Monday, May 31, 2021

May Recap

 It's time for our May recap and this month we had a big month on the blog.

The Bates family celebrated three birthdays (Carson, Warden and Erin). The family also celebrated two wedding anniversaries (Stewarts and the Websters). The family also announced the engagement of Esther Keyes and Nathan Bates.

Katie gave an update on her wedding planning. 

We are just one month away from meeting Charlotte, Jayden and Hazel. Holland and Khloe turned 18 months old while Maci turned three months old.

The Bates moms celebrated Mother's Day.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Second Bates son engagement

It's crazy to think that it's been almost eight years since we shared that Zach was engaged and now we are sharing the news of Nathan's engagement to Esther. 
We are all wondering when Lawson will get engaged but we will have to wait to find that out. 
For now we will just enjoy the two sons that have been engaged. 

Saturday, May 29, 2021

June birthdays cover

It's time to release our June birthdays cover. 
As many of you know that the Bates family is expecting three new grandchildren this month. Jayden is due in mid June followed by Charlotte and Hazel. 

Be sure to stay tune for their birth announcements. 

We will be updating the cover once all three grandbabies are here.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Six are thirty years old

The Bates family have six members plus mom and dad that are 30 years old and above.

Chad was the first one to turn 30 in April 2017. 

Zach was the second one to turn 30 in December 2018

Brandon was the third one to turn 30 in September 2019

John was the fourth one to turn 30 in November 2019

Michaella was the fifth one to turn 30 in January 2020.

The most recent one was Erin who turned 30 in May 2021.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Recap: Lawson's New Love and the Boutique's New Digs

 Chad, Erin and Brooklyn reveal the old camper that Chad and Erin just brought. The camper is a major fixer-upper and are looking forward to renovation. Erin reveals that she doesn't love the idea of tent camping but when Chad suggested renovating a camper, she was on board with it.

Gil, Kelly, Lawson, and Nathan are discussing their annual "I love you day" celebration. They do a face time call with the family and decided on doing an animal theme. Zach reveals that they all love bringing 101 opinions to a decision.

It's time for the Bates Sisters Boutique to move into their new storefront. Erin, Whitney and Carlin supervise and bring their employees as well. Carlin reveals that she thinks that they are just excited as they are since the layout is going to be a lot better.

Lawson has been traveling a lot but is home now and enjoying time with his dog, Duke. He plans to send the dog for three months of training. Lawson reveals that he is going to bring his girlfriend Tiffany to their "I love you day" party to meet the family.

Jackson is currently recovering from a snowboarding injury that he got on the family ski trip to Colorado. He had hit an ice patch while attempting to do a 360 and ended up snapping both of the arm bones. He had 13 screws and two metal plates put in his arm. 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

All about Holland: 18 months old

 Holland is now 18 months old. 

Since our last update, Holland has celebrate her family's birthdays. She celebrated Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and much more

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Preview: Lawson's New Love and the Boutique's New Digs!

 The Paine's are tackling a new project; Gil, Kelly Jo and some of the kids have a family meeting to discuss ideas for their upcoming party; Whitney, Erin and Carlin rely on their family to help them move out of their old workspace.

Stewarts celebrate 2 years

Happy Anniversary to Carlin and Evan
Be sure to stay tune for their second year of marriage update

Monday, May 24, 2021

Sunday, May 23, 2021

California trip

We have a new photo of the engaged couple, Travis and Katie. As many of you did not know that Katie recently revealed that she is getting married in December 2021.
We also have a new photo of Travis to share. 

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Baby Maci dedication

Last Sunday, John and Alyssa had their baby girl dedicate. 
John and Alyssa had invited her and his parents to come to special event.
Alyssa shared a new photo of her four little girls.
We love this photo of Alyssa and her daughters. In the photo below is Gil, Kelly, Alyssa and Maci.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Little Bates grandchildren

We have two new photos of Zach and Whitney's little ones.
it's hard to believe that in a few weeks, there will be a new little one into the mix. 
photography by Brittany Pujol Conner 

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Recap: A DIY Date and a Delivery Date

The Paine and Smith couples are getting a getaway in Gatlinburg. The trip was a Christmas gift from Kelly. They are going to have a date night at Board and Brush which is a craft place. Erin reveals that her sister doesn't like to do anything outside of her comfort zone. Chad and Bobby talk about being a girl dad since Charlotte is due in about 21 weeks. Tori reveals that the little girl is just going to capture his heart.

The finished wooden signs look really good and here is what they say:

- Chad: Paine: Always Exploring, Since 2013 with a picture of an RV

- Erin: The Paines: Welcome

- Tori: BTS (Tori and Bobby's initials)

- Bobby: Bobby and Tori Smith: Est: 2017

Josie and Katie are doing a style shoot at a wedding venue Castleton Farms. This shoot will be featured in a bridal magazine. For those that don't know that Castleton Farms is where Evan and Carlin got married.

Over at Zach's house, Brandon and Michaella arrive with Lasagna and homemade bread. The boutique is overflowing into the house again and they are ready for the storefront to open. Michaella is finished with school and is planning to volunteer at the children's hospital until she decides where she wants to work.

Down in Florida, John and Alyssa are getting ready for the birth of their fourth daughter but first they have to pack the girls overnight bags. Alyssa has organized all of the outfits in each individual plastic bags. Soon after, Alyssa goes into labor. She and John dropped the girls at the houses that they are staying at. With her last three labors, Alyssa gives birth about eight hours later. This time it takes longer. After spending a day walking and doing exercise, John and Alyssa head to the hospital where she is able to get an epidural. Maci arrives shorty after. John is really excited to have his daughter join their little girl squad.

