Twenty-seven years ago Gil and Kelly Jo Bates tied the knot with no plans to have kids. Fast forward 19 kids later and this tight-knit family, seemingly too good to be true, has a tremendous bond but are far from perfect. As you will see, when you have a house full of 19 children, from ages two to 25, daily chaos is multiplied exponentially, but so are the joyful and poignant moments that life can bring.Led by devoted father Gil (49) and his loving wife Kelly Jo (47), the Bates do everything in bulk while staying true to their values and rules for the family -- which means everyone has chores, little to no TV, only dresses for girls (though pajamas are worn in private), strictly side-hugs until marriage (except for front hugs on special occasions), and more. With a grand total of 19 children ranging in age from two to 25, they are the definition of a "big, happy family." But lately -- as viewers will see -- their simple rural lifestyle in Tennessee is in a flurry of transitions, see it all on Bringing Up Bates.
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A Sweet Shower & A Surprise Switch! 08x04
Ultrasounds, Wedding Vows & A Bride To Be? 08x15
New Year, New Bates: Part Ii 08x14
New Year, New Bates: Part I 08x13
Monumental Proposal, A 08x12
Blue Or Pink, What Do You Think? 08x11
Is it a Boy or Girl?! The entire Bates family gather in Tennessee to learn the gender of Tori and Bobby's first child! Meanwhile, Kelton works on finalizing the details of his proposal to Josie. And it's morning time at Zach and Whitney's house. Over breakfast with their kids, Zach and Whitney discuss their Vow Renewal "To Do" list. Finally, as Josie is working at the hair salon, Kelton surprises her in a big way!
Baby Fever And Proposal Decisions 08x10
Kelton's eager to propose to Josie so he reaches out to Gil and Kelly Jo to discuss ideas on where he should "pop" the question. Meanwhile, the Bates church is undergoing a massive renovation with the help of the ministry group, Carpenters For Christ. And later, Whitney and her kids stop by Erin's house for a cousin's play date. Whitney experiences "baby fever" holding newborn Everly, while Erin catches her up on how things have changed since adding a third child to the mix!
The Ring, The Dress And Ready For Next Steps! 08x09
Kelton meets up with his buddy Bobby to look at engagement ring settings for Josie; family members lend a helping hand to load up the moving truck for Tori and Bobby; Whitney hunts for the perfect Vow Renewal dress.
A Proposal To Plan & Wedding To-do's! 08x03
Big Apple Bride 08x02
Ultrasounds, Wedding Vows & A Bride To Be? 08x01