Wednesday, May 31, 2017

May Recap!

* Erin celebrated her birthday

* Carson celebrated his birthday

* The Bates celebrated Mother's Day

* Warden celebrated his birthday

* John and Alyssa celebrated their anniversary

* Mama Jane and Papa Bill celebrated their anniversary

* Lawson hosted a benefit Concert to help the children's hospital

A Lawson Update!

Lawson is working on a new music video that will come out this summer. Lawson says that he has poured out his heart into the new record. The single is titled "Past the past".

Lawson prays that this will be something that all the amazing people supported his joy to enjoy this music.
Where does Sadie come into it?
She plays his love interest in the video. Lawson loves the fact that she was prefect and incredible to work with.
Sadie adds that Lawson is such a gentleman and one of the parts of the video will portray him different but they all laugh at when he was trying to be a jerk.
Sadie says that it was pleasure to be with the Bates family!

For those that don't know who Sadie Roberston is, she appeared in Duck dynasty with her family on A&E. The show aired from 2012 to 2017.

Be sure to check out this article from for more detials and photos!

Bates attend two weddings

On Friday night, Lawson Bates traveled up to Arkanas to attend Joy and Austin's wedding. He took a snapshot with Ben and Jessa's son, Henry, who was born about two weeks after Alyssa's daughter, Lexi Mae.

During the weekend, Michaella and Alyssa traveled up to Tennessee a friend's wedding and were both bridesmaids in that wedding. 

 Congrats to the newly married couples!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Adorable Grandchildren

We have a new picture of the grandchildren. During the weekend, John and Alyssa brought Allie Jane and Lexi Mae up for a visit. Brandon and Michaella were also up for a visit. Both Michaella and Alyssa were in a wedding for a family friend. Let us know if you want to see those pictures.

Today we are sharing a new photo of the grandbabies. It's hard to believe that Bradley, Allie and Carson are two years old. Kaci Lynn will be turning one in a few weeks. Brooklyn will turn one in August. Lexi is about to celebrate her 5th month milestone. 

Special thanks to Taryn Yager for taking this amazing photo. 

Preview: Summer of Love

It’s Wedding time – but who is walking down the aisle? Love is blooming for the Bates, with Carlin finding a ‘special friend’ in Evan and Tori and Bobby deepening their bond. And even the married couples have big news, especially Erin and Chad. Will their family be growing by two?

Monday, May 29, 2017

Season six starts Thursday

Happy Monday everyone! 

We are so excited for the new season to start this Thursday! Be sure to check out our June monthly previews that were posted just yesterday.


Sunday, May 28, 2017

June episode Preview

We are so excited to be back with a new season of Bringing Up Bates. Please remember that these are titled to change and check out our first weekly Preview Tuesday for this season.

Summer Love
June 1, 2017
Love is blooming for the Bates, with Carlin finding a special friend in Evan and Tori and Bobby deepening their bond; the married couples have big news, especially Erin and Chad.

Road Trip Romance
June 8, 2017
Carlin and Katie hit the road to spend some quality time with Carlin's Songwriting Suitor, Evan, and his family; Evan and the girls have some fun at an indoor skating park and the young couple work on a special song for Evan's family.

 Bobby's Movin' In
June 15, 2017
Bobby and Tori are making plans for the future; Bobby is hoping to move from Florida to Tennessee to be closer to Tori; Bobby interviews for jobs and looks for a place to live; Kelly Jo takes the boys to a martial arts class.

Sibling Revelry
June 22, 2017
Erin, Tori, Carlin, Whitney, Josie and Katie join together for a self defense class and engage in a little friendly competition; Gil gathers the kiddos for a ``Car 101'' lesson; double date night for the married couples.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

June Birthday cover

We can't believe that we are already so close to Kaci Lynn's 1st Birthday. Just last year, we were releasing our first June birthday cover. We could not decided on what cover to do on Kaci Lynn's 1st birthday but found the one that we liked! 

Friday, May 26, 2017

All about Lexi: Four months old

John and Alyssa's youngest daughter is now four months old! 
 She just celebrated her first Mother's day with her mom. She also just celebrated her parent's anniversary earlier this week.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

53 years of marriage

Happy Anniversary to Bill and Jane!
Did you know that Jane and Bill are celebrating their 53rd wedding anniversary today? It also marks John and Alyssa's 3rd wedding anniversary.

Websters celebrate three years

Happy 3rd anniversary, John and Alyssa! 

