Saturday, July 7, 2018

11 Bates Sisters...And Counting?

The Bates love spending time together, but gathering the entire family in one place is always a challenge. They recently met up for a photo shoot, which was much needed with all the new additions. The sisters plus sister-in-law Whitney snapped this picture, and we think it's just gorgeous.

Michael Keilen, Whitney Bates, Tori Smith, Erin Paine, Addallee Bates
Ellie Bates, Carlin Bates, Josie Bates (soon to be Josie Balka), 
Alyssa Webster, Katie Bates, Callie Bates

Photo courtesy of Carlin Bates/thebatesfamily.com

47 comments:

  1. Sorry read Balka so thought she was married. :)

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  2. There at Papa Bills and Mama James house! Gorgeous girls.

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  3. Great picture! I forget that Whitney is the only daughter-in-law so far.

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  4. I KNOW THIS IS NOT ABOUT THIS POST, BUT UP'S COULD U PLEASE LET CANADA SEE THE BATES, IF I SAY PRITTY PLEASE WITH SUGAR ON THE TOP, WILL YA LET US??????? PRITTY PLEASE WITH SUGAR ON TOP, PLEASE UP'S, WE WANT TO SEE THEM!!!!!!

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    1. Justine, you're aware that Ellie has no control of UP. This is a personal blog and not a UP site. You might want to reach out to them on UP site.

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    2. YA I DO, I just thought maybe, the UP's Network, would read some of these posting, might read it, and put the rest of the episodes on!!! Like hopeful thinking, Eh!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Wow is katie in a courtship fantastic. Pray die them

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    1. Katie is not courting. She's not 18 yet. Gil & Kelly don't allow courtship until the kids are 18.

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  6. Love this picture it is so sweet and it is amazing how much whitney looks like the bates girls. Addee has gotten so tall i had not seen her next to her sisters side by side in a while to compare. Love this picture hope we get to see some of the other photos they took.

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  7. What a beautiful family! May the Lord bless them abundantly ✝️❤️

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  8. It's amazing how fast all the girls have grown up. So happy and healthy, a blessed family.

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  9. They are all lovely young ladies!! The youngest are so cute & have grown into young misses! They’re also quite stylish but modest. All the best to them.

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  10. Love this picture! Must be so fun with all those sisters, only thing i probably would've brushed Callie's hair a little. that didn't take away from the good photo though

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  11. what a great picture. i cant believe how tall addee is!i love how whitney is always included with the girls

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  12. Gorgeous is definitely the adjective to use for this picture and these women!!

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  13. Why is there a question mark behind”and counting?”

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  14. Hmmm...that comment..."and counting?", sounds like a cryptic message. I predict one of the boys will be introducing a "special friend" very soon!

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  15. Why does it say and counting?

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    1. My uneducated guess - Nathan has met someone special. I doubt Kelly Jo is expecting.

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    2. Katie is next die a courtship

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    3. Katie is not courting yet. She's not necessarily going to be next either. Lawson, Nathan and Trace are older than she is and not courting. Jackson isn't much behind her. Could be a boy next.

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  16. Wow, Michaela and Carlin look so much alike in this picture! I had not noticed that before. Erin and Katie also definitely resemble each other.

    Also, why "11 Bates Sisters And Counting?" Is that a hint there could be new Bates sister-in-law joining the family soon? Or are Gil and Kelly planning on adopting a little girl? If there is indeed some big news on the way, thank for the heads up!

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  17. That's such a gorgeous pic! I love it so much! The girls are are very gorgeous and blessed from God! God bless their whole family! And may I ask, are they going to play the engagement episode during this season? I can't wait for that episode! Definitely looking forward to it!

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    1. 5:50 Yes, they are attractive. However, I hope you are not implying that God chooses to "bless" some people more than others in the physical appearance department. It's in the genes and the luck of the draw. We can't choose our parents or ancestry.

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    2. Just because we can't choose our parents or ancestry doesn't mean that God doesn't choose! He is sovereign over all, including each person's physical appearance! :)

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    3. God blesses us many ways. The Bates as well as everyone else..
      GOD bless y'all.

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  18. Beautiful picture of the girls.

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  19. They are all such beautiful souls, with morals and values that really show how grounded they are in their faith. All of them have grown into such lovely and attractive girls, love them and love the whole Bates Family.

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  20. And counting?? Does this mean that one of the guys is in a courtship?

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  21. Too bad Tori is in the back....we never get to see any pictures of her growing pregnancy tummy (aka baby bump)

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  22. Y'all are just so beautiful and gorgeous!

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  23. Y'all are so beautiful and gorgeous!

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  24. Such beautiful girls!

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  25. Although I may not share everything y'all believe, I share your love for God. And I think its amazing and fantastic how y'all have raised your children. Its beautiful. I hope people say thebsame of my 2 sons.

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  26. I have a question for anyone that can answer. Why is Chad’s sister always with the Bates family? She’s not necessarily with Chad and Erin but at the Bates house.

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    1. She helps Kelly with tutoring the kids.

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    2. She lives at the Bates house to help tutor the kids. Chad’s older sister Tabitha did the same thing with the Duggars before she got married.

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    3. Ive wondered about that too. Is she actually living in TN that we see her so much around? A very pretty girl!

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    4. She's a tutor

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    5. I thought Carlin was helping with the schooling.

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  27. I love this picture. :)

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  28. Lovely photo of the beautiful Bates ladies.
    Marilyn,Joan and Marion

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