aprilkennedy

aprilkennedy

I believe in being kind. I'm a sharer too. And a Mom/Wife/Foster Mom/SB Mom, Blogger, Home Stylist + 60 Day Body Mind Spirit Challenge Creator
http://www.aprilkennedystyle.com
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Ralphy || oops I mean Blake || love this kid's choice of costume every single year || he gets into character ||
jennifermask_ : Never met him in person, but I love that kid!! So awesome...
lynnettecbert : I didn't recognize him last night. He's grown into a young man!!
shey_b : Awesome! LOL
aprilkennedy : @lynnettecbert Haha! I hardly recognized you last night. Great costume.
denissa_sweetandsimplelife : So awesome!
jpenny09 : That's crazy good!! Lol
onehm : This is the best!
justagirl : Best!
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My {not so} little tourist at the trick or treat Halloween party last night || #sillysmile #lastminutehalloweencostume
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30daysblog : This is amazing.
aprilkennedy : @kaiaknndy it's called payback from my birthday pic a couple of years ago...you know...me sleeping on the bench!! 😭😭
kaiaknndy : That was definitely not as bad as this πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’
aprilkennedy : @kaiaknndy Maybe not to you!
denissa_sweetandsimplelife : The fanny pack!
hstarrphotography : Oh my goodness she is hilarious! What a good sport!
aprilkennedy : @denissa_sweetandsimplelife Thank you for appreciating the fanny pack!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
mikenshari : Love this girl and her fun nature.
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An army man || a strong man || a ladybug || a ninja || bio siblings || Halloween party || three families as one || #fostertoadopt
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luv2qlt : Cute times 4!!!
yosnaps : Are the older two twins? They are all so adorable.
aprilkennedy : @yosnaps nope one year apart!! Thank you.
rubycottage : That little muscle man ❀️❀️❀️❀️
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Spent the afternoon choosing pics from Kaia's senior photo shoot with @sarahlanestudios_studiotwelve || we bought the whole package || couldn't pick just a few || this was just a quick picture from the TV screen ||
haleyhoile : The surfboard one is gorgeous. Absolutely stunning! πŸ™Œ
emily_bluecorduroy : Love!
kaaaaaaaey : @aprilkennedy I can't believe what a beautiful young woman she is. You have outdone yourself with her... Such a big heart and so sweet :)
flutterbug22 : Wow!!
kristencheney : stunning!!!
pip_frye : Model status, gorgeous!
karritait : Wow!
fairlyfabulous1 : You are just a babe. Truly. A babe. 😘
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He knows his new name and it is the cutest || press play || #adoption
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sushi4chelle : Too cute! Love the way he says it!
kennedybuilt : My homie!
hannahsherilyn : Well that didn't make me tear up at all... He's precious. I'm so happy for your family.
kristencheney : adorable!!!
karritait : Omg- so cute!!!! 😍
denissa_sweetandsimplelife : I LOVE it! Sweet sweet boy πŸ’™
nobiggie : "Bro Kenny". Too cute!!
yosnaps : So cute!!
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After goodbye || the tears flow for a few days || feels foggy those days || mind is overwhelmed with how they are doing || house feels empty even though it is still full || most items get put away same day and laundry is finished to help get house back to normal || helps with the recovery to not see empty crib or fold little clothing || desperate though to smell the baby and see her smiling face that was so vacant of emotion the first day we got her || mind overwhelmed I fell so hard for a 4 year old when I said I would only take infants || mind doesn't stop worrying about the intense special needs of the baby || wondering || heart yearning || wishing circumstances were different and we could keep them for a long term placement || but heart starts feeling recovery as focus turns back to immediate family and needs || it will take a week or so to not be weepy || maybe longer with these two || they etched so quickly into my heart || but I know recovery will come || it has started || and that promise and feeling of recovery is why we as a family keep doing it || #fostercare #morefamiliesneeded
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jackaye13 : πŸ™
mommyofmany : Hugs!! I know the feeling!!
aprilkennedy : @mommyofmany you had me at 'thrive on chaos' in your bio!! 😘
aprilkennedy : @lyndsaycreates shame on you for making me cry again!! I have to believe that too since when I say yes it is usually coming from somewhere bigger than me because saying no would be easier most times. I want to hug them all in heaven!
