Monday, July 6, 2020

Celebrating the 4th with the Bates

It's no secret that the Bates family loves the United States of America. Every year on Independence Day, they enjoy celebrating their country and all the freedoms that it provides. We think this photo of the eldest Bates daughter and the three youngest daughters, taken on 4th of July, is super cute. Michael is sporting the Betsy.

Addallee Bates, Michael Keilen, Ellie Bates, Callie Bates

Photo courtesy of @brandon_michael_jn15

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Kelton Turns 25

Happy Independence Day to our American readers! We sure are grateful for our freedom. We also want to wish Kelton Balka a blessed 25th birthday.

Josie Balka, Kelton Balka, Willow Balka
Camping spring 2020

Photo courtesy of @josie_balka

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

One Year with Travis

Katie and Travis
Ocean City, New Jersey, vacation with Travis' family earlier this month
In June 2019, mutual friends introduced Katie Bates and Travis Clark. Despite being many miles apart, they were able to get to know each other both in person and over video chat. The couple announced their courtship in March and officially celebrated one year of being together on June 27th.

Photo courtesy of @kgbates2000

Friday, June 26, 2020

Who Needs Structural?

Whitney Bates, Everly Paine, Kelly Bates
Whitney Bates, Everly Paine, Kelly Bates

"When you start talking to us girls about ideas and plans and you're telling the bride these good ideas, she's not thinking anything structural. She don't care how it's build. As long as it hangs on until the ceremony's over, we don't care."
-Whitney Bates

In this entertaining Bringing Up Bates clip from season eight, Carlin is discussing wedding plans with Kelly, Erin, and Whitney. They get a grand idea, and Zach jumps in to bring them back to reality. And even though Chad is being roped in to help, Erin is convinced that it will be a money making venture for him.

Photo/video courtesy of UPtv

Monday, June 22, 2020

Bates Father's Day 2020

Kelly Bates, Warden Bates, Gil Bates
Kelly Bates, Warden Bates, Gil Bates

How did your family celebrate Father's Day? As the father of 19, father-in-law of seven, and grandfather of 14, Gil Bates receives numerous well-wishes every year. You have probably sensed this from watching Bringing Up Bates, but his family absolutely adores him.

The Bates had two other reasons to celebrate this weekend. Two days before Father's Day marked exactly 32.5 years of marriage for Gil and Kelly Bates, and the day before was Kaci Lynn Bates' 4th birthday.

Photo courtesy of @thebatesfam