#10 This sign! It's not that Yakima is a bad place (it's a very nice place) but we can't help but laugh a little at the comparison to Palm Springs!
#7 The Sunshine...I know there is sunshine everywhere but Yakima gets 300 days of sunshine a year (according to the web) and I believe it. The sunshine always makes the days more fun.
#3 Inklings..Not only is this bookstore within walking distance (a big plus since I don't have a car) but it has a great story hour for the kids. The reader is really great with the kids and the whole atmosphere is fun. Plus when I go I get to walk around and look at the books while they listen.
#1 Anna, Marc, Kyle, Hailey, Katie, Nicole and Little Lydia!!! We have loved spending a year next door to my sister and her family. It has been so nice having someone next door that we can visit, play with and help each other if we need it. I have always loved all the kids but this year I feel like I have gotten to know them even better. Kyle is a little athlete that sometimes acts tough but then he gets around one of the younger kids and he has this soft side. Adele adores him because he is always so patient with her. Hailey is turning into a little beauty. She is an adorable little blond that tans up in no time. She is full of personality and always has a hug for me when I see her. Katie has the cutest dimples at the top of her cheeks. She likes to be called Katie Lady. She is bright and silly. Nicole has a little more attitude which I think is funny. She likes being called Coley Boley. Whenever we say Coley Boley Adele laughs. She thinks its hilarious. Little Lydia is the quietest sweetest baby. She seems to be observing everyone and then quietly goes and mimics them. She is everyone's baby and I have a feeling might remain their baby forever.
They have been our best friends through this year and I hope that even when we move we can find time to share with them and stay close forever.
We are down to a little over a month in Yakima and hope to be able to enjoy the rest of our time. Our fourth baby will be born here and the kids have all had a good year here. They have grown and changed this year and no matter where life takes us Yakima will be a place we will have lots of memories of.