aprilkennedy : @sarah_jarnagin Yay! 😘😘
dawnmccarronrn : Thank you for sharing your heart...with us, and with these sweet babies
senjaandco : Sending you many hugs! You are awesome! 😘😘
karritait : 😘😘much love to you
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If I had one wish it would be to have a bigger house with lots of beds || two more pieces of my heart just walked out the door || besides Little Miss...this was the hardest yet || there was something special about these two ||
denissa_sweetandsimplelife : Awe so sorry it was hard πŸ˜• looks like Brody is giving his mama some extra love
jennifermask_ : Girl...I don't know how you do it. I admire you--the one foster to adopt placement we did was all my heart could handle. Much love to you and your family. πŸ’›
strawbaritulip : So sorry. I. Could. Not. Foster. 😒
mollyv3 : Love you girl! We are praying for all of you β€οΈπŸ™
bethanythislittleestate : Your heart.
lyndsaycreates : So sweet! Makes my heart hurt, too, just to think about it. ❀️
karritait : Your family is amazing
senjaandco : πŸ’•πŸ’•
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You know I had to || new little girls clothes and muslin blankets || I can't help myself || plus they usually come with very little or wrong season/sizes || it's part of my love language || and I've fallen hard fast and dreamed all last night of crying while trying to say goodbye today || I'm in trouble || gonna be a tough afternoon || and it's only been 3 days || #fostercare
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mary_wescott : You have such a beautiful and kind heart
theprintedpalette : ❀️
makaylabranco : I love it! I just bought that adorable dress.
cedarstreetcreations : You have a beautiful heart!! ❀️
denissa_sweetandsimplelife : So sweet πŸ’— praying for you today!
karamurano : That's so kind of you! I think those extra sweet things are what the kiddos will never forget
nitole88 : And I need that white dress for miss m. Target? (It's my love language too)
aprilkennedy : @nitole88 Yes!! target and it is an ivory/gold brocade!! I paired it with the cream tights with gold sparkly little bows on them and black lace shoes. All from target!
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Trashed || but I got a shower || #keepingitreal
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aprilkennedy : Somehow it doesn't look as bad in the picture!
bcdbecca : I want those white chairs! Where can I get some!
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aprilkennedy : @bcdbecca Ikea two years ago. They were part of their outdoor furniture collection!!
boyleprice : Oh how I love when you keep it real #imnotalone
astabile : So not trashed @aprilkennedy ❀️❀️
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More of you could do this special work || it just means getting over the fear of having your heart broken || today we colored with markers || had nails painted and ended dinner with a little dessert || we also had the following conversations at two different times || 4 year old while laying in bed: April, why did those three girls take me from my house? Me: I'm not really sure why but I think it was to keep you safe. 4 year old: But I was safe. Me: (heart breaking) well then that makes two of us that don't know....but I do know that you are here in our house to get hugs whenever you are missing your mommy and to play and have fun and we are here to take care of you...does that sound good? And the 4 year old smiled sweetly and snuggled in || while the 4 year old was helping Brody with his markers today....4 year old: it's like I'm a big sister to Brody too. Me: (rushing to her side and bending down and whispering in her ear) How about we make a deal and YOU and your sister are part of our family while you are staying here. He is just like your brother this weekend. 4 year old: (grinning ear to ear) I like that and then she gave me a big hug. And then told Kaia and Dave when they both walked in the door later that day || I'm telling you...YOU could do this || we need more foster families in the world || my heart will break when they walk out my door on Sunday and I'm OK with that because of our conversations today ||
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andreavhowe : I was just telling someone last night that my heart is calling me to foster someday. My daughter's 4/5 children are all foster-to-adopt children, and they complete our whole family ❀️
momedykirsty : ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️
aprilkennedy : @brassyapple No we don't have Little Miss still. She left a year ago to be with her forever family but we are all one big happy family and see her often!! She was at the adoption for Brody with her mommy. Her mommy and I are like sisters. It is exactly how God planned it. We just had to be brave to follow his plan. It was so hard to say goodbye to her last year. Still is tough sometimes but as soon as we all get together it is clear that this was His plan for all our families.
aprilkennedy : @sewnsational The classes are tough emotionally. But they are real and prepare you for the task at hand! I cry more about and for these foster children than anything else in my life. It is not easy. The first couple of days of a placement for us are complete chaos and we honestly wonder what we are doing! Then you start settling in and you again wonder why are we doing this!! But in the end you know why and in the middle you know why and that very first day you know why! Each placement isn't going to be the same and I'm sure there are valid horror stories. We haven't had any yet but every ounce of physical and emotional strength is tested each time. And then I remember...all they need is love and if I get a shower during the day...we are all good!!
aprilkennedy : @turnerfamily5151 Perfect words to describe being a foster family!
aprilkennedy : #fostercare
brassyapple : Ok that is what I thought but your comments confused me. Thought I had missed something. I get the.listening amd following your heart/gut part. We've been there and although its hard it comes with so much peace too :)
mom2maddie99 : I love this. We have our 7th class on Monday. We hope to have our first placement by Christmas.
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