During Alan's incarceration....I mean, hospitalization....shaving was not really an option. (Except for that first *full body* shave that is required for open heart surgery). So he has been sporting a goatee for the last 8 weeks or so.
Fortunately for me, he's not a big fan of facial hair. (I like to have my face exfoliated now and then....but not by a porcupine!) He does look rather "studly" with a goatee, and the kids seem to love it....but alas, the time has come to shave it off. (Yay!) Of course, documentation was needed, so the above photo is proof that at one time my Love actually had prickly facial hair!