Table Dancing Runs In The Family

We've started this tradition in our family where once a month we come together as a family (aunt, grandpa, parents, sister, etc) and eat one huge amazeballs dinner. Tonight happened to be that one night and goodness it did not disappoint. Have y'all ever had Italian chicken? You have not lived if you answer no to that question. 
I'm not positive if that link is the correct recipe but I'll work on getting the exact one for you, have no fear. 
While the point of these dinners is to eat great food, come together as a family, etc they also serve as one great reminder....why Shawn and I do not have children. While my nieces are the cutest things on the planet (no but seriously), they are absolutely insane. Next time I'm just going to video my husband's eyeballs the entire time we are in their presence. They get huge and he opens his mouth and says something like "how do these people do it!?!" all while sweating a little bit. I'm pretty sure we could make a reality show out of my family gatherings now that I think about it. Nothing about them is normal and typically involves a lot of clapping and sometimes table dancing while chanting "drop it like it's hotttttt!" 
I'm not really sure where I'm going with this other than just to announce that I had a really incredible dinner tonight (thanks Auntie R), if I have any say in getting knocked up anytime soon the answer is no, and my family is crazy..and I am crazy about them. Here's a few other captured shots from tonight's festivities.
Bodies everywhere. 
And on that note, I'm spent. 
I've got about 3,000 calories to go burn off in bed. 
See ya in nine months baby Schrader.  
This is a joke. #virginforlife 
This is so awkward. Bye. 
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  1. Dinner looks fantastic-- I believe that I commented on your IG and was sad that I wasn't invited to the dinner. Especially since I am the child whisperer. I just adore children and vice versa! My mother used to tell me that it was because I was a good cushion but I am not longer over 400lbs! This post is great and the girls are precious!

  2. LOL I'm the same way when it comes to my boyfriend's nieces, they make me rethink wanting children because they are SO hyper and all over the place. Dinner looks so delicious!

  3. Oh this sounds like so much fun. And it's absolutely great that you are trying new food and spending time together.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

  4. That dinner looks awesome. and what a great idea!!

  5. That pic of Shawn reading her a book is precious. And trust when its ure kid its even crazier!!!!

    1. Just reread that and lol I don't mean "ure future babes" specifically I meant in general. As a mom nothing prepared me for this craziness that is our lives. Good thing I love it! :)

  6. HA! Watching scary movies and laughing both burn calories too if you decide to go the abstinence route.

  7. I seriously just LOLed at your closing remark. that dinner looks phenom!

  8. OMG that food looks SO good. It's 9am and I now want buttered bread and chicken and pasta. Well thanks!

    Happy Friday!

  9. I am hysterical over here at your #virginforlife haha. Love your candidness so much - always keeps me coming back for more!

  10. Love that you guys make it a point to get together regularly! Family is so important! Yes, every time I babysit my adorable nieces who I love dearly, I am always glad to give them back! Tired does not even cover it!

  11. What a great idea! I wish I lived closer to my family so we could do this. It looks delish and your pictures are amazing.

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  12. the thought of me having kids is terrifying. i'm not even sure if i want them at all. i forget to feed my cat...shh don't tell peta. and my mom had three kids when she was my age, which completely freaks me out! #crazy

  13. Dinner looks delicious and I love how close you are with your family! My family is really close too and it makes my heart happy. :)

  14. It wouldn't be a family dinner without table dancing. Or in our case..lots of booze...THEN table dancing. Any time a little entertainment of children pops in our mind..we usually soon after get together with family and friends with children who seem to run the hizouse.. then we realize how much our dog isn't such a pain after all. :)

  15. That dinner looks delicious and the kids are adorable!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  16. Oh this did make me laugh!! This sounds like so much fun though, big family suppers are amazing- we had one last night and it was great! Though, like you, I also realised that I am no where near wanting kids- my two year old nephew is adorable but wow, I don't want one of those full time!! xx

  17. Your family sounds like so much fun!


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