Wednesday, February 28, 2018

February Recap!

The Bates family celebrated five birthdays this month. Jeb turned six and Trace turned 21 on February 1st. Bobby turned 23 on February 16. Jackson turned 16 and Addallee turned 12 on February 17.

The family celebrated their Valentine's Day. The family enjoyed Spring like weather by being outside and the zoo.

Countdown to Everly: Two Months to Go

Erin is almost 32 weeks pregnant with her third child. We just have eight weeks until her due date.
Erin Paine with Whitney and Carlin Bates

Both Gil and Kelly have said that they are worried that both Erin and Alyssa will give birth on the same day but we will have to wait and find out.

We will see you next month for her last monthly update. We can't wait to start "All about Everly" .

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Preview: Save the Date and Decisions to Make!

Now that Tori and Bobby are officially engaged, they're hoping to move up their wedding date; for Nathan's birthday party, the Bates brothers hit the water for some fun in the sun; in wedding planning mode, Tori hunts for a wedding dress.

Monday, February 26, 2018

All about Lexi: 13 months old

Lexi Mae is now thirteen months old. Alyssa recently shared that Lexi and Zoey are going to be sharing a bedroom.
 It's hard to believe that by her 15th month update, she will have a new baby sister and maybe a new baby cousin.
 We will see you next month for her 14th month.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

March Episode Preview

Save the Date and Decisions to Make!
March 1, 2018
Now that Tori and Bobby are officially engaged, they're hoping to move up their wedding date; for Nathan's birthday party, the Bates brothers hit the water for some fun in the sun; in wedding planning mode, Tori hunts for a wedding dress.

Icing on the cakes
March 8, 2018
Kelly Jo assembles a wedding planning team; Tori desires a winter wonderland wedding; Lawson, Nathan and Trace spend some time at the ranch, catching up and riding horses; Isaiah celebrates his 13th birthday with an epic laser-tag battle.

Big Decision, Bigger Opinions
March 15, 2018
The entire family gathers for a family picnic; Gil discovers some mysterious envelopes; Kelly Jo, Tori and her sisters meet up at Renee's Bridal Shop to try on customized bridesmaid and wedding dresses.

Fixin' for new beginnings
March 22, 2018
The Bates and the Paines are ready to renovate; subcontractor Chad works on a fixer upper; Erin provides input on interior decorating; Zach and Whitney make a decision to buy a home that needs some work.

March 29, 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Zoo adventures with Bates and Paine

Happy Saturday everyone! After sharing our Spring like Weather post, we thought that it would be wonderful to share more photos and by goodness they are truly adorable. 
Jeb Bates

During their Spring Weather, Kelly and Erin took Callie, Jeb, Carson and Brooklyn to the zoo. They enjoyed their day together. Erin did say that she was really tired when she got back from the zoo.
Callie Bates and Brooklyn Paine
 Both Kelly and Erin shared many photos of their trip and we are going to share a few but the rest you can check out our facebook page.
Callie Bates and Carson Paine

Callie Bates

Erin and the kids

Spring Like Weather!

The family currently enjoying their Spring weather while the Pacific Northwest has been enjoying many days of cold temperatures and snow.

What has your weather been like?

March Profile Cover

Did you know that March is the only month that the Bates family doesn't have a birthday? We have been thinking all month about what to do.

As many of you know that both Erin and Alyssa are expecting their third child in April 2018, but the chances are that the family could have their first March Birthday.

Friday, February 23, 2018

New photo of Josie and Kelton

So many of you know that Josie and Kelton have announced that their relationship is now official. The couple share a new photo of themselves.


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

New photo of The Webster family

Gil and Kelly shared a new photo of the Webster family that we would love to share with you all.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Preview: Fan favorite Clips

A countdown of the top 25 most viewed clips.

** Please note: We will not have a recap this week! **

All about Kaci: Twenty months old!

Zach and Whitney's youngest child is now twenty months old. Her second birthday is less than four months away.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Sunday, February 18, 2018

New photo of the couples

In the past year, there has been a lot of changes for Tori, Carlin and Josie Bates. Tori recently got married in December 2017. Carlin started her courtship with Evan in August 2017. Josie just started her courtship with Kelton a few weeks ago.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Allie Jane: new picture

John and Alyssa's oldest daughter will celebrate her third birthday on April 11th.
Trace shared a new adorable photo of his niece.

B&T: Two months of marriage

Bobby and Tori have been married for the past two months. They just celebrated Valentine's Day and Bobby's birthday (which happens to be today).

