Thursday, July 14, 2016

New Family Pics, New Header

We uploaded a new header and updated the color scheme of the blog. What do you think?

Our web designer, Rachel, has been creating headers for our Duggar blog for the past two years. She and her husband, who live on a farm in the Midwest, recently welcomed their first child. We are grateful to her for taking time out from her busy schedule to be our web designer.

Rachel is the oldest of Loren and Gloria Wissmann's 13 talented children. The Wissmanns have a traveling bluegrass/gospel band and have released 10 CDs since 2006. Be sure to check out their website.


Photos courtesy of UP, Zach and Whitney Bates

61 comments:

  1. Why are Allyssa and John and Allie at the bottom and not at the top with the other couple

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    1. I believe they put them in birth order

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    2. Birth order I think.

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    3. It's in birth order.

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    4. The banner goes in the order of the kids and not by who is married and who isn't.

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    5. I think they're listed in birth order-- Alyssa's sixth in the line-up!

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    6. Because the bates kids are organized by age :).

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    7. They are in birth order. Allyssa is Bates child #6

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    8. I think they are trying to keep the children in birth order:)

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    9. I believe the pictures of the Bates children are shown in birth order.Alyssa was born after Nathan

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    10. I believe the Bates children are still ranked by birth order.

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    11. Because the Bates children are placed in age order from oldest to youngest. Alyssa is younger than Lawson and Nathan, so she, John and Allie fall into place on the second line 😊

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  2. Great new photo!!! Love watching you!

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  3. It looks good nice God Bless y'all !!

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  4. I absolutely LOVE it!!!!

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  5. Fabulous Job! I love it! :):):)

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  6. katie is getting sooo pretty!!
    lets see more of that girl

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    1. Why isn't Katie ever in the interviews? She seems to be the only one at home that's not on the show. I hope that's her choice.

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  7. Personally, I liked the old color scheme better, but I like the new pictures!!!

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  8. Very nice job Rachel!!!

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  9. It looks nice! Good job!

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  10. I never realized how much like Erin Katie looks! I hope you are able to keep up with pictures of the little ones as they grow fast. I always appreciate new Bates pictures.

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  11. Will she be updating it again, when Brooklyn Alease is born?

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  12. Rachel did a great job! (Congrats to her and her husband!)

    Everyone looks great, but I think little miss Allie Jane looks particularly adorable out of the bunch :) Also, Callie-Anna looks so old! When did that happen?!

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  13. The new theme looks great as well, ladies!

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  14. I agree Katie looks JUST like Erin! I like the new banner BUT why the dull color of gray? :( I think it should be a much more energetic happy color like yellow or any bright color! Much more pleasing to the eyes!

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    1. They used Brooklyn's nursery colors lol

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    2. I think they wanted to do a natural background to make the photos pop. also there wouldn't be a problem of clashing colors.

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  15. Very nice job done, Katie is so adorable!!!

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  16. I wish the show was an hour long.. Good people wholesome show.

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  17. Allie does nit smile but Bradley does .... Why not showing a pic of Bradley happier ! Take care you All

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  18. Please put some color behind these cute people......the white is very stark. I love the updated pics.

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  19. Very nice job done, Katie is so adorable!!!

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  20. Love the new header. The little ones have grown up fast.

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  21. Katie looks so much like Tori and Carlin.

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  22. It's pretty, it looks very professional and I like the color scheme.
    There's one thing I don't like though, if I can say so: why are the grandchildren in the middle of the children? I think it would be even better if you put all of the children first, and then all of the grandchildren after Jeb, in birth order (so Brad, Allie, Carson, Kaci...). That way they would all be in birth order and you would see the original Bates family in a clearer way.
    I hope you will take that into consideration the next time! :)

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    1. Because Bradley and Kaci are Zach kids, Carson is Erin kid and Allie is Alyssa they why their next to their parents.

      It's better this way.

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    2. I know WHY they are where they are, I'm just suggesting another way to put them, so that you can see better the original Bates family and they're all in birth order!
      It's like Gil and Kelly are the first generation, the 19 kids and their spouses are the second generation, and the grandchildren are the third. I was just suggesting that dividing them per generation would be cool, it would be a little bit like a family tree! :)

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    3. The "why" was more "why this stylistic choice"...

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  23. Love it!!! Hope you're going to do something similar for your Duggar blog.

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    1. The Duggars blog has been already be done. And the Duggars don't have anymore grandbabies being born yet.

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  24. Like the updated format very much, but I think Katie should have been up one row by Josie. . . .the two almost always seem to be together in the shows.

    All in all lovely pictures.

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  25. I kind of wish that the photo of Erin and Chad didn't include Carson since Carson has his own individual picture...

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    1. Carson got a haircut

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    2. It's a cute picture of Erin,Chad and Carson.

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    3. I agree they're the only ones whose picture has the baby it's inconsistent

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  26. Its beautiful Rachel! Anxious to see what Brooklyn looks like!

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  27. I love it!!!!! Tell Rachel great job!

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  28. Wow Katie looks a lot like Erin!

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  29. I love reading this blog, but these colors and the white background in the pictures makes everything look washed out. I think the color scheme distracts from the pictures instead of enhancing them.

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  30. You need to change the color from gray to something else. I dont mean to sound harsh but that is an awful picture of Bradley. You should really change it.

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  31. I think the new header is nice However I'm a bit disapointed in the picture slected for Bradley. There are so many pictures of him flashing that big sweet grin and the picture selected almost looks like he's near tears. This has to be one of few because every picture I've seen he's has a huge grin.

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  32. Such a BEAUTIFUL family. Jeb is getting so big. And so are the other kids...

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  33. "if" there was an opinion poll: "which child looks most like the father and mother" My vote would be: For boys,
    Jackson looks most like Gil
    Isaiha most like Kelly Jo
    For Girls: Ellie (close second Michaella) most like Kelly Jo
    Callie most like Gil

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  34. I don't understand Bradleys hair.

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  35. Why not have small family photos instead? For example, A family photo of Zach and his family in one shot. Having couples then their kids seems so much.

    Like that you're asking for input and understand if you choose to not use it.

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