Saturday, March 31, 2018

March 2018 Recap

This month started out with no Bates birthdays whoever we can't believe that the family now has two March Birthdays! 

Zoey Webster was born on Wednesday morning (March 28th). You can read her birth announcement by clicking here

Almost 48 hours after Zoey made her debut, Everly Hope was born on Friday morning (March 30th). You can read her birth announcement by clicking here.

Bringing Up Bates announced their plans to have the entire month of April an hour long shows after the fans requested it. You can read that announcement by clicking here.

All about Everly: Introduction

We are so excited to share some birth stats and photos of Everly Hope. She is currently one day old right now and will celebrate her first week of life on April 6th.

For those that missed, Chad and Erin welcomed their daughter into the world on March 30th.

She weighed 5lbs and 4oz. She was 18 inches long. She marked the second March birthday.

Here are a few photos of Everly Hope for you all to enjoy!

All about Zoey: Introduction

We are so excited to share some birth stats and photos of Zoey Joy. She is currently four days old right now and will celebrate her first week of life on April 4th.

For those that missed it, John and Alyssa welcomed their daughter into the world on March 28th and announced her birth on March 29th.

She weighed TBA. She was TBA inches long. She marked the first March birthday. She will not be the youngest for very long.

Here are a few photos of Zoey Joy for you all to enjoy!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Welcome Everly Hope!

We are so excited to share that Chad and Erin have welcomed their third child into the world early this morning and we have a new photo of the sweet baby girl and her family.

Everly weighed in at 5 pounds and four ounces and was 18 inches at birth. She was born at 4:12 AM this morning. She is just two days younger than her cousin Zoey Webster who was born on Wednesday.

We will be starting her "All about Everly" later this weekend.

Webster family of Five

We are so excited to share the first family of five photo! John and Alyssa welcomed their third daughter into the world on Wednesday morning.

All about Everly: Coming soon

Chad and Erin are just a few weeks away from welcoming their daughter, Everly Hope.
Erin is currently 35 weeks and 6 days pregnant with her youngest child. In the past she has given birth right around 36 weeks pregnant. 

Do you think that there will be a second March birthday? 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Recap: Can you have a wedding shower without the bride and groom?

(Special Note: Be sure to check out our announcement of April brings one hour episodes and Zoey's birth announcement)

Gil knows that his time with his daughter, Tori, is getting shorter and shorter so he decides to take Tori for a little date to enjoy some time together. They only have one month until her wedding.

Gil takes his daughter to the Fountain City Park which host special memories for the Bates family. They used to go swinging at the playground. Erin reveals that her sister and father have a special bond and she describes her sister as a sentimental and funny but sometimes spacey.

Gil gives his daughter a gift which is a vase fill of branches. The funny thing is that there are paper bills attached to purple ribbons. Gil  had figured that his daughter always thought that there was money growing on trees so he got her a tree. Gil had also added thorns to give her the idea if she is living for money then there will be pain. Tori loves her father's gift.

Gil and Tori head to get some food at Litton's Steak restaurant. Gil brings out old photos of Tori when she was little. Tori says that she is not going to cry until the wedding. Gil adds that it is going to be sad when she is gone.

Tori reflects on her date with her father and she says that the memories that she made that night was the sweetest thing. She says that she thinks of everything on the inside and doesn't express it on the out. It means a lot and it's a big deal.

Kaci Lynn is getting her first hair cut so Whitney gathers the kids up and heads to Josie's school Crown Cosmetology School. Josie only has a few weeks left in her schooling and is ready to graduate and find a job. Whitney says that she (Josie) is really good at cutting hair.

Brandon and Michaella are in town for Bobby and Tori's wedding shower. It's being hosted at the church that Chad and Erin attend and they are only expecting about 100 guests. Erin remembers her own wedding shower. She, Whitney and the Keilens are decorating for the shower.  Erin revealed that they were planning for at least 200 people and only nine people came.

The guests finally arrive at the special event and the Bride and Groom are not there. Tori, Bobby, Josie, and Kelton are not there. They were out shopping for the groomsmen attire. The couples arrive and Tori is known for running late. Erin says that she is a lot like her father.

