Friday, May 7, 2021

Stewarts in Florida

Carlin Stewart and Layla Stewart

On Monday, Katie and a few of the Bates ladies went wedding dress shopping in Florida. Carlin and Layla ended up staying with Alyssa and John, and Evan was able to buy a cheap flight from Knoxville to join them yesterday. When you have a pool, which the Websters do at their new house, it isn't hard to convince family to visit!

Photo courtesy of @carlinbates98

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Bates Mother's Day Special

Tori Smith and Bobby Smith

"Right before birth is one of the most important times to do some special things for your wife because she's about to go through a lot of pain and blame you for all of it."

-Zach Bates

Tomorrow evening, tune in to UPtv for a sweet Mother's Day special (video preview and summary below). 

9pm ET/8pm CT: More Moms, More Babies, More Celebrating

It’s Mother’s Day and the Bates family has more reasons than ever to celebrate moms everywhere and the extraordinary work they do. This year, the Bates welcomed two new moms to the brood, not to mention several new babies! In this episode, we’re going to share those tender moments for the newest moms and latest babies, including footage never before seen on TV! 

Photo/video courtesy of UPtv

Monday, May 3, 2021

Wedding Dress Shopping with Katie

The Bates are counting down the days until Katie and Travis say "I do." Today, Katie went wedding dress shopping in Florida. Alyssa, Kelly, Addee, Carlin, Layla, Josie, and Willow were in town to help, as was her friend who is a bridesmaid. Some of the ladies flew from Knoxville for the day. 

Kelly Bates and Katie Bates

Photo courtesy of @kgbates2000

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Bates #3 Turns 30

 Happy 30th birthday to Erin Paine!

Holland Paine, Chad Paine, Erin Paine, 
Everly Paine, Brooklyn Paine, Carson Paine

Erin Paine and Chad Paine
Erin Paine, Everly Paine, Holland Paine, Carson Paine, Brooklyn Paine

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Friday, April 30, 2021

Katie's Car Accident

Kelly Bates, Katie Bates, Ellie Bates

"There's just something about Katie and a car. If we are going anywhere, I volunteer to drive. Thankfully, Travis is a good driver, so I'll feel a whole lot better if he just sticks behind the wheel."

-Kelly Bates

Last year, Katie got into her first car accident, which crushed the front of her car and deployed the airbag. She says it was the scariest thing that has ever happened to her. Thankfully, she was okay and just ended up with a black eye and swelling on one side of her face.

Photo/video courtesy of UPtv