Thursday, July 2, 2015

Recap: "Blessings...And New Beginnings?"

Tonight on Bringing Up Bates, "Blessings...And New Beginnings?"
  • Ashley and Anastasia, two friends whom Lawson and Nathan met at a conference, come for a visit.
  • The boys recently visited Ashley and Anastasia in their "hometown" of New York City, and now they want to show the girls what life is like in the hills of Tennessee. “…We decided to give them a taste of what the real world is like,” says Nathan.
  • The first item on the agenda? Horseback riding. “The most fun part was watching them try to make the horses go in a straight line,” says Lawson. “They did better than I thought,” says Nathan.
  • Later, Gil and Kelly take Lawson, Nathan, Anastasia, Ashley, and a few of the other Bates to McCloud Mountain Restaurant, which has a beautiful view.
  • The visit goes very well. “Who knows? They just might want to come back again someday,” says Lawson, smiling.
  • Kelsey, Erin’s close friend from college, throws Erin a baby shower. The Bates usually invite both guys and gals to their baby showers, but Erin has decided she wants to have one with just ladies.
  • As friends and family members gather for the shower, Kelly is stressed out because her other daughters are 30 minutes late, due to a miscommunication over whether Carlin or Tori is supposed to drive.
  • At the end of the shower, Kelsey reveals a special surprise she has planned for Erin. She instructs everyone to grab a balloon and release it outside in memory of the babies Erin miscarried before she became pregnant with Carson.
  • “It was very, very touching,” says Kelly. “It was a very loving gesture, a thoughtful gesture that I would not have thought of doing.”

27 comments:

  1. i couldnt tell who nathan was more smitten with, ashley or anastasia, but he sure had a smile on his face!! he was so cute that i couldnt help but smile at him. both girls were simply adorable and such good sports riding horses.

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    1. Ashley !! He had his arm around her chair and often leaned in close to her, which Lawson laughed about.

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    2. I think Nathan has a case on Ashly. Didn't you see how he had gotten close to her on several occasions and even placed his arm around her chair at the restaurant ? Even Lawson noticed and teased Nathan about it. It was really so cute. So adorable.

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  2. This is why I love the Bates; they tease each other and act like real siblings.

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  3. Congratulations Mrs Ellie & your new husband on your recent marriage. I hope you're enjoying your honeymoon together and may your life always be entwined together with Gods gold strand running richly through it.
    Also, an episode of Bringing Up Bates shown earlier in the year is up on YouTube - the episode show Carlin & Tori driving and a camping trip with their church from last fall. I found it by chance today.

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  4. Ho hum, I wonder who the next person in a courtship will be...

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    1. I think Nathan.

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    2. I think Nathan. He seems smitten by Ashly. They both seem to be drawn to the Missionary field. That is why Nathan is learning to fly a plane. He is seeking his flying licenses. Did you see how wagered he is to head off to Mississippi to do so? . Wish you the best Nathan!! Your father must be proud. . Always put the Lord first !

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  5. Wouldn't you show some pictures of the family, please? For example, ones of the grandchildren? If that's not against their privacy, of course. There used to be much more pictures of Duggar's kids as well- Israel or Anna and Josh's- and now, not really. And Bates grandkids are sooo cute:)

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  6. Nathan and Ashley clearly like each other!!! I wonder if they are courting or will court in the near future!!! :)

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  7. I would love to know the name of the restaurant they visited!

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    1. The restaurant is McCloud Mountain Restaurant

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    2. That was a very beautiful restaurant !!

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    3. Did you ever see a more beautiful scene ? No wonder Kelly just loves that restaurant. So tranquil too. A beautiful place to enjoy a relaxing meal.

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  8. Ashley es Boricua - Que chevere!

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  9. Does anyone know the name of the song that played while they planned Erin's shower? I believe it was the featured song. I have searched and searched.

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    1. There are so many really nice songs played on that show and they are so fitting on each segment of the show. Whoever does the filming does a great job.

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    2. I just love how the friends of the family not only fit in but truly love all the Bates members. I loved Erin s friend who put her baby shower together. And Ashly and her friend were so sweet. It just shows how real the Bates are.

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  10. I noticed how dearly loved Erin was at her baby shower. It made me cry. I am sorry for her loss but she must always remember she will always be a mother of four, 3 of them just happen to be in Heaven and she and Chad will one day see them. So Carson is their 4 child, the oldest here on earth ,but he too, God willing, will see his siblings one day too. God Bless.

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    1. Beautifully said!! I once said something similar to a church member who's daughter had several miscarriages too. Those words brought a lot of comfort to them and took some of their grief away. Each miscarriage produced a child. You will see those children one day. Let the thought of them bring you joy ! And now you have an earthly joy, you arms are now filled with a baby.

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  11. I just love Josie and Kate. They are so funny together. They are real tight sisters. Boy are the awful smart. They noticed how their brothers were showing off to their Two female friends ! It was so funny seeing those city girls on horses! They were so scared.

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  12. I noticed Alyssa shower was so different than Erin s. Alyssa seemed to have more guests. And more guest often mean more fun. There were so many games played at that gathering. It made me laugh so much. At Erin s it seemed more formal.

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  13. I love how this show is not rehearsed. It was so funny to see Tori and her sister late.for Erin s shower along with the younger children. And It was so cute. They were so embarrassed and confused as they walked into the shower. You know, This happens to us all.

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  14. I love Kelsey. What a sweet girl. I hope we see more of her.

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  15. Lawson Bates was sure giving the eye to her sister Anastasia, that was seen also. He can't deny it, he was showing off just as much as Nathan. It was very obvious.

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  16. THEY WILL BE SO CUTE TOGETHER!!

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