People come in and out of your life, but some will always hold a special place in your heart. I feel that way about the Henard family, whom I considered my "second family" for most of my teen years. I spent pretty much every weekend at their house, babysitting Michael, Robert and Blake. I went on vacation with them (twice) to Hilton Head, and after they moved, I visited them at their home in Texas. They were so wonderful to me growing up, and I loved them so much in return... and still do to this day.
I have seen them only sporadically since they left Atlanta in 1996, and it's still hard for me to believe the three kids are all grown up now. Even Blake, the youngest, has already graduated from college.
The Henards - well, most of them - finally had the chance to meet my husband this past weekend, and we spent several hours just catching up and reminiscing over brunch.
Here I am with Robert, Blake and Mr. and Mrs. Henard. Michael, the oldest, is in Germany with his wife and daughter. I feel so old!
With my second family circa 1995:
Trina Turk Wave Print Pleated Dress
Tory Burch Navy Suede Flats
Here is the dress in the same print, but a different silhouette: Trina Turk Zale Dress. It's still available at the following retailers: