Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Gerriss has been growing his hair out lately and has gotten it almost as long as it was when we first starting dating. I am loving his long curly locks! He looks so adorable! Well, tonight I decided to watch some good old Labyrinth and saw good old David Bowie aka The Goblin King with his SEXY mullet do. So I suggested to Gerriss that he grow his hair out just like his. What do you think?

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Please do not judge my mixed blog at the moment. I am in the middle of re-designing. Anna Gailey, creator of Twinkle Light Blogs, is in the process of creating a wonderfully beautiful blog background and header for Christmas for me. Until then. This is what you get! :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Glitter Toes

Hey I am having a glitter toes party at my house on the 21st from 10am to 12pm. If you want to come, post a comment and I will send you my address. Get your toes done all cute for the holidays, (yes it will last that long) eat some yummy treats, and hang out with friends and family.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

14 Region Team

I will be the assistant coach for one of the 14s region teams. There are a lot of talented girls and I am very excited to get started. We will learn a lot this year and grow to be great friends and teammates. There will also be some awesome wins in the season as well! GO HIGH-C!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

New Background and Header

My SIL is a genius! Anna Gailey made this awesome background for me and made the way cute header. I sat here and watched her work her magic and I don't have any clue what she was doing, but it all ended up looking marvelous. Anna will be starting a background blog so that others can enjoy her creations. For now she is taking orders on her blog which I have a link to on my sidebar or at the bottom of my blog. Thanks Anna for all the hard work you put into this, it looks great and I LOVE IT!

Monday, November 2, 2009

High-C Volleyball

Better known as High Country Volleyball Club. I am starting this year as a coach for High Country. If you know of anyone who loves or even likes volleyball who is between the ages of 12 and 18 please send them this way. All the information that you need to know is on their website. Not only is it a great atmosphere to learn volleyball, we will also be able to teach the kids responsibility, goal setting, and for some even give them a purpose. I was in 9th grade when I first joined High-C and I went from average volleyball player to a varsity starter. I also had bigger goals for myself than I had ever imagined. Had I not gotten injured my junior year, I am certain that all of them would have come true. Kim Norman, the technical director of High-C is one of the most talented coaches I have ever known, and all of the coaches will be under her direction. She is the volleyball coach at Westminster College and has taken the team all they way to nationals. Not only is Kim a great coach, but this year we will have the privilege to work under the direction of Carl McGown who is one of the most successful and most experienced coaches of volleyball. Carl and his team have created Gold Medal Squared a program designed to improve players and coaches teaching specific tactics and tools to be undefeatable. Please take the time to read through some of the links that I have put on this post and see if it is something that fits for your kids or someone you know. This is a life changing club, and I am proud to be a part of it and would love some of my family and friends to join me.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


This is Oliver our new dog. He's a chiweenie! He is five months old and is the cutest dang thing ever. That toy that he has is completely destroyed after only one week of playing. We learned our lesson quickly and got him toys that are a bit more durable.

He is pretty small, this is him compared to one of Gerriss' shoes and a basketball.

This was a few hours after he got his shots. I am not sure if you can tell, but his head is swollen and he has hives all over his body. It was so sad, he had to go to the doggy emergency room. He is ok now though, all back to the ball of energy that he normally is. :)

Monday, September 28, 2009


Well this is year two of a great new tradition. My dad and I hike up Snowbird every September as a farewell to the summer and as preparation for ski season. Last year we made it all the way up to the tram and were able to ride it down, but this year we had a lack of time so we only made it up to the chair lift and then rode that down instead. It is only about 15-30 minutes away from the top (15-30 depending on how tired you are from the hike). It was a lot of fun. I didn't take as many pictures as I did last year cause I was sort of brainless. I hurt my foot about six weeks ago and didn't think anything of it. I just thought it would go away with time. Well it ended up that my heel pops out of joint and thus makes my whole foot hurt and makes it impossible for me to walk. I decided to go to the doctor the night before my hike to see if he could fix it. Well he said it would take some more work then just one day. So he taped it in place so that it wouldn't pop out at least during my hike and I will have to continue going back until it stays by itself. Long story short, even though I already told it, my foot was in a bit of pain the whole time and increasingly got worse. But I was determined to get to the top so I didn't stop! Thus the no pictures. :) I did find this picture online though that shows a trail that looks like the one that we followed, but I am not sure. But it at least shows you the mountain that we hiked.

