Thursday, July 31, 2008

Oma & Opa's Haus

It was another hot one here in Dallas today...103 degrees/105 with the heat index. No relief in site for at least another week. So I stay inside during the hot part of the day and dream of my recent visits to my Mom and Dad's house at the lake. The Cupcake Princess calls them Oma and Opa.

They live on one of the most beautiful lakes in Central Texas. The house sits on the top of a cliff in a cove, looking out onto the main channel.

This is the grande, Texas Taj Mahal that Oma designed. The fireplace was my idea, to the chagrin of Opa. However, I must say that he enjoys roasting marshmellows for s'mores in that fireplace on cool evenings.
Every morning, this is what we see looking through the breakfast nook window. The hummingbird feeder is very busy during the spring and summer months. Beautiful, yes? When it's not so hot outside, we have breakfast on the upper deck, read the morning paper, visit, and just admire the lake. Most relaxing! More tomorrow........




6 comments:

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Hi Allie!

Since my own Opa and Oma are no longer living, I'm wondering if your Mom and Dad will adopt? What a gorgeous place to be. Enjoy your family, the smores and hummingbirds.
xo Lidy

rochambeau said...

Dear Allie,
Looks like a wonderfully happy and enchanted place! Keep cool today!
Thanks for your visit yesterday!
xo
Constance

Alisa said...

Gorgeous Allie! In a day or two I'll post pics of our vacation and you'll get to see the view from my parents patio.

M.Kate said...

These are very nice pictures, your parents place looks like a dream hotel, i'll be there all the time if i can too. happy weekend :)

Sherry said...

This is so enchanting!!! I could definitely see myself in a place like this -- and I would love the fireplace!!

Leslie said...

What a beautiful place to weather the heat! Thanks for sharing the picture! And thanks for stopping by.