Our new Orem High School was built in the south parking lot of the old Orem High. We moved into our new school on May 27, 2010 (the day before graduation . . . . yes, it was a wild week!!) The construction guys immediately started demolishing the old building. This is the view from my new office. To the right you can see part of the new building, and next to it you can see the old B and C gyms. (The A gym was torn down 2 years ago to make room for the above section of the new school.) The big hole at the left and bottom of the picture is where the shops used to be with the bomb shelter underneath it. (Notice the beautiful view of Timp that I have from my office window!!) Yee Haw!!
Sunday, June 13, 2010
On June 9 -12, 2010 Gordon and I got to take Shayla, Jocelyn, Chelsea, and Afton to St. George for a little get away from life trip with us. We left home at about 1 and got to St. George at about 6. We made two stops to let the baby dolls run around and get their wiggles out in Fillmore and Cedar City. Here is Jocelyn and Afton waiting for us adults to get all loaded up and leave.
As soon as we got there the babies wanted to go swing and play on the playground. They so loved the playground with all that sand to play in also.
"I hanging . . . . by mythelf"
Grandpa even joined in the swinging fun.
Two cute baby dolls getting all that sand washed off.
We finally got to go swimming the next day. It was pretty warm the first full day so it was fun at the pool. The next days were quite cold so swimming was miserably cold (we only tried it once more).
The babies loved to run from the big pool to the kiddie pool non-stop. We also went shopping at the outlet mall. We ate an early dinner at Texas Roadhouse, and generally had a great time.
We found to coolest wading pool for the kiddos down town St. George on Main Street. It was so very cool, Afton and Jojo loved every minute of it there.
We had such a great time on our trip. These were are seating arrangements in the van. Afton got pretty excited to watch "Baby Signing Time" on the DVD player in the van.
We left St. George at 11:00. We stopped in Beaver and Fillmore for general running around for the babies, then on to home.
Thanks girls for going with us.
Posted by Elaine Brown Billings at 1:02 PM
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Gordon and I went to Cook's Nursery early today (Saturday) and bought a bunch of flowers and a tree to plant in the yard. Then in the evening we went to Lowe's and bought some more flowers and this pot to make a planter by the entrance to our house. I thought it turned out so beautiful. We put these gorgeous orange lilys, columbine, and some little red flowers in the pot, then we sunk the planter pot about 5" into the ground. It is a lovely welcome to our front door (I think, anyway!)
Posted by Elaine Brown Billings at 9:05 AM
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Sylvia and Lynn Allan invited us (along with Shayla and Jojo) to go up to Bear Lake for the Memorial Day weekend in their brand new 5th wheeler trailer. So we did. We drove up there Sunday afternoon and went to the KOA in Garden City. When we got there Goldings and their friends the Smiths were already there from Saturday. As soon as we drove into the KOA park it was time for the hay wagon ride. Shayla, Jojo, Lizzy, Sam, Parker and Teagan Smith all climbed aboard and had a ride around the trailer park. Jojo loved it. The care taker of the KOA was such a nice guy. He had all these activities going the whole weekend.