Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Goodbye October!

We want to start out by saying Happy Halloween and please be safe out there before we start our monthly recap.

The Bates celebrated Katie, Isisah, Kelly Jo and Bradley's birthdays this month. They also watched Josie and Kelton get married.They started to plan Evan and Carlin's wedding. There has not been an official wedding date announcement as of yet. Bobby and Tori had a baby shower during the weekend of Josie and Kelton's wedding.

Three growing families

Yesterday we posted four growing families with brand new photos of the Websters, Keilens, Bates and Paine families. Today we are back with new photos of Bobby/Tori, Kelton/Josie and Carlin and Evan.
As many of you know that Bobby and Tori are due to welcome their first child in late November so stay tune for the birth announcement of Baby Kade! 

 Evan and Carlin recently got engaged and are planning their wedding. Carlin recently went dress shopping with Joy (Duggar) Forsyth
 Kelton and Josie just recently got married on October 5th!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Four growing families!

We have three new photos of the Paine family, Brandon and Michaella, The little Bates family and the Webster family.

All about Everly: Seven Months old

It's hard to believe that in five months Everly will celebrate her first birthday. This past month, she watched her aunt (Josie) get married to Kelton Balka.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

All about Zoey: Seven Months old

It's hard to believe that in five months Zoey will celebrate her first birthday. This past month, she watched her aunt (Josie) get married to Kelton Balka.

November Birthdays and anniversary Cover

We are so excited to share our November birthdays cover. The family is currently expecting their ninth grandchild in the coming weeks. 

The family will be celebrating John and Alyssa's birthdays along with Chad and Erin's anniversary. 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

All about Bradley: Almost Four!

We can't believe that we are getting so closer to Bradley's 4th birthday! 
Who remembers when we announced the pregnancy for Zach and Whitney in 2014? Or when we announced the gender?
Who remembers our birth announcement of the sweet little boy? 

Friday, October 26, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Bates social media update

As many of you know that Alyssa's public Instagram was sadly hacked but we have some good news for you all. Alyssa was able to get her Instagram back and had to change the name to websterforever! 

Alyssa has also joined facebook! As many of you know that the Bates family, The Paine family and Lawson are on facebook page.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Grandbaby #9: One month to go

We are just one month away from meeting Grandbaby #9! As many of you know that this baby will mark the third grandson for the Bates family. The couple has decided to name him after Bobby's side of the family and will call him Kade! 


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

A daddy's praise

THIS. MAN. πŸ˜πŸ€©πŸ‘ŒπŸΌI promise I fall more in love with him and my heart still skips a beat when I see the way he loves our children. 😭 I love watching him be a daddy.... ❤️ I watch the calmness and self control in his responses if the kids act up or argue. I listen to them laugh as he throws them in the air or scream with excitement when he is playing hide and seek with all the best hiding spots.😁They soak up every ounce of attention he gives them as if he’s the best thing that’s ever happened to them on this planet.🌎 They think it’s “cool” to help him fold laundry or sweep when he comes home from a long day of work and still tries to go out of his way to find a way to help mommy in the house. He teaches them that life is more than just toys and tv, but it’s about being thoughtful of others, spending quality time together, and learning how real God’s love is. ✨They follow him to the piano when he plays at church cause they want to do everything he does, just like he does.🎢 He puts 110% of his heart in his job when he is on duty and puts his life on the line for his people, but pours that love out even more to us when he gets home no matter how tired he is.πŸ’™ Being a dad can be a hard job, but his gentleness, patience, and strength never cease to amaze me. He puts his family’s needs and wants above his own without even feeling obligated. Because that’s the kind of man he is. 😍You’re killing this daddy thing, Zach! πŸ™ŒπŸΌAnd watching Bradley grow up wanting to be just like his daddy makes me the proudest mommy in the world!❤️❤️❤️#bestdaddy #love #myman

Monday, October 22, 2018

Evan and Carlin: One month engaged

It has been one month since Evan and Carlin announced their engagement! The couple has not announced their wedding date as of yet but we will keep you updated! 

