Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Bates Season 9 Premiere Date

Bringing Up Bates season 9

We have some big news to brighten up your Tuesday. UPtv just announced the Bringing Up Bates season nine premiere date! The Bates will return with new episodes on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 9pm ET/8pm CT, only on UPtv. And guess what? Season nine will feature a brand new opener. Check it out in the video below.


Photo/video courtesy of UPtv

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Kelton's New Company


Josie and Kelton Balka have an exciting announcement. Kelton started his own business!

After becoming a fifth generation licensed plumber at age 18, earning a finance degree from Pensacola Christian College in 2017, and working in his family's plumbing business for multiple years, Kelton is going off on his own, with his family’s full blessing. His company is Tennessee Standard, LLC

Bobby Smith, Kelton's best man and college roommate, is joining him as the administrative director. Bobby has worked with Kelton at The Plumbing Authority since he and Tori returned from Nashville last spring.

If you live in the Knoxville area, be sure to give Kelton a call the next time you need a plumber.

The Balkas will have another career announcement to make soon, this time from Josie. 

Photo courtesy of Josie and Kelton Balka; tnstandard.com

Lexi Turns 3

Happy 3rd birthday to Lexi Webster! If you missed seeing photos from her third birthday party, visit our post from a couple Fridays ago.

Allie Webster, Zoey Webster, Alyssa Webster, Lexi Webster
Allie Webster, Zoey Webster, Alyssa Webster, Lexi Webster

Photo courtesy of Alyssa and John Webster

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Michael's 30th Birthday Party

Michael Keilen and Zach Bates
Michael Keilen and Zach Bates
Michael's 30th birthday party

How did Michaela celebrate the start of a new decade? On her 30th birthday, her family threw a big party in her honor. Brandon also surprised her with a getaway. Above is a photo of Michaela and older brother Zach, who turned 30 in December 2018. The two were great friends growing up and continue to be as adults.

If you enjoy this blog, be sure to visit Ellie's other blogs (NashvilleWife.com and DuggarFamilyBlog.com).

Photo courtesy of  keilencorner.com

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Bates #2 Turns 30

Happy 30th birthday to Michael Keilen! Michael "Michaela" is the second oldest of Gil and Kelly Bates' 19 children. She will celebrate her fifth wedding anniversary this year and is currently enrolled in nursing school in East Tennessee.

Michaela Keilen and Brandon Keilen
Michaela Keilen and Brandon Keilen
December 2019


Photo courtesy of keilencorner.com