Friday, March 31, 2017

March recap

Not much has happen for the Bates family besides the grandbabies turning a month older! 

On Bringing Up Bates, we got to meet Carlin's friend, Evan Steward. The Bates family went to the mountains. Also that there will be a season 6!

Working Up An Appetite feedback

Last night, we posted our recap for Working Up an Appetite. If you have not heard the news about Season Six then come and check it out.

We would love to hear back from you about your favorite part in last night's episode. 

So leave a comment down below and let us know.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Recap: Working Up An Appetite

Recently on Bringing Up Bates, The Boys poured concrete for their court but don't get to the basketball goal. Today's goal is to get their basketball goals up to finished the project. Lawson takes charge by giving out instructions. The projects ends up taking two days to finish.

Zach is happy that his brother has good leadership skills and never really messes up even through he told everyone all the wrong stuff to do. He also admits that nobody pays attention to his directions.
Gil and Kelly accompany Carlin and Josie to get their wisdom teeth taken out. Carlin reacts to the anesthesia and it's entertaining. Gil reveals that his daughter was Miss Invincible.

Carlin reveals that she felt mis-combobulated up in her brain and that she could not think straight. She was out of it and would not stop talking until her father told her to. Then she breaks down and begins to cry.

Josie was a very tired and in a lot of pain. Katie reveals that her sisters were total opposites. Josie would start crying and Carlin was crying because you would not party with her. They both did amazing.

Kelly loads up Lawson, Trace, Tori, and Carlin to head over to Cracker Barrel to get dinner for the family. Both Chad and Erin, with their kids, and Zach and Whit, and their kids, were on the way to the house for dinner.

Kelly jokes to her family about the roast because hers don't taste that good. With their trip to Australia coming up, Gil and Kelly had to divide the little kids among Zach, Erin and Michaella while they are gone.

Erin loves that their family can still get together although they are missing Michaella and Alyssa.

New Bringing Up Bates tonight!!!

Tonight is a brand new episode of Bringing Up Bates! 

 The family heads to finish their basketball hoop while Carlin and Josie head to get their wisdom Teeth pulled.
 Unfortunately, our recap will be posted on Friday due to prior family engagement.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Press release for Season 6

Earlier today, we announced season six starts on June 1st with 13 brand new episodes.

Up TV has released this press release!
“With 19 kids (plus spouses!) and six grandkids, each day brings new opportunities and challenges chock-full of life’s emotional and humorous moments,” said Timothy Kuryak, svp unscripted development and production, UP. “This summer will be no different as the ever-growing family continues to pursue new activities, dreams and relationships. Everything is multiplied in the Bates household!”

In the new season of Bringing Up Bates, it’s a summer of love for the family. From Carlin’s blooming relationship (will it become a courtship?) to Tori’s deepening bond with Bobby (will it end in a proposal?) to someone getting married in the premiere (who will it be?), love is blooming for the Bates. And lately, their simple rural lifestyle in Tennessee is in a flurry of transitions as this remarkable and ever-expanding family continues to navigate life’s trials and triumphs. Erin and Chad get pygmy goats, Jeb and Jud take Martial Arts classes and Jackson gets his learner’s permit. Meanwhile, Bobby graduates from college and contemplates moving from Florida to Tennessee to be closer to Tori, and Nathan pursues his dream to be a pilot instructor.

Season Six is on the way!

We are so excited to share that UP TV has announced that there will be a season six coming this summer. The network already has a premiere date of June 1st with thirteen new episodes! 

We will have the press release in upcoming blog so stay tune!

April Monthly episode previews

Titles are lucky to change so make sure that you check out our preview Tuesdays that come out each and every week.

The Cubs Land in Chicago!
April 6, 2017
It's a Windy City adventure for the younger Bates boys; Gil and Kelly Jo are in Australia; Josie is following in her sister's footsteps and taking college courses.

New Baby Born and Love All Around!, A
April 13, 2017
Gil, Kelly Jo and the kids head to Florida to await the arrival of Alyssa and John's second child, Lexi Mae; Alyssa checks in at the birthing center for a checkup; the Bates sisters come together for a spa day and dish about Carlin's new boyfriend.

April 20, 2017

April 27, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Big 30!

In three weeks from today, Chad Paine will be celebrating his 30th birthday with his family and friends. 

Preview: Working Up An Appetite

The family completes their Basketball court; Carlin and Josie experience a pain-filled escapade when they get their wisdom teeth pulled out.

