It's been a year since Matt decided not to shave on our visit to Virginia last Christmas. Guess that means the beard is one?!
In the spring I encouraged him to keep it for his whole 30th year as a birthday challenge (not quite sure what I was thinking with that?). Meanwhile, it works great for lower face sun protection, plus "Professor Redbeard" makes an awesome nickname and a memorable look for his students.
I don't think he'll keep it forever, but I definitely want to get some funny pictures when he shaves it off. If not, perhaps the World Beard Championships some day? Happy Beardversary!