It's hard to believe that John and Alyssa are celebrating their third wedding anniversary. It's been three years since they said I do!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Season Five Recap

Three of the Bates boys enjoyed summer camp right before Tori and Bobby started their official courtship. Lawson released a new album and has been working his music tour. The Bates move to a hotel for a few weeks after a small laundry fire. Carlin introduce us to her special friend Evan Stewart. John and Alyssa welcome their second daughter, Lexi Mae, into the world.  Brandon and Michaella reveal their struggles of starting a family. The family also went on many trips as a family! They build a basketball court!

 What was your favorite moment of season five? What do you look forward to the new season?

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Season 6 countdown

We only have two more weeks until the new season starts! We are ready for the new season to start.
Who do you think will be getting married? 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

All about Kaci: 11 months old

We can't believe that Kaci Lynn is now 11 months. Next month, she will be celebrating her 1st birthday.

We asked Taryn if she was going to be doing Kaci Lynn's first birthday pictures and she said yes.

By the end of this month (May), we will be sharing her first birthday cover on both our facebook, blog and Instagram.

We will also have 11 days until one and one week until one!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Warden turns 14!

Happy 14th Birthday Warden Bates!

We hope that he has a blessed day as he celebrates his birthday!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

All about Carson: 24 month old

Carson is now two years old! You can check out his second birthday blog by clicking here.
We can not believe that he is celebrating his second birthday. This past year, he has two new cousins, Lexi and Kaci. He also has a new little sister, Brooklyn. 

Erin updated on her son: Happy Birthday to my little buddy! ๐ŸŽˆThinking back to when I found out I was expecting you, I remember the excitement and anticipation we felt, but also the fear of wondering if we would ever be able to hold you in our arms. You are an answer to many prayers. ❤️️ ๐Ÿ™๐ŸปYou're the sweetest little boy, who loves anyone or anything that moves! ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ๐Ÿž90% of the time you have a little stuffed animal in your arms! You're are so energetic (that explains why I don't have a picture of you looking at the camera!) ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿƒ๐ŸผYou're the best big brother to "Brookie-love" (your special name for her)! ๐Ÿ‘ซYou know how to make us all smile, and your kisses fix any problem! ๐Ÿ˜˜We love you more and more each day, Carson, and we look forward to this new year with a TWO YEAR OLD! 

We will see you for his 3rd year update since this is our last monthly update.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Matching Mother and Daughter!

Whitney shared a new photo of her and her baby girl from Mother's Day. It's hard to believe that Kaci Lynn is about turn 11 months old later this week. We thought that it would be a wonderful idea to share this newest photo of Whitney and Kaci Lynn! 

Bradley and Kaci: 11 months old

Yesterday, we shared a side by side of Carson and Brooklyn and are back to do one with Bradley and Kaci! 

This one we decided to do one of them being ten months old! 
 We also did one with Allie and Lexi at three month old and you can check it out by clicking here.

The one that we did with Carson and Brooklyn was at nine months.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Carson and Brooklyn: Nine months old

Carson just celebrated his second birthday yesterday so we thought it would be a good idea to compare his nine month old photo to his sister Brooklyn! 
Check out the one that we did with Lexi and Allie at three months old by clicking here. Be sure to stay tune for the one with Kaci and Bradley later this week!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's day 2017

Today is the day that we are celebrating Mothers!
Happy Mother's Day to Whitney, Alyssa, Erin and Kelly Jo!
We hope that you all have a wonderful day being pamper like you deserve to be! 

Carson turns 2!

Happy 2nd Birthday Carson! 
 It's hard to believe that two years have gone by since Carson's birth announcement. Last year, we celebrated his first birthday!

Be sure to check out his 24 month update later this week!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Little Bates family photo update!

Zach and Whitney are enjoying being parents of two little ones. Bradley is two years old while Kaci will be 11 months old on May 20th. Zach and Whitney shared some new photos of Zach with the kiddos.
Zach with Bradley & Kaci

Zach and Kaci

Zach and Bradley



Don't forget to check out Little Bates Blog by clicking here.

Bates Family Southern Speak - Fixin' To

The Bates family settle a great debate -- in the South, are you "fixin' to" or "getting ready to" do something?
Which one do you use?  

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Bobby Graduates from college

The Bates just shared: Congratulations, Bobby!!! I guess those wedding bells are sounding just a little bit closer- one degree down, and one to go! Hurry up, Tori lol!!! We are so proud of you, Bobby, for the past 4 years of hard work and excellent testimony! I know graduation is bittersweet- great to be done, but hard to say all the goodbyes! But I can't wait to see what all the Lord has in store for you next (and I'm super glad that Tori's on that list!!) #BobbySmith #ToriBates #PensacolaChristianCollege #BibleAndYouthMinistryDegree
Now someone did ask if they are engaged and they are not yet. Tori said on the family's I love you day that they are planning to get married after her May 2018 graduation so she has another year left.