While the guests are eating, Tori and Bobby head up front to answer a few questions. Tori freezes up and can't speak. Jackson reveals that his sister is out going but if you put her as the center of attention, she doesn't like it.

Bobby breaks the ice and starts talking to the guest while Tori begins opening the gifts.

Meet Zoey Joy!

We are so excited to announce the birth of Zoey Joy Webster! She was born on March 28, 2018. She marks the first March Birthday for the family! 
She was born at 4:22 am and weighing just 6lbs and was 19 inches

All about Zoey: Coming soon

John and Alyssa are about to welcome their third child into the world anyday! We are so excited for the little girl's arrival. 

Bringing Up Bates News!

UP TV is announcing that Bringing Up Bates will have an hour episode for the entire month of April. April also marks the month that we will see Bobby and Tori's wedding.
Be sure to tune in tonight to see a brand new episode of Bringing Up Bates and be sure to check out our blog for our recap. Many have asked if the season will end with Bobby and Tori's wedding special and it won't.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Countdown to Everly: One month to go

Erin only has one month until the baby girl arrives. This past month, Erin has been getting the house ready! 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Preview: Can You Have a Wedding Shower Without the Bride & Groom?

Gil takes Tori out for special father/daughter outing; now that Josie is working toward her cosmetology license, Whitney takes Kaci Lynn to her aunt for her very first hair cut.

Countdown to Zoey: 6 days until due date

Just six more days until baby Zoey's due date. There is no word of her arrival yet. We are still working on a birth announcement post. 
When do you think she will arrive?

Monday, March 26, 2018

All about Lexi: 14 months old

Lexi Mae is now 14 months and is about to be a big sister! Her baby sister will be here anyday.
She is also about to celebrate her sister's third birthday in a few weeks!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Countdown to Zoey: 8 days until due date

Just eight more days until Zoey's due date! We can't wait until she arrives! Alyssa is currently 38 weeks pregnant.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

April Birthday Cover

As we await the arrival of Everly Hope Paine and Zoey Joy Webster, we are excited to release our April Monthly Cover.

The family currently has four birthdays: Carlin, Chad, Allie, and Ellie! 

We decided to hold out on putting the girls in there for right now since we still have seven more days until March is over. We will updated it on April 1st if one or two girls haven't arrived yet.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Countdown to Everly: 36 days

The Bates are counting down the days until they meet both baby Everly and Zoey. As of right now the Bates have 36 days until the baby is due to arrive in late April but the chances are the baby will arrive in early April or late March.

We will see if that happens.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Recap: Fixin' For New Beginnings

Chad recently started his new construction business and is teaming up with Roy who is a local contractor. Ray recently bought a dilapidated house which he and Chad will be doing a flip the house. Erin has seen a change in her husband since he started to do something that he loves. There is a brand new light in his eyes. Chad adds that he was dreaming and hoping that his wife could work with him one day with flipping the houses together. The couple heads to the log cabin house to check it out.

Erin is looking forward to design it. They finished the house and it looks amazing. Roy has Erin stage the new house to help sell the house.

Meanwhile, Zach and Whitney head to sign papers for their first home. Since the couple got married, they have been living in a rental home. Whitney is so excited for the new house that she can't believe it. The couple brings Bradley and Kaci to the new house to start their planning of renovation. Their budget for their house is $15,000 and the couple wants to finish the project within six weeks.

Zach's brothers come over to house and help with the demolitions. Zach says there is nothing to built for his family to tear up but when they are able to tear down stuff, they love it.

There is an issue with the bathroom when they find out that the floor is sagging. Zach adds the supporting beams to fix the problem.

Within a few weeks later, Zach and Whitney are happy that the house is ready to move in. They are really happy that everything has turned out so beautiful.

Chad reveals that as the family grows all the talents, abilities and different things keep growing. Chad thinks that it might happen the future or just around the corner.

House Hunting Tonight!

It's time for a brand new episode of Bringing Up Bates! Remember to check out our Preview Tuesday to find out what the episode will be about. We have new episode photos to share with you all.
Zach and Whitney

The Paine Family

Chad and Erin Paine with Whitney Bates

Chad and Erin Paine
Make sure to tune in for our recap later tonight if not tomorrow morning.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Baby Watch for Zoey

Alyssa is 38 weeks and 2 days pregnant with her third child. She is due in 1 week and 5 days with her third child.

