Basically a collection of photographs/facts about the Bates Family (From TLC's United Bates of America) for anyone else who shares my interest in this family. Feel free to use photos as I don't own them, but please give credit as I spend ages hunting these down. Most are water-marked or from the blogs of other fundamentalist families.
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Where to begin?! Alyssa and John Webster, for one. I’ve been betting on it since Kelly posted photos of them in DC (which was a complete fluke, but eh, I’ll take credit for it). Alyssa is currently visiting him in Florida, so I’m thinking they’ll make it official soon, but have a long courtship, seeing as Alyssa’s still young.
I’ve shipped Joy Duggar with Trace Bates since I found out about the Bates family (they could bond over being the only sibling of their gender in their age brackets). Plus Joy is awesome and Trace seems like a real sweetie. That one will probably have to wait a few years though.
Michael’s the oldest non-courting Bates, and seems to want kids bad, so I’d say she’d be the next one to go after Alyssa (and probably get married before her). To be honest I have no idea who she’d go for. There are so many fundie families that don’t have blogs or an internet presence (e.g. The Gaddises, Dempsters, Pattons, Rayes etc…). Maybe a Keilen, since she seems to hang out with them a lot?
Then I reckon it’ll be Lawson. I’d love to see him with Chelsy Bontrager. Though he doesn’t seem too interested in courting at the moment. Nor does Nathan, or Tori. Though when the time comes Tori and Thomas Paine would make an adorable couple.