Welcome to the Dwight and Velna Blood Family Blog

The purpose of the Dwight and Velna Blood family blog is to provide a gathering place to collect family history, photos, family news, memorabilia, and whatever else we can think of.  Let's all see where we can take it.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Another girl!

Just in case ya'll don't meander to my blog, we learned we are adding another girl to our family. We are very excited, though trying to find another girl name is a bit of a trial!! Hopefully we'll name this poor baby before she's born (due date is May 1st)!! We will have four girls (three in a row at the end!) and two boys. Lots of fun at our house!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Let it snow!!!

Though some of you will not find this impressive, I just wanted to prove that it does snow in Texas!!! It was 81 degrees yesterday, and by 11pm it was snowing!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

It was nice to have Jake home for a few days for Thanksgiving, especially since he was only home for a few days in August after his mission. These pictures were from last weekend while he was home. (I'm posting this to show that we really know how to do this.)

Oh Christmas Tree!!!

Love these great Christmas Ornaments!!!

Aren't these children precious???

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

BYU vs. Utah

Last year's rivalry tailgate festivities

We may or may not have rushed the field...

Go cougars! May this year be as glorious as last.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hip Hip Hooray!!!!

Whit and the gang finished their season last night after five rounds of playoffs in the "elite eight" of the state!!! It's been so much fun to watch the girls all these years, and bittersweet that it's all over.

Monday, November 3, 2008

More Chili Football Party Photos

Some asked for the chili recipe.  Everyone has a dozen chili recipes, but I've used this one for 20 years and it works well every time, mostly.  We tripled the recipe for the party, acquiring a one gallon can of crushed tomatoes at WalMart for not much more than 3 bucks.  We usually cut the chili powder in half so kids and those who can't tolerate the heat can still eat it, and put just a smidgen of cayenne in it.  We usually throw in some oregano and a bit of brown sugar.  The time the recipe didn't work well was when I mistook cayenne for chili powder and put in three tablespoons of the hot stuff.  Didn't work.

The two bottom photos attest to how thrilled and excited the BYU sports fans were when it looked most of the game like BYU was going to lose.  Who knew that in the last minute and 20 seconds BYU would march down the field and make a touchdown with a second or two to spare, and win by 2 points.  To think, that some of us had thought we would drive over to Fort Collins for the game.