Valentine's Day

Abby said it perfectly: "I know Valentine's is a made-up holiday, but today felt exactly how I think Valentine's is supposed to feel." Last Tuesday marked our second annual Valentine's brunch. But it was different from last year. More people came, both homeless and not, and some of our friends from the streets now have homes of their own! It was a day of love and celebration. The pictures tell the story . . . 

Taylor working her magic

Taylor working her magic

Gayle and Edward arrive

Gayle and Edward arrive

Bobby on his way in

Bobby on his way in

Edward and Nick helping Sam

Edward and Nick helping Sam

Anne, Mr. B. Karin, and Gayle

Anne, Mr. B. Karin, and Gayle

Rachel, Bobby, and Karin

Rachel, Bobby, and Karin

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Sam, Edward, baby Miles, Abby, and Nick

Sam, Edward, baby Miles, Abby, and Nick

baby Sam and his parents

baby Sam and his parents

Morgan, Mr. B., and Gayle

Morgan, Mr. B., and Gayle

Brittany, Will, and Edward

Brittany, Will, and Edward

Ashley, Frank, and Taylor

Ashley, Frank, and Taylor

Taylor and Will

Taylor and Will

Eating, laughing, drinking, talking, having fun together—this is goodness.

Special love and thanks to everyone who helped: Will, Brittany, and Nick for chauffeuring, Gayle for coordinating, Morgan for skipping school ;), Rachel for pictures, Ashley for getting Sam, Anne for OJ and fruit salad, Caroline for prepping, Casi for the unbelievable flowers, Taylor for cooking and making everything gorgeous, and mostly to Edward, Bobby, Frank, Karin, Mr. B., and Sam for making this Valentine's unlike any other.