It's like having a little pet for your face.

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  • May 31 @ 9:13am
Thanks to mackle and derble and everyoneelse for making the Eades Spectaculars™ happen with such regularity. It's been a source of great joy to me and my entire family to share life with you and together to push the edges of creative and technical wizardry.

It's no small thing to form and advance community. Over the course of tens of thousands of snapshots, a million comments, countless chat exchanges and many meetups along the way that's precisely what we've done.

Daniel pointed me to my first Moustache May in 2006 and without his direction I would've missed this. I'm glad he did. Since then I've recruited many friends to the MMcause. I'm an advocate by nature. Most often I advocate for Jesus, building a better family and making superior confections.
"Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly." - Apostle Paul
"In spite of the six thousand manuals on child raising in the bookstores, child raising is still a dark continent and no one really knows anything. You just need a lot of love and luck - and, of course, courage." - Bill Cosby
"Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple." - Willy Wonka / Roald Dahl

Self-promotion: I just started an eponymous confectionary. By Father's Day we'll be in full swing at wondermade.com. In the interim we're selling marshmallows at Etsy, presently in blueberry, chocolate (moustache shaped!) and Guinness™. We also have a subscription service (Taste Adventure Club!) that will start the week of Father's Day - a new flavor of marshmallow delivered every week to your door for $35 every four weeks (shipping included).

I've had the good fortune to meetup with so many of you. If you find yourself in Orlando, let me know and we can hang out. Even if you're not going to be around here hit me up if you're looking for conversation about God, family, sweets, photography or pretty much anything. I keep up the daily postings on Flickr, so if you're over there drop me a line.

Comments

derble says:
I could write 5 paragraphs, but I'll just say this: You are inspirational to me.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:14am -
jnonfiction says:
You're the real deal, Nathan. I count myself the more fortunate in this relationship. I fully intend to bring the clans together.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:15am -
kimmie says:
you're amazing. love your wonderfam.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:16am -
Eric says:
Nicest person on the planet? Yeah, don't even try to argue that you aren't.

You and your amazing family are just another reason to visit Orlando. Be well.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:18am -
miguelito says:
as i said to Daniel. you're always seen smiling. in my spiritual walk it's been hard to remember to cast my cares on God, but without fail, through your pics in the last couple of years i can say that i can feel God's love through your photos. that may sound weird. maybe it doesn't. but either way, i'm glad to have been a part of this thing with you and i appreciate your example in moustachery, creativity, humor and life.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:20am -
Ozzy Nelson says:
You, my friend, are a better man than me in so many ways.
I Hope I can someday be as wholesome and family friendly as you.
peace
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:21am -
miguelito says:
p.s. aliciarosie and i will be in FL; hopefully the Orlando area soon (like 2-3 weeks from now) - hopefully we can meet up then.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:22am -
Hodges says:
You sir are definitely a role model for all when it comes to fatherhood! I wish you the best of luck with your confections endeavor. You are a classy man, don't ever forget it!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:22am -
gunsmoke says:
And thanks be to you. You got keeperofthefort into this, and he in turn convinced me to jump in after lurking a Whiskerino or two. Looking forward to seeing you around.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:24am -
brokenchopstick says:
Wondermade. Wonderful.

Thank you for being awesome. And now... I want marshmallows.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:24am -
Mackle says:
I sorta hate that these final days always feel like signing a weird yearbook because it seems to take away from the legitimacy of the statements made. I will tell you this - I think you are one of the kindest, good natured folk I've encountered through all these online journeys. Honestly, I look at your parenting, your happiness and your overall good nature and I can't help but aspire to try and reach some tiny percentage of that. As derble said, an inspiration.

So, don't take that with any grains of salt just because it's the last day. I've always felt that way and will continue to do so.

