This weekend didn't start out fun. I had been planning for weeks- no months- to go to Rexburg and be part of a craft fair that Shantay and Cassie were putting on. I did a bunch of vinyl for it, and was getting really excited to go and see everyone. I had been asking Calli for a while if she wanted to go with me, but she would never give me a straight answer. I wanted to get a good start on Friday so that I could get there and help them set up, and just hang out. So I asked Calli that morning if she was going to go, and still she wouldn't tell me. I had some errands to do before I left, so I went over to Cam's and did a few last minute vinyl tiles and things... waiting for the decision to be made if she was going to come. So finally she told me she didn't want to. By this time it was too late to find anyone else to go, so I was severely frustrated that I had to go by myself. I had taken the back seat out of the van, so I had plenty of room for everything, so I didn't want to have to take all the kids with me. Jaran said that he would go with me when he was done working, but I didn't want to get such a late start. I called both my mom and Calli to see if they'd keep the boys for the weekend, but neither would... of course! I had the van all packed and ready to go, so I decided I'd just have to take off and be a loner, well with Ansleigh of course. So I took off towards Billings. I got about 3/4 of the way to Bridger and pulled off the highway. For some reason, I just thought that I needed to stop and think about this. Was it worth it to go by myself and do this crazy thing? I sat there and decided to pray about it. After I did so, I decided to call Jaran and talk to him about it. I talked and thought, and finally decided to just go back to Cowley. Then after talking to Jaran, we decided to go. We didn't leave until around six, so it WAS the late start I didn't want. We thought we would just go as far as Three Forks and sleep in our own beds and then leave early in the morning. By the time we got to Bozeman we had decided to just go all the way that night, and go through Ennis and Island Park. When we got to Ennis it had started snowing on and off. I was driving, and as we turned and got into Idaho, the snow was blowing across the road, and I was a nervous wreck! So Jaran forced me to pull over and took the reigns. It's a good thing I had waited for him, cause I would have probably just pulled over on the side of the road and freaked out! We finally got to Rexburg around 12:30 and pulled into Bren and Cassie's. Cassie and Shantay were still up making goodies for the next day! The kids "went to bed," as did Jaran, and I stayed up and tried to help as much as possible. The next day at the fair was fun. I got to meet some really fun people and visit with Kalli, Shayla and Hillary. Then after the fair, we went to Arch and Shantay's and waited for Bren to get home. We had some pizza, and made a cake for Sam's girlfriend's birthday. Sam brought ROCK BAND over, and we had a BLAST playing with everyone. We left Sunday morning and got to Three Forks and decided to go home and put the kids down for a nap. Both Jaran and I also took one, and then we drove back here to Mom's. It was a nice break, and we had fun visiting. I think that we've decided to explore our option in moving. We thought before about moving to Idaho, but Jaran thought that it would be best to come here to Wyoming... but now, he's thinking that it wouldn't be so bad if we lived in Idaho... so we'll see! You know how our plans are always changing. I'll keep you all updated! Sorry I don't have any pics- I can't find the camera again. Take Care!
The Baker Gang, the fantastic five, whatever you want to call us! Well, not whatever, only if it's nice! We are headed by Jaran, who will turn 31 on the 20th of September, I-Shannon- am 26, McKie is 5, Brensyn is 3 1/2 and Ansleigh just turned two in August. We are currently residing in Byron, and Jaran is busy building houses! We are renting our house in Three Forks, and hope that the renters will buy it at the end of two years!