Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September in the rear!

* Judson turned 5 years old
* Brandon turned 26 years old
* Whitney turned 22 years old

All about Grandbabies
* All about Allie: Five months update
* All about Carson: four months update
* All about Bradley: eleven months update

Wedding anniversary:
* Brandon and Michaella celebrated their first month of marriage

Our last blogs: 
* Name that Bates answer
Name that Bates
All about Bradley: 11 months update

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Name that Bates Answer!

Who did you guess was in this week's Name that Bates?
 It's Addallee

Name that Bates #2

Last week we posted Name that Bates with Josie Bates and this week we are back with another name that Bates.

 The answer will be posted around 8pm (PST)

All about Bradley: 11 months update

It's hard to believe that we are writing Bradley's 11 month update! Just last year, Zach and Whitney were waiting for him to arrive. Whitney can't believe that they are getting ready to celebrate his first birthday. 

We decided to celebrate his first birthday with his own first birthday cover photo.


Monday, September 28, 2015

Our admin team on facebook

Hey guys
This is our most asked question on facebook on how runs Fan page of the Bates family. Due to security reasons, we will not be giving out their full last names rather than their initials. We hope that you understand that.
Michelle K (owner)
Samantha A
Caitlin C
Avery G
Allen G
Thank you so much for reading this new blog post!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Updated Shared Birthdays!

Jeb and Trace share a birthday on February 1st
Jackson and Addallee share a birthday on February 17th

Carlin and Allie Jane share a birthday on April 1tth

Judson and Brandon share a birthday on September 15th

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Season three!

There will be a new season of Bringing Up Bates. It's schedule to return in January 2016.
The new season should have Brandon and Michaella's wedding. Be sure to tune in to find out the official return date! 


Is Lawson courting?

We were asked if Lawson was courting anyone and we got an answer for you. He is currently not courting right now. We hope that this will settle it. We are sure that it will happen so but there is nothing right now.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Name that Bates answer

Earlier today we posted Name that Bates, We wanted to share the answer. It's Josie Bates!

Name that Bates!

Can you name which Bates daughter this?

The answer will be posted later on tonight!

900 blogs and counting!

We are looking back as we celebrated 900 blogs and counting. We can't believe that this family has grown so much. 

What has been your favorite blog in the 900 blogs and counting? 

Other blogs you might like:

Monday, September 21, 2015

Daughter-in-love #1 turns 22

Happy 22nd birthday to Whitney Bates! 
Zach revealed that she is such a positive influence in his life 
and how much she has blessed his life and their son's life.  

Sunday, September 20, 2015

The family blogs

Many of you have asked when is Kelly going to blogged about her daughter's engagement and now wedding to Brandon Keilen. 

We have to remember that they have a family of 19 kids and not sure when they are going to do it. Kelly is planning to write a post about the wedding and the engagement of Brandon and Michaella. 

We are not sure when she is going to do it but I know that she is planning to do it.

Please just be patient with it.


Saturday, September 19, 2015

More four months photos

 We are super excited to share some new photos of Carson Paine. We posted a sneak peak yesterday on our blog. We hope that you check out that post.
 Taryn is a seriously amazing photographer and we were so happy to find out that Carson had did a new patch of photos. Please be sure to check out her facebook page by clicking here.

Check out the other blogs: 

Friday, September 18, 2015

When is birthday cover photo coming out?

On Monday, we announced that we are going to released our October birthday cover really soon but before I do that. I wanted to talk about what the cover will look like. The family has four birthdays.

Zach and Whitney are about to celebrate their son's first birthday. 

The cover will be released next Friday, September 25th! 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Chad and Erin's got a surprise?

Chad and Erin posted a new blog posted which was posted yesterday on our blog. Chad revealed that they had special announcement.

We don't know what it is but it could be baby #2.

What do you think it is? 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sneak peak

Carson celebrate his four months old on Monday. Erin decided that she wanted to get some new photos of Carson. Chad took some the other day. Erin went to the photographer that took his newborn photos.
Other blog you might like: 
Newborn photo shoot
* Carson turns 4 months old photos

Chad's blog: Life Now

Over the weekend, Chad posted a new blog update! We wanted to share it with you.

