Friday, September 27, 2019

Knoxville or Nashville?

Carlin Bates Bringing Up Bates
Carlin Bates (now Carlin Stewart)

"I don't mean to be selfish, but I just don't like my family moving to all ends of the earth. If I have to leave the county, you've gone too far."
-Zach Bates

Did you catch last night's episode? (Be sure to read our recap, posted last night.) While Carlin is in Nashville visiting Tori and trying on wedding dresses, she gives an update on the post-wedding plans that she and Evan are working out. They have pretty much nailed where they will live, and Tori and Lawson aren't excited about their decision (see web exclusive video below).

If you have been following the blog, you know the rest of the story. Carlin and Evan started fixing up their house, located in the Knoxville area, before the wedding. You can look forward to seeing footage on upcoming episodes of Bringing Up Bates.

Photo/video courtesy of UPtv


  1. What a small world Zach lives in. I have had the privilege to live all over. Some places have been amazing and some taught me to rely on the Scripture of learning to be content in all things. I very, very much love my family, and am close by now, but I wouldn’t trade those years of learning other cultures and expanding my life experience for anything. It teaches compassion, empathy, gratefulness, resourcefulness, loneliness, joyfullness,independence and ultimately the knowledge that we all do need each other whether family or friend. It’s a huge world our God has created. Take time to go meet His creation I say!

    1. i think its sweet of zach to want his siblings to be close by. believe it or not, some people are very happy without traveling the world and many others have no desire to do so. its obvious he has been taught all that at home and that he's very happy where he's at

  2. They’re so cute & funny. Love the Bates <3

  3. My preference is to live near my family. Most live close by and the farthest ones away are 3+ hrs away so we're grateful to at least be in the same state.

  4. Zach should enjoy the opportunity to see a new country, instead of expecting all 18 of his siblings to remain close to him!

  5. Lawson taking over the baby Kade. lol But I agree with Zach, except I am okay with further than the county. lol

  6. Carlin looks lovely!


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