Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Bates #1 Turns 32

Whitney Bates, Zach Bates, Khloe Bates,
Bradley Bates, Kaci Bates

Happy 32nd birthday to Zach Bates! He is the oldest of the 19 Bates siblings, and he will soon be a father of four. (Whitney is due with her 4th in June 2021.)

Photos courtesy of Photos courtesy of Taryn Yager Photography (

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Bates Christmas Photos

We hope all our readers had a fantastic Christmas. We thought we would share a couple photos from two of the Bates siblings and their families. Did you know that Zach and Michael are less than 13 months apart? Zach will celebrate his 32nd birthday tomorrow, and Michael turns 31 on January 23rd. 

Gil Bates, Khloe Bates, Kelly Bates, Bradley Bates, Kaci Bates

Brandon Keilen and Michael Keilen

Photos courtesy of Photos courtesy of Taryn Yager Photography (; @brandon_michael_jn15

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Eve to our wonderful readers! We hope you will remember the true reason for the holiday, which is the birth of Jesus.

Do you recall watching the premiere of Bringing Up Bates on New Years Day 2015? That means the six-year anniversary of the Bates family’s UPtv debut is almost here. When the series began, the five youngest Bates children were itty bitty. Jeb was 2, Judson was 4, Callie was 5, Ellie was 7, and Addee was 8. Now, Jeb is 8, and Addee is 14. We hope you enjoy these “then and now” photos of the not-so-little Bates siblings.

Judson Bates and Jeb Bates
Callie Bates

Addallee Bates and Ellie Bates
Jeb Bates and Judson Bates

Callie Bates, Addallee Bates, Ellie Bates

Photos courtesy of Taryn Yager Photography (; UPtv

Monday, December 21, 2020

Shuffleboard Bates

"In true Bates form, let's have a fun day. Now we haven't prepared for this at all, but we do have food. So let's get out here and make us whatever game we're going to play and hope it works."

-Zach Bates

In this extended scene from Bringing Up Bates season seven, the Bates guys get together to complete a project. Or at least to attempt to complete a project. This time, they are hoping to make a shuffleboard.

Photo/video courtesy of UPtv

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Bates #7 Turns 25

Happy 25th birthday to Tori Smith! She and Bobby just had their third wedding anniversary four days ago, and now it's time to celebrate again. 

Bobby Smith and Tori Smith

Gil Bates and Tori Smith

Michael Keilen and Tori Smith

Tori and Bobby 

Bobby Smith, Tori Smith, Lawson Bates

Kade Smith and Kolter Smith

Kelly Bates and Tori Smith

Dr. Vick and Tori

Photos courtesy of UPtv; @bobby_torilayne_smith

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Bates Celebrate 33 Years

It's the last Bates anniversary of the year! There won't be another one until John and Alyssa's in May. Happy 33 years to the Bates matriarch and patriarch, Gil and Kelly!


Gil and Kelly Bates
Montana, 2020

Photo courtesy of @thebatesfam

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Smiths Celebrate 3 Years

Yesterday was Tori and Bobby Smith's 3rd wedding anniversary. Three years, two babies, and plenty of other adventures!

Photos courtesy of Taryn Yager Photography (

Monday, December 14, 2020

Zach and Whitney Celebrate 7 Years

December is a big month for the Bates family, especially for a few of its members. Zach and Whitney Bates, Tori and Bobby Smith, and Gil and Kelly Bates all celebrate their anniversaries. Zach and Tori also have birthdays, and Gil's birthday is New Year's Day. Happy 7th wedding anniversary to Zach and Whitney!

Zach and Whitney's engagement
September 2013

Zach and Whitney's vow renewal

Photos courtesy of UPtv

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Who's Next?

Katie Bates, Carlin Bates, Josie Bates

Josie: "You could be next."

Carlin: "I'll let you." 

Almost three years ago, Tori and Bobby Smith found out they were expecting their first child, who would be named Kade Smith. In this throwback scene from Bringing Up Bates, the newly expectant Tori shares how unprepared she is when it comes to pregnancy. Thankfully, she has her mom and older sisters to tell her all the things. 

Meanwhile, Carlin, Josie, and Katie (ages 19, 18, and 17) discuss motherhood as if it's light-years away. Now, only three years later, two of them are mommies and one is in a serious relationship. Things sure do change quickly!


Photo/video courtesy of UPtv

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Brandon's 2nd Book

In October 2019, Brandon Keilen released his first book, The Quest of Quinton: The Mystery of the Golden Scroll. We have an exciting announcement to make. The second installment of the trilogy is now available for purchase! This one is called The Quest of Quinton: The Stone Gate's Challenger. You can head on over to Michael and Brandon Keilen's website to purchase a copy, just in time for the holidays.

Photo courtesy of

Sunday, November 29, 2020

6 Paines

We hope all our American readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving Day happened to be Holland Paine's 1st birthday, so the Bates clan had two reasons to celebrate. Erin and Chad also recently had new family photos taken by Taryn Yager. What an adorable family of six!