Monday, March 27, 2017

All about Evan

This morning, we shared A relationship update and Photos of Carlin and Evan where we promise to have more information and we have some for you! 

He lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his family. He is the 5th child. He has four sisters and one little brother. He is currently 21 years old. His birthday is August 24, 1995.

Photos of Carlin and Evan

We are so excited for Evan and Carlin after they both announced that they are boyfriend and girlfriend. 
 Evan surprised his girlfriend with gifts and Carlin was very happy to share them on her family's Instagram. 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A relationship update

Right after Mass-something, Both Carlin and Evan shared that they are now boyfriend and girlfriend. They have yet to announced that they are in a courtship yet. Up TV has revealed that on April 13th, we will learn more about Evan and Carlin's relationship.

We will keep you update on this growing relationship.

Carlin and Evan are currently in the pre-courtship stage where they are getting to know each other. 

We will have more about Evan and his family soon.

All about Lexi: Two months old

Lexi Mae is growing up way to fast. She is already two months old. We just found out that her birth episode will air in April right around her sister's second birthday! 

This past month, the family released a new video of Lexi Mae which we shared on our youtube channel.

Double Birthdays coming soon

The family has a few more weeks until they celebrate Allie Jane and Carlin's birthday!

Do you want a double birthday blog or separate birthday blog? 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

April Birthday Cover

We are so excited to be revealing our April Birthday cover. Click here to see last year's cover but here is to the current one.

Friday, March 24, 2017

How Carlin and Evan meet?

Carlin and Evan met five years ago but they were recently reunited at a ladies banquet. Carlin admits that they like each other and working on getting to know each other but nothing is official just yet.
Be sure to follow our blog for more updates on Carlin and Evan

New video of Allie Jane!

Alyssa posted a new video on her oldest daughter, Allie Jane. Allie will be celebrating her second birthday in a few weeks.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Recap: Mass-a-something

The family heads to Massanutten Resort for their ski lessons. Gil is the only ones that knows what he is doing so for the rest of family, it's something new.
Kelly wants her little ones to wear many layers but Gil says that they are going to be hot like a firecracker on fourth of July.
Kelly begins to worried when Michael informs her mother that someone had died from the chair lift making the mom a little nervous about their kids safety.
It takes the family about an hour to get their gear. Most of them are ski and the older boys are snowboarding.
Bobby and Carlin's friend, Evan, joins the family during this trip. Carlin reveals that they are just getting to know each other but are not official as of yet. (See Carlin and Evan's blog update). Trace also brings a friend Campbell Roberts and she says that Trace did wonderful.
Kelly is a nervous Nelly and they all did wonderful. Kelly made sure that the attendant would stop the lift so she can get off slowly.
Nathan had flight school that day and did not arrive until later that night. He is currently taking test to earn his license.
Judson reveals that the next morning he hurt his heinie as the family goes tubing. Kelly teaches Nathan everything that she learned the day before. Kelly reveals that she learned how to fall before she hurt anyone.  Nathan picks up the ski lesson very quickly and reveals that his mother is incredible teacher and happy that he got the lesson from his mother.
Erin reveals that everyone is sad when it is time to go home since they were having fun. Gil is happy that his wife did not give up and he thinks that they are going to go back.

Tonight's new episode

Tonight on Bringing Up Bates, we will meet Carlin's friend, Evan. We have been getting a lot of questions on our facebook page if Carlin is in a relationship with this young man and there has been no official word yet but the minute that there is, we will be sure to post it.

Two months until Anniversary

John and Alyssa are just two months away from celebrating their third wedding anniversary.

Meet Carlin's new friend

On Tonight's episode, Carlin will be introducing us to her new friend! So make sure that you tune to Bringing Up Bates facebook page 15 minutes before the new episode airs.
Photo curiosity: UP TV

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Preview: Mass-asomethin'

The Bates family is hitting the slopes; after ski lessons, the family decides to head down the mountain on their own.

Monday, March 20, 2017

All about Kaci: 9 months old

We can not believe that Kaci is about to turn one in about three months. It seems like this first year is going by so fast. 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Duggar family Update- March 2017

It's been a little over four months since our last Duggar update and we have so much to update on! Be sure to check out our last Duggar family Update- December 2016

* Derick and Jill announced that they were expecting baby #2 due in July. They also returned to Central America in February 2017. The couple has revealed that they will return this summer before their baby is born.

