Mental note: Tell everyone to laugh like they’re holding a salad and pass the potatoes so my Thanksgiving photo will look like that Normal Rockwell painting.

As it stands, family and friends gathered potluck-style at mom’s and we were hyper-focused on digging in. By the time desserts were sampled, we were all smiles.

My nephew and great-niece enjoying the “free” Wi-Fi.
Also? Mom can make a place setting extra special with just a marker and a magnolia leaf.