I will be in Florida at some point (I have lots of family there) and would love to hang out and make sure your life is going as well as I hope it continues to. Also, don't hesitate to hit me up on the IM.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:42am -
catfish says:
Could not have said it better than Michael. Be well sir and all the best to your family and crew.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:55am -
Vanbert says:
i love you and your family.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:58am -
mooka says:
@wondermade the Mooka fam will be heading east to Florida in the future and I would love to shake your hand and hug your neck …and see how many tasty marshmallows I can stuff into my mouth all at once!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:03am -
lactarded says:
I feel so lucky to have watched your family grow for the past 5 years. I wish you nothing but the best.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:05am -
andy says:
You are an awesome human being and truly live up to your name. It's been great getting to know you and your family via this site for the last few years. It's awesome how you have gotten your family so involved in the month. It's been an inspiration to me. I'd love to meet you in person. When I get to Orlando, I will definitively let you know. Cheers!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:10am -
teenagerobot says:
your photos and stories always strike true. thanks.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:12am -
MrsPip says:
You guys are the best. We'll be seeing you soon!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:27am -
Capn J says:
You are a truly great man. Take care!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:38am -
derble says:
btw.. Brittany is begging me to go to Disney (perhaps as soon as next summer) so, if you're not worn out of meeting up with mm-ers, we'll hit you up
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:50am -
wondermade says:
You should derble. It's really an incredible experience for the kids and if you're at an on-location hotel they make it really convenient with monorails, etc. Love to meet up wheneve / if that happens.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:54am -
the Velvet Hustle says:
You are a man of radical Faith, Family and Facial Hair. I love those in that order. Thanks for sharing so much of your real life with us. Whenever we make it to Orlando area I will definitely be in touch.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:56am -
Pip says:
You guys know we love you so much. You're the best kind of friends anyone could ever want, and the greatest parents to four amazing youngins.

Clearly, this isn't goodbye. Not even close.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:00am -
Jason says:
I don't know what to say... let's just leave it at this:

I sincerely, sincerely, sincerely hope to cross paths with you again. Until then, be well. You are the best.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:04am -
The Straub says:
I just want to thank you and your family for making me smile day after day. It has truly been a pleasure to take facial hair themed photos along side you since I started Whiskerino in '09. I only wish there was more of these to share. Take care and I wish the best for you and the wonderfam in the future
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:23am -
Robfrenzy says:
Nathan, you have always been a good guy and I think many people on here appreciate that. I wish you all the best and I will ALWAYS enjoy your family pics.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:38am -
Western Dave says:
you are a king among men. thanks for all the kind comments both here and on flickr etc. keep in touch. peace.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 12:14pm -
Dannz says:
Thanks wondermade. All of your photos are special I think. I find it great that you took many of them with your family, you really represented a good moustached family man. I just imagine, someday, when I will be married, to have a moustache this great, and have all this energy :)
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 12:23pm -
Aliciarosie says:
I believe I have said this exact statement before on your photos, but, here it is again....you have a beautiful family.
The love you all have for each other shines though your pictures.

Thank you for sharing a glimpse.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 12:27pm -
Phil says:
Thank you for the unflappable smile. Thank you for the joy you somehow transmit through cold pixels over countless miles. Thank you for showing me that there are still Christians who believe in unconditional love rather than judgement and hate. And thanks in advance for the marshmallows I'll be ordering on Father's Day.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 12:43pm -
revgoomba says:
It's your turn to visit me.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 12:56pm -
Zea says:
Best to you and your WonderKin.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 1:11pm -
jmathias says:
wonderfam! so great! You are an inspiration and a beautiful family.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 1:26pm -
Chalkdog says:
Everything I've seen of you here has indicated to me what a fine person you are. Thanks for sharing a wonderful series of images and wishing you and your family every joy there is.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 2:34pm -
Dschonn says:
Everything about you is so wholesome, I bet even your marshmallows are good for your teeth.

You provide a shining example of how possible it is to live a good life and be a good person but (and this is important) not be boring or obnoxious. Thanks for that.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 2:47pm -
Keith says:
Good to see you and your family grow a little over the past few years through this odd medium. My wife has made some marshmallows as well, I bet yours are as good as hers! Best of luck in everything. See you on the internet!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 4:01pm -
Chinese Wildman says:
You put on another great facial hair showing, and it's been fantastic following you again. You're a stand-up guy, and I really do hope to run into you on one of my trips to Florida. Take care and best of luck!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 4:24pm -
Finn MacCool says:
It was great meeting you and Mrs. Wondermade at the throwdown last year. I'll see you on the internet and maybe in person again one day.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 4:36pm -
brandon says:
I am so glad facial hair caused the paths of our lives to connect. I hope they'll connect again many times in the future. Bye, Nathan.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 4:45pm -
*Boy*Wonder* says:
farewell fine sir!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 4:46pm -
Brian says:
Your creativity is inspirational. I have enjoyed everything that you put into your photos. Your website is bookmarked. I'll be looking for you on flickr. I hope to witness all your future endeavors. Peace
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 4:48pm -
MoustacheofDeath says:
Disney, the Wonderfam and marshmallows... What's not to love about Orlando?

