Monday, July 16, 2018

Bates/Balka Wedding Guess: Wedding Party

In a few days, Kelton and Josie will celebrate their one month engagement anniversary. The couple has yet to announce their wedding as of yet.

Who do you think will be in their wedding party?

Come back on Wednesday for our last Bates/Balka Wedding Guess. Be sure to check out yesterday's Bates/Balka Wedding Guess.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Bates/Balka Wedding Guesses: Wedding Date?

In a few days, Kelton and Josie will celebrate their one month engagement anniversary. The couple has yet to announce their wedding as of yet.

When do you think their wedding will be?

Come back tomorrow for our second Bates/Balka Wedding Guess.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Zach and Whitney vow renewal photos

We have four new photos of the little Bates family. We hope that you enjoy them.
At the time, Bradley was three years old while Kaci was about to celebrate her second birthday. The vow renewal took place just six days before Kaci's second birthday.
Zach and Whitney updated their family photo. The kids have gotten so big.
Whitney ended up sharing a very personal story on her instagram about how she made peace with her parents and how much they mean to her now.
 Be sure to stay tune for more updates on Zach and Whitney's little family.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Bates/Balka Wedding Guesses: Introduction

As we are waiting for the wedding of Josie Bates and Kelton Balka, we have decided to play a few wedding guesses games that will be posted within the next few days.

We hope that you enjoy!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Recap: Lions, Tigers and Bates, oh my!

Nathan says one of the most exciting places to go is to Brandon and Michaella's new home. Ellie, Addee, and Callie are heading to Chicago for a visit with the Keilens. Brandon and Michaella take the girls to Brookfield Zoo. Michaella loves the zoo and has a membership.

Through the Animal Ambassador program, the girls and Brandon are able to see a porcupine, an African wildcat, a sloth and an anteater up close. The girls were nervous about the wildcat but enjoy feeding the sloth and anteater.

The next day, Michaella teaches the girls how to sew. Michaella learned how to sew around their age. Zach says that his sister is naturally wonderful around children.

The other children said that they are thrilled for their sister to share her sewing wisdom with the younger sisters since they have stacks of clothing that need repairs and alteration whenever Michaella comes into town.

They decide to make a baby blanket for Zoey. Brandon and the girls head to Ceramic Art Café in La Grange, Illinois to do some art project. If you did not know that the last time that the couple had been in the shop was before they got engaged.

Ellie had chosen a horse figurine while Addee paints a jewelry box with unicorn. Callie makes a coffee cup for her older sister, Alyssa. Brandon reveals that it is cute watching his sister-in-law, Callie. She was very intent.

Michaella reveals that it is always refreshing to see her siblings and is sad to see them go home
Bobby and Tori head to the church to make sure that the church is clean is service. The couple is planning to move to Hendersonville where Bobby will be a youth pastor at the local church.

While most of the family is out of the house, Gil gathers the younger boys (Judson and Jeb) to build a seesaw. Gil is able to keep the boys on task before they lose interest of building it. They are thrilled with the outcome.

Gil reveals that he rather buys the tools and things they can do then buying toys for them to play with. Kelly is proud of their handiwork however decides to come up with some rules after Jeb nearly falls off of seesaw.

Zach reveals that if you see an unintended use disclaimer label on something, the Bates family is responsible for it.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Preview: Lions, and Tigers, and Bates, Oh My!

Now that Michaella and Brandon have more spacious digs, it's Addee, Ellie and Callie's turn to visit their big sister in Chicago; Michaella gives the girls their first sewing lesson, then they paint ceramics at a pottery studio and visit the zoo.