* Ben and Jessa welcomed their second child, Henry, on February 6, 2017.

* Austin and Joy got engaged on March 2, 2017

* Joseph and Kendra started a courtship on March 7, 2017

* Josh and Anna announced that they are expecting a baby boy, due later this year.

To check out more information about the Duggar family, you should go see our Duggar family blog

Friday, March 17, 2017

New picture of Lexi and Allie

Lexi is about ten days from turning two months old while her big sister is about to turn 2 in a little over three weeks. 

We have two new photos of Lexi Mae and Allie Jane:


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Recap: Bike Racks, Barbers & Big Duets!

Lawson is preparing for his concert in Mount Airy. He brings Nathan with him to be inspiration for the Mayberry.

Lawson heads to a local radio station where he is invited to talk on a program. Lawson knows that it's different to be live and only be able to take one take instead of hitting the edit button. 

The boys get a special treat while touring the town in a old cop car. They also see the replica of Andy Griffith's office. 

Gil and the other boys decide to make a bike rack out of a big log since they often get run over. The bikes are always being left out so Gil wants them be put on the bike rack. The family is impressed by the final product. They are also impressed that they managed to finished something in the same day.Tori says that it's a genius thing. 

The family arrives for Lawson's concert and it's crunch time. Emily shows up and they do the sound check. Everyone starts lining up outside at the Historic Earle Theatre.

Nathan says that his brother's stage presence has gotten better and Lawson agrees that everything turned out well.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Erin's Two Goats

Around three weeks ago, Lawson posted a photo of two baby goats and it turns out that they were Erin's two baby goats. Erin revealed that both she and Chad wanted to get goats for their children to grow up like they did.
Erin posted that their names are Bubby and Sissy. Carson loves the goats and they follow him everywhere. It is so precious.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Preview: Bike Racks, Barbers and Big Duets

Lawson's album release tour is in full swing and the next stop is Mount Airy, NC; Lawson and Nathan visit the iconic sights of the Real Mayberry; Gil teaches the younger boys how to build a bike rack out of logs.

All about Carson: 22 months old!

Carson is just two months away from his second birthday! 
Erin posted a new video of her little boy with her husband jumping on the bed in the kids room. It's so cute that we could not help but share it.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Our Other Blogs!

Many have been asking about our other blogs!

We currently have a blog for Chad and Erin, Zach and Whitney, John and Alyssa, Brandon and Michaella, and last but not least the grandchildren.

We decided not to start a blog for Tori and Bobby until they are engaged but you can stay to this blog for more updates on the courting couple!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Bradley and Carson!

It's hard to believe that Bradley and Carson are a little over six months apart in age. Whitney and Erin try to have the cousins together as much as they can. Here is an updated photo of the boys together.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

All about Allie: 23 months old

We can't believe that next month, we will be having Allie's second year update. We will be having her second birthday cover on her birthday.

 This past month, she celebrated her second Valentine's day with her family and friends.

We will see you next month for her second year update along with her birthday blog.

Let us know if you want to see her birthday cover before her actual birthday or wait to be surprise.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Bradley and Kaci

Zach and Whitney love to share photos of their babies! A few days, they shared a new photo of them. 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Recap: Loads of Laundry and Lots of Lessons

The family is staying at a local hotel while the house aired out from the fire. They have two bedroom suites. Gil was hoping that this was going to be fun but changes his mind just 48 hours into the hotel room. The laundry and meals are harder than the family but are thankful that the damage to their house was minor and there were no lives lost.
Gil and Kelly share about the fires in Gatlinburg and how others were facing a bigger problem then they were.
Gil and Kelly take Lawson and the boys to Gatlinburg to see a home that was destroyed by the fire. The house fire happen during the same time as the forest fire. Kelly wants them to picture this house every time that they want to disobey.
The forest fire killed 14 people and injured around 150 but destroyed more than 1,700 structures. The firefighters believe that it was start by two juveniles.
Gil, Kelly, Lawson take the two youngest boys to bring gifts to the family that lost everything in a fire. Gil shares that he thinks that the whole family learn a new lesson.  Gil and Kelly share that the family that they went to go see has a great testimony about going through hard times.
Gil and the boys head to the new church building and starts making plans to do a remodel. Trace thinks that it is so awesome that they own their own church building.
Back at their home, the family gets a delivery of their emergency clothes that were professionally cleaned. They head upstairs hoping that the smoke odor has left. They have to do the sheet-rock, floor and repaint the room.
Gil and Kelly load up the family to head to Kentucky to head to the ARK encounter. If you have not hear about the ARK encounter, it's a replica of the Ark that Noah built  and it opened in 2016. The inside of it is a museum.
Gil comes up with the idea to take photos of every since spot since there are so many little ones. He hopes to take a look at them later.
Lawson reveals that the family has a lot on their plate right now with work and every day life. He doesn't know how they do it.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Preview: Loads of Laundry and Lots of Lessons