You've been one of the big hitters this month and judging by sentiment, every month. Thanks for sharing some of your fantastic energy. Orlando or Accra? We'll see!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 4:49pm -
PA Jakey says:
You have a beautiful family and moustache. Best wishes to you all!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 5:13pm -
thecontinuumtransfunctioner says:
Another addition to the family ! Excellent! Take care of you guys! We still remember that bicycle shot with you and your son - adventure. A MM classic.
Adios!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 5:19pm -
Simcoe County Chopper says:
Take care of yourself and the growing family. Enjoyed your shots and appreciated your comments.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 5:36pm -
Daniel says:
I fear I spawned a mad facial hair genius back in 2006. And I mean that in the best way possible. I miss you and the wonderfam dearly. Can't wait to meet the new addition.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:07pm -
Drewgon says:
As many have said.... you're the kinda guy I'd like to be. There's always such happiness in your pictures.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:15pm -
hankbobs says:
So sorry I couldn't hang this May, but thanks again Nathan, for all the awesome you generate. Your collection this month was right up there, no idea how you can keep delivering like this. Take care
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:16pm -
Chavo Del Ocho says:
I have always enjoyed your pictures and enjoyed seeing the love you have shown for your family through your pictures. Thanks for the comments take care and God bless.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:19pm -
C Dub says:
You and the family are so amazing. Thanks for sharing so many great moments with us over the years. It would be great to meet up again with a little more time to hang and chat.
I'll definitely be more active on flickr and be watching for your shots : )

So glad to have met you through such a creative outlet.

cw
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:30pm -
renaud says:
man, now i gotta follow your family somewhere else. love you, bro.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:33pm -
zackle says:
Ah, Nathan. It's been a wild ride. You've been a genuine inspiration to us all.

Fare thee well, and I'll see you on IM (and hopefully in SF some time).
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:47pm -
SUPERPAPA says:
Thank you for sharing your everyday life and awesome family. It has been an honor.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:59pm -
Boaz says:
Nathan, may you continue to be as blessed as you are today. I envy you being the head of such a great family! I hope to see you all again on our journey... til next we meet good sir!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:29pm -
Clever Chester says:
While the daughter in your arms doesn't look happy, I am. Happy to have met you through this site. I am happy for all of the photography you have treated us to. Good luck making treats for the masses. I hope to enjoy them one day.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:37pm -
mrs. hungarian says:
how wonderful it has been to have known your blessed moments, what a beautiful trail you make!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:40pm -
specialshoes says:
i could say so many things....but I will leave it all at this:

you and your family are so amazing and inspirational in so many ways!

i wish you the best in all that you do.

Take care and I hope our paths will cross somewhere in the futures!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:57pm -
Stachtastic! says:
Thank you for sharing so much of you and your family and your beliefs with us... it has been awesome, and your smile is infectious... Also I can't wait to try more of your confections! You should team up with ozzy to do a maydaymallow... I would buy the heck out of them! Thank you for all your kindness and comments on my lowly pics... Thank you and Good Journey my friend!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:59pm -
damnweather says:
hi Nathan. you are one of the pillars of beard-dom/stache-dom, as far as I am concerned. my best to you and your family. please ping me if you are ever out in southern california, and I promise to do the same should I find myself in Florida.

by the way, I only just realized that the last comment of my first MM was from you, by a different moniker. it made me laugh out loud, literally (clame)
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:02pm -
jbarr says:
it was awesome seeing you and the wonderfam for one last mm. you'll never cease to put a smile on my face. keep up on the facebooks. cheers friend!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:04pm -
Fargus says:
Thanks for getting me hooked on this back in '07, my friend!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:19pm -
sMOUSTACHErman says:
you've been awesome

we'll meet in Orlando some time. Maybe we can go see the Rock afire explosion studio out there. (banjofreak told me about it. He went and showed me the link to the documentary on hulu)
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:22pm -
matt hale says:
someone just mentioned marshmallows on facebook... and i thought of you.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:25pm -
Shatrick says:
This has certainly been an exciting month. Now that it has come and gone, I am a little sad that I never participated in this gathering before now. However, it is with great joy that I reflect upon the antics and camaraderie propagated by this celebration. You, sir, have spread an infectious and good-natured spirit throughout this community, while simultaneously extending a welcome hand to the less venerated participants. For that I thank you and wish upon you many more days of facial hair happiness.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:26pm -
yourfavorite says:
You've been an inspiration since I first started this site 3 years ago. I've really enjoyed watching your shots these past few years and know that this place would not be the same without you. Keep doing all things wonderful.

PS - I thought the wondermallows thing was a joke in chat the other night. Holy crap though! So exciting. Congrats and all the best with that my friend. I'm sure it will be... well... wonderful.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:36pm -
theAwesomebot says:
I hope to one day get to meet up with you. You've obviously been an inspiration to so many on here. And I think my brother might have a crush on you. (but don't tell him I told you).

