Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Katie Turns 21

Happy birthday to Katie Bates! Not only is it her 21st, but it's also her last birthday as a Bates, as she will become Katie Clark when she marries Travis on December 3rd. Today is also Josie and Kelton's 3rd wedding anniversary.


 
Katie Bates and Travis Clark
Engagement

 
Lawson Bates and Katie Bates
Early season of Bringing Up Bates

Photos courtesy of UPtv

39 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday!

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  2. Of all the girls, I am definitely the most concerned for Katie. I am certain the Clarks are lovely people, but their strict beliefs make me so skeptical for Katie’s happiness. I will admit, Katie’s silly behavior can be too much. I’ve even complained about it on this blog. But, in truth, I do not want to see Katie’s spark snuffed out. Her spiritedness is what makes Katie, Katie. Travis seems like an in-charge man. Because his family, and their prominent connection to their religion, seems so important to him, I feel like he will be a pretty strict “head of the house.” Add to that the distance Katie will be from her family and support system, and I’m afraid she will lose who she is. I think she is too immature to understand how this marriage could change her life. I hope someone on this blog can convince me differently. I really do. But I’m worried about Katie.

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    1. Seriously? I don’t get people like you. Im assuming you’ve never actually met the Clarke or Bates family.

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    2. 7:54, please explain how his family is different from her family. Or where you are getting any of that from, cuz I'm not seeing it.

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    3. Yes the marriage will change her but in good ways. Travis will love and take care of her in such a beautiful way. I am married to a very strict head of the household man and it is hard sometimes, but man he takes care of me so incredibly well I really have no place to complain about anything.

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    4. 2:27 - I’m the OP. If you know the Clarke family and the Bates, maybe you can tell that Katie will be able to live her life with some of her own choices, like some of her sisters.

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    5. I said I’d stand corrected.

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    6. It is scarry really.

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    7. 3:53, are you talking about the scars she will supposedly get or scars she has now?

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    8. I don't blame you. A friend of mine was almost like Katie and went off to Bible college out of state for 1 year and during that time was courting a guy she met Sophomore year of High School at youth camp and they courted long distance for 6 months and got engaged at Christmas time and married the following June (in the middle of COVID19 pandemic). One year later,she's still happy and marriage has changed and matured her more to be a future pastor's wife (as her husband is interning in his church and learning under his pastor to be ordained one day). They even have decided to wait to have kids until he's done training and gets a position in a church(which hopefully should be in another year or so).She even has a job (just until they have kids to earn a little extra income to pay to fix up their house and flip it) working for an Amish man (New Order) doing their books and secretary work.

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    9. Flipping houses is not as easy as you think. Most realtors lose money at it, and regular homeowners do even worse.

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  3. Happy Birthday Katie!!! May the Lord Bless You Abundantly today and always!! I always thought it was cool we share the same birthday week and we turn the same age. Lol 😅

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  4. Happy birthday Katie!🥳🎉🎈 happy anniversary Josie and Kelton!

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  5. Her appearance has changed so much. She looks like a different person! The blonde hair and makeup is pretty and I’m sure she enjoys it, but she was gorgeous before without even trying!

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  6. Happy Birthday Katie!! 🥳🎊 Hope you have a wonderful day. ☺️

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  7. I love Katie's natural brown color in the bottom picture. Her hair looks so healthy and shiny

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  8. I do think if Katie had been allowed to become a nurse, she might appear more steady and serious now.

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    1. Who said she wasn’t allowed to be a nurse? I’m pretty sure she changed her own mind….

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    2. Go back and watch the episode where she explains why she changed her mind.

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    3. She doesn't really explain. She just says she decided to do cosmetology first, and that she'd study nursing later. But she hasn't, and I wonder if she ever will.

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    4. 7:37, you just said the important words: "she decided."

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    5. Did she decide?

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    6. 10:30, she said she did. Either you are going to believe they tell the truth or you don't.

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  9. Happy Birthday Katie and congratulations on the upcoming wedding!!

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  10. Go back to brown hair. Blonde does"nt look good. Be natural., as God likes much better.

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    1. Be kind. God likes that much better than being rude.

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    2. Her husband to be must like this look.

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    3. I never get why people choose birthday posts to criticize the birthday person. In my family we were taught to be extra nice to someone on their birthday.

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    4. Being kind is a practice that shouldn’t just be used on someone’s birthday.

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    5. 3:23, I agree. That's why I said "extra kind."

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  11. Hope she has a good birthday

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  12. I think Katie is a good girl. She's pretty beautiful and smart, she can handle the things when she get married. She has the best example in her life: her big sister Alyssa. Although Katie and Travis are very immature, their marriage is gonna force them to act like an adults, because they are gonna understand better the reality after a certain period of time, specially if they have kids (of course, they are supossed to do that because of their christian beliefs). Anyways, I hope the best for them. Congrats Katie!!

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    1. Nothing like calling someone very immature in their birthday post!

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  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATIE Wishing you a day of joy and a HAPPY,Blessed year.
    God Bless
    Marilyn,Joan and Marion

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  14. Happy Birthday Katie! May God bless your many years to come...AND may you enjoy your last birthday as a Bates girl 😘 Can't wait for you to become Mrs. Clark 🥳

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  15. Time 10:02PM Tues 10/5/21
    Happy 21st BDAY Katie hope your enjoy it
    With family friends & Soon to be husband
    Travis.

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  16. Katie looks so fresh, pretty and sweet in the bottom pic. The other pic--with the dark roots and heavy makeup--just doesn't do her justice.

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  17. I'm so surprised that some people are criticizing Katie. You people are very judgey. Katie looks beautiful with blond hair.

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