Monday, December 31, 2012

New Years Eve!

Happy New Years Eve!

Missed 2012 Birthdays & Anniversary

As we are getting closer to celebrate our first blogging anniversary, we have sadly missed a lot of the family birthdays.

Both Gil and Michaella's birthdays had passed before we started our blog. Gil's birthday was January 1st while Michaella's birthday was January 23.

In February, we shared our missing birthdays for that month. Jeb's birth announcement was shared on February 7th which was six days later.

In July and August, we missed Lawson and Josie's birthdays. Lawson's birthday was July 27 while Josie's birthday was August 4th

In September through December, we missed Judson, Alyssa, Kelly and Tori's Birthdays. Judson's birthday was September 15th. Alyssa's birthday was November 9th, Kelly's birthday was October 26 and Tori's birthday was December 20.

Gil and Kelly celebrated their anniversary on December 19th.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Isaiah Bates Turns 8

                           Isaiah Courage Bates, the 14th child and 6th son of Gil and Kelly Bates,
                           turns 8 today.
                           Happy Birthday, Isaiah!


Friday, October 5, 2012

Katie Bates Turns 12

                                 Katie Bates, the 11th Bates and 6th daughter of Gil and Kelly Bates
                                 turns 12 today.

                                 Happy 12th Birthday, Katie!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Nathan Bates Turns 19

                           Kenneth "Nathan" Bates, the 5th Bates and 3rd Bates son, turns 19 today.

                           Happy 19th Birthday, Nathan!


Monday, August 13, 2012

United Bates of America Premieres Today

The Bates show, United Bates of America, will premiere today with two half-an-hour episodes starting at 9 PM EST/8 PM CST on TLC.      

Love Times 21:
At 9 PM EST/8 PM CST, Gil and Kelly Jo just welcomed their 19th child into the world, but some complications send little Jeb back to the NICU. Back home, the rest of family pulls together to create a special homecoming as they plan to celebrate Valentine's Day Bates Style.
  Papa Bill's Farm:
At 9:30 PM EST/8:30 CST, the Bates head to the farm! Gil and Kelly Jo load up the family bus and head to see Gil's parents. We'll meet Papa Bill and Mama Jane and see what they think of having 19 grandchildren! 

                          Click here for the video of the Season Premiere.  

If you missed the special, The Bates Family: Baby Makes 19, back in March, it will be shown again at 7 AM EST/6 AM CST today.

                         Will you be watching the Series Premiere of United Bates of America today?


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Callie Bates Turns 3

                                 Callie, the 17th Bates and 10th girl, turns 3 today. She is a pretty and sweet little
                                 girl, yet mischievous.  
                                 Happy 3rd Birthday, Callie!

This collage is made by me (Bayley, an admin of this blog)
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Photo Credits:
           Bates Family & TLC



Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Jeb Turns 6 Months Old Today

                            Jeb Colton, the youngest Bates, turns 6 months old today. Where has the time gone?

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Zach and Sarah's courtship update!

 Since June of 2011, Zach and Sarah started their courtship and learn about Jesus and follow and trust him to give them their partners for life.

After a few months of courting, Sarah decided that this courtship was not meant to end up in marriage. Zach and Sarah have decided to remain to be friends. The three main goals of their courtship were 1 to maintain purity. 2. to discover if they were right life partners for their walk in marriage. 3. to honor God first and foremost in their relationship.

Our prayer is that Zach and Sarah will find the right partner for their life.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

One month until the show

The show "United Bates of America" is starting on August 13th! They have eight epsiodes and it's unknown for right now if they are going to do season two. I am sure that if the bates find it's educational and they keep to their values as a family then they will be back!

Monday, June 11, 2012

New Bates Photos

                               The Bates recently posted some recent photos on their blog. All photos below are used with Gil & Kelly Bates permission. Click here to view their blog/website.