dresden to visit some friends (also from USU). There are some cheap flights through Ryan Air to Tampere. Have you checked out their website? Well, if you ever make it up to Finland, consider this an open invitation to crash on our couch! We would love to have you. We Yanks need to stick together out here :)

PS, I was telling my mom you lived out here and she says hi. Remember when we were on the same Junior Jazz team? Ahhh, the good old days.

Laina said...

Cade just wouldn't be the Cade we love without fun facial hair, now would he?

Laina said...

P.S. You will have to let me know how you like NAKED. I just couldn't get into it, got board, and gave up after a short time period. But most people I know love it, so I will like to hear your take on it.

Anonymous said...

The facial hair bit was quite entertaining to say the least. We are moving your new couch and loveseat to Grannys. We are still looking for the post on leslea`s visit and your plans for the remaining weeks. We ill look forward to that. Love Mommy and Pops

Maren said...

Boy oh boy am I glad I found your blog just in time for this post! Highly enjoyable.

Julianne said...

Cade Taylor, how I love that you are still making waves with your facial hair! If only the Danny Saunders earlocks could have made the hit list. Loves, Miss J

Kristine L. said...

I am playing catch up on posts if you can't tell...

I am literally CRYING at my desk at work right now because I am laughing so hard.

My favorite might be the Yosemite Sam... not necessarily the facial hair part, but that creepy child molester face he is making.