We are excited to continue a tradition from Jordan’s family: the homemade advent calendar! Mammaw made it and our kids are the third generation to use it. Their great great grandmother, Maude Stevenson, became quite the traveler after Alvin died. One of her first trips was to Israel. She brought me the olive wood star. (I think Elliott spotted that on day 23, which he is excited about because he is the odd days and Natalie is the even days.) We also tried out a dreidel (borrowed from a friend) so it was an inter-denominational night!