Welcome to the Bates family blog! Gil and Kelly have been married since 1987. They have nineteen children with four in heaven. Eight of their children are married. One child is engaged. One child is in a courtship. They have eighteen grandchildren with two on the way due January and spring 2022. They have five grandchildren in heaven.
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"