Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 Recap

2017 has been a big year for the Bates family. From welcoming Grandbaby #6 into the world to Bobby and Tori getting married. So let's go through and recap.

In January, The family celebrated Gil and Michaella's birthdays. They also welcomed John and Alyssa's second daughter, Lexi Mae. Bringing Up Bates returned for a new season. Gil, Kelly and Carlin head down under for a speaking engagement. The family celebrated New Years Day.

In February, The family celebrated Trace, Jeb, Jackson, Addallee and Bobby's birthdays. Brandon and Michaella celebrated their 18th month anniversary. They celebrated Valentine's Day. We celebrated our blog anniversary.

In March, We were introduced to Carlin's special friend Evan Stewart. They also announced that there wil be a special six on Bringing Up Bates.

In April, The family celebrated Carlin, Allie, Chad and Ellie's birthdays. The family celebrated Chad's sister's wedding. Zach and Whit got photos done. They celebrated Easter.

In May, The family celebrated Erin, Carson, and Warden's birthdays. They celebrate John/Alyssa's and Mama Jane/Papa Bill's anniversary. Lawson had a special concert. They celebrated Mother's day.

In June, The family celebrated Kaci's birthday. They celebrated Father's day. Bringing Up Bates returned for their 6th season.

In July, The family celebrated Lawson and Papa Bill's birthdays. They also celebrated Fourth of July. The family moved into the new church.

In August, the family celebrated Callie, Josie, Brooklyn, Evan and Nathan's birthday. The family celebrated Brandon and Michaella's anniversary. Josie announced her relationship with Kelton. The family got to watch the eclipse.

In September, the family celebrated Judson, Brandon and Whitney's birthday. Bobby and Tori announced that they were engaged and planning a December wedding. UP TV announced that there will be a season 7. Carlin and Evan celebrated their first year anniversary.

In October, the family celebrated Katie, Isaiah, Kelly, and Bradley's birthday. Erin announced that she is expecting baby #3 due April 2018.

In November, the family celebrated John and Alyssa's birthdays. John and Alyssa announced that they were expecting their third child in April 2018. The family also celebrated Chad and Erin's anniversary. They celebrated Thanksgiving.

In December, the family celebrated Zach and Tori's birthdays. They also celebrated Bobby and Tori's wedding. They also celebrated Zach/Whitney and Gil/Kelly's anniversary. They also celebrated Christmas and New Years Eve.

December Recap

The family celebrated Zach and Tori's birthdays. They also celebrated Bobby and Tori's wedding. They also celebrated Zach/Whitney and Gil/Kelly's anniversary. They also celebrated Christmas and New Years Eve.

Be sure to stay tune for our 2017 monthly recap which is coming out later today!

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Two weeks of marriage

Bobby and Tori are celebrating their second week of marriage. They are currently still on their honeymoon.

This past week, They celebrated their first Christmas as husband and wife.

Zach turns 29!

Happy 29th Birthday Zach! 

Friday, December 29, 2017

Erin's baby bump with baby #3

Erin has shared a new pregnancy photo of her at 23 weeks pregnant but before we share it. We want to take a look  back at her other two pregnancies.
In this photo, she is 23 weeks pregnant with Carson. Erin was due on June 8 but welcomed her son on May 14! 

In this photo, she is only 21 weeks pregnant with Brooklyn. She was due in late August but welcomed her daughter on August 6!  
Erin has shared a new pregnancy photo of her third pregnancy with Baby Everly!  She is due on April 28th which is in 17 weeks away which is four months away!

2017 Birthday Covers Recap: October to December

Now that Bobby and Tori are husband and wife, we are so excited to share the rest of our birthday cover photos.


Thursday, December 28, 2017

New Bringing Up Bates special

Earlier this month, we announced that there would be a Bringing Up Bates special. Well tonight's the night. Be sure to click the link for details about the special. There will not be a recap.

Everly Hope coming in four months

It's hard to believe that in four months, the Bates will welcome Everly Hope into the family. Erin is almost 23 weeks pregnant with baby girl. 

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Duggars and Bates Meet up in Bahamas!

For Gil and Kelly's 30th anniversary, they met up with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar in the Bahamas. The couples had a wonderful time and shared a few snapshots with us.

Lexi Mae 1st Birthday Cover

The Bates are just one month away from celebrating Lexi Mae's 1st Birthday! We can't believe that she is about to turn one. Today we are sharing her first birthday cover.


