Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Beginnings!

As you all I'm sure have noticed, I haven't been keeping up with the blog very much lately. I have two very good reasons for that. One, everyone that reads or follows my blog is also on my Facebook (that's where I post everything now, including pictures). Two, I've been thinking about either revamping the blog or just discontinuing it all together.

My life has changed a lot over the last year. I started '09 with a resolution of losing weight. I'm proud to say that a year later, I've lost a total of 54lbs, to date. I then started a new chapter & journey by going to nursing school....which I will be complete with in April!

Another big change has happened in the Madera household. As most of you already know, but for those that don't, Chris & I have officially separated and will be getting divorced. Chris did return home from Iraq at the end of October & he made it safe (which I am blessed about). However, things between us were no longer working and we thought it was best for the two of us to continue on our own journeys without each other.

I wanted to let everyone know that I'm doing fine. I'm still going strong in school, still working out & loving it, I'm still working part-time and am enjoying my time with my family & friends! 2009 wasn't the easiest year for me by far, but I'm confident & positive 2010 will be great for me!!
So, until I decide what to do about the blog, you can always find me on Facebook! I hope everyone is doing well, had a great holiday, & that 2010 brings nothing but happiness & good health to all! :)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!! Enjoy the day with family & friends and always remember what you're thankful for!

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I'm Still Alive.....

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted. I've been incredibly busy with school, work, studying, and just day to day things! Most everyone that follows my blog is also on can always find updates & pictures on there as well.

With only 5 1/2 months left of school, it's getting very hard & VERY stressful! Most days & weekends, school is my life! All I keep telling myself is it will all be worth it in the end!! I'm still continuing to do well and pass each class to move onto the next month. With having the holiday this month & next, my schedule for school & work has had to be rearranged which is making things even more difficult. But I'll make it through......

I will do my best to continue posting on the blog, but also please check out Facebook for any current updates.

Hope everyone is doing well!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

I hope everyone has a Spooktacular Halloween. Be safe & have fun!! Stayed tuned for pictures.....

Happy Halloween

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Jennifer!!

I wanted to wish my big sissy and very Happy Birthday! Not only was I blessed to have an amazing sister, but over the years we've become best friends and I couldn't have asked for anyone better.
I Love You Jen and hope you had a great day!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Weekend Getaway-NC!

This past weekend, I went to North Carolina to visit friends Krissy & Blake. It's been a long overdue visit, we haven't seen each other since March! It was nice to enjoy the weather, see other friends and meet new ones.

Krissy & I

Blake & I

Roxanne & I

Jack & Colton

Krissy & Blake playing cornhole

Krissy & I

Gretchen, me, & Krissy

Roxanne, Colton, Blake, Gretchen, & Krissy

Krissy & Blake's babies-Charlotte & Chloe

Thank you Krissy & Blake for everything....I had a great time!! :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Birthday with Friends!

After my exciting day of skydiving, I met some friends out at a local sports bar for some dinner & drinks. It was another great birthday spent with wonderful friends! :)

Birthday Girl!!

Me & Michelle

Getting Happy Birthday sang to me!

Stephanie, Me, Laura, & Peanut (Erin)

Latoya (I miss her) & Me

Laura, Theresa, Me, Ashley, Michelle, & Holly