Friday, September 21, 2018

Whitney Turns the Big 2-5!

Today, the Bates are celebrating the birthday of their only daughter-in-law. Gil and Kelly have four married daughters, which means they have four--soon to be five--sons-in-law, but as of yet, only one of their sons is married. Happy 25th, Whitney!

Zach and Whitney are approaching their five-year wedding anniversary this December. (Can you believe it?) They have two beautiful children and one waiting for them in heaven

Whitney Bates and Kaci Bates
Whitney Bates and Kaci Bates, Christmas 2016

Carlin Bates, Erin Paine, Whitney Bates
Carlin Bates, Erin Paine, Whitney Bates, February 2018

Zach and Whitney Bates
Zach and Whitney Bates, Christmas 2016
Zach Bates, Whitney Bates, Bradley Bates
Zach Bates, Whitney Bates, Bradley Bates, July 2015

Photos courtesy of Zach and Whitney Bates

20 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Whitney! Have the best birthday ever with your family and friends. God Bless You!!! Jane

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  2. She is almost exactly 2 years older than I am! I turned 23 September 17th.

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  3. Happy Birthday and may God bless you Whitney. You're such a blessing to watch mature and grow.

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  4. Have a blessed birthday Whitney!

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  5. Happy Birthday Whitney, enjoy your day.

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  6. Happy birthday, Whitney!๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ You are an amazing example to so many. I never would've guessed you were younger than me because of your maturity. I'm almost 27 and still single and hope for a marriage and life as wonderful as yours when my turn comes. And that I can give birth to kids as adorable as yours!

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  7. I knew Whitney was younger than Zach, but didn't realize she was only 20 when they married, she comes across as much more mature for her age. I hope she has a very happy birthday!

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  8. Wow! I forget how young she is!

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  9. Happy Birthday Whitney - you are a lovely woman, loving wife and mother. Thank you for sharing parts of your life with us. Have a blessed year filled with happiness.

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  10. Whitney has truly matured into a beautiful young woman.

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  11. Thank you thank you thank you for mentioning their baby in heaven as a part of their family!! I know it doesn’t always make sense to do so but because it is so rare for people to count miscarried babies as part of the family it makes my heart soar to read that. (Not that they lost it, but that you are acknowledging it as one of their children)

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    1. Some people including my friend who lost her baby tragically in childbirth doesn't like it being mentioned. I think it has been a taboo issue kept deathly silent in society but bear in mind everyone deals with grief differently.

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  12. Happy birthday Whitney!!! You are a beautiful loving Wife and Mother, and it is sooo heartwarming how you are always sharing your life with your in- laws,and you can certainly tell they all love you like a daughter and a sister!!! I enjoy watching you each week and your blogs!!!

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  13. Whitney gets prettier with every birthday. Happy 25th!๐ŸŽ‚

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  14. HAPPY BIRTHDAY WHITNEY Wishing you a year of love,happiness and blessings.
    God Bless
    Marilyn,Joan and Marion

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  15. Happy birthday Whitney! "Enjoy your prime year, cuz your 25th year is your most beautiful and from here on out you'll start getting ugly"... as I was told on my 25th birthday๐Ÿ˜

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  16. Happy belated to her. She seems older but forgot they marry young.

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  17. I’d be interested to learn about Whitney’s years prior to meeting Zach.

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