Monthly Archives: December 2014

Miracle Baby

I am in awe daily of this little baby ❤

My body seems to try to reject pregnancies….

Ryley died at 13 weeks gestation in 2004. We were blessed with Trevor and Hannah with no issue or concern, we thought Ryley dying was just a freak thing…..

so when we got pregnant with Timothy we thought we were pretty safe.

Until he died….at 19 weeks gestation, and then a year later Daniel at 16 weeks gestation.

Burying two babies in a year, I was pretty sure I would never get to hold another live baby of mine again.

I had give up all hope.

And then I found out I was pregnant with this guy.

I tried to distance myself, I tried to not bond, but I got a fetal heart Doppler and once I heard that heart beating I was in love.

I had prayed for Timothy and Daniel to be safe and live… and they didn’t. I prayed for Jace too but not as much. I had figured if he was going to die, that it would happen regardless. But he didn’t!

Anyways I say all of this because Jace is my miracle. My fighter. My strong boy. He fought against my body for 9 months and he made it.

He didn’t die.

As my kids always say “Mom aren’t you glad Jace didn’t die”

Yes I am guys. I am so glad he didn’t die.

I think my body failed me too many times….but he somehow hung on. And everyday I will be forever thankful and grateful and appreciate and cherish every second ❤

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Crochet Bear Cowl “Pattern”

I cant really make a pattern for this because it is so easy.


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Chain enough to wrap around the persons shoulders. I lay my kids shirt out and chain the width of it laid flat and then double it.

Join with a slip stitch, be careful not to twist it.

Chain 2

Place one double crochet in every stitch around, at the end of the row slip stitch into the first double crochet and chain two,

double crochet again around and repeat until it is long enough…..however long you want it.

Secure it and weave in your ends.


For the ears, I of course make 2.

I chain 4 and join to form a circle.

crochet 7 double crochets in the circle, chain 2 and turn

then I make 2 double crochets in each stitch, chain 2 and turn

then I make one double crochet in each stitch and am done!


Sew the ears on!

Easy peasy lemon squeezy

Minion Crochet Hat Pattern



9mm hook

fits 6-10 year old


Chain 4

Join with a slip stitch for form a circle

Chain 2 and make 9 double crochets in the circle, place a stitch marker and move it up with each row.

Make 2 double crochet in the chain space and in every stitch around for 22 stitches in that row

in the next row make one double crochet  in the first stitch and then 2 double crochet in the 2nd stitch and repeat that pattern around for 33 stitches

the next row is one double crochet, one double crochet, 2 double crochet, and repeat that pattern around for 43 stitches

the next 7 rows are just one double crochet in each stitch around (all of this is with yellow)

next you will make 2 rows of black, all double crochet like the previous 7 rows

next will be five more rows of the yellow like the last 9 rows and that hat part is done! You slip knot the yarn and secure it. weave in the tail


Now you need to make the eye, one or two. If you are making two use a smaller hook

With black
Chain 4, slip stitch join to form a circle
make 7 double crochets in the circle
slip stitch into the first double crochet and cut and secure

with brown
make 2 double crochets in each stitch around for 16 stitches

with white
one double crochet in the first stitch, two double crochet in the second stitch, repeat around for 24? (I lost count)

with gray or silver I did one double crochet in each stitch around. Leave a long tail on this one.


Sew in all loose yarn except for gray, use that long tail to sew the eye on to the hat.


cut 8 piece of black yarn 6 inches or longer (you can always cut it) slip knot it on to the top if the hat for the hair and trip it to the length you want it.




I am not one for following patterns I just make them as I go so I hope that this makes sense to you!!