Saturday, October 26, 2013

My Precious Ms. Peacock

Happy Birthday Eve to my beautiful daughter Sierra! This is a little walk down memory lane for her from October 26, 2013.

What a delightful place Denver is!  It's never about the place, though, it's always about the PEOPLE.  Spending time with my sweet girl Sierra just fills my heart UP!  I am so grateful for the bond we share.  

Yesterday as we were strolling through Nordstrom Rack, she stopped and hugged me, and said, "This means so much to me, Mom.  When I first moved to Denver, I would notice the daughters shopping with their moms, and I felt so sad.  I missed you.  I wanted to be shopping with MY mom." Awww...she is the sweetest thing ever!

Yesterday we were searching in earnest for a Halloween costume for her to wear Saturday night.  She kept hoping to find a ready-made TACO to wear.  

The night before while we were at Ted's Montana Grill, our favorite place for Red Rock Chicken Sandwiches, her friend looked at her and asked, "What is it about the taco that appeals to you? Is it just because it's so random that it's funny?"  Sisi nodded enthusiastically. I was puzzled, but not surprised. At Halloween, she either likes to be randomly silly, or very elegant. I was determined to help her find something besides a TACO costume.

The next day we hit the thrift store in Westminster. They had some AWESOME stuff. I found wigs, hats, and boas. Sierra would have none of it.  

"I am NOT trying on hats here, Mom.  I have a thing about lice."  I just laughed at her. 

"You don't have to try them on, but you have to take pictures of ME trying them on!" Ever the doting daughter, she complied. My kids and I had always tried on every hat in every store we'd ever gone to so I couldn't believe she wouldn't play with me. I guess this was our first "second-hand" headwear experience.  

As I donned this PERFECT white wig, I told Sierra I just knew that most of these costumes were only worn once by some darling little child having fun on Halloween, so I just get over any of the heebie-jeebies that bubble up in me, and try on the hats and wigs. It was so fun!!!  Sisi wasn't buying what I was selling, but she did take pictures.

As we walked through the aisles and aisles of costume possibilities, a brightly colored sequined dress caught my eye. "What about THIS?" I pulled it off the rack, and noticed immediately how tiny the dress was. The sequins were green, blue, and purple, and looked like a piece of Mardi Gras perfection. "This would even fit you!!!" I could tell by the gleam in her eye she was hooked. She held up the peacock-colored dress to her. It was perfect.

After we bought her dress and went to lunch at Macaroni Grill, she and I went in search of a headdress. We scoured the shelves of Michael's Craft Store, and found the perfect accessories:  peacock feathers and a turquoise feathered hair clip. The piĆ©ce de resistance:  a peacock pin. Sierra's outfit was complete. 

The real Mrs. Peacock from Clue only WISHES she looked this good. It would be hard to compete with my precious Ms. Peacock.

Ms. Peacock


  1. Sisi Peacock! What a beautiful 24 year old... How can our little girls be in their 20s? It makes me so happy to hear about your wonderful relationships with your children. Bishops and their wives get to see the other side of that a lot so thank you so much for sharing!

    1. That I get to spend today, her 24th birthday, with her makes me feel so blessed! And YOUR little girl will be home in two months!!! LESS THAN! (((HUGS)))

  2. Happy you got some good PLAY TIME in with your daughter!!

    1. It has been so very much fun. I have to fill up my cup with wonderful memories to get me through until we're together again.


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