In the past, Alyssa has had her babies within one day of her due date so when do you think Zoey will be born.

Today we are starting the baby watch for her.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Preview: Fixin' for New Beginnings

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.

All about Kaci: 21 months old

It's hard to believe that Kaci Lynn is just three months away from her second birthday. She is about to welcome her two new cousins (Everly and Zoey) by her 22nd month update. We also have new photos of Kaci Lynn to share with you all.


Monday, March 19, 2018

April Monthly Episode preview

Beach Blanket Bachelorette
April 5, 2018
Kelly Jo and her sisters have planned a bachelorette beach getaway for the bride-to-be; Bobby recruits some of the younger Bates boys to help him move out of the camper.

Another Beautiful Season of Blessings
April 12, 2018
The Bates head to South Carolina for their annual Thanksgiving tradition with Papa Bill and Mama Jane; Josie and Kelton try to gather the courage to ask Gil and Kelly Jo's permission to officially court.

Countdown to I do
April 19, 2018
Tori has her final wedding dress fitting and she sits down with Carlin to come up with a hairstyle for her special day; Gil, Nathan, and the middle boys get to work on cutting and trimming trees for Tori and Bobby's winter wonderland wedding decor.

Tori's Winter Wonderland Wedding
April 26, 2018
At Christmastime, the family hustles to take care of last-minute winter wonderland decorations for Tori and Bobby's wedding day; when the big day arrives, everyone is full of emotion, especially Gil as he prepares to give his daughter away.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Baby watch for Everly

Erin is currently 34 weeks and one day pregnant. In the past, Erin has given birth around 36 weeks pregnant with her children. We are starting our baby watch a little bit early.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

The Paine family Grows!

We are so excited to announce that the Paine family has grown. They now have three grandchildren with one on the way.
 Chad's brother Thomas and his wife Dakota have welcome their daughter, Mailey Ray, into the world on March 12, 2018. She weight 7.10 and was 21 inches long.

Chance at a tripe birthday

As we all know that Erin is due with her daughter on April 28th, there is a chance that the family could have their first tripe birthday if Erin gives birth on April 11th.

When do you think Everly will be here? 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Bobby and Tori's third month of marriage

Bobby and Tori are celebrating their third month of marriage. Currently right now on Bringing Up Bates, the couple is planning their wedding and the wedding will air in a few weeks. (We will share the air date as soon as we can)

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Recap: Big Decision, Bigger Opinions

With everyone in town, they head over to Norris Dam for an outdoor dinner. While getting the dinner ready, Gil finds a stack of envelopes and tries to keep them a secret however Kelly and Erin are onto him.
Kelly can't contain herself since she knows that it could be an engagement, a wedding, a baby or a new courtship.
Zach knew that it was not their surprise since Whitney is not expecting. They don't know who it is since Erin already announced that she was expecting her third child.
The family opens the envelopes and find a poem. It's a pregnancy announcement which says "10 little fingers, 10 little toes, 2 little eyes, 1 little nose. Put them together and what do you got? Our baby on the way, ready or not! due April 2018." Alyssa is pregnant with baby #3 and due a few weeks before her sister.
Alyssa was very surprised when she found out that she was expecting. She is excited but it took a while to be excited. Alyssa is pregnant and is having her third child.
Zach says that he was kinda hoping that it was his sister, Michaella. He figures that it has to be hard on her.
Alyssa reveals that she already shared the news with her sister, Michaella, on the phone. Michaella says that her sister was super sweet and sensitive to call ahead of time since she knows what the couple has gone through to have a baby. Brandon and Michaella say that they are excited for the new members.
Before they leave the park, Kelly reminds the girls not to overwhelm Tori with too many opinions during her dress fitting.
The girls head down to Renee's shop and enjoy the goodies and girl time. Tori has her hair and make up done while her bridesmaids try on dresses. Whitney says that she feels excited that Tori has included her in this progress. The gowns are gorgeous and Renee has made three different styles. All the dress are long and have the same color. The girls chooses their style.
After Tori has her make up and hair done, she tries on dresses. The first dress is fitted and long sleeves. It also has lacy and champagne-color layer underneath.
Lawson reveals that he has been to those dress fitting and has tried to tell them that they should try one that you like don't try on another. Nathan adds just like that if you find a girl you like then you stick with her and the shopping is done.
The second dress is like the first one but is pure white with a heavier lace. The ladies like the second dress better than the first however Tori likes the first one. She tries on another dress that is also pure white gown but she still loves the first dress.
Tori ends up picking the first dress. She does make a few changes to the dress that she would like. Kelly says that she still sees her daughter as a little tomboy and asked where did the years go and are fixing to get married.

