Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Carlin's Due Date

One month ago, Carlin and Evan Stewart announced that they are expecting another baby. A bunch of you asked when the due date is, and we have the answer for you. Baby Stewart #2 is due April 9th, 2022, which means that Carlin is almost 13 weeks along. Because of her blood clotting disorders, this pregnant mama has already had a lot of doctors appointments, but praise God that her little one is doing well. 

Evan Stewart and Carlin Stewart

Photo courtesy of @carlinbates98

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Boutique Fall Releases

The Bates Sisters Boutique is really growing! They continue to bolster their inventory with new dresses, skirts, shirts, sweaters, and accessories. If you're on the hunt for some new fall clothes, be sure to visit their website. Below are a few of their latest arrivals. And as always, their fearless fotog, Taryn Yager, is using her talents to make their outfits shine.

Tiffany Espensen in the Cropped Taupe Cardigan

Katie Bates in the White Distressed Sweater
Kelly Bates in the Adele

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Friday, September 24, 2021

Ellie's Marriage Advice

Kelly Bates and Josie Bates

This one is an oldie but a goodie. We're throwing it all the way back to 2018. In this video, the Bates ladies and their closest friends gather for a wedding shower for Josie. Kelly asks the guests to contribute a piece of marriage advice, and Ellie's response has the everyone laughing hard.

Photo/video courtesy of UPtv

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Whitney Turns 28

Happy birthday to Whitney Bates! Not only is she a mom of four young children, including three-month-old Jadon, but she also works hard at the Bates Sisters Boutique. And she and Zach are in the midst of a major renovation project at their new house.

Whitney Bates

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

Photos courtesy of UPtv; @zachnwhitbates

Friday, September 17, 2021

Keilens in Arizona

Michael and Brandon Keilen celebrated six years of marriage in August. In honor of this milestone, they took an anniversary trip to Arizona. They spent time in Sedona and at the Grand Canyon, and they were also able to meet their new Keilen nephew in Phoenix.

Brandon Keilen and Michael Keilen

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Judson and Brandon's Birthday

It has been just over two weeks since the Bates have celebrated a birthday, which is a pretty long stretch of time for this family. But yesterday, two Bates family members turned another year older. Happy 32nd birthday to Brandon Keilen, and happy 11th birthday to Judson Bates! Fun fact: Brandon met Michael before Judson was born. 

Brandon Keilen, Michael Keilen, Judson Bates, Jeb Bates, Callie Bates

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Bates Season 11 Premiere Date

Judson Bates and Jeb Bates

The UPtv network just announced the premiere date for Bringing Up Bates season 11. The Bates will return with new episodes on Thursday, February 10th, at 9pm ET/8pm CT!

By that point, Nathan Bates and Esther Keyes will be married, as will Katie Bates and Travis Clark, so there will be plenty of wedding footage to watch.

Photo courtesy of UPtv

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Izzy Is Back!

This weekend has been a happy one for the Stewarts. Earlier this summer, Carlin and Evan sent their dog, Izzy, away for a six-week doggy boot camp. She arrived home and was reunited with her best friend, Layla. 

Evan Stewart, Layla Stewart, Carlin Stewart

Photo courtesy of @carlinbates98

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Katie and Travis' Future Home

Only three months to go until Katie Bates marries Travis Clark! Trips to New Jersey have been filled with renovation projects and home design shopping. Travis purchased a ranch-style house for his bride-to-be and, with tons of help from family, has been fixing it up. He had to completely gut the inside and is now working on transforming the outside. Isn't it gorgeous? 

Meanwhile, in Tennessee, Zach and Whitney Bates are working on a major home renovation of their own.

Katie and Travis' Future Home

Photo courtesy of @kgbates2000

Friday, September 3, 2021

Zach and Whitney's Big Move

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

Do you remember the post we made back in December 2017, with the news that Zach and Whitney Bates had purchased their first house? A few months later, fans watched them do a complete renovation on Bringing Up Bates

Now almost four years later, Zach and Whitney are moving on. After closing on a house that sits on 17.5 acres, they have spent the past several weeks on this fixer upper project, with lots of help from family members. 

Photo courtesy of @zachnwhitbates