Welcome to the Bates family blog! Gil and Kelly have been married since 1987. They have nineteen children with four in heaven. Seven of their children are married. Two children are 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.
Bringing Up Bates is returning this Thursday for their 10th season! Be sure to check out our post on Tuesday for our first episode preview of the new season. Be sure to also check out our post on Thursday for our first episode recap of the season.