Hello 2014

Happy New Year, I hope this new year is treating everyone well. I have started the new year off well traveling, seeing family and renewing my passion for painting and all things creative. My husband and I took a couples trip to New York City and that place always sparks so much creative energy in
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Where do I begin?

Love is in the air! February 2013, MJ (6 months old) and KJ (2 yrs old)  at dinner. I  can’t believe my last post was February of 2013! Ok, I am going to try and catch you up! In March 2013 I started to get the hang of my husband being deployed. I knew who
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Are you a secret hoarder?

Untitled © Kristye Addison Dudley Have you ever watched the show hoarders and immediately wanted to throw away everything you own? Now that we are in the military, we are sort of gypsies. We will move every few years. Keeping lots of stuff doesn’t work with this lifestyle. Yet and still, I keep collecting. I
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Looking back, looking ahead

As I look back over 2012, I can’t overlook how my year began. I spent New Years Eve burying one of my friends. I was early in the first trimester of pregnancy and not ready to tell anyone. I was sad but hopeful about the year and felt the need to hold tight to my
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The whole world in his hands

 Do you remember that song “He’s got the whole world in his hands”? I used to love that song! This morning before daycare my KJ awoke to an extra Christmas tree. We decided to put up two since this house is so large. This one is the “gold” tree. It has mostly gold decorations with
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Laugh out loud

Soul Stirring © Kristye Addison Dudley Have you ever been in a situation where you had to decide weather to laugh or cry? This month has been full of them. Highs and lows, tears and laughter have filled our home. The most important event that happened this month was Mark’s deployment was cancelled. Of course
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Praise and pride

“My perspective, your perspective” (Detail of diptych) © Kristye Addison Dudley January is almost over and I have only blogged once. I have got to get back to it! Well, here’s an update. A memorial fund has been set up for Keasha, here is the link Keasha Rutlegde Draft Memorial. And I still can’t believe
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Today is a gift

There are so many moments in our lives where we question why things happen. There have been times where I wondered “how did I get here?” and “why me?”. I have been reflecting on this year, my relationships, my hopes and dreams. I have had the opportunity to see many of my dreams come true.
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The Dance

The Dancer – 8″ x 10″ acrylic on canvas board © Kristye Addison Dudley purchase originals and prints This couple of weeks is a blur. We had a great anniversary. Mark took me out for a wonderful dinner and we reminisced and thought back over our lives so far and about our future. For Labor
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One Accord

My 4 year wedding anniversary was Friday September 2. We had a great date night celebrating and thinking about our lives and our little family. I met my husband at a wedding and two years and a day later we married each other. He brings a harmony to my life that I can’t explain. He
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