about our family

Get to know us

We’re a small family that loves making big memories. We live in a small, country cottage nestled in the hills of Tennessee.

Our faith, our families, and our friends are the most important treasures that we have. We love sharing our experiences, our adventures, our challenges, and our happy times with others. It is our prayer that this site will encourage and inspire you in this wonderful journey of life.

Chad Paine

Chad grew up in a large family in northern Indiana. At an early age he grew to love working on the farm, raising goats and chickens, and driving the tractor. He is probably the most diligent person you will ever meet, and he credits his dad for his strong work ethic. He spent many years working with youth and his humble and gentle spirit impacted countless lives. He graduated from a private College with an Associates in Youth Ministry. In 2013, he moved to Tennessee and married the love of his life, Erin Bates.

Over the years he has really enjoyed working with his hands, refinishing furniture, remodeling, and building projects. Chad started Paine Construction in 2017, and stays quite busy working full time, and making people’s dreams come to life. He is a proud father to 4 children, and every evening you can find him giving the kids wild piggy-back rides, breathtaking pushes on the swing , and telling the most exciting Bible stories. He is constantly investing into his family, and there is no job at home that he isn’t willing to do. He is a true example of a Christian and leads his family by serving, loving, and giving.

Erin Bates Paine

Erin Bates Paine is a native Tennessean who has lived in the greater Knoxville area all of her life. Growing up in a family of 19 children, there was never a dull moment for her. Erin graduated with honors and earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Crown College of the Bible. She is an accomplished pianist and has released 5 studio albums. Erin fell in love with and married the man of her dreams in November of 2013. They now have 4 beautiful blessings, and are adding to their brood early 2022. Erin is Chad’s biggest inspiration for projects in and outside the home. She is extremely creative and has a wonderful eye for home decor and artistic designs. She adds a beautiful touch around her home and in the homes of those around her. Erin finds fulfillment and joy from being a full time mother, homeschooling her two oldest, making dinners from scratch, and growing every flower she can find. She has a desire to minister to other women and encourage them to deepen their relationship with the Lord. You will often hear her saying, “Make your time with Jesus your priority each day, and make a choice to surround yourself with people and media that will challenge you spiritually. Life is too short to waste our time and eternity is too great.”

so much fun!

Our Kids






Keep up with our adventures…


Little pioneers foraging in the woods 🍂It’s a simple life full of creativity and imagination. 
I’m so grateful to be living my dream with all these babies and the sweetest husband in the world. 🫶 God is good. ❤️ 
Happy Fall! 🍁
I love a good BEFORE and AFTER video! 🛠️ I’m so proud of my talented hubby! He does the most beautiful work. I just needed to brag a little because I think he’s the greatest! 💋
It was a sad day at our house. A coyote got in our goat pen and killed one of our goats. 😭 Lots of tears were shed and  the kids planned a little funeral for her. Goodness, there’s nothing harder than watching your kids cry. God gave us the most beautiful rainbow tonight. I know He cares when we’re hurting. ❤️
I love being a Mama and I love making time for God’s Word throughout the day. ❤️

“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt MEDITATE therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” 
Joshua 1:8
A day in the life of the Paines 🏡
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Ultrasound day to see little brother 💙 We are so grateful for this precious gift. 

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#22weeks #Babybrother #baby6
I love you with all my heart! 😘
I grew up listening to YOUR STORY HOUR, which is fully dramatized, true-to-life, character-building stories. I made the best family memories listening to audio stories, and now that our kids are getting older, they get just as excited about listening to each new adventure. As a mom, I love providing entertainment that sparks the imagination while teaching Christ-centered virtues. I hope you find as much joy in them as we have.
Baby Boy Paine coming in November 💙💙💙