Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Check Out Our New Bates Blog


We have been posting periodic updates on Gil and Kelly Bates and their 19 children to this blog since 2011. With the premiere of the UP original series Bringing Up Bates at 9pm ET on New Years Day, we figured, why not create a separate site for Bates updates? So that's what we did.

It took time to set everything up, but we are excited to reveal the URL of the Bates Family Blog to our readers: www.batesfamilyblog.com

We will continue to post Duggar updates and episode recaps to the Duggar Family Blog as usual, so be sure to follow both blogs. (In case you haven't heard, the new season of 19 Kids and Counting premieres February 17th on TLC!)

Photo: Courtesy of UP

44 comments:

  1. This is awesome!!! I was just thinking that you guys should do this!!! Yay!!!!

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  2. YAY!!! That is a GREAT idea!!! We appreciate you girls more than you know. :) Do you know the Bateses as well?

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  3. It's fantastic!! Thanks so much!! I LOVE THE BATES!!!

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  4. Really like the Bates.....thanks so much for doing a blog for them.

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  5. Wow love it Thanks soooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Would love to know how the Canadian fans might be able to watch the new Bates show??
    We don't get UP network here.
    Any suggestions??
    Love your blog(s)
    Amanda-Alberta, Canada

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  7. Hey Lily & Ellie,

    I just tried to go across to this new blog but our security system on our computer won't let me... :( Would you possibly know why? Thanks! I'd really like to take a look, you do such a great job at this blog! I'm praying for you and your work, God bless

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  8. I love the new blog! Unfortunately my cable provider does not have UPTV so I won't be able to watch the show. At least I can hear about it on the blog!

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  9. A+ To Lilly & Ellie!

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  10. Yay! Thx you both are the best!

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  11. lily & ellie, you two are absolutely awesome!! thank you so much for doing a bates blog. i'm sure i speak for many when i say you have made a lot of people happy by doing so. i'm sure this will be a lot of extra work for you, but i assure you, it is very much appreciated. it is a wonderful ministry you two do with your blogs. i hope you have a happy and healthy new year

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  12. Cool. Can you please post the names and birthdays when you have a chance?

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  13. Ok Lily and Ellie i dont know how you have time for all of this, but you both pretty much rock! I love Christ honoring blogs and i love the Bates! They are finding some amazing spouses to spend forever with and i wish them the best!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  14. Hmmm cannot see the new blog. It's being hold by my virusscanner...

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  15. Great news, i love the Bates too.

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  16. Looking forward to the Bates blog as I don't get UP tv. I'll be following!

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  17. thank you for this blog! Just in time for the new year; yes, please, allow us to post birthday and anniversary greetings when their times come. I especially LOVE that post when you went to visit them. Hope to see more of that. And looking forward to the recaps of the shows, as I don't get UPTV. There's a similar TV channel in my area, but they don't carry either show. Maybe they will one day, lol. God bless you folks

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  18. YAAAYYY!!! I'm SO HAPPY you're doing that! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  19. I read the interview with the Gil and Kelly Jo on the other site here. Sadly, simply insert "Duggar" for "Bates" and it's the same interview, same catch phrases, "keeping hearts pure", "encourage", etc. They all read the same script, and NO, it's not the bible.

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  20. Duggars and Bates: Coke and Pepsi.

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  21. @Anonymous

    Hi Marjo and Anonymous 7,

    Are you able to access the Bates blog now?

    ~Lily and Ellie

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  22. @Anonymous

    Hi Anonymous 2,

    Yes, we are blessed to know the Bates. :)

    Lily and Ellie

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  23. @Amanda George

    Hi Amanda,

    UP TV is still working on a way for fans who do not get their channel to watch "Bringing Up Bats." We will let you know when we find out more. :)

    Lily and Ellie

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    1. Wonderful! Thank you for your diligence and amazing work on these blogs.
      Thanks for everything and a blessed 2015 to come!

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  24. This will be interesting too and I do like the Bates family,but the Duggars have had my heart for years already. What's a fam fan to do?

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  25. sweetest family ever! I love them and duggars. we don't have tv.love them :)

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  26. Can't wait til they post the first video on Youtube. Love the Bates and Duggar families. They are good role models.

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  27. Why is Michaelas boyfriend in the family photo?

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  28. Love it that I can google three words: Duggars full episodes
    and get here.

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  29. I hope UP tv makes it available on Amazon

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  30. L-O-V-E Bates and Duggars!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see Bates new season, and Duggars new season too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  31. @Lily and Ellie

    No :( I still can't access your new Bates blog..... I've tried several times but our security system just won't let me :(

    (from the anonymous that you replied to) Thanks for trying

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  32. How about Lawson Bates and Jinger Duggar? I think they are age appropriate and would make a nice couple; they can both move to a city and grow up together.

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  33. Does anyone ever think a bates duggar wedding might ever happen

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  34. LOVE the Bates! So glad to have more encouragement to watch. So glad to see so many appreciate values that bless others and glorify God. Both familes have greatly impacted our family.

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  35. I still can't access the new blog Lily and Ellie :( :(..........

    Is there anything you can do? If not, don't worry, I just want to look at that one too :(

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  36. @Anonymous

    Hi Anonymous 35,

    That's very strange. Has anyone else had issues accessing the Bates blog? Have you tried typing the url directly into your web browser? Try www.batesfamilyblog.com, batesfamilyblog.com, and batesfamilyblog.blogspot.com.

    Let us know if any of those work for you.
    Lily and Ellie

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  37. @Anonymous

    Hi Anonymous 39,

    Sorry about that! We encourage you to try typing the url directly into your web browser. Try www.batesfamilyblog.com, batesfamilyblog.com, and batesfamilyblog.blogspot.com.

    Hope this helps! Let us know if it works. :)
    Lily and Ellie

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  38. Is this an official blog for TLC and the Duggars? I'm confused, the only announcements they seem to make are for pregnancies? Everyone knows that tabloids are about covering celebrities, Duggars are now part of that territory, I hope they decide to limit their daughter's exposure on social media, as well as their family- I see huge changes with how they have put themselves into the spotlight for success and I'm not sure it's all for the best. The Duggars seem to like the attention - further adding to the tabloid interest. Hope they consider this - lots of people like the Duggars and want the best for their family and identify with the values they represent.

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  39. Nope! None of those links work... I tried copying all of them to the web browser... Just replying to your nice reply. I think I might have to try looking at it when I'm at the library one time, it shouldn't be blocked there. Thanks again for your concern and help and God bless!

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  40. @Anonymous

    Hi Anonymous 42,

    We blog on behalf of the Duggars, but our blog is not an official TLC blog. We know the Duggars personally, and they like our blog. :)

    Blessings,
    Lily and Ellie

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