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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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 ||
brassyapple : Oh completely agree!!! We need more foster families and yes you can do it :) its amazing to foster love, friendship, safety and more for these kids. It makes my heart grow - although the process can be painful- I'm always a better person with each placement. Hugs to you!
rachel_s_west : @brassyapple I met you at the meet the Mormons premier thingy :) didn't know you are a foster parent & that we have April in common. Small world. @aprilkennedy you're a sweetheart & you're right. I'm sure it's so painfully hard but so very worth it to you & especially to these kids. πŸ’—
denissa_sweetandsimplelife : It's been on my heart lately πŸ’›
kadiwatts2 : It kills me when people say "I couldn't do that, i couldn't let them go." Like it doesn't hurt my heart or I am heartless. That's one of the hardest comments to swallow for me as a foster momma!!!! @aprilkennedy the world needs more loving foster families to poor lots of love over all of these children!!!
mamadixie : I admire all that you do
allie_mays : ❀️❀️❀️
brassyapple : @rachel_s_west small world :)
brassyapple : Forgot to ask....are you just dping respite care this weekend?
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We answered the foster call yesterday right after Brody's adoption was final || a sibling set makes us a family of 7 for the next few days || it's a wild kind of crazy we call ourselves || the 4 year old wanted pancakes this morning...so pancakes she got || and Brody was so sweet and gave his bed to her to sleep in while Kaia slept in Blake's bed and Brody and Blake cozied in Kaia's bedroom and a crib went back up in our bedroom || it was musical beds to fit 5 kids according to licensing laws but we did it ||
denissa_sweetandsimplelife : What a day! Is it hard to type Brody after all these times of little mister? 😊❀
aprilkennedy : @denissa_sweetandsimplelife Yes. But exciting too!! And he will always be little mister. I actually blew it at Christmas and used 'Brody' last year and a few people caught it! I can't wait to sit down and write/share his story and how we changed his name.
aprilkennedy : @senjaandco @rndiln @tdavis0204 @benily Thanks! @rachel_s_west if this helps earn my wings then I'm the lucky one!!
aprilkennedy : @crapivemade ❀️you right back! I always wished I had one more conference to hang out with you more.
laurkb123 : @jenmbrown so beautiful!
ninabunk : I caught it back when you spilled the beans, I was so excited I love that name and can't wait to hear the story behind it! So happy for all of you!
hoppergeo : @aprilkennedy @kennedybuilt you Kennedy's are saints!!!
carolinakstew : What a privilege.
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Officially a Family of 5 || Introducing Brody Angel Kennedy || more on his name later || we are celebrating now || thank you for all your sweet sweet notes, wishes and prayers || 10/23/14 will forever be our Gotcha date ||
kristencheney : πŸ˜ƒ super happy day!!! congratulations!!!
justaddsunshineinc : Awesome!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!
meg_eliza25 : Did anyone NOT tear up seeing this? So emotional.
saltybison : Oh my gosh!!!! Brody! Lucky little champ to get to be forever with the four of you! Congrats an such an awesome day!!! Xoxo
saltybison : And you guys all match. I love you.
brassyapple : Aw congrats!!!!!
aelizan : oh April. I am so happy for you guys.
alyson_mke : So very happy for you all! It's been amazing to follow along with the journey. Congrats!!!
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Waiting to be called into the courtroom || so close || I'm a shaky mess || #littlemiss
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asalaiz : Love! Love! Love! Congratulations!πŸŽ‰
andreham : Pelase post lots of pictures! How exciting βœ¨πŸŽ‰
andreeuhhh : ❀️
wyattcourtney : ❀️❀️❀️
brimoysa : Hugs!!!!
jennafeit : πŸ’™πŸ™
wamhats : @aprilkennedy we've done that 7 times. It is the best feeling ever. Someone makes official what you've felt in your heart forever. Today is the day where your chapters become one. Congrats!!!!!
aelizan : !!!!! 😍
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Tomorrow he will be ours and we will be his || FOREVER || 1067 days in foster care || tomorrow we will share the same last name ||
nobiggie : Beyond excited for you guys!! πŸ’ž
leeleeanne13 : What a journey. What a blessing. What a family. βŒβ­•οΈ
weslidewaysgirl : Yay! Congratulations!! β€οΈπŸ‘πŸŽ‰β€οΈ
jpenny09 : Amazing. Congratulations momma. πŸ™β€οΈ
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marilynlott : I'll be thinking of you all day today!!!!! πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›
buttonandbear : What a beautiful picture for such a beautiful moment in your lives πŸ’–
jonahbonah : This just gave me chills. So happy for you!!!!
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One more from last night because it was so magical || ended the session with a sunset, a silhouette, her surfboard and getting wet || #seniorphotoshoot ||
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We had insanely gorgeous light tonight || thank you @kayleecocke for hair and @hollynealmakeup for make-up || you both nailed the natural beachy look which is Kaia to a 'T' || thank you @sarahlanestudios_studiotwelve || you are amazing || loved having dinner with you afterwards ||
hollynealmakeup : Love!!! Can't wait to see what the final images look like! Thanks for the tag, April!
sarahlanestudios_studiotwelve : I cherish our friendship and love you and your family so much! Thanks for din-din!
annie_loo : This looks just like YOU standing out there!! Amazing!!
aelizan : she's got this understated beauty that is stuuuuunning.
aelizan : @kaiaknndy
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Getting ready to get her feet wet || #seniorphotoshoot ||
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rndiln : She's so gorgeous!!!
briellepeterson : So beautiful...why didnt my parents let me get my senior pictures taken at the beach on a surf board?? :) I can already tell im gonna love it!
kaiaknndy : Thought you would want to see this! @hollynealmakeup
hollynealmakeup : Oh my gosh!! How do you look so stinking cute in a wet suit??! I love this shot! Thanks for sharing @kaiaknndy ! Love this!
laurag425 : STUNNING!!! I can't even remember my senior pics - they were that bad!!
torreyvw : im in love!!!
tharker77 : Such a beautiful girl!
aelizan : love this girl
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@sarahlanestudios_studiotwelve shared a sneak peek || #seniorphotoshoot
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nobiggie : Love them! She's so pretty!
aprilkennedy : @nobiggie thank you!! It was so amazing and such a special night last night celebrating Kaia as a senior!!
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First stop with @sarahlanestudios_studiotwelve || now to the beach || #seniorphotoshoot
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dandeedesigns : So fun!
stephaniemgraham : Perfect! I cannot wait to see all the pictures!!! I say you should have a slide show on the big screen in your backyard- I'll bring stuffed grapes!
sarahlanestudios_studiotwelve : @stephaniemgraham YES!!! πŸ™Œ
aprilkennedy : @stephaniemgraham deal!!
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