When I was thinking of a new flavor for OREO, I was inspired by a love story: mine. I've talked a little about our story in my “Coming Out Day” posts, but do you know where we met? Where our first date was? How she met the kids? Where she first proposed? Why we got married on April 25th?
My dream OREO creation is rainbow but I want it to taste like the original OREO because that's the perfect flavor for me. I want the bursts of color, of course, because rainbows are life!
R-O-Y-G-B-I-V … that's the rainbow, right? Right. So what better way to tell our love story than with ROYGBIV?
R – Rachel. We first met at work. It was a part-time job for me so I could get caught up on bills and afford Christmas for the girls. It took a while before I said anything to her but after that first introduction, I knew I really liked her.
O – Over the moon. We started hanging out (couldn't really call it “dating” because we just hung out at her apartment and watched movies lol), and got to know each other rather quickly. I was happier than I had ever been!
Y – Yes. We moved in together, she proposed (in a K-Mart parking lot because she wanted to propose at the Arch but my friends convinced me it was “too dangerous” at night so I told her no and she said “okay well I guess I'll do it here then”… she was not happy with my friends LOL). I said YES! We didn't get married until about 8 years later, on April 25th. There is no significance to that date! Well, there wasn't until now. :)
G – Girls. She fell in love with the girls as quickly as we fell in love with each other. Jenelle was 7, which is a tough age to introduce someone new so it was a rocky start. They still have their moments. Grace and Sapphire were only 2 and 4 so it was much easier for them. It was nice to have help with the kids. She was a good Mom from the start.
B – (New) Beginnings. We moved to Arizona 5 years after we met. While we left behind her parents (and mine – though my Mom moved out here 2 years ago to be near us) and friends, we know it was the right choice to continue our own lives together. We love Arizona so much!
I – Ideas. I'm always coming up with new ideas. I love how supportive Rachel is… every. single. time. It doesn't matter how crazy my latest idea is, she's like, “go for it!”. I love her for that.
V – Very (small wedding). Our wedding was small; it was done by the Justice of the Peace in Florence, Arizona… a tiny prison town with not much to offer. But we were surrounded by our kids, my Mom, and our two best friends (plus an awesome JOP), so it was perfect. We thought we wanted to do a wedding in the fall so we could have our families and friends join us, but now we just want to take a vacation as a family instead.
What's YOUR dream OREO flavor?
With My OREO Creation, OREO is inviting Walmart shoppers like you to exclusive in-store demos to try unique OREO flavors and then submit your own ideas for the next OREO flavor! The demos will be happening 6/30 – 7/2 at participating Walmart stores. Head to Walmart to check out all of the awesome OREO flavors available, including:
– Birthday Cake
– Peanut Butter
– Salted Caramel
– and more!
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