I didn't have to make dinner tonight. I was going to do hot dogs for the kids before our Relief Society Christmas dinner and program but when we went early to practice we ended up staying there the whole time, helping set up. All of our children helped. Then they helped in the little program. It was based on a little story, "Why Christmas Trees Aren't Perfect," about a little pine who opens up its branches to help animals in need and therefore isn't as "perfect" as the other trees in the forest. The queen realizes its compassion and chooses it to be the Christmas tree. Jeremy got to be the woodcutter and I got to be the queen and our kids my family who decorates the tree.
My family did get to eat food at the activity since they didn't get hot dogs beforehand.
I'm grateful that so many grocery stores in our area participate in helping people donate to the food bank. That is also a blessing.