Saturday, May 26, 2018

Honeymoon & Courtship Episode

In two weeks, the Bates will return to UP with all-new episodes. (Next week is another supersized rerun.)

The show will feature Tori and Bobby Smith's honeymoon, as well as Kelton Balka's courtship proposal to Josie Bates. We posted a promo video earlier this week, and below is the written summary.

Thursday, June 7
8pm: Tori's Winter Wonderland Wedding 
9pm: A Heavenly Honeymoon & A Courtship Countdown NEW!
After a picture-perfect wedding ceremony, Tori and Bobby head out for their honeymoon. Upon arriving in California, the newlyweds take a romantic drive along the Pacific Coast Highway and set sail for a picturesque boat ride on Monterey Bay. But after Tori has a video chat with her Mom and Dad, will she feel homesick for Tennessee? Meanwhile, the courtship countdown is on! Now that Gil and Kelly Jo have granted Kelton permission to officially ask Josie to court, he begins to put his plan in motion. After taking Josie on a scenic tram ride and ice skating adventure in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, will Kelton finally take a leap of faith and ask her the “big question?” And later, Tori and Bobby continue their honeymoon adventures in Yosemite National Park.

Photo courtesy of UP

Friday, May 25, 2018

Win a Mumbelli Infant Bed

 Calling all moms, moms-to-be, or anyone who needs a gift for an expectant mother. I recently heard about the Mumbelli and was immediately intrigued. A baby's transition from the womb to the outside world can be rough, as they are forced to leave the surroundings they have grown accustomed to and adapt to a new way of living. But Mumbelli can help. A womb-like infant bed with an adjustable foot insert, Mumbelli allows your newborn to feel more safe and secure and thus get better sleep.

I have seen many positive reviews of Mumbelli, and Alyssa Webster is among the moms who love it. I am thrilled to be partnering with Mumbelli for a giveaway. Upon receiving my Mumbelli in the mail, I was highly impressed by the level of quality with which it is made. In a day when manufacturers constantly cut corners to increase profits, quality is something that I value.

The Mumbelli infant bed has a removable cover that can easily be laundered in the washing machine, and it comes with a carrying bag for travel. No need to lug a huge bassinet over to the in-laws' house when you go for a visit! It is soft to the touch but still firm enough to be safe for your baby. My husband and I are looking forward to starting a family, and we cannot wait to use our Mumbelli!

Mumbelli is sold on the Mumbelli website, as well as on Amazon. You can follow Mumbelli on Facebook and Instagram (@mumbelli.official).

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Everly and Zoey Meet

This week, several of the Tennessee Bates traveled down to Florida to visit the Sunshine State Bates (also known as the Websters). Among them were Erin Paine and her three kids. Zoey and Everly are two days apart and are eight weeks old, and this was their first time meeting. The girls won't remember it, but their moms sure had a blast.

 Alyssa Webster, Everly Paine, Zoey Webster, Erin Paine

The four older cousins had a great time, too. Carson and Allie are one month apart, while Brooklyn is five months older than Lexi.

Carson Paine, Allie Webster, Lexi Webster, Brooklyn Paine
Carson Paine, Allie Webster, Lexi Webster, Brooklyn Paine

There were plenty of baby snuggles to go around!

Kelly Bates, Zoey Webster, Addallee Bates, Everly Paine
Kelly Bates, Zoey Webster, Addallee Bates, Everly Paine

Photos courtesy of

Websters Celebrate 4 Years

Today is Alyssa and John Webster's wedding anniversary. They married four years ago during a dreamy, pink and blue ceremony. Alyssa was 19, and John was 24. Happy anniversary to these two lovebirds!

Alyssa Bates and John Webster

Alyssa Bates Webster and John Webster

Alyssa and John Webster

Photos courtesy of Alyssa and John Webster

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Zoey Webster, 8 Weeks Old

Today is Zoey Webster's eight-week milestone! We just love this new photo of her adorable smile.

Zoey Webster and Alyssa Webster
Zoey Webster and Alyssa Webster

Photo courtesy of Alyssa and John Webster