Bates Family General


  Sorry for the huge delay in posts; a whirlwind of exciting events havebaby4_0_thumb happened in the past few weeks…The most important being the birth of our first grandbaby BRADLEY GILVIN BATES! The next post will be dedicated to him, with lots of adorable photos! The day after Bradley’s birth, we headed to Arkansas for Jessa Duggar’s wedding, and enjoyed a short, but wonderful visit with special friends!

  The other exciting activity around the Bates home has included filming for a brand new show “BRINGING UP BATES,”  airing on UP TV beginning January 1st! (










We love UP TV’s goal to bring uplifting, family friendly shows to homes. We pray BRINGING UP BATES will be a positive experience that will offer hope to others, as we all encounter similar struggles faced in our parenting, relationships, faith, and family adventures! dsc04184_0_thumbdsc04093_0_thumb

(Photos from UP’s website)