A year in the life of The Garlock's


Families are Forever

While we were in AZ, we went to Freestone park to feed the ducks. Katelyn was nice enough to snap a shot of our whole family! It's never a perfect picture, but that's just how we are :)



After Thanksgiving the Garlock's made a bon fire in the backyard and the kids roasted some marshmallows. AZ is just the best!!


Brynlee is Really Moving!


Halloween 2012


Garlock Fun

Since we have moved to California it has been very bittersweet! There is so much to do and see, but it has been hard not having family around to share it with. But it was so much fun when Tom's dad and the Mikey Garlock's came to visit for Tom's cousins wedding. It was kind of a stormy day, but that didn't stop us from having a picnic at the beach. It was such a fun day! Come back soon you guys!!! And anyone else who wants to visit, we would LOVE to have you!!
The three brothers :)


Braden is 6!!!!

Braden is 6 years old. My baby boy is growing up...You had so much fun on your birthday this year! It was on a Friday, so first you went to Kindergarten. We picked you up and went shopping for the perfect birthday cake-chocolate! Then it was present time. You got a huge train set, a spiderman costume, and a new wii game. Then we went out for pizza-yum! Afterwards we came home and watched The Lorax and had cake and milk. Doesn't get any better than that :)


First Swim

Brynlee, getting her float on :)


First Swing

Oh, how you love to swing!


Feeding the Ducks

Journaling reads: We found the funnest park near our house called the Mile Square Park. It is exactly as the name states- a whole square mile big! There are tons of walking paths and three duck ponds with lots of wildlife and five playgrounds. The weather has been beautiful, so we go there pretty much every other day. You guys have so much fun!


Yummy in my Tummy!

Oh my little Bryners! You just LOVE to eat. Anything and everything you can get your hands on. While I am feeding you, I can't feed you fast enough- I feed you one bite and by the time I scoop up the next bite, your mouth is wide open waiting for the next one! It is so much fun :) After fighting with your sister at every meal to eat 2 bites, it is a nice change of pace not having to force you to eat!! Love your chunky-ness :)


Huntington Beach!

It has been so much fun living so close to the beach. Pack up our chairs, umbrella, some snacks and off we go! It has been such a warm fall, so we have gone quite a bit since we moved here. The waves are huge and so much fun! The water is a little cold, but Braden doesn't seem to mind at all. Brooklyn though, would rather just play in the sand. So thankful for this little piece of heaven we have to enjoy our family together! Family/friends you are welcome anytime :) Come visit!!!


Pool Girl

There is a pool just steps away from our new town home. The kids seem to think that swimming is a daily thing now and won't stop talking about it until we go!! They are becoming quite the little fishies! I don't know what we are going to do when it cools down in a few weeks...


Kindergarten....Here I Come!

Braden has been in preschool and Pre-K for the lsat 2.5 years, so I didn't really think I would get emotional about Kindergarten. But for some reason, it is such a bittersweet day. I am thankful for the 4 hours that he is at school, but truthfully I miss my little boy. He is such a fun kid and I enjoy him so much. Love you little buddy! 


Best Buds

While we were staying at my parents house, Braden met a boy down the street named Ben. I don't think a day went by without Braden begging me to go to Ben's house. They both have a love for trains and adventure. Whether they were inside playing superheros or outside riding bikes/getting lost, they were having FUN! I know Braden will always remember his summer in Rexburg and the good times he spend with his best bud!


Brooklyn @ Winco

Brooklyn's job while grocery shopping....Sit back. Relax. And enjoy the ride :)


Pop Love

YUM in the SUN!!


Then & Now

Same dress. Same flower. Same spot. Same pose. Same Age.
Two Beautiful Girls!


Rexburg Rapids

Rexburg has the funnest water park complete with slides, lazy river, rock climbing wall, and playground in the water. It is so perfect for the little ones! The kids had such a blast there this summer!!


Idaho Falls Zoo

The Idaho Falls Zoo is pretty pathetic small, but the kids still had fun :)


Intermittent Springs, Afton Wy

Every summer my extended Bateman family has a reunion in Afton, WY. It is actually a lot of fun and great to see so much family all at once. While we were there we hiked Intermittent Springs. Brooklyn had so much fun exploring. What a sweet girl....


