Thursday, October 26, 2017

Kelly's 51st

Happy birthday to Kelly Bates! You won't believe it, but the Bates mama is 51. (Having 19 kids sure has kept her looking young!)

Earlier this month, she and Katie Bates took a joint birthday trip to South Dakota, where they visited a number of sites, including Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park, and Crazy Horse.

Gil and Kelly Bates in South Dakota

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  1. How wonderful that the Bates went to SD. Loved my trip there last year. Mt Rushmore has to be one of the most awe inspiring monuments along with Crazy Horse, in the world. Badlands National Park is wonderful also. Hope you all had a great birthday trip🎂🎂

  2. Happy Birthday Kelly may God bless you all year long

  3. Happy 51st. Birthday Kelly!😄 I am 51 too! I hope you have a great day! God Bless you!

  4. She's not much older than I am. I wish that I had been blessed with 19 kids!

  5. Happy Birthday Kelly!

    Kelly is only 6 years older then me.

  6. Happy birthday Kelly! I wish for you lots of happiness,joy,laughter,contentment, and great health in the coming year! I'm in ND so you were real close to me when you went on your trip to SD!

  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Señora bonita 💐🌹many blessings from California 🌹

  8. Happy Birthday Kelly!! I hope your day was as special as you are! Enjoy all those grand babies!!

  9. if kelly is a mother of 19 kids she needs to take her children with her on she runs a trips all over. wish i could leave my kids and just pack and and go.

    1. Her kids are old enough to be watched by someone else for a few days. Moms need time away sometimes too.


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