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.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Ella!!

Ella turned four today and we had a great time celebrating. She was excited all day long. We went out for some yogurt this afternoon at a place in Draper called Frogurt. She thought it was cool because she got to pick her flavor of ice cream and all of the toppings. Then we had dinner and opened presents and ate cake. I think that was her favorite part. I can't believe she is already four. How time flies!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Only in Texas!!

I realize the photography leaves something to be desired (taken out of the window of the car traveling 70mph on the highway!), but you get the idea. Whitney and I visited Sam Houston State University on our continuing tour of Texas schools. This statue is of course the namesake of this school. He stands along I-45, and is more than a little creepy when you come around the bend in the road, and there he is. This is reportedly the largest statue of an American hero in the country and stands 65 feet tall. In Texas we believe bigger is definitely better!!! Haha!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

1955 Plane Crash at Medicine Bow Peak

I found this article about the 1955 plane crash at Medicine Bow Peak. I remember hearing about this while living in Laramie but didn't know much about it. I thought it might be interesting to the rest of you.

How It Ended at Medicine Bow Peak: A deadly airplane crash in 1955 put Laramie, Wyoming, on the national radar screen, briefly. One man never forgot Flight 409 and made sure future generations would remember it, too. By Julianne Couch, The Daily Yonder.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

It's Twins!!

Some of you already know this, but for those of you that don't, or that don't follow our blog I will post our news here.  

We were surprised to find out we were pregnant a few months ago and even more surprised a few weeks later when my first ultrasound at 10 weeks revealed twins.  I think that shock didn't wear off for a few weeks for all of us.  We just had another ultrasound on Friday and both babies are growing and seem to be doing well.  I knew they were in there, but seeing them again brought back the same sense of disbelief.  

We didn't tell Ella about the twins until my appointment on Friday and she was so cute and so excited, although since then she has posed the question more than once "How are you going to take care of all of us?" What a great question.  Sometimes I wonder that myself, but I know we will manage.

I am due September 27th, although full term for twins is actually 3 weeks earlier than that.  I hope to keep them in as long as possible.  I am posting the ultrasound pictures from my last ultrasound.  The top picture is one of the babies, the second is the other baby, and the third is them hanging out together bunk bed style.  Our next ultrasound is April 23rd where we hope to find out the sexes.  Our family blog is private so if you haven't been invited and would like to be, just leave your e-mail in a comment on this post and I will send you an e-mail.