Anyways, I am glad my dad and I were able to go. We had some great talks and a lot of laughs. Thanks for going with me. Can't wait til next year!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Finding Hope

We were taught a lesson today in Sunday School about the pioneers and all that they had to endure. Our teacher said something that was very fitting to the time of year with us looking back and remembering 9/11 and the trials many people faced and still do face because of that day. She said that everyone has trials and everyone may not think that yours are as big as say the pioneers (or even in this case as big as the people involved in any way with the attacks on 9/11) but each person has to learn from their own trials and endure through them. We have to find the hope and faith to get through the things in our life with the help of our Heavenly Father.

I was watching this video at LDS.org that puts a good perspective on things. I am grateful for the trials in my life and the strength they have given me. I can look back and remember how I handled certain situations and prepare myself for those to come. Each trial is a way to prepare for the next, not only in our own lives but the lives of our families to come. Take a look at the video, it is kind of long, but its worth the time.

Thanks to all our Soldiers

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Ahhhh cute!

Hey thanks to Anna, I have a new place to look for blog backgrounds. I love it! Take a look, they are pretty cool!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Remebering our Grandfather, Father, Soldier and Friend

James Addison Adams (Bop) passed away on Thursday the 2nd of July at 4:27pm. He brought so much into our lives and we are sad that he must go now. We know that his job on earth was finished and he has many people waiting for his return to Heaven. We are so grateful for eternal families so that we can be together with him again one day.

We love you Bop! We will miss you! Gerriss and I will take care of Mimi for you. Fly high!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I want

I was sitting here tonight thinking of all of the things that I want to do and want to get and want to achieve and want to accomplish and want to.... Then I read a blog post of my mothers. A simple post with a few attached letters that she wrote to my brother when he was a boot camp. My mind switched gears all of the sudden to, what about what they (soldiers) want, or what the less fortunate want. I may WANT a lot of things, but what a gift it is to WANT. Rather than NEED. I don't feel like I need much, I have most everything that I would ever need and then some, even if I don't have much, I feel very blessed. But what about those that NEED. Now I am thinking I need to stop for a minute and instead of thinking of what I WANT, I need to think about what others NEED. But I also need to go beyond that and not only think about what others may need, but help them with their needs. I remember when my brother was at war and he sent me a letter and asked me why I didn't write to him that often. My response was that I feared that if I wrote to him it would be admitting to myself that he was really in true danger and that he was really gone. Therefore I continued to deny everything and didn't write. When he finally got home a year and a half later, I asked myself, "why don't we have the same relationship that we had when he left?" Well I realized that it was because I hadn't spoken to him as often as I used to. Where I am going with this is, I decided to make a decision to not write my brother because I didn't want to hurt and feel pain, not at all thinking about the pain and loneliness that he may have been feeling. So I put myself before him and now I am truly sorry for it. I do not have the same relationship that I once had because I missed out on a whole year and a half of time with my brother. I put my wants before someone else's needs. I hope that I can remember this and try and help someone in one way or another every day. Someone once told me that even something as little as a smile or a wave can make someone's day. If that is all I can do for a day then I will at least try to do that. I hope that I haven't bored you all, I just thought I would share a moment with you. I hope you all have a wonderful day! Thanks! :)

Monday, June 8, 2009

The Gailey Family Reunion

We had such a wonderful full day. Thanks for all the fun times and all the effort that everyone put into the day. Hopefully everyone else had a good time as well. It is so nice to get together with the people we love so much and have so much fun and laughter and craziness.

Here's a picture of a few of us at the Draper temple for a start of the day session.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Just a quick side note

I recently had an experience that made me realize that the world is a very scary place and there is a lot of evil out there. I may not know a lot about what evil there is in this world but I like it that way. I like to live in my little Cara bubble and not see or hear about the terrible things that kids get into these days, what things people my age have done and what ever else. I had the blessing of living a sheltered life, I know it sounds like I am being sarcastic but I'm not. I would rather be optimistic and clueless than pessimistic and smart. The person that I have to THANK for being this way is my mom. She always helped me see the positive side of things and always tried to keep me away from the negative. I have Gerriss who knows enough about the craziness of the world and can protect me from it while I just keep on believing that you can trust everyone until proven otherwise, and that everything is all rainbows and smiles. I can believe whatever I want! So I am just going to forget about the incident that happened tonight and pretend that the world is perfect and safe again. I know what you are thinking. Totally random post, right?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Gerriss' mom sent me this cute email. I loved it so much I thought that I would share it with the three people who read my blog. :)

This is a true story. Dr. KC Tubbs is the doctor, he later joined the LDS church. When he told us this story over a staff lunch, I thought that we would die laughing. Dr Armstrong is from Manti and comes up about once a week to work in the clinic.

