Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Interview with Michaela (Bates) Keilen


After her wedding episode aired on UP last Thursday, Michaela (Bates) Keilen chatted with Noelle from PopCityLife.com about the day she tied the knot with Brandon and her new life as Mrs. Keilen.

Here are the highlights of the interview, but we encourage you to visit PopCityLife.com for more details.
  • Michaela says that her first kiss, which she shared with Brandon at the altar, was better than she ever could have imagined. "Waiting was definitely hard, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything," shares the newlywed. "My dreams all came true that blissful moment." 
  • Michaela is "completely overwhelmed by the love and kindness" shown to her and Brandon by the approximately 800 guests who attended their wedding. 
  • While Brandon, a videographer/graphic designer for a ministry in Chicago, is away at work, Michaela spends her days studying and doing childcare. "I’m finishing up my last semester of college, while adjusting to the big city and the cold winters," she tells PopCityLife.com.
  • Are there children in the Keilens' future? The newlyweds hope to have a large family, but they have not made any announcements yet. Right now, Michael says she is "embracing this thrilling adventure of marriage that God has so graciously given me."

Photo courtesy of UP

14 comments:

  1. Brandon and Michaela congratulations you are a sweet couple I pray you have a very blessed life together. Don't rush to have babies enjoy yourselves for awhile there will be time for babies. Thank you for sharing your special with us.

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  2. I did not know Michael was attending college! Awesome! What is her degree in?

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  3. Love this family!

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  4. I love that the Bates kids (especially the girls) are encouraged to pursue some sort of college education. Its great to be a stay at home mom but it's handy to have some sort of training in case of an unexpected situation. Congrats again!

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  5. Hello there,
    Has Erin said anything about the suggestion I made about her hair? I was just wondering because I am really eager to learn how to do it!
    Can you guys please pray that I will find a God loving, child loving husband. I know that God has a plan set out for me, but I just need help to find the right person.
    Thaanks,
    God Bless
    Alissa

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    1. Hi Alissa,

      We made the suggestion to Erin, but she is very busy right now. If and when she decides to film a hair/makeup tutorial, we will let you know.

      We would be honored to pray for you. :)

      Lily and Ellie

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    2. Dear Lily and Ellie,

      I 100% understand that Erin is busy! I have been praying that little Carson, chad and herself continue to grow in the Lord and stay healthy. That would be wonderful that you would let me know if she makes that decision!
      Thank you so much that you would be honored to pray for me. I think that just made my day!:)
      God Bless!
      Alissa

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    3. It's our pleasure, Alissa. :)

      Lily and Ellie

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    4. Thank you so much!
      Alissa

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  6. What ministry does Brandon work for? ATI?

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  7. What is Michael studying in college? Please answer. :)

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  8. What education is Michaela pursuing? a certificate? a degree? in what? from where?

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  9. Will Michael and Brandon be moving down to Texas with most of the other Institute people, or will they be staying in the Chicago area?

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  10. I'm new to this site but just wanted to add: Erin has a hair tutorial AND a makeup tutorial online now, in case anyone hasn't seen them or didn't know. Sorry if this doesn't pertain to the conversation! :)

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