Recently, we got to watch Bringing Up Bates where Bobby pop the question to her and now we are looking forward to their wedding.

Bobby turns 23

Happy 23rd Birthday! 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day 2018!

Happy Valentine's Day! 

Week with the Websters!

John and Alyssa ended up spending a week with three little girls in their home! 
Allie Jane
Allie Jane will celebrate her third birthday in eight weeks. Lexi is about to turn thirteen months old in twelve days.
Alyssa and Lexi
 Both Allie and Ellie have an April Birthday. Allie celebrates her birthday on April 11th with her aunt Carlin. Ellie celebrates her birthday on the 28th of April.
Allie and Ellie
 Gil and Kelly shared on instagram that they were thankful that Alyssa spent the week with her little sister (Ellie). They also shared that it was hard for Ellie to say goodbye but they undstood because they feel the same after their visits. Kelly says that there is never enough time to get the hugs that she wants but is grateful for the time together.
Gil and Allie
As many of you know that John and Alyssa are expecting their third daughter and due to welcome on April 2nd.
Lexi Mae
 On Sunday, John and Alyssa had their daughter (Lexi Mae) dedicated to the Lord. Both John and Alyssa's parents were able to attend the service. Be sure to check out our facebook page to see the photos.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Preview: Bates Sports Special

A compilation of the best Bates sports moments, as they hit, shoot, tackle, score, wipe-out, and take the prize.

Monday, February 12, 2018

New picture of Bobby & Tori

As many of you know, we shared this photo on facebook on a few days ago so we thought that we would share it on here.
Bobby and Tori renamed Bobby's instagram account "bobby_torilayne_smith" on Thursday night. The couple reveals that they are planning to update more very soon.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

March Profile Cover

We need your help on deciding what to do with our profile picture for the month of March! What do you think that we need to do?

We can either do one with the girls that are due in the month of April just in case if they are born this month or do one with all the grandbabies? 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Recap: The best is yet to come

Tori, Carlin and Josie are getting all dress up for their tripe date with Bobby, Kelton and Evan. Callie says that it takes her sisters like two years to get ready.

The boys arrive and present the girls with flowers before heading downtown Knoxville. Josie reveals that Kelton has lived in Knoxville for some time and knows many of the cool places. She also adds that they haven't gotten around much.

Gil and Kelly reveal that the three couples don't need a chaperone for this tripe date because they trust them to do the right thing. It's the parent's goal to help them be safe and happy for the future. Kelly thinks that the girl's hearts are in the relationships and that's important.

Gil adds that if he did not think that they have the right heart motive that they wouldn't be going on the tripe date or any date at all.

The boys are all twenty-two years old and take the girls to the Blue Coast Grill and Bar for a meal. During the date, Evan and Kelton asked when Bobby is planning to propose. He laughs it off and he does have the ring on him. He shows it to Kelton and explains that he told the family to be ready in case if he decides to get down on one knee during the date.

After the meal, the couples go for a walk and Taryn Yager appears to do a photoshoot. Tori thinks that who would invite a photographer unless something is going to happen.

Bobby decides that it's not right enough to pop the question. Bobby meets with Gil and Kelly. Bobby and Kelly are super ready for it to happen while Gil thinks that he is in no hurry and would be fine to wait for another year.

Bobby and Kelton meet up at the Disc Golf course with Kelton to talk about the conversation.
The girls sit down to study but the topic changes to engagement. Carlin thinks that Josie and Kelton could be married before she and Evan do but Josie doesn't agree since they are taking it slow.

Lawson, Whitney, and Zach are talking about the complexity of the Bates proposals and the bar is being set higher. Zach says that they are more proposing to the family since they are coming. You are not going to shake them free even a bad proposal isn't going to run off the family.

It's the big day and Bobby and his parents arrive at the college to surprise Tori. It's successful and Erin and Carlin pull their sister into a room to do her hair and makeup.

The couple and his parents jump into the car and head to North Carolina. Meanwhile Gil and Kelly pick up the food at Louise's Kitchen. They set up a picnic at the Linville Falls and wait for everyone else to arrive at the location.

Gil and Kelly head to Wiseman's View where they set up the rose pedals, candles and flowers. The couple and Bobby's parents arrive. Bobby's mother sneaks ahead and places the ring next to the flowers. Tori starts seeing the rose pedals as they walk down the steps to overlook. Bobby is starting to get a little nervous.

