Monday, March 20, 2017

Carlin Bates' Ski Buddy


"All of the sudden, our family is almost doubled."
-Gil Bates

The Bates are embarking on what could be their biggest adventure yet (video below). This super-sized family that has never been skiing is taking on the slopes at Massanuten Resort in Virginia!

Their group quickly grows when the older kids invite friends who live nearby. Tori Bates' boyfriend, Bobby Smith, also comes along, as does Carlin's friend, Evan. For those who have been asking if Carlin Bates is in a courtship, nothing has been announced, but when/if it is, we will post the announcement to our blog.


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Photo/video courtesy of UP

31 comments:

  1. Kellie Jo's motherly fear - is so funny- such a reminder of me and my husband. Mother's seem to think of every possible danger. Always enjoy their clips. thank you.

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  2. Sounds like a new courtship may be starting soon!

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  3. What!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. That almost sounded like a dead give a way when Ellie posted that nothing has been announced yet if Carlin is courting anyone,while at the same time telling us about this "Evan" person whom she invited along on the trip.

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  5. Firstly, sooo excited for Carlin if it leads to a courtship and secondly I spied some illicit handholding between Tori and Bobby (said with a smile because everyone is free to live their lives as they please, no criticism intended ♥)

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    1. You may not have seen the episode about Tori and Bobby entering an official courtship. Right after Tori told Bobby "Yes" she wanted to be in a courtship, Bobby went running over to Mr. Bates to ask if he and Tori could hold hands now. Mr. Bates told him "Yes."

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    2. In the episode when Bobby asked Tori to court, he asked Mr. Bates if they could hold hands and he said yes. :)

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    3. Unfortunate that Booby had to ask permission to do something so insignificant as holding hands. I thought the kids were allowed to determine their own courtship rules?

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    4. Does Carlin have any say over what she does with her own hand?

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    5. Given how conservative and traditional her family is, he was probably just trying to be respectful of her and her father. I wouldn't read too much into that.

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    6. Thanks everyone for the replies. I don't live in the USA and can't get hold of Bates episodes :-( so I content myself with reading this blog and watching clips. I didn't realise that they could hold hands already, cute!

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  6. The ski lift is really scary the first time you go up, but after a few times it's nothing. Kelly's reaction was great though!

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  7. Totally a courtship in the future. I'd say Carlin and Evan and Linda just friends right now. Plus, Tori's relationship is getting serious, so they're probably keeping in the background and letting Tori have her moment. I can't believe how old I feel. Ow when watching these! I'm around Erin's age and I started watching the Bates when they came on the show with the Duggars. Now these younger girls are getting married! It makes me feel so old! Lol! I remember when they were just little girls on tv. Goodness! Time marches on!

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    1. i feel old too! i'm a little older than kelly & it feels like i've seen them grow up along side my own children and now that they're having grandchildren it makes me feel that much older, lol! although i've got to say, it makes me happy to see what a good job kelly has done with her all of her kids and i can only hope to be a grandma like her one day!

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  8. Just fyi for people. They don't have to be courting during the episode, they could be courting now.. but, like Tori she can really like a guy while getting to know him before courtship begins :)

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  9. I don't know anything about Carlin, but I have heard there is a potential courtship between Trace and Campbell Roberts?

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  10. But people can and do fall off of ski lifts, so I don't blame Kelly. A woman and her 2 girls fell off a lift in Colorado just this winter. The mom died!

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  11. please tell me they don't wear skirts/dresses when doing this! would be very strange! mark keim hambden twp ohio Mennonite ( liberal goes still loves me too!) glad bates parents r more easy going than duggars! great family gil/klly

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    1. I love that they are easy going but also keep their faith uncompromised.

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  12. I'm pretty sure Anna wore a skirt when skiing but had some sort of pants underneath.

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  13. @Ellie, what is the status of Trace's tryouts for the Dixie Stampede? We've heard nothing since the one show where Trace said he needed to learn to square dance. I can understand Lawson wanting to wait for a family after his music career, but please don't tell me Nathan is waiting for Ashley to come back...Carlin is a doll and I hope she has found or finds her special someone. Trace too, he is hilarious on the show, when he speaks.

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    1. Hi Teryl,

      There haven't been any announcements regarding Trace's Dixie Stampede tryouts, but if there is news to share, we will announce it on here.

      Thanks for reading. :)
      Ellie

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    2. Teryl, why does it bother you about Nathan and Ashley?

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    3. I felt she led him along then when it got serious, then bailed. She knew what it means to court, she also knows Nathan too. I didn't like how she teased him about what he wore when he went to NY. Living where he lives is not out of the norm and I can bet since he met all of her family before he started courting she knew it too. But then again I only am responding to what little information is given during a half hour show. I could be wrong.

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  14. Ellie - why no post of Lexi Mae's picture (yet)?
    Yes, keep us up to date on ALL the kids potential
    relationships.

    I noticed Ashley attended Jinger & Jeremy's wedding. . . did Nathan attend?
    I'm sure they have a soft spot in their hearts for each other - regardless of what happens in the future..

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    1. Our web designer is working on a new Bates header. :)

      Ellie

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  15. Every anonymous poster who leaves negative comments should find something else to do o instead of trying to verbally poison a board for a show and family who are nothing if not positive and loving. Judge not lest you be judged.

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    1. This is the comments section. People don't all parrot the same opinions. Voicing an opinion is not judgmental. It's an opinion.

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    2. I don't see any negative comments here. I see people discussing The Bates family in a positive and constructive way. It would be a shame if we weren't allowed to discuss The Bates Family on a blog designed for that purpose. What comments are you referring to?

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  16. I moved from Va to Harriman Tn in Aug 2016 and have never seen the Bates family here. I went for a visit to see Family in Va and we went to Massanutten Tubing and saw them there couldn't believe it. No one believed me until they saw it on here.

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