Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Welcome Baby Paine #6

The Paines are officially a family of eight! Erin and Chad Paine welcomed William Gage Paine on October 30th, 2023, at 5:49am, weighing 5 lbs 10 oz. He came about five weeks ahead of his December 6th due date, which is normal for Erin, who usually delivers between 35 and 36 weeks.


Saturday, October 21, 2023

Footage from Jackson Bates' Wedding

It has been one week since Jackson Bates married Emerson Wells. Now that the Bates are no longer on reality TV, family weddings won't be publicly featured in the way they once were. However, a few of the Bates siblings have posted YouTube videos that include footage from Jackson and Emerson's big day. 

Katie and Travis Clark uploaded a video that shows their flight, trip to Disney World, and the wedding. The Websters' video includes preparations with various family members, as well as wedding footage. Trace and Lydia Bates' video features their road trip and shots from the wedding.

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Zach Bates on 'First Class Fatherhood'

With Bringing Up Bates off the air, fans don't get the chance to watch interviews of the Bates as often as they used to. For that reason, we have a feeling you will enjoy this interview featuring Zach Bates. He sits down with Alec Lace from First Class Fatherhood to discuss being a dad. He talks about his career transition from being in law enforcement to running the Bates Sisters Boutique, his kids' involvement in sports, and a number of other topics.

The interview is available on YouTube, as well as on the First Class Fatherhood website.

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Bates-Wells Wedding Details

And that’s a wrap! The 12th Bates wedding is officially in the books. Twenty-one-year-old Jackson Bates married Emerson Wells today at a venue near Orlando, Florida. PEOPLE Magazine has the first photos and details. 

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Bates Grandbaby #29

As the Bates are all making their way to Orlando for Jackson Bates’ wedding this weekend, another one of the siblings has shared a big announcement. Tori and Bobby Smith are expecting Baby No. 5! Tori, 27, and Bobby, 28, are the parents of four. Kade is almost five, Kolter is three, Charlotte is two, and Cambree is 14 months. This will be Gil and Kelly Bates’ 29th grandchild. Erin Paine is due in December, and Josie Balka is due in March. 

Monday, October 9, 2023

Bates Wedding #12

The Bates are gearing up for their 12th wedding! This weekend, Gil and Kelly Bates will watch Jackson, their 12th oldest child, marry Emerson Wells in Orlando. It has been almost exactly one year since the last Bates sibling, Trace, said "I do." The family had two weddings in 2022, two in 2021, and none in 2020. They had one per year in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, and 2014, and they had two in 2013. 

Jackson Bates and Emerson Wells announced their engagement in March.

Friday, October 6, 2023

Breaking: Romeikes to be Granted 1-Year Delay

The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) just made a big announcement that affects the Bates greatly. Many of you know that Lydia (Romeike) Bates and her family had recently been told to prepare for deportation back to Germany. As they soak up the newborn days with baby Ryker, Trace and Lydia, as well as the entire Bates family, have been praying for good news. 

More than one hundred thousand people signed the petition, and the government has taken notice. According to the HSLDA, on Wednesday, October 11th, ICE is expected to grant the Romeike family a one-year delay of deportation.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Meet Ryker and Lily Jo

It's been a while since we've posted anything from Lawson and Tiffany, so here goes. While Tiffany is in California, Lawson visits Rocky Top and brings fans along on a visit to see the newest Bates grandchildren, Lily Jo Bates and Ryker Cruise Bates.

Lawson and Tiffany Bates: Meet the Newest Baby Bates (Video)