Thursday, December 31, 2015

Recap: Best Bates Moments

In case that you have not heard that there was a special that aired on tonight!
In this special episode, viewers get to meet the 20th Bates! They also countdown the special moments of what happen in the past two seasons!

Our favorite moments of the past two seasons!
* Alyssa's pregnancy announcement
* Erin's pregnancy announcement
* Surprise birthday party for Gil
* Meeting Bradley
* Meeting Allie
* Meeting Carson
* Brandon and Michaella's engagement

What are your favorite moments of the first two seasons?

grandbaby #4 is on the way!

Grandbaby #4 is on the way.

Will it be?
1. Erin and Chad
2. Alyssa and John
3. Michaella and Brandon
4. Zach and Whitney

Our favorite blogs of 2015!

What was your favorite blog of the year 2015?!

New Years Eve!

Happy New Years Eve! 

This year surely ended with a surprise announcment! 

We hope that you are staying safe this New Years Eve! 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

All about Bradley: 14 months old!

This month marked a lot of changes for Bradley! 
Whitney revealed that Bradley has started to walk about six weeks ago! We shared a video about two weeks ago! (Bradley's walking
Bradley at Thanksgiving
He just celebrated his second Christmas! His first Christmas happen when he was almost 3 months old!

Best Bates Moments

In this one hour special we meet the lucky winner of the 'Be the 20th Bates' contest and highlight their day with the Bates family! We'll also be counting down the very best moments of the past year and get an exclusive look at the upcoming season.

Monday, December 28, 2015

News from UP TV

We have exciting fresh from UP TV!

There will be a marathon on New Years Eve

There will also be a bit of news that will be announced in the marathon around 8pm ET

The 20th Bates contest is going to start again!

When does Michaella's wedding air?

We finally have announcement on when Brandon and Michaella's wedding will air! 
It will air on January 28, 2016 and the episode will be called "A big Bates Wedding"! 

Michaella is the first Bates child to be married on the show. 

Sunday, December 27, 2015

January 2016 Birthday cover!

 The family only has two birthdays this January!
Gil celebrates his birthday on January 1st
 Michaella celebrates her birthday on January 23rd

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas from the Keilens!

Season three previews and summaries

We are super excited to announced that our previews will be posted on Tuesdays and our recaps will either be posted Thursday night after the show airs or Friday morning.

We are also hoping to do some trivia on each episode which would be posted on Friday and goes until Thursday afternoon.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Visiting family

John and Alyssa came up with baby Allie to see the family. Brandon and Michaella also came down to visit with the family
John, Alyssa, and Allie

John, Alyssa, Allie, Lawson, Michaella, Brandon

Monday, December 21, 2015

The oh so cute Allie Jane!

We could not help but share this cute adorable photo of Allie Jane!

photo credit: The Bates family

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Gil and Kelly's anniversary!

Today is Gil and Kelly's wedding anniversary! 
 This year has been very busy for the family! They welcome another two grandbabies and son in law into the mix.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

An extended preview of Season three

We have three more weeks until the return of Bringing Up Bates! There are so many changes in store with the family.

“With 19 kids, three grandchildren, a multitude of incredible personalities, and never ending love, there’s a lot going on in this fun and loving family,” said Amy Winter, general manager and executive vice president of UP.  “We have a season full of heartwarming and relatable moments from a household where each and every individual is special and celebrated. Bringing Up Bates offers a unique blend of heart and humor.  It’s no wonder viewers have fallen in love with the Bates family.”
UP TV  has revealed that there will be 13 episodes in this season that starts on January 7th!
On New Years Eve, UP TV is having an marathon that will give us a special with "Best Bates Moments"

We have an extended written preview from UP TV!

The new season picks up with a bevy of excitement and a bit of a scare, as the entire family prepares for Michaella and Brandon’s charming rustic wedding in Knoxville, Tennessee. From choosing Michaella's dream wedding gown, to getting in shape to look their best on the big day, to attempted pranks and a bachelor outing that goes awry, the family joins together to make this special time eventful and memorable.

When the big day finally arrives, viewers will get a front-row seat at the huge but warm wedding with over 800 guests, including some very special friends that share in the beautiful ceremony. With laughter and tears, it’s a bittersweet moment for the entire family, knowing that they must say goodbye to Michaella as she leaves the family nest and moves to her new home in Chicago.

With such a big family filled with talented, precocious, and uniquely different children and married couples – all sharing a close, loving bond – there’s bound to be more big excitement. Accomplished pianist Erin prepares for a trip to Nashville to promote her music career, and country gospel music singer Lawson continues to pursue his dream with a big performance.

Eldest son Zach takes the next step in his law enforcement career as he completes a rigorous training program and graduates from the Police Academy. He and his wife Whitney plan for the first birthday of their son Bradley, the Bates’ first grandchild.

There’s also vacation time, as the family packs up for a fun-filled, trip to sunny Florida. As always, there is organized chaos, as mother Kelly Jo navigates all of the homeschooling and various chores for the family, while dealing with individual opinions and bigger-than-life personalities of the ever-expanding group. Doting father Gil prepares both his heart and his wallet for all of the new challenges and changes.

Who is excited for the new season?!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Bradley's walking

We could not wait until December 29th for his 14th month update to post this cute video of him walking to Zach!

Whitney said that he has been walking for the past four weeks!
We hope that you enjoy it!

Christmas Special!

Erin is excited to share a special Chistmas gift special. Now it started on December 14th and will go until Christmas Eve!

If you buy two CDS you will get one free

You have to go to the family's website to buy them.

