Friday, July 22, 2016

Random Bates Updates

Did you catch last night's new episode of Bringing Up Bates? If not, be sure to check out our recap. Here are a few random Bates updates that we know you will enjoy hearing:

-Michaela (Bates) Keilen, who lives in Chicago with her husband, Brandon, recently graduated from Roane State Community College.

-Tori is still with her boyfriend, Bobby Smith. Bobby is usually down in Florida, but this summer he is working as a counselor at a camp in North Carolina called The Wilds. Tori and Bobby have enjoyed seeing each on weekends.

-Gil and Kelly would love to have baby #20, but they aren't banking on it. "...The gray hair has set in, and it's grandbaby stage," says Kelly, "But that's okay. I don't mind growing old."

-Erin is doing very well with her pregnancy. As we shared yesterday, she is due at the end of August but will be induced early.

-While they do spend a lot of time shopping at thrift stores, the Bates also enjoy sifting through the clearance racks at stores like Old Navy.

Photo courtesy of UP


  1. What was Michaela's major? Just checked out the website for the school...will she be continuing her education at another school now as it is a 2 year program?

  2. i feel like since the duggars had that whole "buy used save the difference" thing people think that when the bates do shop at real stores they're wasting their money so they have to say they were shopping for "clearance" stuff

    1. I agree. I've never bought consignment for our children nor my husband or self. I don't hold it against anyone but my sisters big on consignment shopping and usually the price she's paying for used stuff I get cheaper from stores brand new by just waiting on sales. Not everyone enjoys using used stuff and I feel bad that I think the Bates feel they have to justify not buying used. Besides the older kids make their own money.. Why should Nate or Lawson or Tori not be able to go to the mall if they want? Lol

  3. That's wonderful about Michael graduating. Do you know what her degree is in?

  4. What did Michaela get a degree in? Is she looking to pursue a certain career?

  5. Congratulations to Michaela! What did she get her degree in?

  6. That is great that Michael is working on higher education!

  7. The Wilds is an AWESOME camp!!! I know the director's family well (the Herbster family), and they are truly some of the most Christ-like people I've ever met. Working at The Wilds is such a wonderful experience for Bobby. Thrilled for him!

  8. I just looked up The Wilds summer camp. It's a Christian camp. Did you ever go to camp?

  9. Watch your show every week with my daughter. Can't wait to see the little baby's soon you guys are a good family show keep up the good work

  10. Katie Bates is SO pretty!!!
    I think she's the prettiest out of all the girls, which is hard to be, since they all are so beautiful inside and out.

  11. Congratulations Erin and Chad!!!!!!😉


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