Saturday, September 30, 2017

September Recap

The Bates family has celebrated Brandon, Judson and Whitney's birthdays!

Lexi Mae celebrated her eight month milestone as Kaci celebrated her 15th month milestone while Brooklyn celebrated her 13th month milestone.

Bobby and Tori announced their engagement.

Bringing Up Bates finished Season 6 on September 14th. UP TV announced on September 27th that Bringing Up Bates has been renewed for a seventh season which will start in January 2018.

Carlin and Evan celebrated their one year anniversary. There is currently no official Courtship announcement just yet.

Friday, September 29, 2017

One month until Bradley's third Birthday!

Bradley is turning three in just one month! It's so hard to think that Zach and Whit will have a three year old little boy!

Recap: From Friends to Fiances

Bobby is heading to the Bates family home to celebrate I love you day 2016. Kelly reveals that Gil told Tori not to dive in too soon however it's too late. Nathan was happy that his girlfriend, Ashley, was there. Update about Nathan and Ashley: Nathan ad Ashley decided to end their courtship however to remain to be good friends.

Two months have gone by, The Bates are heading to Florida for both to meet Bobby's family and Allie Jane's first birthday.

Alyssa reflects on her courtship with John and how often Tori was their chaperone. She reveals that she ended up requesting a different chaperone after a while. Tori was really strict and would make them move if they were too close for her liking. She also added that now she really cuddly with Bobby.

In October 2016, Bobby asked Tori if they could start courting during a family vacation in Florida. The setting was at the beach during the sunset. Afterwards they enjoy their dinner.

In March 2017, Bobby heads up to Tennessee to find a place to live after his graduation. One of the family friends offers up her camper for him to live in.

In May 2017, Tori and the family head down to Florida to celebrate Bobby's graduation.

In June 2017, Bobby ends up pulling aside Gil to ask for his blessing to propose to Tori. Gil believes that they are a prefect match.

Bobby ended up proposing to Tori in September 2017. Click here to read the announcement and the photos.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

New photo of Kaci and Whitney Bates

We are so excited to share the newest photo of Kaci Lynn and her mama!
Whitney recently shared on her Instagram that she was trying to get a picture of Bradley and Kaci together however Bradley wanted to get a photo of his mom and sister.

Be sure to check out All about Kaci's October update for more photos!

Season 7 Press Release

This morning, we announced that Bringing Up Bates will return on January 4, 2018 for their seventh season. So here is the press release for you all to enjoy!

UP TV, the entertainment destination that showcases stories about modern American families and the relationships that define them, announced today that it has renewed hit reality series Bringing Up Bates for a seventh season after solid growth with season six was capped off with its strongest episode of the season1. Led by devoted father Gil and his loving wife Kelly Jo, the Bates do everything in bulk while staying true to their values and rules for the family. On the heels of the 2016/17 broadcast TV season being the network’s best ever in P18-49 (+10% LSD)2, UP has ordered 26 episodes, which is the largest season episode order to date. The new season will premiere Thursday, January 4 at 9 p.m. ET.

“With 31 people covering three generations now in the Bates family, each day is full of surprises, love, humor and new memories,” said Timothy Kuryak, svp unscripted development and production, UP. “This new season of Bringing Up Bates will take viewers on a journey full of some of life’s biggest moments including the highly anticipated engagement and marriage of Tori Bates and Bobby Smith as well as job changes, new relationships and new surprises! The Bates continue to deliver on the promise of feel-good, positive entertainment.”

In the new season of Bringing Up Bates, the Bates continue to add to their family. From Tori and Bobby’s wedding planning to Carlin’s impending courtship to Josie’s growing relationship to possible babies on the way, love is in the air 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.

Whitney gets her real estate license, Chad takes on a new opportunity, Michaela and Brandon move into a new house and continue their fertility journey, and the Bates are in full wedding prep for Tori and Bobby’s upcoming nuptials.

Season 7 announcement!

We are so excited to share that Bringing Up Bates will have another season come January 4, 2018.

We will have the official press release later on our blog.

So stay tuned for it.

Season 7 update

On September 18th, We heard from the network and there is no update on Season 7 yet. We will let you know if we hear anything soon.
Be sure to see tonight's recap of Bobby and Tori's relationship!
Update: Sept 28th bringing up Bates has been renewed for a new season

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

All about Lexi: Eight months Months old

Can you believe that Lexi Mae is now eight months old today? This past month, she learned that she will be getting a new uncle when her aunt, Tori, gets married to Bobby.

Preview: From friends to fiances

In this all new special, take a look back at Tori and Bobby’s romance from the beginning of their relationship, through their courtship, all the way up to their romantic proposal.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Bobby and Tori's engagement photos!

In case that you have not heard that Bobby and Tori are engaged to be married in December. We currently do not have an official wedding date but should have one soon. We have the photos to share with you all before we share them on our blog.


Sunday, September 24, 2017

Change of Cover photo!

We ended up having to update our newest blog because many comments about where is Allie Jane on the photo. It ended up cutting her off of the cover by accident. We uploaded our back up cover.
Here is our newest blog cover:

October Birthdays

Happy Sunday! 

We are so excited to share our newest birthday cover! The family has four birthdays this month!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

New Webster family photo

We have a new family photo of the Webster family. It's hard to believe that Lexi Mae will celebrate her eight month milestone in a few days.

Friday, September 22, 2017

New Photos of Zach and Whitney!

Zach and Whitney are a few months away from celebrating their 4th wedding anniversary in December. They recently shared three new photos of them.

