Lola and I bundled up and headed to the Riverwoods in Provo this afternoon to visit Auntie Kelly at her boutique.
I worked at a little bakery/restaurant there in my college days (sadly, it's long gone), and haven't really been back in a couple of years.
I was amazed to see how much things had changed since I'd last visited.
Though many of my favorite shops and restaurants are gone, new shops and restaurants have moved in, and most of them are local, quaint and very boutiquey (boutiquey? I think I just made up a word).
We ducked into a lovely little toy shop -- Lola's idea of heaven.
"Lola's house? Lola's house?"
The only way I can get her to smile these days is to ask her to show me her teeth.
So this is what I get...
We stole Kelly away from work for some half-priced sushi at Happy Sumo.
Thank heaven for the Sweetheart Roll -- totally cooked and a pregnant sushi-lover's best friend.
Have I mentioned how much I love hanging out with my baby sister every day?
Well, I love it.
After dinner, we went in search of a snow cone.
That's where I found a reminder that I now live in Utah County.
Yes, the following sign is advertising a clothing store called "Called to Surf."
I love that Lola's head is hung in shame.
Our little outing today made me realize how much Utah County has changed since I last lived here.
And I have to admit, I'm excited by the prospect of exploring and discovering all over again.
So all you Utah County peeps, send suggestions and recommendations my way!