Celebrate the JellyTubby



Rebecca Taylor


Valeria Vasquez

January 20, 2024

Tucson, AZ
51 days51 d14 hours14 h37 minutes37 min21 seconds21 s

Miscommunication to Marriage

It was all a misunderstanding

You read right. Their sunshine and rainbows love story didn't start how most do. It wasn't even supposed to happen to begin with. Yet here they are. They met in the alcove out front of the library of Arizona Western College in Yuma, AZ back in 2015. Val was studying Radiologic Technology and Becca was studying Biology. Why does that matter? It doesn't, but you're reading this for depth. Anyways, for Becca, when they talked, she loved Val's personality as well as her blatant disregard for fashion and love for family. For Val's part, She loved how sarcastic Becca was and her straight forward way of talking. They hit it off, and a great friendship was born. How they began dating was based on the misunderstanding of what "Would you like to go out with me?" means. For Becca, it was the normal way to ask friends to go hangout, but for Val... and apparently 90% of the population... it was a request for a date. And on September 25th, 2015 the hangout/date began. Let's just say the movie they watched was bad, but the cuddles were bomb-tastic. After that fateful day, it was months of awkward glances and semi-embarrassing dancing around each other. They made it official on October 20, 2015 after a fun filled trip to the San Diego Zoo with a good friend, who asked if they were dating. Val and Becca looked deep into each other's eyes, both trying to read the other's mind. Val asked "I don't know, are we?" and Becca, with the most sincerest tone she could muster... shrugged her shoulders and went "I don't know." Later, at Buffalo Wild Wings, Becca asked Val if she'll be her girlfriend. And the rest is history. 9 years, 3 apartments, 2 dogs, 1 turtle and a butt ton of fish later, after dealing with the most annoying and thieving roommate, family drama and ultimatums, these two young chunka-lunkas are still holding strong. Still braving the world together and growing together, through all their hardships and their struggles. And now they are taking the next step into creating a life, a world, a family. Together.