New Benefit Concert- Lincolnton NC

Lawson has a concert coming up on May 19th in Lincolnton, NC

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bates married couples: Update 2017

It's been a while since we did an updated on the married Bates couples so let's get started! 

GIl and Kelly Jo Bates have been married since December 1987. They have welcomed nineteen children with four in heaven. They have also welcomed four children-in-love. Right now, the family has two courting children.  They have also welcomed six grandchildren with three in heaven.  

Chad and Erin Paine have been married since November 2013. They have welcomed two children with three in heaven. They adopted their dog, Max, in the summer of 2016. In February, the couple welcomed two baby goats.

Zach and Whitney Bates have been married since December 2013. They have welcome two children. 
John and Alyssa Webster have been married since May 2014. They have welcome two children. Alyssa was the first Bates child to move to Florida but has said that she misses Tennessee. 

Brandon and Michaella Keilen have been married since August 2015. The couple lives in Chicago.  

In the comments: Tell us who you think will be the next married couple?

Monday, May 8, 2017

New Photo of Lexi Mae & Webster family

John and Alyssa shared a new photo of their daughter, Lexi Mae, on Wednesday that we would love to share with you all. Lexi recently turned three months old.
Yesterday, John and Alyssa shared a new photo of their growing family! The photo is so cute and we just had to share it.
 Did you know that we have a blog for the Webster family? 

You can check out their blog by clicking here

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Brooklyn's nine month photo

Brooklyn is just three months away celebrating her first birthday. Chad and Erin have been sharing monthly photo updates on their daughter since she was born. It's now time for her 9th month old photo.
 Erin also shared an update on Brooklyn: 9 months old ๐Ÿ’•Brooklyn has never met a stranger. She loves everyone, and she LOVES animals. Her little eyes light up and she squeals anytime she's around our ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ! I always think I'm going to get emotional seeing my little ones grow up, but I've found that every stage just gets sweeter! I love being a mom! ❤️️#BrooklynElise

Saturday, May 6, 2017

All about Brooklyn: Nine months old!

It's hard to believe that Chad and Erin now have an nine month old little girl! 

This past month, she celebrated her mother and father's birthday! She also celebrated her first Easter. 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Update on Nathan Bates

We have a new update for our readers about Nathan. Just a few weeks ago, we shared that Nathan was working to get his pilot's license.
Gil and Kelly shared a very important update on their son, Nathan Bates! They said: I'm so thankful God places godly men in our paths to set an example for us! Tim Tomlinson and Scott Pauley have had such a tremendous impact on my children through Crown College, and we are grateful for their ministry! ..... And a HUGE congratulations to Nathan for completing his instructor's pilot license! We are so excited to have you back home! (It's hard enough for me to picture you flying, but teaching others?? ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜„✈️Can I be first lol???) #TimTomlinson #NathanBates #ScottPauley#CrownCollegeOfTheBible #Bodacious #HeCanTeachYouHowToFly

Webster girls at three months

Lexi Mae just celebrated her three month old milestone and we decided to take a side by side of the Webster girls at three months old.

On the left is Allie Jane who just celebrated her second birthday last month. On the right is Lexi Mae, who just celebrated her third month of life.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

New Webster family photo!

Over the past weekend, John and Alyssa shared a new photo of their growing family. It's hard to believe that Allie Jane is now 2 while Lexi Mae is 3 months old.
Webster family- April 2017
In the past, the couple had said that they wanted six to eight children. Can you image six more little Websters with the family of four?


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Q&A with Alyssa Webster

We asked Alyssa what is it like to have two kiddos now?

She responded Really Busy but they bring SO much joy and happiness! 

Someone asked if Alyssa is going to homeschool the girls and she plans to do it when the girls are older. She says that she is going to need some tips and tricks on homeschool from the other homeschooling mommas.

Let us know down in the comments if you have anymore questions for Alyssa and we will ask her! 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Erin turns 26!

Happy 26th Birthday to Erin Paine!!! 
We hope that you have a wonderful Birthday with your family and friends!  

Fun fact about Erin: She was the first one to get married out of the family when she married Chad Paine in November 2013. She also graduated from college in May 2014.

Monday, May 1, 2017

May 2017!

* Erin Paine
* Carson Paine
* Warden Bates

* John and Alyssa Webster

All about Grandchildren:
* Brooklyn
* Carson
* Kaci
* Lexi

Bringing Up Bates:
* Monthly episode previews
* Season 6 countdown
* Preview Tuesday

Other Blogs:
* Mother's day cover
* June Birthdays cover
* Father's day cover