By: Robert Armstrong, M.D.

I work part-time as a teacher of family doctors. The program provides training on psychiatric disorders and emphasizes the importance of emotional support.

The new doctors are given plenty of time in clinic to visit with their patients and learn about their challenges.

One of our interns who has never lived in Utah and knew nothing about Mormons is still struggling to understand the cultural climate here. Last week he was interviewing a new patient and stumbled on what he thought was a raging psychosis.

Doctor: "Well, Mrs. Olsen, we've talked about your high blood pressure and your medications. Are you experiencing any particular stress in your life?"

Patient: "Oh, yes! It's the Sunbeams. They're driving me crazy."

Doctor: (very surprised) "The Sunbeams?"

Patient: "Yes, I've never had trouble with them before, but this group won't sit still. They bounce all over the room, and run out the door and up and down the hallway.

Doctor: (reaching for a pen) "Have you told anyone about this?

Patient: "Of course, I told the president."

Doctor: "Really! And, what did the president tell you?"

Patient: "She said Sunbeams are like that. I'm just going to have to learn to deal with them."

Doctor: (concerned that he may be missing something) "I know people who are sensitive to sunbeams. Do they cause you a rash or anything?"

Patient: (confused) "A rash? No."

Doctor: "What's the biggest problem they're creating?"

Patient: "It's the noise. They just won't quit talking."

Doctor: (astonished) "The sunbeams are talking to you?"

Patient: "Well, yes. But mostly they talk to each other."

Doctor: (scribbling furiously in the chart) "I see. Can anyone else hear them talking?"

Patient: (after a moment of stunned silence) "You're not LDS, are you?"

Sunday, May 3, 2009

My first day in the Primary

Today was my first day in the Primary ever! It was such a wonderful experience. I LOVE THE PRIMARY! The kids are so cute and excited to be there. Last Sunday I was set apart as the 2nd counselor in the Primary Presidency. A bit (A LOT) overwhelming I know. But I am so grateful for this opportunity and privilege. I know I will learn so much and make so many memories with the kids and also with the teachers and other leaders. I have no clue what I am doing or what to expect, but I know that I will be guided and shown what I need to do. I think I will get a Primary songs cd and put it on my iPod so I can learn some of the cute songs that we sing and so I don't look too lost every Sunday. I hope I do an ok job and that I can be at least 1/2 as awesome as the previous 2nd counselor. Wow though! What a day!?!?! I am so excited for next Sunday.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Milk Made Baby

Everyone go to this blog and look over the cute stuff and leave a comment to try and win some cute free stuff! She is one of the greatest people that I know so you have to go see her creative ideas and support her. Or support me by supporting her. :)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Get a Little Mud on the Tires...

Gerriss and I went mudding this last weekend. It was the first time we have ever been mudding in the truck since we got it! It was also the first time we've gotten the truck that dirty since we've owned it! We went out to Horseshoe Springs area to go shooting and on our way home we found some huge mud puddles! Gotta love it!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Britney Britney Britney

My mom volunteers for the Red Cross and since she does it so much she gets free tickets to events at the ES Arena. (delta center) The most recent one was the Britney Spears concert. Well I don't really like her that much now, but I used to love her music so I figured that if anything else it would be entertaining. So my sister and I decided to go. Well......it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be at least. The Pussycat Dolls opened for her and their show was actually pretty good. I realized that some of the songs that I hear on the radio that I like were actually the Pussycat Dolls and I didn't even realize it. After them, there was this really weird and random circus act that had some pretty cool stuff, but their acts got old quickly. But it wasn't like it sucked. So after a LONG circus act, Britney FINALLY decided to come to her own concert or shall I say show. I think in order for it to be considered a concert you actually have to sing, which she didn't. The first couple of songs were some of my favorites, you know, like Circus and Piece of Me and her new stuff, but throughout the whole show she kept leaving and there were all these other performances. As the show went on it got more and more provocative. By the end of the night I felt like I needed to take a shower and repent. But honestly, it wasn't too terrible. I'm glad I got to go, I just don't think that next time she comes to town I will rush to accept my moms offer for free tickets. At least the PCD (pussycat dolls) put on a good show. Oh and BTW, moms out there, Britney is totally not a suitable role model. It was so sad to see so many little kids there with their parents and then to think of some of the songs and dances that get ingrained into those innocents childrens' heads. So sad. I was shocked to see so many kids there and especially shocked to see them dressed in mini skirts and tube tops when it was snowing outside! What the heck! Well I guess I live in a little bubble and don't realize all the weird people out there.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

I made Easter eggs for my Sunday School class and filled them with Skittles and typed a little message up to go in it. The message was so fitting for the day so I though I would share it with everyone who reads my blog (so like 10 people).