Christmas Day photos: Couples and families

The Bates family is growing so much lately that the Bates family made sure to sure some photos of the couples and their families. 
John, Allie, Lexi and Alyssa
Brandon and Michaella Keilen

Carlin Bates and Evan Stewart

Josie Bates and Kelton Balka,
Chad and Erin Paine with Carson and Brooklyn
Zach and Whitney Bates with Kaci Lynn and Bradley
Be sure to check out our Christmas Eve photos that we shared earlier today.

Christmas Eve with the Paines and the Websters!

We are a few days out from celebrating New Years Day and return of Bringing UP Bates on January 4th. We will soon share some Christmas photos of the Bates children and their love ones.
This Christmas happen to mark Lexi's first Christmas.
 Be sure to stay tune for Christmas Day photos of the Bates children and their love ones.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

All about Lexi: 11 months old

It's hard to believe that another Bates grandchild is about to turn one. We will be sharing her first birthday cover tomorrow. 

Lexi Mae welcomed a new uncle into the family when her aunt, Tori, got married. She also celebrated her first Christmas.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas from the Bates!

As we are currently on our Christmas break until tomorrow, we are so excited for Christmas. 
Brandon and Michaella

Josie and Kelton

Carlin and Evan

The little Bates family

The Paine Family

Bobby and Tori

The Webster family

A Few of the Bates

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve 2017

Since we are currently on our Christmas break right now until Tuesday but we wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas! 

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Courtship announcement coming soon!

It's been a few months since we were introduce to Carlin's special friend Evan Stewart. The couple recently celebrated their first year anniversary since starting their relationship in September 2016. UP TV has a released a few promo photos of what the new season will have for us.
That's right Carlin and Evan will announce their courtship on January 4th!

One week of marriage

It's been one week since Bobby and Tori said I do! This week, the newly wed couple celebrated Tori's birthday on Wednesday. 
 We shared a few wedding photos of Bobby and Tori on Tori's birthday.

*** We are currently on our Christmas break until Tuesday ***

January Birthday Cover

We are currrently on our Christmas break and we will be back on Tuesday! We are excited to released our first birthday cover for 2018.

Friday, December 22, 2017

January Episode Preview

The 4 C's: Carat, Clarity, Carlin & Courtship
January 4, 2018
Evan has the green light to officially court Carlin, he puts his courtship proposal plan in motion; Bobby makes a stop at a jewelry store in Florida; Josie celebrates a milestone birthday.

Decorating Dilemmas and Job Decisions
January 11, 2018
Michaella and Brandon move out of their one-bedroom apartment and into a new house; Kelly Jo and Erin pay the young couple a visit to lend a hand with decorating their new space; Chad offers is job to Bobby.

Bobby's Happy Camper
January 18, 2018
Bobby finally makes the big move to Rocky Top, Tenn., so he can be closer to Tori; before he touches down in Tennessee, he stops by a Florida jewelry store to pick up Tori's engagement ring.

Sun Day, Fun Day
January 25, 2018
In anticipation of the total solar eclipse, Brandon gives the Bates kids an interactive science lesson, demonstrating how the moon blocks the sun.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Last batch of wedding photos!

We promised that this is the last batch of wedding photos of Bobby and Tori (Bates) Smith. The couple has been almost married for a week now and are currently celebrating Tori's birthday today!
 UP TV shared a few more of their wedding photos and posted them on their website. You can click this link to view it.
 From what we have been told is that the couple has chosen to stay in Tennessee.

Honeymooning Smiths!

It's been four days since Bobby and Tori got married and today they are celebrating Tori's 22nd Birthday! Many of our readers have been wondering where they are going for their honeymoon.
For the first two nights, they went to Gatlinburg to get some R & R in the Smoky Mountains. Gil and Kelly met up with them to get the dress and suit before the couple left for California. Nathan said that they are continuing the winter wonderland theme.
Any guesses where they are going?

Tori turns 22!

Happy 22nd Birthday Tori! 
 We are also excited to share some wedding photos later today with you all so be on the lookout.

Monday, December 18, 2017

New photo of Josie and Kelton

We are so excited to share a new photo of Josie and Kelton from Bobby and Tori's wedding. Yesterday we shared one of Carlin and Evan from the wedding.

Three Bates weddings in Five days

Can you believe that The Bates family has three weddings anniversaries in just five days?

The first anniversary is Zach and Whitney Bates who got married on December 14, 2013. They recently celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary.

The second anniversary is Bobby and Tori Smith who got married on December 16, 2017. They have been married for two days.

The third anniversary is Gil and Kelly Bates who got married on December 19, 1987. They will celebrate their thirty wedding anniversary tomorrow.