Anyways, I met my new friend Anita through her blog. I did a search on blogspot for Graz blogs and found Anita's on home decor and saw that she had lived in Dallas for seven years. I thought...hmm...maybe this girl and I could be friends. I sent her an e-mail, we met for coffee one day and now I have me a new friend. She invited me to come out to the house to meet her three cute girls, hang out and swim.
Upon arrival I received a shot of schnapps, an hour later a homemade frappucino with homemade apple strudel and then an hour after that a margarita, chips and salsa. What a wondey hostess! I had so much fun playing with the girls in the pool and watching all of their acrobatics on the swings..."watch me", "no, watch me!"...reminded me of two other little girls I know.
This house is the house that Anita grew up in. Her parents still live here in their own 'part' of the house. They added on a lot more house about 3 years ago when they moved back from Dallas and had three new kids in tow. It's common for people to live with or near their parents in Austria. Her grandmother lives next door. At one point when we were in the pool, I realized there were four generations all together. Anita's grandmother, her mother, Anita and her three girls. It's nice how close-knit families are here.
The back of her pretty house in the country
Looking over the patio into the cornfields
and the pool that provides her girls with endless hours of playtime
The youngest, Eva, on her float.
Hannah and Stella posing for me.
She brought some of Texas back with her...she loved Dallas.
and here you can see all the pumpkins I saw on the bus ride back...a Styrian staple. Lots of yummy
pumpkinseed oil in these parts.