Friday, May 24, 2013

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

FROM THE BERRIS FAMILY :>)

 OUR BEST WISHES FOR A WONDERFUL 2012                                                     ALAN, LILA AND KATIE BERRIS
 

Monday, April 04, 2011

Telephone number change: Alan and Lila Berris

Hello friends and relatives,

Lila and I wanted to let you know that we are discontinuing our
land-line telephone service and are only going to have our cell phones.

Please cancel all listings you have of the 805-683-3401 number.

Alan can be reached and left messages at 805-455-6063.

Lila can be reached and left messages at 805-895-4363.

We hope this change causes you no confusion or problems. Sorry if
you get duplicate e-mailings of this letter.

Take care and thank you.

Alan and Lila Berris

Monday, August 24, 2009

KATIE IS MOVING AUGUST 24, 2009

The adventures of Katie, Alan, Lila, Bonnie the Shih-Tzu, and Bart the African Gray Parrot is moving to FaceBook.....just a lot easier to deal with.....see you there!

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=100000212460911&ref=profile

Monday, March 23, 2009

IS NO NEWS GOOD NEWS?

Yep, we are all alive and well....just absent from blogging: so little time.

It has been nearly a year since the last entry.

Katie has not lost any of her baby teeth yet, and they are no looser. The dentist isn't worried, but I think a six year old needs a nice gap in her uppers to look like a six year old is meant to look.

Ok well, the tooth fairy probably needs a government bailout anyway.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

KATIE'S GROWING UP

Well....I haven't seen Katie this excited in forever.

Yesterday Lila took her to the dentist for a regular checkup, and they were told that two of her teeth were just barely starting to loosen.

She is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO proud and ecstatic....she has wanted a loose tooth for at least a couple of years.

It will prove two things:

1) She really is growing up.
2) That fairies (at least tooth fairies) really do exist and are generous with money.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Katie's Finer Uses of the English Language

taste-bugs = taste-buds
"Taste bugs are on my tongue and make pizza taste good."

crunches = crutches
"My teacher sprained her ankle and was walking on her crunches today."

hannaber = hamburger
"I can say hannaber the right way now!"

bisset = biscuit
"Bissets are my favorite bread."

vimanin = vitamin
"Please give me my vimanin right now so I can get down from the table."

crinkle = wrinkle
"That lady's face has a lot of crinkles."

ambleeeyance = ambulance
"Whenever I hear an ambleeeyance it means somebody is going to the hospital to be dead soon."

talow = towel
"I wiped my body with the talow."

Sunday, October 14, 2007

YES, WORLD, KATIE'S ERSTWHILE FAMILY IS STILL HERE.....MORE OR LESS. HERE ARE SOME UN-CAPTIONED PHOTOS FROM MAY 27, 2007 THROUGH JUNE 23, 2007.




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Saturday, June 09, 2007

BLUEBERRY PICKING. 06-09-2007
















Today we took a ride to the Santa Barbara Blueberry Farm at Restoration Ranch. It is on Hwy 101 right between the Gaviota tunnel and the town of Buellton. We had a great time picking berries, noshing a LOT, and enjoying the differences between the 13 subvarieties of the "Southern Highbrush Blueberries" they grow. We got there and the weather was just perfect, mid-70's with a nice breeze. Got our little pails and went out to the fields. We didn't eat as many as we picked, but we ate a lot, they are really great...some of them are as big as grapes, ripe, sweet and intense. We took home two pails worth and have been eating them by the handful....well....it is healthfood after all. They have more antioxidants than almost anything else you can eat. Anyway we will be going back very soon. They have picking from mid-May to mid-September.

OUR HOUSEWARMING CACUS IS FLOWERING!!!





















This is the cactus that Alan's folks gave us as part of the housewarming gift in December 1999. It was in a 6 oz. bowl and was about as thick as a thumb and had the length of a pinky finger. As you can see, 7 1/2 years later, it has seven babies and is flowering for the first time ever....we are thrilled.....

Thanks again, Buby and Zady.

Monday, June 04, 2007

AT THE SANTA BARBARA FAIR AND EXPO, APRIL 29, 2007.














GO SPEED RACER, GO!!!!
















Alan's ladies are real swingers.













Abby and Katie up high on the Ferris Wheel.
















Carousel Katie.
















Flamenco girls.


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TENAYA'S BIRTHDAY PARTY AND A BATH, LATE APRIL 2007.
















Our little flying nun/scarf dancer.













Katie "pulling Tenaya's leg."









The joy of blue icing.











A bath with Dora and her magic bubbles.


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PHOTOS FROM KATIE'S NURSERY SCHOOL, MAY 2007.














Katie and Natalie.
















".....WHAT THE????" is Katie's current favorite expression.











Miss Fira's class. Katie is second from the right.

















Katie, with the help of Ella's Mom, Meryam, putting her palm print on her class picnic table to be auctioned off at the annual fund raiser.




Katie and her creative dance class with Miss Allison.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

JUNE 2, 2007, CELEBRATING ALAN'S 53rd. BIRTHDAY













Dave, Lila, Bob and Kim at the Foley Winery tasting room.













Bob is feeling a bit better with several bottles of wine down his gullet.













Kim, Bob and Dave clowning around as usual.


Dave, Lila, Alan, Kim and Bob celebrating Alan's 53rd. birthday at (where else??) THE HITCHING POST!!!