Here were the results of that informal poll:
- We should have them over for dinner using the China and Crystal
- We should take them out for dinner
I would honestly love to have his Grandparents over for dinner using the China, but unfortunately they're aging and in not the best of health. This means that the 90 minute drive to Phoenix from Tucson would be a bit much to ask for a meal on the China they bought 30 some odd years ago. So I considered taking them out for dinner, but they honestly hate eating out. What to do, what to do....insert a thinking cat image....
And it came to me! We would be hosting the FSIL's family for New Year's Eve...why not use it then and take pictures! So we'll be using our formal China and Crystal as well as the several Mikasa bowls they also gave my fiancé.Then we'll crash their Sunday Supper (read: lunch) with the fiancé's Parents and show them how much we loved using the China! The Grandparents love it when we stop in unannounced it's fun and yet within their comfort zone. They also get bragging rights to everyone else living in the 55+ community that their Grandson "just popped in for lunch."
Here's a teaser of the photos we will be bringing over:
We used this as a desert tray and bowl...