Thursday, September 19, 2019

Bates' Valentine's 2019 Festivities

Bringing Up Bates skiing

The season 8B premiere of Bringing Up Bates is just hours away! Are you excited? To get you in the mood for a new, 60-minute episode of the Bates family's reality show, here are a few snapshots from the episode.

Bringing Up Bates new season

Bringing Up Bates new season

Bringing Up Bates new season

Bringing Up Bates new season

Bringing Up Bates new season


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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Bates Return Tomorrow, Sept 19th


One day to go! As we wait for new episodes of Bringing Up Bates to return to UPtv tomorrow at 9pm ET/8pm CT, let's take a glimpse at the upcoming season. You'll see from the promo video below that there is a lot of heartwarming (and downright terrifying) footage on the way. Visit our post from last Friday to watch the first 90 seconds of the first episode.

Photo/video courtesy of UPtv

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Lawson and Nathan in the Bahamas

Lawson Bates in the Bahamas
Lawson Bates in the Bahamas

Lawson is now home from the Bahamas after spending two weeks doing hurricane disaster and medical relief work with the organization MEDIC CORPS. He and Nathan worked alongside some of the Duggars, as well as other volunteers. Their team was made up of medical personnel (including an emergency room doctor), pilots, and other trained individuals. The organization's efforts have been highlighted by multiple news outlets, including News4Jax, CBS, and NBC.

Working alongside other nonprofits--Samaritan's Purse, Team Rubicon, Fuel Relief Fund, and others--MEDIC CORPS delivered medical supplies; life-flighted victims to Nassau; distributed food, water, and other supplies; rescued stranded victims, including three young children who had been separated from family; and  much more. Please continue to pray for the victims of Hurricane Dorian.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Michael and Brandon at a Keilen Wedding

Michaela Keilen and Brandon Keilen with Becky and Tim

Over the weekend Michael and Brandon Keilen watched Becky, one of Brandon's sisters, tie the knot in Florida. All the bridesmaids wore different purple dresses, so Michael was able to wear the bridesmaid dress that she wore for Tori's wedding, after having shortened the sleeves.

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Photo courtesy of brandonandmichaela.com

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Celebrating Judson and Brandon

Today is the second-to-last of five double Bates birthdays this year. The first two (February 1st and 17th) are Bates children, and the third is a sibling and a grandchild. This one is a Bates child and an in-law. And the last one of the year (November 9th) will be a Bates child and a grandchild. Happy 9th birthday to Judson Bates, and happy 30th birthday to Brandon Keilen!

Callie Bates and Judson Bates
New York City, August 2018

Carson Paine, Bradley Bates, Judson Bates
October 2018

Tori Smith and Judson Bates
Tori and Bobby's wedding, December 2017

Judson Bates
2016

Brandon Keilen and Michael Bates Keilen
Brandon Keilen and Michael Keilen
2019

Brandon Keilen and Zoey Webster
June 2018

Brandon Keilen
Skydiving, 2017

Photos courtesy of thebatesfamily.com, lawsonbates.com, brandonandmichaela.com