In this pocket you will find
A teensy, tiny tooth of mine.
So while I sleep where dreams are made,
Let's see if you can make a trade.
-author unknown

Gracie has been complaining to her Daddy about a loose tooth she had. She came over this evening to spend a fun filled weekend at our house, and we are starting it off right!

Let me give a little background. I loved loose teeth--loved yanking them out. As a kid, if I had a tooth that was even the TINIEST BIT loose, it was coming out that day, NO MATTER WHAT. Melinda felt very differently about her teeth. They could be hanging by a thread and she would leave them in there FOREVER. Well one night, I had a tooth I had been working on for about three hours, it was a tough one. At the very moment I popped that sucker out, it slipped out of hands and right down the drain. Needless to say, I felt devastated. All that hard work and energy wasted, because the tooth fairy certainly wouldn't come unless she would find a tooth under my pillow. Well, lucky for me, big sister Melinda had a bunch of teeth saved up, and so I cried around to my parents and they made her give me a tooth for under my pillow. Whew-- tragedy escaped!!!

Now, I will get back on track. Poor little Gracie has been suffering with this loose tooth for over a week now. That would have been tortuous for me, so I felt it only in her best interest to help her with this little issue, since Daddy didn't seem so inclined to pull that little sucker out. I told Gracie with a little wiggle here and there, it would be out, and the tooth fairy would be visiting our house tonight! She is quite the little trooper, let me tell you, we wiggled once or twice, she grimaced once or twice, and then one little tug and poof DONE! So if the tooth fairy is reading this blog, please know you have one little girl here that wants the "paper money" for all that pain and agony she endured oh so bravely. Oh, and we all know that the tooth fairy has quite a soft spot for this little girl :)


As a resident of the greater Washington, D.C metro area, I thought it my blogging duty to write an entry on the events taking place this coming weekend at the Nation's Capital. "Tea Party Patriots" are hosting an anti-BIG-government rally to show their upset and dissatisfaction with the recent bailouts, tax increases, big spending programs, and deficit spending. From the website they listed some sign suggestions that I thought I might share.

Below is a good list of signs I’ve seen in pictures or at events:

  • You can’t spend your way out of debt.
  • Yes we can – stop the bailouts!
  • Money doesn’t grow on trees, some of us work for it.
  • Bailouts + Debt = fiscal child abuse
  • Stop Spending, Start Cutting
  • We Want Less
  • Why don’t you cut my taxes instead?
  • Promote responsibility, no more bailouts!
  • Let the markets work.
  • Stop rewarding failure.
  • Save the children – stop spending their money.
  • Stop Cap and Tax
  • Who will bail out the government?
  • I will not pay for someone else’s house.
  • I don’t want your debt.
  • Stop punishing success.
  • You can’t multiply wealth by dividing it.
  • Redistribution just means less for everyone.
  • Your pork broke my piggy bank.
  • We the people want our money back.
  • Freedom – a stimulus we can afford.
  • Let the failures fail.
  • From each according to the IRS …to Pelosi, Reid, and ACORN
  • Free markets, not free loaders
  • Don’t mortgage our future
  • Read the bills before you sign
  • The more you tax, the madder we get
  • Dead people may vote, but they don’t pay taxes
  • We’ll all be sick when health care is free
  • ObamaCare makes me sick
  • Socialism: trickle up poverty
  • Taxation cures incentive
  • Government is the problem, not the solution
  • Our wallets are not “shovel ready”
  • If you’re not mad, you don’t pay taxes
  • The best social program is a job
  • Give me liberty not debt
The message this group wishes to promote is: ENOUGH We’ve had enough of the out of control spending, the bailouts, the growth of big government and the soaring deficits. And we reject the future tax increases to pay for all of this spending and debt down the road. We are gathering on 9-12-2009 to deliver our message in person that we’ve had enough!

I wish this group the best of luck!! I hope they are successful in their endeavors this weekend and in the future. I believe that most American's have had enough of the government spending and it will only get worse if they pass that health care bill.