Sunday, October 21, 2018

B&T: Ten months of marriage

In just two months, Bobby and Tori will celebrate their first year of marriage.

This past month, they were involved with Kelton and Josie's wedding. They also had their baby shower.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Chad and Erin’s 5th year of marriage coming soon

As many of you know that Chad and Erin got married five years ago on November 2nd and they are about to celebrate their anniversary! 

Friday, October 19, 2018

Josie and Kelton: Two weeks of marriage

It's been two weeks since Josie and Kelton got married. 

The couple went to the pumpkin patch and share a few snapshots.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Throwback Thursday: Everly’s pregnancy announcement

As the Bates family are expecting their ninth grandchild due within the next month, we decided to do a throwback on Chad and Erin's pregnancy announcement.
Do you think Chad and Erin will announce a fourth pregnancy?

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Grandbaby #9: Birth announcement ideas

As many of you know that Bobby and Tori are due to welcome their son, Kade, into the world in late November. Just like the past few grandbabies, we wanted to give you the chance to name the birth announcement post.

Here is some of our ideas:

1. Grandson #3 is here
2. Grandbaby #9 is here
3. Kade Smith has arrived
4. 9 Grandchildren and counting
5. Bobby and Tori plus 1
6. The Smith party of three

Monday, October 15, 2018

Like father like son

Happy Monday! Another weekend came and went so fast. 
We are praying for those that were impacted by Hurricane Michael. There is no word currently if Alyssa and her family were in the path of Hurricane Michael.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Carson and Brooklyn!

Erin posted the other day on her Instagram about her children decorating their front area with chalk. 
As many of you know that Carson and Brooklyn are 15 months apart and are each other's best friends. We love how protective Carson is to his baby sister.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Details about Josie and Kelton’s wedding

The wedding was originally supposed to start to start at 3pm however it got pushed back an hour to four.  The wedding was taking place at Cove lake state park in Caryville, Tennessee.
Gil had the honor of officiating the wedding along with Mike Fox.

Erin was on the piano while Tori was on the violin. Lawson wrote and performed a special song for the newlyweds.

Be sure to check out who was in the wedding party by clicking here.

The bridesmaids gowns were created by Renee Miler while the groomsmen were wearing burgundy floral ties with suspenders.

Friday, October 12, 2018

One week of marriage

It's been one week since Josie and Kelton got married! The couple is currently on their honeymoon. The network has said that the wedding will be feature on an upcoming Bringing Up Bates episode.
Be sure to stay tune to our blog tomorrow for details of their wedding!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Baby shower for Bobby and Tori!

As many of you know that this weekend was the wedding of Josie and Kelton however the Bates family also did Bobby and Tori's baby shower. 
The couple is due to welcome baby Kade in late November and we can't wait to meet him. On October 6, 2018, Tori gather with her sisters (Carlin, Michaella, Alyssa and Erin) and her sister-in-law Whitney and Kaci Lynn! 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

New photo of Bobby and Tori

In a little over two months, Bobby and Tori will celebrate their first year of marriage. This past weekend, they were at Josie and Kelton's wedding and had their own baby shower.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Season 8 of Bringing Up Bates

The Bates family have had a very busy weekend and we can't wait to share it with you all later this week! (Hint: Josie's wedding, Tori's baby shower, and Katie's birthday)

At the end of September, we announced that Bringing Up Bates will return on January 3, 2019 after a little over three-month break. As many of you know that season 7 we had a lot of excitement and season 8 will have more.

"We are excited to kick off 2019 with the return of our beloved series 'Bringing Up Bates,'" said Timothy Kuryak, UPtv senior vice president of production and development, in a press release. “In the new season, the Bates family continues to grow through new relationships, weddings, and babies."

The new season will feature the wedding of Josie and Kelton, Zach and Whitney’s vow renewal and Evan and Carlin’s engagement. We will get to see Tori and Bobby prepare for their first child. We will be getting updates on fertility struggles.

As you can see we will have plenty to come in the new season.