S: 2004 & 2005
FC: 2004 | Highlights: | -We bought a house & moved to Missouri -Isabella turned 1 -We found out we were expecting baby #2 -We took a trip to Colorado -Lee turned 25 | 2005 | -Brianna turned 25 -Isablla turned 2 -Bryant was born -Isabella was the flower girl in Misty & Jesse's wedding
1: Happy Birthday to Brianna & Misty | We had lunch at Olive Garden with Mema, Grandpa, Grannie, Aunt Misty & Aunt Shandi
2: 13708 E. 198th St Peculiar Missouri It took more than 2 months of working every weekend & most nights to just get it livable. | Thank You: Papa, Shandi, Grandpa & Mema for all of your help.
3: Repainted all the walls & ceilings | Scrapped up "peel & stick" tile, cleaned the floors, had carpet installed, & we layed the hardwood floors. The only origianl flooring that remained was the tile in the entryway.
4: Julie cleaned the kitchen. Ken power washed the fridge out. Brianna was so excited to have such a large kitchen to hold all of her gadgets & to cook in. | We spent some time trying to match new baseboards to the wood in the kitchen. There were no baseboards when we bought it.
9: We had a visitor on our car one afternoon.
10: Oops. Make sure you have an attachment on your hair trimmer before beginning.
12: Nana made the cake & brought it from Atwood | The cake is a duck | You loved tying cake for the first time. | It did not travel so well
13: The colored sugar fish were enticing. | A bath was needed before we could open presents
14: There were almost 30 family &] friends who came
15: Easter was the same weekend as Isabella's birthday. So we had a busy weekend. Orrin & Mostyn were egg finding machines, we had to make sure they didn't find all of the eggs. It didn't take long for Isabella to catch on to picking up the eggs.
16: Isabella's Dedication May 16th, 2004 | I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans of peace and not evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 26:11
17: C O U S I N S | Orrin | Praise | Isabella | Mostyn
18: Isabella loves avocado | Brain Food
19: The Berry Patch Isabella loved eating the blueberries off the bushes, but once we got them home she wouldn't eat any more
20: Isabella & Misty at The Miss Nebraska Contest | Just Haning Around at Nana and Papa's House | Grampy's Boots | Much better than when around your neck
21: Slimy | Rider
23: Raymore Festival in the Park Baby Contest Cutest Smile
24: Staying Cool at Uncle Spencer's Track Meet
25: R E D | T A E F | H | E R
26: Orrin, Mostyn, & Isabella express their creative sides by painting rocks
27: t r s e h h e i r T e T e S s | Isabella loved climbing the big rocks
28: The Well
29: Apache Lake
30: Go Big Red
31: Isabella tried her hand at minature golf, and soon found a much easier way to play | Big Cedar Lodge in Branson, Missouri | Julie took Isabella, Shandi, & Brianna with her to a State Farm event
32: Isabella inspects her Halloween bounty after getting home. She was a ladybug this year.
33: Louisburg Cider Mill | We saw cider and cider doughnuts being made. The doughnuts were tasty.
34: We had Christmas in Peculiar by ourselves this year. So after a quick opening of presents, Isabella got a plastic kitchen play set, we went to the see The Polar Express at the movie theater. Isabella had a great time watching the "big tv."
35: January 2005 | We enjoy a nice Spring-like winter day
37: Dress Up Party For Isabella's 2nd birthday, everyone brought gifts that could be used in dress up: old ties, scarves, hats, shoes, wigs, bags, belts, etc. Nana made the cake again: it was a little girl sitting in a big pile of clothing.
38: Already a reader
39: May 17th, 2005 | He took a breath before he was out, so the nurse had to suck out his lungs | Daddy cut the cord | Bryant Richard 8 lbs 4.9 oz 21 inches 9:51 pm
40: Bryant Richard 8 lbs 4.9 oz 21 inches 9:51 pm | Bryant: "Strong" Richard: "Ruler" | The 4th "Richard Buell" Great Grandpa: Merle Richard Grandpa: Ken Richard Daddy: Lee Richard | Bryant was Mema's daddy
41: Love | at first sight
42: Grannie meets the newest Bryant
46: Isabella loves her brother
49: Mark & Tiffany Nelson's Wedding Doug & Karen Meseraull Us Ken & Andrea Hester (holding Bryant)
50: On our way out to Atwood, we stopped and picked Uncle Spencer up from "Teacher Camp." On this trip Spencer spent much of the time bent over the back of his chair trying to quiet Bryant down.
52: Yummy | Her own little hideout
53: Riding in Mema's Mustang
54: Fashion Diva
55: Grandpa's Newest Toy | With a little help from Daddy, Isabella is able to go for a ride
57: This is the face a fish makes
58: Daddy's Girl
59: Granda Pa & Grandma Buell's 60th Anniversary
60: Poppers | Snakes
63: A Quick Trip to the Gas Station in Atwood: Yes, Mommy knows I'm NOT In My Car Seat
64: The point of the game is to catch the butterflies as they fly out of the elephants trunk. It works as long as the trunk stays straight, the problem is that does not happen very often.
66: Getting Measured for her Flower Girl Dress
68: Rehearsal Dinner | Isabella got a mini cook set
70: At the Phillips after Sasona was born.
72: Mostyn as Bibleman
73: Mike & Shandi's Bachelor/Bachelorette Party
74: Mike & Shandi's Weding October 22nd | Dinner was at Pizza Hut, than we went to Shawnee Mission Park for the ceremony & then on to IHOP to warm up.
75: Suburban Lawn & Garden Martin City, MO | Lee loved that he got to drive us in a golf cart
76: Nana's Cookies are the BEST
77: Trick | Or Treating | At Nana & Papa's
78: Spencer's 18th Birthday That is a big pile of meat | Lee wanted to know why there were donuts, but not dowrenches. So Isabella & I made him a dowrench. He thought it was great
81: Thanksgiving: Our home Papa, Nana, Us, Uncle Craig, Aunt Sierra, Orrin, Mostyn, Praise, Sasona, Aunt Shandi, Grandpa & Mema
83: Gingerbread House Decorating at Mema and Granpa's
85: Christmas At Mark & Sondra's
86: Hillcrest Children's Christmas Program
88: Christmas morning at our house
89: Christmas at Jesse & Misty's house in Nebraska