Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Celebrate with the Bates

Are any of you planning to attend Carlin Bates and Trace Bates' graduation party this Saturday? (Click here for details.)

A few of you asked why the two teens are celebrating their high school graduation together when they are 14 months apart. (Carlin turned 18 on April 11th, and Trace turned 19 on February 1st.) Trace actually finished school in December but held off on his party until now. We think it is going to be worth the wait, as this Bates celebration is sure to be huge!

Josie Bates, Nathan Bates, Trace Bates, and Carlin Bates 
visit the UP head office earlier this week


  1. ellie... you gonna be there?

    1. Unfortunately, we can't make it. :(


  2. Would love to go and meet you all, but I live a little far away... Canada!

  3. I'm going. It surprised me that everything worked out, but I'm going

  4. Would love to celebrate with all of yall but I live in Middle Tennessee. Congratulations Trace and Carlin, have a great party.

  5. Would love to go ... but 19 hours of driving with 7 kids would be pushing it!

  6. I would have loved to have gone and meet the Bates but I live In Illinois and is too far away.