 In a few days, we will be sharing new photos of Zach and Bradley

Bates Secret Special

As many of you have heard that Bobby and Tori got engaged early this week. We announced their engagement on Thursday night. UP TV has decided to do a special on the couple that will go from friends to fiance.

We are so excited for the happy couple and can't wait for their wedding this December!  The special will air on September 28th!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Bobby & Tori: Engaged

We are so excited to share the special news that Bobby and Tori are engaged to be married. According to People Magazine, the couple is planning to wed in December 2017.
Check out the article done by People Magazine by clicking here.

Check out the article done by UP TV by clicking here.

Check out the photo gallery done by UP TV by clicking here.

Big News Reveal Tonight!

First of all, we want to wish Whitney Bates a very happy birthday. She is turning 24 years old today. Check out her birthday blog post by clicking here

The Bates Family has some BIG NEWS to share! Watch for a special announcement tonight during #SmallTownBigMayor at 9:30 PM ET on @UP_tv!
Then join the Bates Family after the announcement for a special #BringingUpBates Facebook LIVE at 10 PM ET!
 Don't worry if you miss the special announcement, we will be sharing it tonight as soon as it's announced.

Whitney turns 24!

Happy 24th Birthday Whitney! 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Update on Whitney

Many people have been asking for an update on Whitney after seeing that there was some news.
Whitney and Zach

On August 1st, Whitney revealed to her family and friends that she passed her test. She is now an real estate realtor.

Big News to share!

We are so excited to share that the family has some big news to share on Thursday during "Small Town, Big Mayor".
Don't worry if you miss the special announcement, we will be sharing it on our social media sites.

4 years later

On September 12, 2013 will hold a special place in Zach ad Whitney's heart. It is the day that Zach and Whitney got engaged.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Bates Secret Special postpone!

On Friday, we shared that the network has announced that there will be a special episode of Bringing Up Bates that was scheduled to air this Thursday however we got word earlier tonight that the episode is being postponed for one week.

It is now set to air on September 28th! They will be releasing the details later this week. We will keep you updated

Granola Recipe

Many have been asking for the Granola Recipe that was used in Here's the scoop episode by Erin and Michaella.
4 cups oats
1/2 tsp salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/3 cup melted butter
2/3 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp nutmeg (optional)
1/3 cup of each (optional)- coconut, sliced almonds, pecans, dried cranberries, raisins, walnuts, sunflower seeds
- preheat oven to 300
- spread evenly on a cookie sheet
- bake 10 minutes then remove from oven and stir
- bake a final 10 minutes or until golden brown

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Carlin and Evan One Year Anniversary!

Evan shared on his instagram that today marks one year since he met Carlin Bates. He shared this sweet photo and message to her
He said "Today is a very special day for me!!! One year ago today, I fell in love with Carlin Brianne Bates! This has been the best year of my life!!! Carlin, having you in my life has encouraged me to strive to be a better person each and every day! I love everything WITH you! I love our walks around Norris Dam, our crazy activities like seeing who can stand in the cold creek water the longest lol, and each and every movie night we've had with your family and mine! 🎶I wouldn't trade all the time that I've spent with you... For a chance to walk on the moon!🎶 You are my greatest adventure, and I can't wait to see where this adventure leads us! September 17th will always be the first day of the rest of my life!!! Everyone's life gets an upgrade the day they meet you, baby! I also love everything ABOUT you! From your beautiful hair to your gorgeous eyes and your mesmerizing smile! Your beauty is unlike anything I've ever seen! I am the most blessed guy in the entire world!!! I love you so much, Sweetheart!! #tarynyagerphotography" 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

Bates Secret Special

The Network has announced that there will be a special on September 21, 2017! There is no description at this moment but we will keep you updated.

Recap: Uncharted Waters

On Last week's episode of Bringing Up Bates, Gil and Kelly sat down with Evan and Carlin. Carlin gets a little annoyed with her father when he likes to throw in his little nuggets. The four of them pray together and give them a green light to start a courtship.

The family heads to the zip line course and the rules are those over 90 pounds and age of 10 and up are able to go on the zip line so Kelly takes the other children to the pool. Some of the lines are short and low but one is about ninety feet off the ground. Jackson says that it's nothing like the one in the backyard.
The next day the family goes whitewater rafting however it rains but doesn't stop the family. They ended up hiring a babysitter for the little ones. The family has to go on a more difficult course with a class four rapids and the boys are apprehensive of it.

The married couples get into the boat and Zach jokes that if the boat wrecks Nathan and Lawson will be raising all the kids from the family.

The girls end up screaming the whole way but enjoy it. They get back to the rental and take showers. Gil decides that it's time to pull Gil aside for the chat. Gil says he getting hit from everywhere since Evan talked to him yesterday and now it's Bobby. He doesn't know who is going to be next.

Bobby says that he wants Gil's full blessing to ask Tori to marry him. Gil jokes with Bobby with saying no. Bobby says that he has a hard time telling if he is joking or not. Gil later reveals that Bobby has his blessing. Bobby is so relieved and admits that he was really close to throw up.

Gil says that the couple are so good for each other but he feels that he is losing these girls one after another.
Bobby says that Tori has a theory that October is a magic month for them since they met and started to court in October but we will just have to wait and see. The family takes a family photo and then heads to dinner.

Double Bates Birthday

The Bates are celebrating both Brandon and Judson's birthdays today. 

Brandon turns 28

Happy Birthday Brandon! 

Did you know that today is also Judson's Birthday?