Monday, August 1, 2016

Bates Before and After

"We take a picture because we know it's not going to look like that for long, and we call up and invite as many company as we can and say, 'Come, our house is clean... It won't be clean next weekend, so come while it's clean!'"

-Kelly Bates

A couple weeks ago on Bringing Up Bates "The Great Bates Clean-Up," the entire Bates clan gathered 'round to purge the house of junk and unused items.

The indoor project didn't go quite as well as Kelly Jo had hoped. While some of the family members surrendered a lot of clothes and other belongings, some refused to part with any.

After the kids had had enough cleaning, Kelly tried to convince Gil to reorganize the shed, but the Bates dad decided that they would be biting off more than they could chew with such a task. Carlin told her dad that the only way to take care of the situation would be to light a match.

Later, the kids redeemed themselves by pitching in to beautify the front yard. What do you think?


Photos courtesy of UP

15 comments:

  1. Love the flowers! Lily and Ellie when do the Bstes start up again?

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    1. Hi Hannah,

      The show is still going. :)

      Lily and Ellie

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  2. They did a great job! Looks beautiful!

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  3. I love it. It's gorgeous!

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  4. I'm not writing this just to complain, the Bates seem like sweet people, but how is this of public interest? How long is this spring cleaning story going on?

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    1. I personally enjoy the day to day of people's lives. Normal people and people I admire (the super rich...not so much) are interesting to me. I read a number of blogs and memoirs and my favorite things are when they talk about everyday stuff. I also love to organize and minimize my stuff. It makes me happy, so I find spring cleaning and boring life stuff fascinating. It may not interest you but I would rather watch these episodes than the wedding/engagement stuff any day. I related to Kelly in this episode more than any other.

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    2. Well... It lasted one show. Lol they do a few recaps on this blog but from the Bates perspective it lasted literally.. One show. Lol

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  5. it looks grwat, love you guys!

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  6. it looks GREAT! Love the Bates family!

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  7. Can someone tell me if I missed the season finale...has it already happened...i hope not.

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  8. Hi Natalia,

    Nope, you haven't missed the season finale.

    Lily and Ellie

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  9. Beautiful! Very welcoming!

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