They make it to the location of the proposal and it takes a few minutes to find the ring. He finds the ring and grabs Tori's hands and tells her how much he loves her. He asks her to marry him and she says yes. The couple hugs as the parents cheer from a distance before coming over to congratulate the couple.

Tori reveals that it's weird when she looks at the ring. Gil jokes that he can take it off and let her wait for a few more years.

    “It was an absolute perfect day, and I could not have asked for anything better,” says Tori.

Bates family live: The proposal

We are working on the recap right now so it will be up later on today.

Six years later

It has been six years since we started the blog and we are so thankful to our readers.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

The Little Bates move in!

As many of you know that Zach and Whitney bought their first house in December. They have spent a lot of time fixing it up to make it look how they wanted.

Whitney took an unexpected break from social media and returned today to share an update that we thought it would be lovely to share with you all.

"Not been posting much lately due to moving in to the house and life just being so busy!! 🙈 It’s been an exciting few weeks and I wouldn’t want to share this crazy thing called life with anyone else by my side. I love ya, babe! 😍❤️ Can’t wait to share updates soon! 🤗 #myman #lovinglife" -Whitney Bates

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Pregnant sisters

During the weekend, the family celebrated their Valentine's day and there are plenty of photos to share so be sure to check out our facebook page for them. Today we thought that we would give you an updated photo of Erin Paine and Alyssa Webster.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Bates Live Show: February 1, 2018

On Thursday night, Gil, Zach, Whitney, Lawson and Nathan sit down for the live chat. Whitney reveals that she has closed on selling her first house tonight.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Countdown to Zoey: Two months to go

John and Alyssa have eight weeks until they are due to welcome baby Zoey into the world.

In the past, the couple has welcome their babies into the world either a day before or day after their due date.

Do you think this baby will be born the due date or after their due date?

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Recap: Erin's surprise takes the cake

Erin recently found out that she is expecting the couple's third child. She knows that she has to figure out how to tell her husband and decides that it's best to tell her husband tonight when they have company over. One of their guest bring out the cake with the message about baby #3 and he is shocked.

Erin invites her younger sisters (Addallee, Ellie and Callie) over to the house to help bake a cake. Addallee reveals that her sister lets them do it all so they can eat it. Erin decides that she will tell the girls while decorating. They are the first ones besides Kelly to find out about baby #3. She lets them call the rest of the family to share the big news.

Kelly reveals that her daughter is so excited to be a mom again but is not looking forward to the morning sickness or the health issues.

Erin reveals that she has always thought that she was going to have three children. Erin reveals that she loves having them close in age so they can have a lot of fun together.

Whitney has gotten a new job as a realtor and she is super excited. Whitney has to take a three week class and passed the exam before getting ready to work. They managed to make it work where if Zach to work, the kids will go to the main house to spend time with grandparents, aunts and uncle. Her boss, Justin, gives her some pointers for starting her career.

Whitney was not sure about going back to work because she wanted to be with her babies but she still wanted to help people. Real Estate came up and the Lord worked out the details.

Zach reveals that the hosue is like a daycare play care center. There are five little boys around Bradley's age and three little girls that are throwing toys, fighting and have fun. Zach reveals that he is super excited for his wife and is very proud of the work.

Trace is working on making the basketball team and a few of his friends are there to teach him the basic drills. The boys reveal that his biggest obstacle is the negative attitue. They revealed that every time that he gives a negative remark, Trace has to do ten pushups and that quickly works because it improves a lot.

Jeb turns 6!

Happy 6th Birthday Jeb! 

Trace turns 21

Happy 21st Birthday Trace! 

February News!

It's time for our monthly preview! What is in store for the Bates family?

This month they have five birthday: Jeb, Trace, Bobby, Jackson and Addallee. They have two double birthdays this month.

This month, the family will celebrate Valentine's day which they called it "I love you" day. Our blog will celebrate our anniversary on February 10th!

Bringing Up Bates will have four new episodes this month. Be sure to check out our February Monthly episode preview for more details about those episodes.

Alyssa and Erin will be seven months pregnant with their third babies.

Bobby and Tori will celebrate their second month of marriage on Bobby's birthday. Evan and Carlin will celebrate sixth month of courtship while Kelton and Josie will celebrate their first month of courtship.

Bates Double Birthday #1

It's a new year and that means that the Bates family is celebrating their first of four double birthdays. Today's birthday is Jeb and Trace Bates.
Jeb is turning six years old today while Trace is turning 21! Happy Birthday Boys!