2 Nephi 2:8
Wherefore, how great the importance to make these things known unto the inhabitants of the earth, that they may know that there is no flesh that can dwell in the presence of God, save it be through the merits, and mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah, who layeth down his life according to the flesh, and taketh it again by the power of the Spirit, that he may bring to pass the resurrection of the dead, being the first that should rise.

I hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed Easter! Love you all!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Our Anniversary Vacation!

For our three year Anniversary Gerriss and I took 11 glorious days and made a trek down to Las Vegas and onward to California. We spent 2 nights in Las Vegas which was quite interesting. Vegas is a place that everyone needs to experience once in their life to appreciate clean air and change in scenery. We enjoyed walking around and seeing all the cool sites. I spent $33 on M&M's! But it was worth it to get pink and black ones. All in all it was alright. But the coolest things was when everyone else was going home on Sunday, we were headed to California for the rest of our wonderful vacation. We stayed in a condo in Capistrano Beach, courtesy of Gerriss' fantastic and giving parents, for 7 days. We went to Disneyland for three days, Universal Studios and Sea World. We had the most incredible time! It was the best vacation and anniversary we've ever had (even though we've only had three) As you can see from our picture selection on the slide show (52 pictures) we were all smiles and having the time of our life. The following Sunday we made our way back to Utah, but stopped in St. George to visit Gerriss and I's good friends Gavin and Brooke. We had a pleasant visit with them and got to go on a fun motorcycle ride to the top of Hurricane Mesa. It was a lot of fun! Even if I was terrified cause I didn't get to wear a helmet. Don't worry I said a prayer pretty much the whole time I was on the bike. Especially Gavin's bullet bike! Scary! I am so glad that Gerriss and I were able to do such a fun thing while we are still young and have no little ones to worry about. Well except for Jack! He was good though. Thanks to Jeano, Jess and my sister for taking such good care of him. Now its back to the daily grind and the cold snow.....here's to California!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Our new pass time

Like I said in the previous post, Gerriss and I had a lot of time this weekend to sit around and watch TV and be lazy. It has been so long since Gerriss and I have watched anything on TV, we are so out of the loop. Well Gerriss found a show on Hulu that he watches at work when he gets bored and thought he would show it to me. Needless to say we are now hooked! Fringe is our new favorite show, and the only thing that we watch! The only bad thing is that we don't have one of those digital converter boxes so once that changes we will have to wait til Wednesday to watch it on Hulu. But it all works out cause I would feel bad watching it without him and he is busy on Tuesday nights when it's on. So the conclusion of this post is that if anyone isn't watching Fringe, they should be, cause it is really really intense and awesome. Although I don't think that some of the images would be good for people with kids. Oh well, send them to bed early and enjoy.

Its finally over!

(Weak stomachs beware)
This weekend Gerriss and I did an intestinal cleanse. I know, what a great thing to blog about! I know you want to hear about it or else you wouldn't still be reading. Gerriss was diagnosed with gall stones on Tuesday. His doctor told him to do two different cleanses to help get rid of them. This weekend was the first and worst of them. He had to drink grapefruit juice and olive oil only, for three days. I decided that I would endure with him and do the cleanse. What harm would it do to just cleanse my insides right? Well, that was a bad idea. I cheated on Thursday a little and had some eggs in the morning and a small sandwich that evening. Then I said I wouldn't eat anything on Friday but then when I got to work I was STARVED and had to get a giant burger and fries. So I figured that since I hadn't eaten that much it wouldn't be that bad if I still took the oil with him on Friday night. Not a good idea. I was sick all night. Gerriss had stuck to the cleanse very well and had a little discomfort and nausea but I was really really sick. Lets just say that I barely slept and it is not something I would recommend to anyone who doesn't have gall stones. So yesterday Gerriss and I sat here all day and watched TV on Hulu and were completely lazy! What a way to spend Valentines right?!?! Well the good news is that so far it has worked for Gerriss. He passed a lot of stones and his stomach isn't nearly as bloated as it has been for the past two months. Today he gets to eat for the first time in three days, so we'll see how he does with that. Hopefully everyone had a better Valentine's Day then Gerriss and I had. :)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Gerriss!