Soon after the Websters are home from the hospital, Gil, Kelly and Callie meet them at their house with gifts and food. Kelly says that it's hard for them to believe how good God has been. She adds that Maci is safe, Alyssa is healthy and they are so grateful.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Preview: A DIY Date and a Delivery Day

 Alyssa and John already have their hands full with three daughters; the Paines and the Smiths put their DIY skills to the test in crafts class and Bobby gets some tips from Chad on becoming a "girl dad."

Monday, May 17, 2021

Cutest photo update

Happy Monday everyone! We have the cutest photo of the Paine children to share with you all.
Carson just recently celebrated his sixth birthday. Brooklyn is about to be five years old in August. Everly is three years old and Holland is about to turn 18 months old.

Carson sure does love his little sisters. 

Three Babies due next month

Can you believe that we only have one more month until Jayden, Hazel and Charlotte are due to arrive?
Be sure to stay tune for the birth announcements that are coming soon.

If you have questions about who Jayden, Hazel, and Carlotte's parents are be sure to check out the pregnancy announcements.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

33 weeks pregnant

On May 13th, Josie shared an update on baby Hazel who is due next month. She is currently 33 weeks pregnant with her second child.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Josie's baby shower

Shorty before Katie's successful Wedding dress shopping trip, Josie had a baby shower for baby #2.
Many of the Bates sisters were able to make the event such as Kelly, Whitney (who is due in June)  and Erin.
Josie is due in late June 2021 to welcome her second daughter into the world.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Recap: Home Sweet Home and Nathan's Love

Bobby and Tori just brought their first home and have moved into it. They revealed that they had been looking for a while but hadn't seen much on the market. When they were able to find a place for sale, it was perfect for them since it was two houses away from Zach and Whitney. Bobby and Tori give Zach, Whitney, Michaella and Brandon a tour of their new home. While they were spending time with the couples, Tori jokes that Chad and Erin are coming up with the design and decorations. Chad is planning to add a back porch which makes Tori excited about it. She reveals to Whitney and Michaella that she had Bobby put his clothes with the boys in the large closet so she can have their closet all to her self.

It's time to celebrate Layla's first birthday by going to the Zoo. The Bates family is joining Carlin, Evan and Layla. Meanwhile John and Alyssa are busy getting ready for Maci's arrival. They have to put together the baby items. Alyssa says that you would think after three kids that they would be prepared but things have gotten a little bit more complicated than before. Alyssa also reveals that she will be having baby #4 at the hospital instead of a birth center due to monitoring of her heart.

Alyssa jokes that at the age of 40, she and John will have grown kids in college and will be able to enjoy the grandchildren. 

Meanwhile, the boys are busy building out the new retail space for the Boutique while Zach recently started to work for the tree business. Zach reveals that he would love to move around at 56 like his father instead of 33 moving around like he is right now. Carlin reveals that her dad is still the man and the hero of all of his children.

Nathan is at home and helping at the tree job. During their break, Nathan reveals an update on his relationship with Esther. He is wanting to get engaged this spring. He thinks that it's time to make the next step and make Esther's role change from girlfriend to a fiance. He hopes to pop the question in the Bahamas.

Katie's wedding month

We are so excited to share that Travis and Katie will say I do this December. 
The couple announced their engagement in April 2021. Katie found her wedding dress while in Flordia a few weeks ago. 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Preview: Home Sweet Home & Nathan's Love!

 Welcome to the neighborhood! Tori and Bobby recently purchased a home and give Michaella, Brandon, Zach, and Whitney a tour of their new “home sweet home.” It’s also countdown to Baby #4 for Alyssa and John! As they’re assembling a swing chair, they discuss Alyssa’s delivery plan. Later, the Bates Sisters Boutique has a new workspace in downtown Rocky Top! Carlin, Whitney and Erin stop by the space to check out the renovations being done by Paine Construction and other family members. Finally, while on a tree job, Nathan updates Zach and Gil on how things are going with his new love, Esther. Is an epic proposal in the works?

Monday, May 10, 2021

Kelly's Mother's day

For those that don't know, Kelly had to go to the hospital. The family revealed that it was for esophagus. 
Carlin announced that her mother might be having surgery today. Please be praying for Kelly

Friday, May 7, 2021

All about Khloe: 18 months old

 Khloe is now 18 months old.

Since our last update, Khloe's parents announced that they are expecting their fourth child due next month.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Katie's wedding dress search

This week, Katie is looking for her wedding dress. 
Josie and Willow are heading down to Florida to help her.
Carlin and Layla headed down there yesterday. 
Kelly and Addallee are going down there with Josie and Willow along with one of Katie's friends. 
Update: On May 3rd, Katie was able to find her wedding dress 

Styling Layla

Happy Wednesday everyone
Today we are sharing a new photo of Layla Stewart. It's hard to believe that she is a year old. 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Preview: More Moms, More Babies, More Celebrating!

It’s Mother’s Day and the Bates Family has more reasons than ever to celebrate Moms everywhere and the extraordinary work they do. This year, the Bates welcomed two new moms to the brood, not to mention several new babies! In this episode, we’re going to share those tender moments for the newest moms and latest babies, including footage never before seen on TV!

Monday, May 3, 2021

Weekend getaway

John and Alyssa are enjoying some time with their youngest daughter while heading to a bridal shower party. 
Katie was able to watch Allie, Lexi, and Zoey for the couple during the weekend.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

May Monthly Preview


* Erin Paine

* Carson Paine

* Warden Bates

Wedding Anniversaries:

* Evan and Carlin Stewart

* John and Alyssa Webster

Pregnancy Update:

* One month until Three Babies

All about Grandbabies:

* All about Maci (Three months old)

* All about Khloe (18 months old)

* All about Holland (18 months old)

Bringing Up Bates:

* Preview

* Recaps

Other Posts:

* Mother's Day

* June birthdays

* May Recap