Sunday, April 30, 2017

April recap

We can't believe that April is over today! The Bates family celebrated the birthdays of Carlin, Allie, Chad and Ellie Bates.  The family also celebrated Easter. The family also celebrated Chad's sister's wedding on April 1st! 

Zach and Whitney headed to Taryn Yager to get some Easter photos done of their growing family.

Bringing Up Bates ended their 5th season and plans to air six specials until season six starts in June! 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

May Birthdays and anniversary!

The Bates are celebrating three birthdays and one anniversary. This month also has Mother's day and you will be able to see the cover on May 14th! 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

All about Lexi: Three months old

We can not believe that Lexi Mae is already three months old.
This past month, she celebrated her sister's 2nd birthday!  Her birth episode also aired this past month.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Kaci Lynn's 10th month photo!

Zach and Whitney just posted a new monthly photo of their daughter, Kaci Lynn. We still can't believe that she is ten months old. They also shared an update on their daughter.

"I'm a few days late, but this sweet baby girl is now 10 months old! 🙈😮 And this is the first time she stood on her own for more than 6 seconds.. I can't believe it! 😭💔 (and she is so proud of herself😊lol) She has the funniest, sweetest, most tender personality. 💕 She truly is our little ray of sunshine. We love you Kaci Lynn! 😘 #10months #wow#timeisflying" - Whitney Bates

Easter Photos

We hope that you all had a wonderful Easter with your family and friends. The Bates family shared many photos of them wishing you all a Happy Easter.
Chad and Erin with their kids

Lawson, Josie, Carlin, Tori, Trace, Nathan

Nathan and Carlin

Brandon and Michaella

Zach and Whitney and their kids

Tori and Carlin

Sunday, April 23, 2017

New photo of Lexi Mae!

In a few days, Lexi Mae will turn three months old. John and Alyssa just shared a new photo of their baby girl and we could not help but to share it with you. 

One month to go!

John and Alyssa just have one more month until they celebrate their 3rd wedding anniversary.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Season 6 Countdown

In Case that you have missed it, UP TV announced that there will be a season six starting on June 1st. During the break, the network has announced that there will be a six week specials airing.

We have roughly about five more weeks until the new season will start. UP TV has announced that someone is getting married. 

Make sure that you tune in on June 1st to find out who it is! 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Stroller love

Alyssa shared on her Instagram account that she has found a stroller that works for with two small children.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

All about Kaci: 10 months old

Zach and Whitney's little girl is now ten months old! We can't believe that she is about to celebrate her first birthday in about two months. 

Whitney and Kaci
But can you believe how cute this photo is of Kaci Lynn! 

 This past month, Kaci celebrated her first Easter with her family and friends.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

New photos of Courting Couples!

The family now have two courting couples Tori and Carlin. We also have two new photos of them with their suitors.

Carlin is in the get to know you stage of her courtship with Evan. They have known each other for about seven months. Evan revealed in a web episode that he and Carlin knew each other for about five months at the I love you day.
Tori is in a official courtship with Bobby Smith since November 2016 after one year of the get to know you stage. Tori reveals that she is planning to get married in May 2018 after she graduates from college. The family just announced that if they have a break line up where she spends time down in Florida before Bobby joins her back in Tennessee.

Little Bates Easter Photo Shoot!

Recently, Zach and Whitney did an updated photo shoot with Taryn Yager for an Easter session. We picked a few of our favorite photos the family's photoshoot.

For those of you that don't know who Taryn Yager is, we have added her tab to the blog post. You can also visit her facebook page and website

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

College/Career updates

We have an update on a few of the Bates children that we would love to share with you all.
Lawson has been working on his music career and travels between Nashville and home.

Nathan has been working on his pilots license out in Mississippi state for a few months but recently returned home for a while.

Tori is courting Bobby Smith. She has been working on her education degree and will graduate in May 2018. She recently announced on Bringing Up Bates that she plans to get married after her graduation. Bobby has stated that he has thought about moving to Tennessee to be closer to her.

Trace is currently enrolled in Crown College and has not revealed his degree just yet. Trace revealed that he hopes to be a trick rider at the Dixie Stampede but it has not work out just yet. 

Carlin is also enrolled at Crown College where she is working on her music major. She is in a unofficial courtship with Evan Stewart.

Josie is enrolled at Crown College where she is working on her cosmetology major.

The children at Crown College have enjoyed riding together and being the support team that they need. 

Here's a video from Carlin and Tori:

First one to turn 30!

Fun fact: Chad is the first of Gil and Kelly's children and children-in-law to reach the age thirty. 

Zach,the oldest of the 19, will turn 30 in December 2018. Brandon and John will follow up right behind Zach in the fall 2019. Michaella will be soon behind that in January 2020. 

Fun fact: Chad and Erin are four years apart in age. Erin will turn 26 in a few weeks.

The Big 30th Birthday!

Today the Bates family is celebrating Chad's 30th Birthday! 
Happy Birthday Chad! 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Carson's birthday countdown

The Bates are getting closer to celebrate their third grandchild's, Carson, 2nd birthday! 

His birthday is in three weeks and six days! 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Zach and Whitney thank Fans!

Zach and Whitney wished to thank everyone for watching Bringing Up Bates for the past five seasons! 

"We sincerely thank each and every one of you for your love and encouragement and the kindness you've shown the whole family throughout these past seasons. We truly feel like y'all are the ones that bless us and encourage our hearts more than we could ever do for you! Y'all are amazing!" - Zach and Whitney Bates

New pictures of Carlin and Evan and the Paine family

Both Carlin and Erin posted new photos of this past weekend. We are excited to share them. 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Six Specials on the way (April & May episode previews)

Since the new season doesn't start until June 1st, UP TV has decided to do some specials for six weeks. Here are those previews! 

Supersized: 3 pointer
A look at special scenes and outtakes as the family worked to plan Kelly Jo's birthday and as the boys try to build a basketball court.

Supersized: The 19th hole
More Bates family moments and a look at more scenes with Gil and Kelly Jo about the importance of the family purity ring tradition and a life-lesson from Papa Bill on the golf course.

Supersized: Pit Stop
Get more Bates family moments as we get a bigger trip down memory lane with Kelly Jo in her hometown of Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Mother's day: Now with more kids!
This year, Mother's Day with the Bates is a whole lot bigger and a whole lot more fun; join the family for the most motherly moments throughout the series as we celebrate some of favorite moms; Kelly Jo, Whitney, Erin and Alyssa.

Supersized: Five alarm
Get a closer look at the dramatic fire that started inside the family home.

Summer Fun: More Good Times
From beach trips to lake trips to camp and water gun fights, the Bates family knows how to have fun in the good old Summertime; a look at the best Summer moments yet.

Are Tori and Bobby engaged?

Last night on Bringing Up Bates, Tori made a shocking announcement that she would be getting married in May. Right now, we asked if Bobby and Tori are engaged. They are currently courting right now.

All about Carson: 23 months old

Carson is now 23 months old which means next month will be his last monthly update. We can not believe that he is almost two.

We will be revealing his second birthday cover on his second birthday. You can click here to see his first birthday cover.