The Bates temporarily relocate to a hotel after a house fire; the Bates head to the Ark Encounter; he little boys learn important life lessons when Gil and Kelly try to help them understand the true dangers and consequences a fire can have.

Monday, March 6, 2017

All about Brooklyn: Seven months old

Brooklyn is now seven months and we can not believe it. Brooklyn should have been able to start solids right after her 6th month update.

Her family just got baby goats and they are so cute!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

New photo of Allie Jane!

A few days ago, we shared a new photo of Lexi Mae, who had just turned one month old and now Gil and Kelly shared a new photo of their first granddaughter, Allie Jane, who will be turning two in April! 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Lawson and his new BFFS!

Lawson shared a photo of him and his two little bffs and let me tell you that it will melt your heart. I know that it melt mine and could not wait to share it on the blog. Now it could have gone into our February photos but chose not to have it there.

We also have news that Lawson is doing another concert in May 2017 and you should go click the link here to find out more about it.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Brandon and Michaella new website

Happy Friday everyone!

Brandon and Michaella have decided to updated their website in late February and announce when it came live however the website had a little issues but is working better now.

You can check it out here:

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Recap: Fire Trucks and Diaper Dumps

Gil and Kelly are planning a small baby shower for Alyssa and John. They are planning to have the guests bring diapers instead of baby gifts. Since the Websters live in Florida, Kelly feels that she needs to give her daughter a shower or do something to show how excited they are about getting another granddaughter.

While a few of the younger children are visiting with either Zach, Alyssa, Michaella, or Erin, the laundry room catches fire. The boys (Lawson and Trace) quickly notices that Judson is no where to be found and ends up finding him and get everyone out.

Zach ends up being called to the family home since he was on duty. Gil has a few of the boys on the newest tree job and heads home when they hear about the fire.

Zach reveals that the fire spread so fast since there is a ton of clothes. Zach knows that the outcome could be a lot different.

After the fire is out, Gil heads inside to see what the damage is like. The fire has caused some damage to the walls and blackened every surface. The firefighters have said that the fire could have burned down the house but lucky the door to the laundry room was closed at the time.

Judson and Jeb accidentally started the fire while playing with the lighter. Gil says that they have talk about not playing with fire but now knows that not everyone got it seriousness. Gil gave his youngest children about the dangers of fire and wants to keep talking to them.

The next morning while cleaning the items that need to be clean, Gil figures that they have too many clothes after seventy bags come out.
Kelly, Katie and Emily Raynes (who is a family friend that played at Michaella's wedding in August 2015) are visiting Brandon and Michaella. Kelly is so happy to visit her daughter and son-in-law but is worried to return home to learn more about the fire.
A few days later, Kelly and her daughters head to Florida to visit with the Webster family. The girls decided to have the baby shower as a fellowship so both boys and girls can attend.

Alyssa shares that she and her older sister are really close but she can tell that it's hard for her sister since she wants to have a big family. Alyssa knows that her sister would be an amazing mother to any child she could have or adopt.

Kelly adds that it's been hard to see Michaella's desire to have a baby and they have to wait for the right time.

Michaella says that she is happy for her sister and is still longing to have a baby of her own. She says that it's hard but it doesn't take away any excitement of hearing about the new baby.
Kelly says that the events of this week has brought her family closer together.

2017: 100 Blogs and counting!

We can not believe that we are already at 100 blogs and counting! Don't forget to watch the show tonight! 

Our recap should be posted right after the show airs!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March 2017

Ahola March!
Before we get into today's blog, Can I just say that I feel that I just did February's update!
This month, the Bates family does not have any birthdays this month.

All about Grandbabies:
* Allie
* Carson
* Kaci
* Brooklyn
* Lexi

Bringing Up Bates:
* Preview
* Recap
* Episode preview for April
* Season 6?

Other Blogs:
* Allie's second birthday cover
* April Birthday cover
* March photos update