New Episode of Bringing Up Bates

Happy Thursday everyone! 
Tonight we have a brand new episode of Bringing Up Bates. Please be sure to check out our preview that was posted on Tuesday morning. We will be sharing our recap tonight if not tomorrow morning. We even have a few sneak peek photos of tonight's episode.
 During the family's dinner, Gil finds a surprise but what does it mean? Baby? Wedding? or a courtship announcement?
 Tori and the girls head back to Renee's bridal shop to try on Tori's wedding dress for Alyssa and Michaella. They also try on the bridesmaid dresses.
Brandon and Michaella enjoy some time with their niece, Lexi Mae, at the picnic.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Chance at the first March Birthday

The family is awaiting the births of Zoey Webster and Everly Paine. Zoey is due on April 2nd while Everly is due on April 28th.

Erin is currently 33 weeks pregnant while Alyssa is 37 weeks pregnant. 

Do you think Zoey will be born in March or April?

Do you think Everly will be born in March or April?

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Preview: Big Decision, Bigger Opinions

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.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Duggar Family Update: March 2018

We have plenty to update about the Duggar family. We often to try to update on the Duggar family every three to four months. I really don't remember the last update that we did on the family so here we go:

* Joy and Austin got married in May 2017 and welcome their first child, Gideon Martyn, in February 2018.

* Josh and Anna welcomed their son, Mason Garrett, in September 2017. He is celebrating his six month birthday today.

* Joseph and Kendra got engaged in May 2017. They would later married in September 2017 and are expecting their first child, a son, later this summer.

* Jeremy and Jinger announced that they are expecting their first child in July 2018.

* Josiah announced that he was in a courtship to Lauren Swanson in January 2018. They would later announced that they are engaged and planning a wedding for later this summer.

We will update agin in August 2018

Sunday, March 11, 2018

One month until Double Birthday

In just one month, Carlin and Allie Jane will celebrate their birthdays. Allie Jane will celebrate her third birthday while Carlin will celebrate her 20th birthday. 
Carlin and Allie Jane with Zach Bates

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Grandma and Brooklyn Paine

Kelly Bates recently shared a new photo of Brooklyn Paine and herself. Brooklyn will be celebrating her second birthday in the next five months.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Recap: Icing on the cake

Nathan is back home after spending several weeks in Texas. He has been doing flight training for the ALERT program. Nathan, Lawson, and Trace headed over to the ranch to ride horses and catch up.

Trace reveals that he wasn't chosen during the basketball tryouts but made it to the final four. Trace was a little disappointed about not making the team but talked to the coach who gave him the title of team manager which allows him to practice with the team. He hopes to make it next year.

Nathan and Lawson talk about their recent mission trip to Puerto Rico. Two weeks ago, the island was hit by a hurricane and the boys were the first ones to bring food and water to the people that were living in remote mountain areas.

Kelly thinks that Trace will be the first one of the boys to start a courtship since Nathan and Lawson are so busy. Trace is sitting in the prime position since he is surrounded by sweet, like-minded girls. Gil doesn't think so.

It's time to start planning Bobby and Tori's wedding so she brings in a committee which has her two sisters Kay and Kim, family friend Kim, decorator Kathy, family friend Elijah. They all meet at the church, Calvary Baptist.

Kelly reveals that the aisles will be lined by trees thanks to Gil's company. They will be painted which in hopes that it will be a wedding and not a forest.

Bobby and Tori just sit back and enjoy watch everyone else figure out how many trees will be nice. Tori reveals that it's been nice having everyone doing their wedding for them.

