What do Michaella's parents and siblings have to say about Brandon's extended visit with the Bates family, which aired on last night's episode of Bringing Up Bates?
Kelly and Gil were thrilled to spend time bonding with Brandon and are looking forward to the day when he officially becomes their son-in-law.
"We encourage our children to bring friends to our house, because we like to be involved in their lives," explains Kelly Bates. "We especially enjoy spending time with someone that is involved in a courtship with one of our children because it offers some bonding time with the rest of the family that will establish long lasting relationships once married."
"I was so glad that Brandon was able to spend a few weeks with the family," says Zach Bates. "I know how important it is to establish strong relationships with family members, and that takes time and involvement. Once he gets married, they are likely to move, so this time together will be treasured memories."
Alyssa Bates Webster lives in Florida with her husband, John, and wasn't able to join in on Brandon's visit, but she knew before he arrived that her future-brother-in-law was in for a chaotic two weeks. "There are no secrets in our house, nor is there a lack of opinions, and the new guy on the scene gets to hear them all! I’m sure Brandon’s time with the family will be an unforgettable one!"
Lawson Bates is serious about protecting his sisters. "Well, Nathan and I have gotten the reputation of being the ones that make it hard on the guys! He’s got to meet our approval, cause in our opinion, they deserve the best! Brandon passed, but we’re still trying to use our brotherly persuasion to talk him into moving to Tennessee!"
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