Monday, December 15, 2008

White Fluffy Balls are Falling From the Sky

That's right, it snowed in Houston this past Thursday. I believe we had an inch and a's not much but compared to it not snowing in this part of the country hardly ever, it's definitely something.

We took Keedan outside and once he touched the snow on the truck he clung to Ryan and didn't want to let go.

Party Harty

Our Branch Christmas Dinner was this past Saturday.

The dining area was decorated beautifully by the same sister (Sis. Vandeburg)that decorated our R.S dinner.

The men were in charge of the Meat and the ladies were in charge of Everything Else.

We didn't stay long b/c Ryan's work Christmas Party for JMP was the same night.

We ate a just enough food at the branch to satisfy our hunger pains until we got to Mia Bella's.

The dinner we had at Mia Bella's was sooooooooooo good!!! It is definitely my new favorite restaurant.

Ryan's company did there first annual "Jimpy Awards" For those of you familiar with the Office, it is similar to the Dundy Awards.

( are not imagining things...he is holding a gold spray painted barbie.)

They had categories such as Best Handwriting, Funniest Person in the Office and Messiest Work Space Area to name a few.

We had terrific time!

Friday, December 12, 2008

The Zamarippa's Christmas Party

Our neighbors, Joel & Julie, had a Christmas Party on Friday night that was quite the happening place to be.

This is Julie....she is expecting a baby very soon......isn't she just a Doll?!!!

The food was DELISH & very pretty!

It was nice to get dressed up & socialize.

We played the White Elephant Game...(I think it's a game) and I got picked on twice.

Luckily, I got to leave with a nice chocolate cocoa gift set.

I had an enjoyable time and so did Keedan. He always has a Fab time when ladies are around.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sunnyside Branch Relief Society Christmas Dinner

Saturday was our Relief Society Christmas Dinner.

We were all excited to sit at the beautifully decorated tables that Sister Vandeburg was in charge of.

She did an excellant job at making this night extra special for everyone.

Sister Knight & Sister Moore brightly beaming!

Sister Moore taking a cat nap & Sister Ormson brightly beaming!

Sister Derek-Grant taking it all in while quietly beaming.

One of the three beautifully decorated tables.

On the menu was: Lasagna, Salad, Bread Stix.......

a very yummy punch.......

and lets not forget about the dessert!

After dinner, yours truly read The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg.

Wonderful musical numbers were performed by Sister Newbold (Our Stake R.S. President) and...

Sister Poll (Our Branch R.S. President).

After the musical numbers, we had an ornament exchange, musical chair style by the tune of The First Noel.

Sister Lacy's profile beaming.

We ended by singing a variety of Christmas songs together.

It was as very lovely night.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Keedan @ 9 Months

We had the opportunity this past Thursday to take Keedan to meet Santa.

I wasn't quite sure how he was going to react.

As you can see from the picture he wasn't thrilled. Maybe next year!

He did fancy all of the bright lights.

Aside from meeting Santa, Keedan has been busy eating, teething and getting dirty.

Typical boy stuff.

He has also signed with Baby GQ for the cover spot of next month's issue.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Let the Lawyer Jokes Commence

Today, Ryan was sworn in by Judge O'cconor as an Attorney for the State of Texas.

Ryan opted to get sworn in along-side other co-workers from JMP here in Houston as opposed to driving to Austin.

It all took place at an almost hidden restaurant named Mia Bella's. The food was delicious and best of all it was Italian.

Thankfully, we were able to get a babysitter last minute. It was nice to socialize without my little hip hugger. On the flip side, it would have been nice to have Keedan as a distraction from some of the long winded conversations.

We are very proud of Ryan and his accomplishment and know that he will excel in all that he does!