Everly Paine, Chad Paine, Holland Paine,  Erin Paine, Carson Paine, Brooklyn Paine 
Everly Paine, Chad Paine, Holland Paine, 
Erin Paine, Carson Paine, Brooklyn Paine

Photo courtesy of @chad_erinpaine; Taryn Yager Photography (

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Webster Christmas Tree 2020

'Tis the season for Christmas tree farms! Alyssa and John Webster have the annual tradition of choosing a Christmas tree for their living room with the girls. Next year, they will have opinions from four daughters instead of just three. For a trip down memory lane, follow this link to take a look back at the tree they bought in 2017.

Zoey Webster, Lexi Webster, Allie Webster, Alyssa Webster
Christmas tree shopping 2020

Photo courtesy of @websterforever

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Zach and Whitney's 4th

Bradley Bates, Whitney Bates, Zach Bates, Khloe Bates, Kaci Bates

Zach and Whitney Bates just announced some exciting news. They are expecting their 4th child! Baby Bates is due in June 2021. They don't yet know the gender, but the couple says that Bradley and Kaci are eager to find out. Both Zach and Whitney contracted the virus from Zach's workplace, but they recovered and are monitoring the baby to make sure everything continues to look good. Additional photos and a statement from the soon-to-be parents of four can be found on the UPtv website.

Bradley Bates, Khloe Bates, Kaci Bates

Photos courtesy Taryn Yager Photography (

Saturday, November 21, 2020

John Turns 31

Wishing John a very happy 31st birthday! And now for an adorable throwback photo of the three little Webster girls when they were three and under.

Lexi Webster, John Webster, Zoey Webster, Allie Webster

 Photos courtesy of @websterforever; UPtv

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Kelly's Post-Surgery Look

In the September season finale of Bringing Up Bates, Kelly Bates shared her struggles with gastroesophageal reflux. She has since had a procedure to help correct the issue and reveals that she is feeling so much better. You will no doubt hear more about it on the next season of the show, but in the meantime, we wanted to post this photo of the mom of 19 looking absolutely amazing!


Kelly shares an update on her health. She has struggled with gastroesophageal reflux for years and has already had her gallbladder removed. The frequency of her reflux, especially after having 19 children, has created pre-cancer cells in her throat. She needs another scope, but she must first get over the coughing caused by a recent episode. “She’s just too young and beautiful to be suffering like this,” says Gil, who is eager to find a solution for his wife. 

Friday, November 13, 2020

Fall at the Boutique

Autumn is in full swing, and it's time you added a few new pieces to your wardrobe, wouldn't you say? Erin, Whitney, and Carlin are always updating their online boutique with fashionable, reasonably priced items. Below are a few examples of some of their latest releases.

The Elsa
Carlin Stewart

The Olivia

The Lindsey Children's 
Kaci Bates, Brooklyn Paine, Carlin Stewart

Photos courtesy (;

Monday, November 9, 2020

Celebrating Alyssa and Kade

Is it really the fifth double Bates birthday of the year? Did we count that right? Well anyhow, let's go ahead and wish Kade Smith a happy 2nd birthday and Alyssa Webster a blessed 26th. 

Alyssa Webster

Allie Webster, Kelly Bates, Lexi Webster, Alyssa Webster

Kade Smith

Zach Bates, Whitney Bates, Alyssa Bates Webster

Kade Smith

Photos courtesy Uptv; @websterforever; @bobby_torilayne_smith

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Bates Grandchild #11 Turns 1

Happy 1st birthday to Khloe Bates! She is the second of the four Bates granddaughters born in a seven-month period (Willow Balka in July, Holland Paine on November 26th, and Layla Stewart in January). 

Whitney Bates, Zach Bates, Kaci Bates, Khloe Bates, Bradley Bates

Khloe Bates

Photos courtesy of UPtv, @zachnwhitbates

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Josie and Kelton's Maturity

Kelton Balka and Josie Bates
Dating days

Zach Bates: "I say all the time, I wish that we were where y'all were at when we got married."

Whitney Bates: "You both have phenomenal careers, and you literally, I mean, you're where you should be when this time comes."

It's throwback Thursday! We're taking it back to when Josie Bates and Kelton Balka were just dating. In this clip, Zach and Whitney take them out to dinner and share some very kind words with the young couple.

Photo/video courtesy of UPtv

Monday, November 2, 2020

Paines Celebrate 7 Years

Happy 7th wedding anniversary to Erin and Chad Paine! They were the first of the Bates siblings to tie the knot, followed closely by Zach and Whitney Bates in December 2013.

Chad's proposal to Erin
Erin Paine and Chad Paine

Erin Paine and Chad Paine

Photos courtesy of UPtv

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Bradley Turns 6

Happy 6th birthday to Bradley Bates! He's the oldest of the 14 Bates grandchild and has two little sisters of his own. Bradley's birth was featured in season one of Bringing Up Bates, so he has truly grown up on reality TV.

Bradley Bates 
1st birthday party 

Bradley Bates and Whitney Bates
Mother-son lunch date

Photos courtesy of UPtv