My family did come after all, wearing their shoes, of course. It was a fine visit, hopefully adding more to the 'they're not so bad after all' thinking in their mind. They even talked about the next time they come, though I'm sure that won't be anytime soon.
For Christmas they got us what we asked for - a closet organization system for the baby room. And then they came and installed it this weekend. So at least we got something usefull out of them. And the closet is so nice now! I can't wait to go in there and put things away.
Now all we need to buy before we have kids is a new car, a new TV, a desk, and a bigger bed with a platform with drawers. Oh, that's all?