Owl Always Love You

When I was pregnant with Brynlee I was so worried that I wouldn't be able to love her like my other two kids. I just didn't think it was possible to fit any more love it my heart. I was SO wrong! I love this girl more than I could have ever dreamed. Everything she does is cuter than the next! I just love to spend time with her and take in all of her goodness. Oh, my sweet baby girl! Can't you just stay little forever!??!!!


4th of July 2012

The Rexburg Parade was so much fun this year!! The kids loved all the animals, candy, and especially the fire truck spray at the end :)

Braden and his good friends Ben and Jackson hanging out before the neighborhood fireworks.
Grandma and Brooklyn. So precious I can barely stand it!


Three Babes in a Row

While my cousins were visiting we all got together for a picnic. Two of them and I had baby girls all within a couple weeks of each other. Here they are for a group shot...So cute!!


The Many Faces of Brynlee

Brynlee was making the funniest faces at church and I couldn't help but take a few pics of her with my phone. She is just so funny!!


Toadally Jammies


My Little Love Bug

This girl loves her bumbo! She is not a fan of laying down- she wants to be sitting up where she can see the world! Love her so much it's crazy!!



Brooklyn and my mom have such a special bond. She sure enjoyed spending time with her this last year. We are missing you like crazy Grandma!!! Love you lots!


GoGurts at Porter Park

We must have gone to the splash park at Porter at least 50 times this summer! The kids love it and it's FREE! We would take lunch over there and spend hours splashing in the sun. If you can't tell, Brooklyn's favorite part of lunch was always the GoGurts :)


You Shine Brighter than the Sun

Just hanging out in her Bumbo enjoying the summer air (and her toes, haha)!


Brynlee's Blessing Day

Even though Brynlee cried through the entire blessing, Tom did such a great job and didn't even get distracted. She is such a good girl, but if she is tired or hungry- she is going to let you know about it! I think she liked hearing herself in the microphone :)


Seek Adventure

Journaling reads: When daddy came to visit Rexburg, we woke up bright and early to climb the "R" mountain. Even though it is a pretty hard hike, you were such a tough boy and loved every second of it!! The next few days you couldn't stop talking about it and wanted to go again and again!!


Dancing on Sunday

Just a little dance they made up before church. They are so hilarious, LOL!


Down and Dirty

My parents had some bark delivered to their house for their yard. The kids had so much fun shoveling it into the wheel barrels. Well, at least they did for few minutes, then they were back to playing, lol!


iPhone Love


Braden's Story

Lately Braden has loved to tell me all kinds of stories. Most of them are too long to upload/post, but here is a condensed version :)


Scooter Love

Got the kids Scooters for Easter and it has been so much fun watching them this summer. They are nice because if we are going to the park or something, I can just fold them up and throw them in the trunk instead of trying to fit their bikes in there :)


Pre-School Grad!


Too Cool!

I got the kids some sunglasses last spring! They are loving them ;) Definitely Too Cool!!


My Brooklyn,

So full of energy and always ready to have a good time! You are such a joy in my life. I love you baby girl!!!


Happy Birthday Daddy!!


No More Training Wheels!

Last spring we got out Braden's bike and he rode it for a few days with the training wheels on. Then my dad decided he was ready to take them off! He was pretty hesitant at first, but he did so good!! Here he is only the first day of practicing!

Now he is riding like a maniac trying to go off jumps and do popawheeleys (sp?)! He goes so fast it scares me to death. He pretty much has scabs on his knees and arms all the time...
...but it doesn't stop this boy. I got him a Razor scooter for Easter, but really, all he wants to do is ride his bike!


Happy 3rd Birthday Brooklyn Rae!!!

My sweet little diva turned THREE!! Wow, she is a heartbreaker isn't she!?! She had so much fun at her Tinkerbell birthday party. We invited all of 'her' friends and had yummy tinkerbell cupcakes! Then we took the party to Arctic Circle and they got to play in the indoor (because it is freezing out!) play place and have dinner. Then afterwards we had her own little birthday cake! Then it was present time!! Lots of new summer clothes, a tinkerbell doll and blanket, princess puzzles and books, and some more fake makeup and jewelry in it's own purse! Brooklyn loved every second of it and ate up all the attention! Here she is in a video on the way home...She is just so happy to be THREE!!!

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