Monday, March 7, 2016

Duggars + Bates = 60

The Bates family will soon "catch up" with the Duggar family. Like Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, Gil and Kelly Bates also have 19 children.

The Duggars currently have 3 sons and daughters-in-law and 6 grandchildren, which puts them at 30 members.

The Bates have 4 sons and daughters-in-laws and 3 grandchildren but will welcome two additional grandbabies this summer, as both Erin and Whitney are expecting. At that point, they will also be 30 members strong.

The Duggar family at cousin Amy's wedding
(Missing: Josh and Spurgeon)
 
The Bates family


Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com, UP TV

33 comments:

  1. How wonderful! Congrats to The Bates Family!

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  2. The Duggar's have 2 sons-in-law and a daughter-in-law. The Bates have 3 sons-in-law and a daughter-in-law.

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  3. I know what you're trying to say, but the way you say it makes it sound as if having a certain number kids is a competition. I don't know anyone who plays games of "catch up" for real with kids or grandkids or in-laws. Surely you aren't going to be counting down as these people age or pass on, too, to make sure their numbers are still equal?

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  4. love both families i hope thy keep sharing the shows

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  5. Last time I knew 19+9=28 not 30. Although I attended a different school than the Duggers..I could be wrong.

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    1. 19 children + 3 sons and daughters in law + 6 grandchildren + 2 parents (Jim Bob and Michelle) = 30 people.

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    2. Plus Jim Bob and Michelle equals 30

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  6. Would love to see the Duggars visit the Bates. Been a while since we have seen them all together. Mi know most were at Michael and Brandon's wedding. Still waiting for a Duggar/Bates courtship! Lol

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  7. Yeah i am so happy for them, just think about ten years from now, more awesome family members on the way... the more the merrier.☺ What an abundance of love❤💙💚

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  8. Can hardly wait to see more on the Duggars! Looking forward to it.

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  9. I think it's kind of funny that only TWO families can have 60 members.
    #GiantFellowshipReunion #JillandJessa(andJoyAnna) #LoveTheDuggars
    Thanks Lily and Ellie for keeping us posted on REAL updates from these AMAZINGLY AWESOME families.
    Cheers all the way from Minnesota!

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  10. I love you all so much, the Duggars are my favorites, sorry Bates, both families are wonderful but I miss the Duggar family so much and to me they're much more interesting! Take care

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    1. @Mary Mauro. Why the need to be mean? Would you like it if someone said they like another person better than you? Saying " sorry" after being unkind isn't a true sorry-- You could have stated how happy you are for the Duggar's new show without the comparison of families and the one you like better.

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    2. Look into the Bates family and especially what's going on with Gil these days. Maybe they will be more interesting to you then?

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  11. The duggar and the Bates families congratulations on the coming up families and I hope that I get some more time with you guys.Keep doing God's work for you people. Keep on smiling and laughing well God knows what he has in store for you all.

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  12. Wow, it is wonderful that there are many babies!

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  13. Seriously? Wow! your Lord has really blessed you Ya'll. So,many mouths to feed.
    Congratulations Eric & Whitney!

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    1. Really?! Since when does the number of children you produce equate to the Lord's blessing? I had 2 stillborn babies a miscarriage and one live birth. We then adopted a baby. I never associated being blessed or un blessed due to my procreational abilities.

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  14. Congrats! Nice to hear two respectful families are growing. Bless you all.

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  15. Love the Bates and Duggars! Great role models.❤️

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  16. Love the Bates and Duggars!

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  17. I'm just curious if it's the same camera crew.. We grew to love them too!!

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    1. There's always been a question of what the camera crew knew and when they knew it. I would not be surprised if some left or had to leave.

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  18. I am so jealous of large families. :( It is hard being a only child.

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    1. Having X number of siblings is no guarantee of happiness. Be thankful you're alive and find ways to bring joy into your life through positive relationships with other people.

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    2. I always wished I had a sister too.

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  19. I'm marking my calendar!!!😊❤️ We are not perfect but I love how bad things that happens don't change who they are in Christ! They Continue walking in pleasing God!.. And that's love and discipline ❤️

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    1. But how about doing all that good stuff WITHOUT doing all that bad stuff, too? It's possible, you know.

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