Bobby and Tori meet up with Kelly's sister about the wedding cake. Tori says that she doesn't care about the specifics as long as it looks good. They have to make decisions in short amount of time and Tori is not eager to make them. Gil reveals that Tori is not the best at being focused.

Tori reveals that she is thankful for her mom and family for helping so much planning their wedding.
Kelly heads down to Florida to help out with Allie and Lexi since John and Alyssa are heading to go on vacation. She is sad that she will have to missed Isaiah's birthday but she planned him a fun laser tag party to make up for it. A family comes over with the gear and transforms the yard into the laser tag war zone.

Gil, The Bates boys and a few friends have a blast playing. Gil reveals that the boys really charged up about shooting each other. After the game, they sit down and talk about goals for Isaiah for the next year. They also encourage Isaiah.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

All new Bringing Up Bates tonight!

We are so excited to share that there is a brand new episode of Bringing Up Bates tonight! Our recap will be posted later tonight if not by tomorrow morning.

Be sure to check out our Tuesday post for what is to come tonight's episode. Here are some sneak peak photos from tonight's episode.


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Baby moon for the Paines and Websters

In the next few weeks both families are about to welcome new members into the world. Before they arrive, the couples decided to go on a trip together and invite Gil and Kelly along.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

All about Brooklyn: 19 months old

In five months, Brooklyn will celebrate her second birthday so I am just going to say that this second year of All about Brooklyn is going by so fast.

It is going to be interesting to see if Chad and Erin welcome their third child before Brooklyn's 20 month update or after.

Preview: Icing on the cakes

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.

Monday, March 5, 2018

New photo of Webster Family

Happy Monday everyone!

As we are waiting for this week's new episode, we have a new photo of John and Alyssa with their adorable girls.

As many of you know that Alyssa is pregnant with baby #3 and is due in early April. 

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Recap: Save the Date and Decisions to make

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Bobby and Tori asked Tori's parents on a double date to talk about Wedding dates. Both Tori and Bobby hoped to get married when Tori graduates in May 2018 but has figured that is a long time to wait and hope to move up the wedding to December 2017.

The couple is quite nervous to tell the parents that they are hoping to get married in December. Gil reveals that he normally would say no but it's the same thing that happen to him and Kelly. He says that once you know that this is the person that you are meant to marry there is no reason to trouble yourself for another six months to a year when you have the means to do it now.

Back at the house, Bobby and Tori sit down with Erin and Kelly to start planning. Kelly makes the list and Gil thinks that they are ready to elope. The family is familiar with all the work that comes with a wedding since this will be the 5th child to get married.

Callie reveals that she already has her colors for her wedding and that is gray and blue. Addallee teases her sister with her age but Callie is sure about her colors for her future wedding.

Kelly suggest about going to Kentucky to visit a Wedding dress designer who was recommended by the Duggar family. Tori agrees and the mother/daughter head to Mt. Sterling for a consultation with Renee Miller. At the time, Tori was not sure about what she wants to have so Renee shows many styles of dresses. Tori likes the a dress with lacy and champagne satin underneath. Tori reveals that she is indecisive and wants to come back with her sisters. She is hoping that they can give her advice.

It's time for Nathan's birthday party and he is having a lake party. Many years ago, it started with the whole family but Nathan has turned it into a guys only. Girls are not invited to the party  which Callie thinks that it's not fair. The boys rent a house for the mini retreat which has many water activies and bible study.

New photos of the Grandsons

The Bates family has two adorable grandsons and they are quickly growing up. Whitney took her son (Bradley) and nephew (Carson) to have a lunch date.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Countdown to Zoey: One month to go

In just one month will mark Alyssa's due date with her third daughter. We are currently working on a birth announcement post for the baby girl just to make sure it's ready by the time that she arrives.

In the past Alyssa has been within 24 hours of her due date. Lexi was born one day before her due date while Allie was born one day after her due date. 


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Hello March!

All about Grandchildren:
* Lexi
* Kaci
* Brooklyn

Pregnancy Updates:
* Zoey
* Everly

Monthly anniversaries:
* Bobby and Tori: Three months of marriage

Bringing Up Bates:
* Previews
* Recap
* Monthly Previews

Other Blogs:
* April Birthday Covers