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, May 20, 2009

We go visit our latest Great Granddaughter, Emily Claire

You would have to witness the situation first hand to see how complicated life can be when you are trying to tend newborn child no. 6, Emily Claire, while the other five happen to have a day out of school, occupying themselves with decorating the driveway, the mailbox, jumping off the top of eight foot walls, to which event the explanation was provided: "We were just playing a game." To read about these events in entertaining detail, see our granddaughter's blog, Stacey's Mothering Moments, linked at the right. All great grandma and I can do is look amazed and astonished.

Lillie, Minus a Tooth or Two

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Melody is 1!

Melody turned 1 on Friday. I can't believe she is already 1. The year went by so fast. We had a great time eating cake, opening presents, and hanging out with Grandmas and Grandpas.

Also, for those of you that don't get to our family blog, the twins are boys and the doctors think they are identical. We are going to have our hands full for sure!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

One of These is Not Like the Other!

For those who don't know, Michelle is in Mozambique doing an International Studies project. I pulled this picture from her Facebook page. She is having a great time and we have chatted a few times on the webcam. She will be home Thursday night. The world traveler will have now been on four different continents in two months time!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Melanie, Megan, Monica: Mother's day 2009

Race Day!

Since I forgot the camera, this is actually a picture of us after the race and back at home. Monica ran it in half an hour, but I walked with my friend Stacy (who is a "survivor") and we took our sweet time. It was an amazing experience to walk/run with over 18,000 people. Thank you to all who supported us, and not just financially!

Graduation Day!!

Don't we look smarter now! We had a great time....standing around in high heels, in the sun, on the asphalt for almost an hour; and then parading past all the professors and dignitaries, and then sitting forever through all the speeches. Actually, Thursday wasn't too bad at all, but sitting for nearly three hours at the Marriott School Convocation on Friday was out of control. But alas, we all survived and tried to have fun in spite of the "dignity" of the occassion.

Monday, May 4, 2009

An Important Announcement!

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our 9th grandchild! Emily Claire arrived at 2:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 2nd. She weighed 9lbs 4oz. and was 20 inches long. She's awfully cute! We enjoyed visiting Stacey in the hospital. She was doing great and went home on Sunday. Here's a couple of pictures.