Friday, January 1, 2010

Out with the old, in with the new

Big D brought home some new slippers for me yesterday. Can you tell I needed some? I've told you how I wear my clothes into the ground. Here is yet another example. Big D jokes that at any given time I'm wearing at least 3 articles of clothing with holes. Anyway, he did his part to reduce that to two, at least when I have house shoes on :) I absolutely love my new slippers! They're so comfy and they're all in one piece!

Big D grows a beard from time to time and has had one for the past several months as you can see here. (He's made much progress on the dollhouse by the way and is already applying wallpaper currently.) My mom and dad bought him a new shaver at my request for Christmas and I've been hoping he would put it to use.

The kids don't mind his beard, but Measle (6) has been begging her dad to "make a horse hoof" ever since he grew his beard out. We figure she means horse shoe, but it's cute anyway. This morning when the kids woke up they were in for a treat. Big D asked Monk (10) what he thought of it and he said, "when I look at you now I don't see preacher, I see cowboy." He kept it like that long enough for our parents to see it then he shaved it all the way off.

Big D jokes that growing a beard takes 10 lbs off, but that shaving it takes 10 years off. While I don't mind the beard, I was ready to see his face again.

So out with the old, and in with the new. What's out at your house? What's in?


  1. WOW! What a difference a beard makes! Love the preacher/cowboy comment. Cute!
    Russ jokes about his goatee like that... it makes him look older, but thinner :)

  2. He does look younger! My Sweet Hubby has the goatee right now and although it looks great, I am ready for it to go. It tickles my nose!

  3. I love this post!!!!!! Over scheduling is out for us, and more focused time on fewer things is in!!!!!

  4. Tara- what a wonderful thing to throw out! I know you'll be blessed by a more peaceful 2010!



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