Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Bates 4th of July Pictures


We interrupt this blogging break to bring you snapshots from the Bates' annual Independence Day celebration at Papa Bill and Mama Jane's South Carolina Farm. Happy 4th of July to our American readers! How are you celebrating?








Photos courtesy of Zach and Whitney Bates, thebatesfamily.com, lawsonbates.com

23 comments:

  1. Lovely day! Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing your day witb us! Children growing up so fast! Whitney looks adorable!
    Spending the day with my family, too!
    God bless America!

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  2. Love the Bates family

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  3. Wow!! Way to go Zach!! He is looking so trim and healthy now. Good for him!! So lucky to have such a beautiful wife and 2 adorable kiddos!!

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  4. Awesome pictures! Whitney is looking fabulous! And I'm curious about the identity of the young lady between Lawson and Nathan. :)

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    1. That's one of Chad's younger sisters

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  5. Loved seeing photos of your 4th! We visited the church that your dad pastors on Father's Day. We really enjoyed our visit.Our 6 year old was so impressed that Gil took the time to talk to him about your basketball court and he also talked about right choices.Good visit!

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  6. Is it really a break if you are posting every day? I bet if you never told us, we wouldn't notice! Happy 4th.

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  7. Thank you all you Bates, for sharing your beautiful family with us!

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  8. Who are the two girls beside Lawson and Nathan? Are they just relatives or friends? Hmmm...LOL!

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    1. The one next to Lawson is Katie Bates. The girl between Nathan and Lawson is one of Chad's sisters

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  9. what a gorgeous little family zach & whitney have! and those kids are always dressed so adorably too. whitney sure does have a good sense of style

    how wonderful so many of the bates could get together for papa bill's birthday too

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  10. Why do the guys wear shorts but not the girls?

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  11. Lovely pictures! Can we "assume" the Bates bought Mama Jane a new hammock? It is nice. . . . looks
    very comfortable.
    Zach & Whitney have such a precious family - very good looking.
    Hopefully everyone could visit for the 4th of July.

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  12. Carlin - please lose the backwards baseball cap. . . . very unattractive. You are a very nice looking young woman (not a preteen boy)- the hat ruins it!

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    1. Carlin can wear whatever she wants, and how does that make her look like a "preteen boy"? Such an immature statement. Girls, young woman, etc. can wear a baseball cap whichever way she wants to wear it, it's not limited to guys only.

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    2. It's actually a good idea to wear a hat when you are outside in the summer. Maybe she just turned it around for the photo so we could see her face better!

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    3. Oh my word! She was just fun-stylin ,having fun...
      it's summer , it's the 4th of July....
      God bless America ......God bless us ! ...every one ❣

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  13. Zach and Whitney, now I want u 2 to have 50 kid, because you guys make the most cutes kids ever, the world needs cute right now, and forever!!

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  14. died jackso wardern isaha do any firewoks

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  15. I agree with 2:06. Wearing a ball cap (and especially backwards) just doesn't go with a beautiful womanhood as carlin is. It also doesn't match what the Bates stand for. It sends mixed messages and confuses people. I love the Bates tho! They are inspirational! But pics like this can damper...just sayin! Would have loved to seen her beautiful hair instead...

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    1. yaw'll just werid.... hats do not go against what they stand for nor does it confuse or send mixed messages.... now you on the other hand maybe should find something better to comment on cause fashion sure an't what you know.......leave the girl alone.... you go carlin... your beautiful with or without the cap.....

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  16. Wonderful photos of a precious family. I wish my kids could find enough time from their busy schedules, to bring my grandchildren to visit with me. But,I thrive when seeing the love they share. I do miss the Old hammock and Mama Jane's reaction to the fact that everyone loved it to "pieces"
    The new hammock looks sturdy. But, we will see!

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  17. In that first photograph it looks like Kelly Jo has lost some weight, she is looking good, well done its hard to do.

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