Also if you use the promo code "Christmas15" to get an autographed copy by Erin herself!

four months of marriage

Today marks Brandon and Michaella's fourth month of marriage.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Second year of marriage!

Today marks two years since Zach and Whitney got married. 

All about Carson: seven months old

Carson and Lawson
It's hard to believe that Carson is now seven months old! In just five months, Carson will be one year old! He just celebrate his first thanksgiving and preparing to celebrate his first Christmas

Sunday, December 13, 2015

1,000 blogs!

We have reached 1,000 blogs! I can't believe it! Can you?

What was your favorite blog of ours? 

Bringing Up Bates - Jingle Bates

The Bates family is getting ready to celebrate Christmas! They share their season greeting! 

Remember the family comes back on UP TV on January 7th! 

Friday, December 11, 2015

All about Allie: Eight months old

Allie Jane with her parents
Allie Jane is now eight months old. She just celebrated her first Thanksgiving and preparing to celebrate her first Christmas!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Four weeks to go!

We are just four weeks to go until the brand new season of Bringing Up Bates!

Monday, December 7, 2015

One month to go!

It's hard to believe that we have one month until Bringing Up Bates will be airing! UP TV has announced that they will have their biggest season yet. 


Sunday, December 6, 2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Bringing Up Bates on Itunes!

Yesterday, we posted "Watch Bringing Up Bates", we were searching through our I tunes and came across Bringing Up Bates on the TV shows.


Countdown to Bringing Up Bates!

We have five weeks until the show returns. 

Who is excited for it? 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Watch Bringing Up Bates!

We are super excited to announce that there is a new way to watch Bringing Up Bates! 

UP TV has posted the first season on Gmovies which cost about 5 dollars per month. They plan to post the second season later this year.

UP TV has also announced that they have posted Amazon

Biggest Season yet!

Bringing Up Bates is back on January 7th for season three. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December 2015

Welcome to a brand new month for the Bates family.

* Tori Bates- Decmeber 21st
* Zach Bates- December 30th

Wedding anniversary:
* Zach and Whitney- December 14th
* Gil and Kelly- December 19th
* Brandon and Michaella's fourth month of marriage

All about Grandbabies:
* Allie turns 8 months old
* Carson turns 7 months old
* Bradley turns 14 months old

 Bringing Up Bates:
*  One month until the return
* 4 weeks to go
* 3 weeks to go
* 2 weeks to go
* 1 week to go

Other fun blogs we have planned:  
* Merry Christmas
* Christmas Eve
* Baby Allie's first Christmas
* Baby Carson's first Christmas
* New Years Eve
* January Cover photo

Monday, November 30, 2015

November in review!

John turned 26
Alyssa turned 21

All about Grandbabies:
Carson turned 6 months old
Allie turned 7 months old
Bradley turned 13 months old

Wedding anniversaries: 
* Michaella and Brandon celebrated three months of marriage
* Chad and Erin celebrated their second year of marriage

UP TV announced the return of Bringing up Bates

Saturday, November 28, 2015

What is the family thankful for?

The family is thankful for their faith in the Lord. They are thankful for their family and friends. They are thankful for everyone watching the show! 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all! 

We hope that you have a great day and spend it with your family and friends. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Allie and Carson's first Thanksgiving!

Last year, Carson and Allie were not here to celebrate Thanksgiving and both families are thankful for their safe arrival.

Carson was a month early while Allie was one day late.


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Enjoying the snow!

Brandon and Michaella are enjoying their first Thanksgiving together as husband and wife. Brandon and Michaella are enjoying their first winter together by having fun in the snow.

Giving Thanks This Thanksgiving - Tori And Carlin Bates

Tori and Carlin sit down with Josie and Katie to talk about what they are thankful for. We hope that you enjoy Thanksgiving! :)

Giving Thanks This Thanksgiving - Erin, Alyssa and Kelly Jo Bates

Erin, Alyssa and Kelly Jo sit down to talk about what they are thankful.

Cover photo for December

We are super excited to share with you all that our cover photo will be posted this upcoming Sunday! 

The family only has two birthdays for the month of December and they also have to wedding anniversaries for the month.

Can you guess who? 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Who will announce grandbaby #4?

Who do you think will announce a pregnancy?

Zach & Whitney

Brandon & Michaella

Chad & Erin

John & Alyssa

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Second son-in-love turns 26

Eariler this month, The Websters celebrated Alyssa's 21st Birthday. Well, today they are celebrating John's 26th birthday. 

So much has changed this year for John and Alyssa. They welcome their daughter, Allie Jane, back in April. 

They watched Brandon and Michaella get married. 

Who knows there might even be a baby #2 on the way? 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Everything You Love About Christmas Is On UP!

The family is excited for the new season that starts in Jaunary! Check out this video and see if you can spot the family?

Thursday, November 19, 2015

One year on instagram!

Can you believe that one year ago today, we joined instagram?! 

Be sure to follow us at Batesfamily1 on instagram! 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

All New Season of Bringing Up Bates

Can you still believe that Bringing Up Bates will return this January?! 

The shows marks their first birthday on January 1st! 

The new season starts on January 7th! 

 Many of our fans have been asking what that means for our blog with the new season of Bringing Up Bates.

We will be bringing back weekly previews, recaps, family blogs and photos! We also will be starting to do some trivia Questions with the weekly new episodes! 

The season will be either 13 or 14 episodes and will feature the family's journey to Brandon and Michaella's wedding!  

Monday, November 16, 2015

Second Wedding anniversary coming up!

In a little less than a month, Zach and Whitney will be celebrating their second year of marriage. We are going to be making a ton of cover photos for the family this month!