This is a blog for my daughter Scarlett. She was born with a complex congenital heart defect known as Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia. She is my little hero.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

My New License Plate!

I had posted back in September that I ordered a new license plate from the AZ Dept of Motor Vehicles ( to signify my new title of "HeartMom". I checked the mail everyday [which is *not* like me] for it to come. Todd even asked me: "Are you expecting something, why do you keep checking the mail everyday?"  You see, we are notorious for only checking our mailbox once a month...if that... because it is kinda far from our house, and evidentally we're both extremely lazy.

I mean, when I was growing up, the mailbox was RIGHT IN FRONT of my house. It was simply a matter of walking to the end of my driveway to check the mail. Plus, you knew when the mailman was coming because you could hear their vehicle approaching from a few houses down. Sometimes when the mailman (okay, mail'person') had an oversized package (bigger than our rather smallish mailbox), he would actually walk up to our front door, ring our doorbell and HAND DELIVER our mail to us [imagine that!].

But nowadays, in new home communities in Phoenix, you have to walk 4 houses down and one block over to the 'common mailbox area' and remember to take your key just to check your mail. It's a pain in the booty and I therefore hate checking my mail (and only do it once a month). Only a couple of times has my lackadaisical mail retreiving efforts backfired (i.e. my Target 10% off coupon expires in 30 days, and I'd wait 32 days to check my mail, therefore missing out on my limited time discount). But usually 9 times out of 10, I never missing anything important, so no harm, no foul in only checking the mail once a month.

However, after I ordered my new license plate online, I checked the mail every single day up until Scarlett's surgery. When it hadn't arrived before October 12, I knew it would be waiting for me when we came home and sure enough... I was right.

Sorry for not posting my new license plate pics sooner,  but that certainly doesn't diminish the fact that I'm utterly proud of my new plate. :) Todd was even kind of jealous...he said "I want one too" with a pouty face. So I said "really?... I can order you a HeartDad one if you want", and he said yes. So, that's next on the agenda.

I also have my new bumper sticker on my Jeep to go with my new license plate:

I'm pretty gosh darn proud to display both. :)


  1. You have inspired me. I looked up to see if I can get a similar plate in OH and it is available. I am now going to order one when my plate is up for renewal. I also ordered two bumper for each vehicle (although one is leased, so I am not sure if I can put a bumper sticker on it).

    I can't believe you wait a month to get your mail. I get so much mail every day that I couldn't possibly wait a month to pick it up. Most of it is junk, but it fills up my mailbox anyway.

  2. She looks great!!!! You go girl!!!!