Saturday, March 14, 2015

Throwback: Bates at the Beach

On this week's episode of Bringing Up Bates, Gil and Kelly and the Kids spent time at the beach in Clearwater, Florida. Check out these pictures of past Bates beach vacations.

 Gil Bates and Lawson Bates
Myrtle Beach, 1993

 Papa Bill and Zach Bates
Myrtle Beach, 1993

 Kelly Bates and Zach Bates
Myrtle Beach, 1993

 Gil and Kelly Bates with Lawson Bates, Erin Bates, 
Michaella Bates, and Zach Bates
Myrtle Beach, 1993

 Gil and Kelly Bates with Lawson Bates, Erin Bates, and Zach Bates
Myrtle Beach, 1993

 Gil and Kelly Bates with Michaella Bates, Erin Bates, Zach Bates, and Lawson Bates
Myrtle Beach, 1993

 Gil Bates with Zach Bates, Nathan Bates, Lawson Bates,
Erin Bates and Michaella Bates
1994

 Gil Bates with Nathan Bates and Lawson Bates
1994

 Michaella Bates
1994

 Bates family 
2006

 Bates family 
2006

Bates family 
2006

 Bates family 
2006

 Gil and Kelly Bates
2006

 Josie Bates
2007

Tori Bates and Addallee Bates 
2007

16 comments:

  1. D'awwww, the oldest kids were so cute when they were little! ^o^

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  2. I was just wondering if you know at what point the bates changed their views on modesty and how they dress. In the earlier pictures, you can see that the younger children were wearing "normal" swimsuits, Kelly wore short, and Gil didn't have a shirt on under his life jacket. I just wondered when and why they changed how they dressed.

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    1. They said it was around the time Alyssa was born...

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  3. I love going to MB, SC.

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  4. Happy blessed sunday y´all.

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  5. Kelly has knees! She is one attractive lady!

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  6. Oh wow. I'd love to know when the Bates wardrobe went to do much more conservative. The early photos show more mainstream clothing IE shorts and sleeveless tops.
    Kim

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  7. kelly , i am just curious what religion you are? i am Mennonite we cover our hair and dont take pictures. noticed you had a short type outfit on in 1 of the pictures, why did you go back to wearing drersses/skirts, God still loves you if you wear pants , also a 1 piece bathing suit. Thanks, esther graber huntsburg,ohio Mennonite mom of 13 and LOVES GOD!

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  8. Looks like Kelly and the girls use to wear shorts and even normal little girl swimsuits. Nothing wrong with that. They look just as happy and loving back in the 1990's as they are now. Just MORE to love now!

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  9. Zeb looks like Lawson in that top pic. Gil is such a hands on dad, he seems to always have a little one on his shoulders, and he is so sensitive...now that's a real man :-)

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  10. They are wearing shorts in these photos when did they decide to only wear pants and dresses?
    What changed their mind?

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  11. The kids used to wear shorts and Gil & Kelly were dressed much more casually back then too..... they did not have the same modesty standards as they do now and showed in their last show at the beach.

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  12. Such a beautiful family! You just gotta love the Bates. Really good picture of Gil and Kelly too. Happiness and joy just radiate on their faces. The Bates family make Godly living desirable and inspiring. Keep it up Bates family!

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  13. I wonder if the reason they started to dress more conservative has anything to do with the Duggars? They met and became friends at ATI, so it would be interesting to know if they changed after they met.

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    1. I wonder the same thing. How does ATI affect families?

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  14. Love the clean, modest, wholesome look in the latter year pictures! Thanks for your example.

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