Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Bates Christmas Snapshots

The Bates were all over the map for Christmas this year. Chad and Erin Paine drove more than 10 hours with their two kids to visit Chad's family in Oklahoma, Michaela and Brandon Keilen headed up to Michigan to celebrate with the Keilens, and Gil and Kelly Bates took the unmarried kids down to Honea Path, South Carolina, to visit Gil's parents--Papa Bill and Mama Jane. Here are a few snapshots from the holiday weekend:

 Carlin Bates, Josie Bates, and Trace Bates with Papa Bill

 Erin Paine and Brooklyn Paine

 Erin Paine, Chad Paine, Brooklyn Paine, and Carson Paine

 Lawson Bates and his horse

 Michaela and Brandon Keilen

 Michaela and Brandon Keilen

 Whitney Bates and Kaci Lynn Bates

For those who have asked, Whitney and Zach say they have prayed about the standards and convictions they will hold for their family. Whitney does wear pants, but out of respect for the convictions that her in-laws have, she only wears skirts when she is around them or filming for the show. But she says she knows Gil and Kelly love her regardless of what she wears.

 Zach and Whitney Bates

Whitney Bates, Kaci Lynn Bates, Zach Bates, and Bradley Bates

Photos courtesy of thebatesfamily.com, chadanderin.com, brandonlovesmichaela.com, Zach and Whitney Bates

17 comments:

  1. How is it wearing pants a standard, or a convinction? It's simply a very practical every day thing, it's like preferring hoovering over a manual dust leaner, there's not so much to say about it...

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    1. I grew up in a fundamental Baptist church that also followed this belief. We did not at home. We all so attended the privet school which follows the skirbelow mid knee rules. It's the bellied of some Baptist and Pentecostal faiths.this is also why you see them swim with clothes and suits under. Some will not even allow girls and boys to swim together. It's the conviction of that family to follow that form of modesty

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  2. Really cool to hear about Whitney's decision about pants! Seems like a nice compromise. :)

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  3. That is so sweet of Whitney to be respectful of her in-laws like that. I love how this family can make their own choices and be honest with their fans. Such an awesome family!

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  4. We just have to respect everyone's idea of modesty. Every one has a different view. Just as long as you feel in your heart that it pleases the Lord. He will guide you and make you feel at peace with your decision.

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  5. These are precious! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Good for Whitney!

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  7. If I am correct, Whitney wore pants before she and Zack married. Sometimes pants are actually more modest than some skirts/dresss. As with Alyssa, I see nothing wrong. I suspect God doesn't care as long as the clothing isn't vulgar. After all, Gil's parents wear pants and even shorts. I don't see them as immodest.

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  8. I recon good on you Whitney for having your own standards and still respecting your in-laws. It's not always easy! You are a very sweet beautiful young woman. God bless you all.

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  9. I have that same jacket as Josie! It's from Rue 21!
    P.S, Josie is my nickname!!!

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  10. Beautiful photos!

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  11. Carlin could be a model!

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    1. I've always thought that too. I think Josie could be one also. They are so pretty!

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  12. Kaci and Brooklyn are so cute in these photos!

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  13. What a beautiful family.

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