Thursday, December 14, 2017

Zach and Whit Celebrate 4 Years

Wishing Zach and Whitney Bates a very happy 4-year wedding anniversary!

Zach and Whitney Bates
 Renovating their new house

Photo courtesy of Zach and Whitney Bates

Carol of the Bates

carol of the bells bringing up bates

Earlier this week, we posted the first promo video of Bringing Up Bates season seven. The series returns in exactly three weeks!

In the spirit of Christmas, UP has created a mini music video to the tune of "Carol of the Bells." It's catchy, so you might just find yourself singing it in your head all day.


Photo/video courtesy of UP

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Season 7 Promo Video!

 Bringing Up Bates season 7 promo

Hot off the press! UPtv just launched a brand new website, and they have released the first promo video (embedded below) of Bringing Up Bates season seven, which premieres Thursday, January 4th, 2018. We say this every season, but it sure seems like this one is going to the most exciting yet!


Photo/video courtesy of UP

Bobby Plays 'Pirates' on Piano


We know you all have enjoyed getting to know Bobby Smith, Tori Bates' husband-to-be, but there is one fact that you might not know about him. He is a beast on the piano! Check out this video of his cover of the Pirates of the Caribbean theme song. You're sure to be blown away.



Photo courtesy of thebatesfamily.com; video courtesy of Bobby Smith

Monday, December 11, 2017

Tori and Bobby's Love Story


"I used to play those chasing games, and then I started thinking, 'Tori Bates is all I want.' And that's not changing." 
-Bobby Smith

The first time we were introduced to Bobby Smith was on Valentine's Day 2016, which was shown on Bringing Up Bates "A LOVEly Day." At that point, Bobby and Tori were still just friends. They met through a mutual friend--Kelton Balka, who is now Josie Bates' boyfriend--over fall break 2015.

Exactly one year later, during fall break 2016, Bobby asked Tori to begin an official courtship while the Bates were vacationing in Pensacola, Florida.

Rather than wait until the following fall break to ask Tori to marry him, Bobby popped the big question a little bit sooner...and Tori said yes! Their wedding is just five days away.

We're throwing it back to Bobby's musical performance for Tori on Valentine's Day 2016. Check out the video below.



Photo/video courtesy of UP