24 years ago today (Feb 10th) a sweet little, HUGE, baby was born.

You have brought so much laughter and joy into everyone's life.

There is never a dull moment when you are around.

You are always happy to see your friends and family.

Even if you're "Goofy" sometimes. We all still love you so much! Life just wouldn't be the same without you!

Gerriss, I love you so much! I hope that you have had a wonderful Birthday this year filled with love and laughter. I feel so blessed to have the pleasure to be your wife and eternal companion. You are my rock. :) Thank you for being who you are. I love you and all the craziness and fun that you bring into my life. Love, Cara

Monday, February 2, 2009


So we were playing Scrabble with my parents and Gerriss says, "I know I am not supposed to show you my letters, but look!"

He actually pulled all of these letters. How cool is that!?!

Gun powder makes me sneeze...

Gerriss took me shooting this weekend for my first time. I was terrified! But ended up really enjoying myself. It was very educational! It was freezing and we were not dressed for the weather so we didn't get to stay very long. But we shot at an old TV and an old clothes dryer. I heard the bullet hit the dryer, but have no idea if we were even close to hitting the TV. Once we were done and frozen we got back in the truck and I couldn't stop sneezing. So I have concluded that gun powder makes me sneeze. Here are some pictures.

Here is Gerriss showing me how it's done...

Then here is me, my dad says I shoot like a girl. I need a lot of practice.

Gerriss got to shoot his new 45 cal, which he was very excited about, and he decided he wanted me to shoot it so that I could get a feel for it. Well, I made him stand behind me and hold the gun with me while I shot. So I counted to three.....closed my eyes.....and pulled the trigger. The closing my eyes part was totally not on purpose. It was so powerful and scary, my eyes were all watery and acting like they were crying for like 10 minutes afterward. We learned that I should never shoot that big of a gun ever again. I wish we could have got pictures of how bad it kicked. I bet I shot the sky!

He looks like a pro! To me at least. :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

To sum it all up

This month has sort of flown by. I have been reading through some other peoples blogs and I am not the only one who feels that way. We have had a lot to do, but not a lot to report on. Although this past weekend was quite and adventure. It was my birthday, my Grandpa's birthday and my niece's birthday so we decided to go to Idaho and celebrate with everyone up there. We spent my birthday driving in the snow storm, so that was sort of lame, but it was what I asked for so I can't complain. We didn't tell my grandpa we were coming so when we showed up at 9:45 p.m. he was really surprised and a bit confused. It was great! On Friday we went out to lunch with some of my grandparents friends for our shared celebration. The food was outstanding. We went to a place up in Boise called Murphy's. Mmmmmm! World's best coconut shrimp! Then on Saturday we went to Kuna to celebrate my 17 year old nieces birthday. I know what your thinking I am way to young to have a 17 year old niece. :) She reminds me every day that I am not. :( I feel so old..... anyways. We had a blast with my sister and her family! She made a spectacular meal. It is this lasagna soup thing that was sooooo good. Then we sat around and played Guitar Hero on the Wii until I was about to pass out then we called it a night. The next day we woke up to another snow storm, which came perfectly timed for our trip home. Thank goodness Gerriss is a fantastic driver. We made it home safely even though the trip took longer than expected. I am glad we were able to celebrate all of our birthday's together. Hopefully we can try and do it again next year! Here our some fun pictures of the weekend, and the family birthday party from last night at Gerriss' parents house.

Here is me blowing out 24 candles on my yummy cake from last night!

My niece Kierstan who just turned 17! I can't believe it!

The birthday boy all tuckered out from the late night and the busy day. Notice the remote control in his hand that he has a death grip on! :)

We ate lots of yummy food and had a lot of fun! Thanks for all the birthday wishes. Now its time to prepare for next month's adventures! :)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Another Sunday School Bash!

Friday was our year end Sunday School party! This time we had 10 people here, and when I say people, I mean 4 teenage girls and 6, I REPEAT, 6 teenage boys! It was quite the evening! It was snowing/raining, so everyone was required to take their shoes off at the door! (thank goodness for the already going Scentsy candle):)

We had SEVEN pizzas, which were all devoured, with root beer floats for dessert. We watched The Santa Clause! We hope that everyone had a fun night! We appreciate you all for coming......see you at the next one!