Until then...
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:42pm -
Easy Rider says:
@Wondermade Its not a coincidence that the REALLY good person has a comment string as long as the Nile! Your passion for goodness and Family is the stuff legends are made of! I LOVE that you always seem upbeat and positive! I will miss my daily Wondermade-ings but I think I might take you up on some of those yummy moustaches! God Bless!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:48pm -
OhMyGoshman says:
Thanks for sharing your family with us. If your even half as good of a dad as you come off as, you have some lucky kids. Now shave off that moustache!!!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:53pm -
Philiciousness says:
Thank you for all the great pictures over the year. Your images inspired me to always try harder. Take care.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:16pm -
Hungarian Moustache says:
I can not even begin to think of Moustache May without you. The past years have been a real pleasure. Getting down to meet you guys is always on the top of our to do list... so who knows.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:21pm -
Shablazm says:
Sir, your Wonderfam makes me Wonderhappy. Let's stay in touch. Seriously.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:35pm -
Ned Kelly says:
I cant go without saying goodbye, youll probably be my last comment as ive got to go and do the school run and things and then itll all be over - Thanks for everything , I think to me you represent all the best and positive parts of this place and how this game should be played with a kind of honourable pride. - hmm Im not quite sure how that sounds but its meant to be a compliment of the highest order.
Best wishes to you and your lovely family.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:38pm -
KimJongIllness says:
I really don't want to say goodbye. Whether I made it clear or not, I love looking in on the moments of life you've shared with us. Watching you and your family encourages me to be the man God has designed me to be. Thank you.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:48pm -
hale says:
Nathan, you're an amazing guy. Best of luck to you and your family, and in all that you do together.

I'll be seeing you online, and with luck, sometime again in person. Take care pal.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:55pm -
mrs. hungarian says:
wonderfam..we will have to pick up banjo and sommer and the rest of the florida and have a bash sometime soon. we will all have to have reunions, and stock up on presence in our lives. we feel too sweet on y'all.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:17pm -
Savvystache says:
Thank you so much for the kind words and the inspriational pix youve kept up with for the month. I would love to catch some lunch/coffee sometime while out in O-town. My wife and I go out there often so I will definitely let you know! Thanks again friend and we will hang out soon!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:20pm -
titaness says:
So I've decided to add your marshmallows to my bucketlist.
My dad lives in FL, so this might just happen someday / somehow.
See ya in the interwebs, wondermade!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:22pm -
jeremy says:
It's been a pleasure following your photos throughout the years. I've always enjoyed the positive vibes you weave into all of your shots. Take care and take care of the family for us!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:24pm -
kimmie says:
You are as sweet as those stache marshmallows you dispense. Keep the goodness coming.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:27pm -
justjamey says:
I definitely hope to connect with you in Florida. Wherever my door is, you're always welcome, of course! Your family is the best! God grant you all many, many years!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:36pm -
Andrew says:
I'm realy glad our paths crossed via this thing, let's definitely keep in touch and if we're ever in mildly near vicinity, plan on hangs.

it's been mighty enjoyable seeing you have tons of fun and your family grow over these years.

take care and later on, Nathan
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:05pm -
alijoon says:
You guys are all so wonderful. So so wonderful. I am glad we got to have a beach day with you and your family. Some highlights were dragging basha back and forth into the sea and pear petting my arm hair subconsciously. Say hi to Jenn and Basha and Pear and Bee and Gus.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:19pm -
Ace says:
remember when you only had two kids? i do.

im going to florida and we are hanging out. that is final.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 12:00am -
Twisted Sistare says:
You're awesome, Wondermade. Thanks for being here and sharing in the wackiness!
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 5:58am -
lurkin good says:
wondermade! you've had amazing photos, have an amazing family, and likely an amazing heart. thanks for sharing! I have friends in Orlando. Hopefully one day B. Michael and I can come visit your family and your church and try out your confections.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 7:20am -
PAT says:
Wonderfam!
Thank You for the quality work.
You obviously have a wonderful time playin' in your backyard!
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 11:11am -
Grower&Shower says:
I honestly don't know how you do it all and do it all so well.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 4:27pm -
CurlyMcGee says:
You're a hero of so many things for me: creativity, community, optimism and being a great husband and dad come to mind immediately. God bless the wonderfam! I'll be taking you up on the CFA date before the end of summer. And one day, I hope to kick a soccer ball with you in brazil, but let's work on lunch first.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 9:02pm -
Site closed!
Unfortunately, Moustache May can't last forever.. the site is closed until 2011.