"Life Now
   As I was on my way home from work the other day, I noticed handfuls of leaves scattered along the roadside in various places as I drove by. Whether these leaves were falling due to the cooling temperatures or just randomly falling, I knew that fall was just around the corner.

   Thinking back to a fall day, when I came to Tennessee three years ago to ask a beautiful girl to be my girlfriend, brings a big smile to my face. My thoughts drift on to that warm summer day in August of the next year when I worked up enough courage to propose to my sweetheart, Erin Elise. I remember all the wonderful memories and emotions surrounding that special time of year. I can't help but think about the busy few months before our fall wedding in November and that incredible, wonderful, happy day when I married the girl of my dreams. All of the thrill, the love, the bliss that I experienced is nearly impossible to put into words.

   Life now...almost two years later, I find myself sitting here and marveling at how fast this time has passed and how our lives have changed so much in such a short period of time. It has been four months since I have written a post. Four months!?!? Little did I know that the day I wrote my last post was the day that our little boy, Carson, would enter the world.

   Carson's delivery is something I will never forget. The intensity, the excitement, the worry, the thrill, the love, the fear, the many emotions and feelings all packed into just a few hours before delivery. God is so good and He answered our prayers. The delivery was very quick and extremely intense due to an unknown placenta abruption. We found out later that this causes unusually hard contractions and thus speeds up the delivery process. Our plan was for Erin to have an epidural, but due to the circumstances we had to go through with an all-natural birth. Erin was so brave and strong throughout the delivery. I had never felt so helpless in all of my life. I wanted to do something to help...but I realized that I couldn't. The few hours of delivery felt like years! God protected Erin, and little Carson was brought into this world! All I could do was cry and tell Erin how proud I was of her. Every baby is a miracle, and Carson was an extra special miracle to us and an answer to so many prayers.

   Carson, (Charles Stephen Paine IV), is doing wonderfully well along with his gorgeous mommy, Erin. It's hard to even imagine me as a dad, even after four months! But I have loved every minute of it and wouldn't change it for the world. Erin has been the most loving and attentive mother to our little boy, and I am so very proud of her. Carson has brought so much joy and life to our hearts...I think only a parent would know what I am writing of. These four moths have been filled with mixed emotion as we have watched our little miracle grow out of preemie sleepers into three month old outfits! He is growing so fast! Erin and I know that all too soon he will be running around the house one day and then off on an adventure of his own the next. I am realizing more and more how precious time is and to make the most of the time the Lord allows us to spend as a family.

   I just took these pictures of Carson the other day...he is so precious to us. I hope to post more in these coming weeks about all that's going on in our little family, but I won't make any promises! =) We have a special announcement coming up that I am so thrilled to share with you all!....and I am so pumped about it, but I am bummed that I can't share now, but I will soon! stay tuned! =)

   I don't' know about you, but this summer has been so busy and rather overwhelming with so many things taking place in our lives. With all that's going on in our country and around the world, it seems as though the future is very uncertain and unnerving. It is easy to get discouraged when you focus on these things and the negativity of them. I find encouragement and hope in turning to the Lord who doesn't change. Our church has been going through a series on Hebrews 11, the heroes of faith in the bible. My faith has been strengthened by hearing the testimonies of the faith of those who have gone before us. God has already written the last chapter and He knows the future and He will take care of us."
Be sure to check out the blog for more updates soon! :) 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Saturday, September 12, 2015

New photos

Carson Paine

Bradley Bates

Alyssa and Allie Webster

Carson Paine

Lawson Bates

Lawson Bates and Erin Paine

Ellie and Addie Bates

Callie Bates

Allie Webster

Lawson Bates, Jedidiah and Michael Duggar

Brandon and Michaella Keilen

Family watching the season finale of Bringing Up Bates

Gil and Kelly Bates