Sunday, November 30, 2014

November is over

I am happy to say that November is over and that means that it's time to enter a new month! Here is the recap:

* John and Alyssa celebrated their first anniversary of their courtship.
* Alyssa celebrated her birthday
* Chad and Erin have been married for a year!
* John celebrated his birthday
* John and Alyssa officially announced that they are expecting their first child due in Spring
* Zach and Whitney have been married for 11 months
* John and Alyssa have been married for six months
* Bradley turned a month old!

Updated December cover!

How many of you are December born?!

December cover photo

Zach's birthday is on December 30th

Zach and Whitney's anniversary is on December 14th

Gil and Kelly's anniversary is on December 18th

Saturday, November 29, 2014

All about Bradley: One month update!

Can you believe that Bradley is one month old? I know that I can't.

He had so many firsts during his first month of life. First smile, first Halloween and first Thanksgiving!

We will see you on December 29th for the second month of life update!

Friday, November 28, 2014

1 year of courtship!

Brandon and Michael have been courting for 12 months! We are so excited for them. They are enjoying their courtship and can't wait for the big day where Brandon pops the question to her!

21 weeks pregnant

John and Alyssa are 21 weeks pregnant with their first child. That means that the baby is due the second week of April. We are pretty much going to keep to updating their pregnancy on Friday until we know the exact date.

Boy or girl??

What do you think the baby is going to be? A boy or girl?

Leave a comment down below!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

All about Bradley: Fourth week update!

This little man was born a month ago! I know that it's not his actual first month since he doesn't turn a month until Saturday. We will have another blog on Saturday. Tomorrow he celebrates his first thanksgiving with his family members. We will have them posted as soon as we can!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bringing Up Bates - 12 Days of Christmas

One week later!

It's been a week since John and Alyssa announced that they were expecting their first child. We decided that we would do weekly blogs like we did with Zach and Whitney. We are working hard to find out the due date so we can start the weekly updates up until her due date.

Alyssa is in between her 17th week to 21 weeks pregnant with her first child.

Monday, November 24, 2014

John and Alyssa's 6th month anniversary!

John and Alyssa have been married for half of the year. We are so excited for them!

John and Alyssa both celebrated their birthdays this month!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Photos update!

The little girls

Chad and Erin Paine

Bradley Bates with his uncle John Webster

Chad and Erin Paine

Friday, November 21, 2014

New Bates family website!

Happy Friday to all of our fans,

The Bates family's current website is having issues and they are hoping to get a new Bates family website in the beginning of the new year. We will be updating our blog in the new year too.

Happy Birthday John!

Happy birthday to John Webster.

For those that don't know, John married Alyssa in May 2014 and they are expecting their first child due this spring

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Hey guys,

We are so thankful for all of the fans that read this blog. I decided to join instagram and here is the link of it Our instagram

All about Bradley: Three weeks old!

Hey guys, I was just thinking the week that Bradley turns a month old is really weird because he technically doesn't turned a month until November 29th but he turns 4 weeks old on the 26th!

 The lady that did Zach and Whitney's pregnancy photos actually did Bradley's newborn photos. We are sure that there will be more photos of him so on the lookout for that.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

John and Alyssa expecting first child

John and Alyssa are expecting their first child due this April!

We will be starting montly "Journey to parenthood" that will be posted the first week of December 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Up next with Chad and Erin!

Hey guys,

I have been getting questions about what we are going to do now that Chad and Erin have been married for 12 months. I am pretty sure that there will be blog updates here and there.

Friday, November 14, 2014

11 months of marriage!

Zach and Whitney are close to their first year marriage anniversary. They have had a lot of changes this year. They are proud parents of their first little boy that was born a few weeks ago.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Newborn photos

All about Bradley: Second week of life

Lawson and Bradley Bates
I must say that we can't believe that Bradley is two weeks old today. He had many visitors this week from both sides of the family. He smiled for the first time and still is a mommy's little boy. I hope that you enjoy some photos and we will see you guys next week for Bradley's third week of life.

Ellie and Bradley Bates

Alyssa and John came in to visit the family and got to meet Bradley for the first time

Erin Paine with Bradley Bates

Bradley Bates

Mommy and baby!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterns day!

In the midst of their celebration, The Bates want to thank all the veterans that have served and will serve in the upcoming years. We are so thankful for you!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Bringing up Bates

 Sorry for the huge delay in posts; a whirlwind of exciting events have happened in the past few weeks…The most important being the birth of our first grandbaby BRADLEY GILVIN BATES! The next post will be dedicated to him, with lots of adorable photos! Smile The day after Bradley’s birth, we headed to Arkansas for Jessa Duggar’s wedding, and enjoyed a short, but wonderful visit with special friends!
  The other exciting activity around the Bates home has included filming for a brand new show “BRINGING UP BATES,”  airing on UP TV beginning January 1st! (
   We love UP TV’s goal to bring uplifting, family friendly shows to homes. We pray BRINGING UP BATES will be a positive experience that will offer hope to others, as we all encounter similar struggles faced in our parenting, relationships, faith, and family adventures!  dsc04184_0 dsc04093_0
(Photos from UP’s website)

Friday, November 7, 2014

How long are Bradley's updates going to be?

This might get a little confusing but let me try to break it down for you guys.

Bradley will have weekly updates until he turns a month old than it will be monthly until he turns two years old. Then at 2, it will be every year.

It might changed when he turns one. We will have to wait regarding the numbers of views!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

1 year ago!

One year ago, John and Alyssa started their journey. They started courting on November 6, 2013 just four days after Chad and Erin walked down the aisle.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

All about Bradley: One week old

Bradley is one week old! We are so excited for his second week of life! Stay tune to our facebook fan page for more photos!

Bradley celebrated his first Halloween and going to the doctor for the first time too.

He loves being with his mommy and daddy.