I Moustache You a Question…

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Do you celebrate Movember? If so, why?

This year has probably been one of the hardest ones in our lives. Between settling back into a normal routine/reintegration and family health problems, we’ve had to step back a bit and rethink our priorities a bit.

One of the ways we handle emotional responses is to act. What better way to show love than to fight against the cause of the issue? Welcome to our reason for this year’s Movember – we’re honoring Shaun’s dad. We’re raising money to kick cancer’s ass. We’re doing what we can in a situation we have no control over and helping promote men’s health awareness.

I honestly haven’t seen Shaun’s chin since he could grow facial hair. I remember it being a pointy little thing. I honestly have grown quite attached to his new beard phase so going clean shaven is definitely going to be something new.

The night went something like this.

1. Shaun looked in the mirror, stroking his beard, asking, “Am I really about to do this?”

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2. With a quick beer and a toast, he got down to business.

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3. Due to his thick beard he had to attack it with a hair shaver first.

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4. Shaun took advantage of the moment to experiment with some different styles of facial hair. Trucker? Civil War? Moustachioed man?

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5. I think he liked the dad-stache a bit much.

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6. In a flash it was all gone.

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7. The smell of Barbasol enters the room and dad-nostalgia hits us.

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8. He picks his arsenal.

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9. …and settles on a cute pink razor.

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10. It is all over before he knows it.

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12. Shaun stares in disbelief. 15 years disappear down the drain.

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What isn’t shown was when he goes in for the kiss – one of the weirdest, semi-awkward moments of our relationship. I giggle. Well there is no going back now, eh?

Shaun spends the next 48 hours realizing how much he touches his face and gives me a pissy look in the morning as he explains his night was the equivalent of lying on a velcro pillow.

Most of all, the best moment so far was the anonymous donations we got over the first night. $210… I turn to Shaun. Well, that made it worth it, right?


So now that we’re starting with a clean slate, what kind of mo’ do you think Shaun should grow?


If you’re looking to join a Movember team, please let us know. We would love to have more people representing team Over Yonderlust.

If you’re looking to donate, make sure to head over to Shaun’s Mo-Space at http://mobro.co/overyonderlust





32 Responses to “I Moustache You a Question…”

  1. Maria November 5, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

    Love that Katana/sword shot. You guys know how to make EVERYTHING into an adventure. Kudos!

    • Erica November 9, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

      HA! I think we just like to make things interesting. Shaun came up with that one. I think he was just dying to get his katanas out.

  2. Steph November 5, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    Awesome! I always try to convince Mike to do Movember but he never says yes. Good cause, and good luck!

    • Erica November 9, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

      Why? Because he doesn’t want a moustache? He must grow a Mario ‘stache!

  3. karin@yumandmore November 6, 2013 at 2:13 am #

    OMG Shaun looks so different! really like it!
    Wishing you luck with your money raising.

    • Erica November 9, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

      We’re doing really well too! I’m so proud of Shaun!

  4. Ali November 6, 2013 at 10:28 am #

    Hilarious pictures and great cause! Just donated. Good luck you guys!

    • Erica November 9, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

      You guys are the BEST. Expect an awesome thank you soon. <3

  5. James November 6, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    Shaun looks funny without his mustache!

    • Erica November 9, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

      RIGHT? He looks like a stranger.


  6. cynthia November 11, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    Wow, what a difference, huh? It works both ways… My BF broke his neck a few years back and had to wear a halo which COULD NOT GET WET, so he could only shower form the chest down for 3 months. He grew a serious mountain man beard/mustache combo and I couldn’t get used to it!
    I made a nominal donation (broke ass) to help support your cause!

    • Erica November 11, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

      OH CRAZY! I never thought about the fact that you wouldn’t be able to shave to shower when in that situation. You have an instant lumberjack in your house!

      Also, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! <3 xoxooxoxooxoxoxo Any donation is appreciated, really. Shaun is beaming at the success of his fundraiser and you brought a smile to his non-beardy face.

  7. Alex November 12, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    Wow! I actually think Shaun looks great!

    One of my post-Burning Man Radical Generosity vows to myself was to donate a certain percentage of my measly income every month. You guys just got a portion of it 🙂

    • Erica November 19, 2013 at 7:51 am #

      HAHA! Now that he has a bit more hair he feels a lot more confident. I’m not sure he will ever do it again. Thank you so much lady! Expect an awesome thank you when we get home from CR. <3 xoxo

  8. Camels & Chocolate November 12, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    Whoa, I’m not used to seeing him clean-shaven! I actually like him with just a ‘stache. Somehow he can pull it off without being a creepster 😉

    • Erica November 19, 2013 at 7:51 am #

      You know, he rather liked himself with a ‘stache as well. Actually, I little too much. I’m not sure I could kiss him with that thing.

  9. Federico November 13, 2013 at 8:24 pm #

    Haha…funny to see him like that. Maybe you guys can come down to Mexico again and he can get a face tan this time!

    • Erica November 19, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

      HAHAHAHA! Yes!

  10. Diana Edelman November 13, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

    Love it!!! You two are so amazing!! 🙂 <3

    • Erica November 19, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

      Thank you lady! You’re pretty amazing too! You know, with moving across the world to help elephants.

  11. Raymond @ Man On The Lam November 14, 2013 at 12:22 am #

    Pic #5 is awesome! Shaun looks great without the facial hair — so young-looking!

    • Erica November 19, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

      He looks so weeeeeeeird. EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

  12. Kenin Bassart November 14, 2013 at 9:18 am #

    What an awesome series of photos! Way to have fun with it!

    • Erica November 19, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

      Thanks! We had a blast shooting this series. Shaun had some creative input, obviously.

  13. Randy Kalp November 14, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    I absolutely love this post! How the heck did I miss this. Now that I can finally grow facial hair, I may have to join next year. If I had to choose just one style, then it’s got to be the Civil War.

    • Erica November 19, 2013 at 8:17 pm #

      I’m not sure if he is going to do it next year but it may be something to collaborate on!

  14. Mary @ Green Global Travel November 17, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    I am impressed by your creativity in regard to shaving implements! That’s quite a selection! I think this mustache is going to be fabulous on you.. despite the initial pains of change, you look great during the ‘stache phase of the shaving process!

    • Erica November 19, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

      HAHA! I can’t wait to see it… and then have him shave it off.

  15. Abby November 19, 2013 at 3:37 am #

    Oh la la love this fashion shoot, guys! I can’t wait to see the new look that comes out of it all.

    • Erica December 1, 2013 at 11:46 am #

      Thanks Abby. It is about time I do one for myself too – you know, just for shits and giggles. 😛 Did you see Shaun’s moustache at the end?

  16. Melvin February 19, 2014 at 3:14 am #

    I think Shaun looks good without the beard as well!


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