Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Katie: 'I embarrass myself'

Katie Bates and Travis Clark

Katie Bates and Travis Clark celebrate Travis' birthday

"Katie, every time she sees Travis, she has to dump something on him, [whether] it's ice cream, cake, a fry, or pizza."

-Addallee Bates

 Katie Bates admits that she is embarrassed by her habit of smashing food in her boyfriend's face. Even though it's his birthday and he's wearing a suit, Travis is not safe (video below). Apparently a "smash cake" is not just for one-year-olds.


Photo/video courtesy of UPtv

Sunday, August 9, 2020

'Don't Tell Me One Thing'

Katie Bates and Travis Clark courtship
 Katie Bates with Kayla Clark and Travis Clark
Clark home, New Jersey

"Travis called one day and said, 'Mrs. Bates, I've talked to Mr. Bates. Do you want me to key you in on all of the details?' And I said, 'No, stop right there. I know it's going to happen, but don't tell me one thing, so if Katie finds out, it's either [Gil's] fault or she's just a really good guesser.'"

-Kelly Bates

This Thursday on a new episode of Bringing Up Bates, Katie and her parents travel to New Jersey to spend time with Travis and his family. Katie thinks she is there to celebrate Travis' birthday, and she is, but there is also a big surprise in store for her that has to do with starting an official courtship (video below). It's definitely going to be a memorable weekend for the Bates and Clarks!


Photo/video courtesy of UPtv

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Webster Baby #4

In case you missed our earlier post, Alyssa (Bates) Webster is pregnant with her fourth child! The new addition is due February 17th, 2021. Fun fact: All of the Webster daughters have birthdays in the first four months of the year, and this baby will be no different. A quote from the couple and more announcement photos can be found on the UPtv website. According to the Websters, Alyssa's heart condition is now cured.

John Webster and Alyssa Bates Webster pregnant
Alyssa and John Webster
John Webster, Alyssa Webster, Allie Webster, Lexi Webster, Zoey Webster

Photo credit: Emma Anne Shourds (obtained from UPtv)

'Beauty and the Business' Recap

Bringing Up Bates "Beauty and the Business"
  • Gil is doing exercises and stretches in hopes of getting his range of motion back after his shoulder surgery. Hie wants to be able to use his chainsaw and play basketball with the boys.
  • “The one-handed pushup days better be over for Dad,” says Trace. But some of the siblings predict that Gil will be back at it before too long. “He’s always been quite good at it, and it is very impressive, and I think he’s going to try it again,” says Michael.
  • Cosmetologist Josie and her makeup artist business partner, Grace Rochat, do a trial run in hair and makeup with a bride who will be getting married in June. “I am so proud of Josie because I know she’s in a place now with Effortless Beauty that she absolutely loves and enjoys,” says Kelton.
  • Meanwhile, Kelton is working to grow his new plumbing business. Starting at age 12, he began working with his uncle, who is also a plumber. At age 18 he became a licensed plumber and then earned a degree in finance. Now, Bobby is learning the trade. “My level of mechanical ability when it comes to tools and working on things is just about squat,” says Bobby.
  • To celebrate Jackson and Addallee’s birthdays, the family goes indoor skydiving. The activity is Jackson’s idea, and Addee is terrified. She ends up having a fun time though.
  • During lunch, 18-year-old Jackson shares his future plans. He will attend ALERT, a training camp organized by IBLP, and then hopes to join the Marine Corps. The family also showers the birthday people with praises. “Addallee is a person with a servant’s heart,” says Lawson. “Every time she comes into a room, it seems like she’s looking for people to help. She’s not thinking about her.”
  • “I don’t think I’ve ever heard you complain in the whole time you’ve been alive,” says Gil of Addee.
  • “When I think of you, I think of a brain,” says Kelly of Jackson. “You were always the one that if there was something to take apart and fix that we were throwing in the trash can, you would go pull it out of the trash can, and even if you had never seen it before, never done it before, you would figure it out. And I’m really proud of you.”

Bates Grandchild No. 15

John and Alyssa Webster
John and Alyssa Webster

Oh baby! Another Bates grandchild is on the way. Who are the lucky parents? This time, it’s the Websters! John and Alyssa Webster and their three daughters (Allie Jane Webster age 5, Lexi Mae Webster age 3, and Zoey Joy Webster age 2) will welcome their sixth family member in February 2021. Will it be another girl, or will this pink crew finally have some blue? We will let you know as soon as they announce. For now, take a look at the exclusive article from People Magazine.

Photo courtesy of @websterforever