12 February, 2010

This Valentine's Dedication Goes Out To Queen Bee Swain

Just in time for Valentines, Katie at Queen Bee Swain bestowed upon me the "Sweet Heart Tag" requesting the story of how Babe and I met and fell in love. Well Katie, if you met Babe, the "how" portion of the question would become a moot point...

It was my first day as Crew Chief of Crew 8 on the Ocean City Beach Patrol. I sent down to the guard on my right to come sit my radio while I went to lunch. When he approached my stand I thought to myself, "who is this goofball?", just as he was thinking to himself, "who is this lady with braces?"... (me seated in the center, Babe seated in front of me and the rest of our Crew)

Day two, while pulled back in pouring rain, I opened our initial conversation with the question, "if money was no object, what car would you buy?". Weeelll turns out, that question is music to a guy's ears. Fortunately, his answer, 1998 Porsche 911 Twin Turbo, was music to mine. We became fast friends... (moi in the blue, Babe second from left and the crew goofing around post competition)

When you spend a couple summers, in nothing but a bathing suit, guarding one of the most treacherous stretches of beach in town, you really come to know a person. And, I think we saw in each other kindred drives, desires and faith. Plus, he is theee funniest person I have ever met in my life! I think my abs were so insane during that time from all the laughing we did... (me seated in blue, Babe second in from the right and the rest of our Crew 8 family)

And, even though I'm frequently in the doghouse for my less than conservative spending and, he's Oscar to my Felix, the laughter has remained a constant...

We've weathered long distance, a significant age difference, Medical School annnd my brief moment of insanity when I decided to test drive being a brunette...

And, just like Kelly Ripa has her tattoo to remind her of a not so brilliant decision, I have my wedding pics. Luckily for me, the best choice I ever made supersedes the not so attractive one...

Kindness of Queen Bee Swain who deserves a Sweet Heart Tag herself. Who doesn't love her? And, Babe for being the best Valentine a gal could ever wish for...XXOO

53 comments:

  1. You and Babe are beautiful together! :-) And Oh my at the abs.....I would HURT someone for those things! XOXO

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  2. You are now officially my hero - Beach Patrol. Darn. I am impressed. You two make a BEEE-U-TI-FUL couple!! xoxo

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  3. And, you two are the BEST LOOKING couple ever! I'm sure that's secondary though to how much you enjoy eachother's company.

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  4. what a sweet story! Bless!

    Cheers!
    lottie

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  5. love the pics and the story, isn't love grand!

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  6. You are a beautiful couple. What a great story. Happy Valentine's Day. xoxo

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  7. Love your story and you two are very cute together. When's he doing another guest post?!

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  8. Awwww what a sweet post!I had no idea there was a big age difference. That's a compliment :)

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  9. He certainly lives up to his name!

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  10. Lovely story Alice...ya'll make a DARLING couple! Here's to many more happy years! :) Hugs!CZ

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  11. I love it! "David Hasselhoff" would have hired you both! I love the history behind the love story as well as the season. Summer is a verb is true to you and to Babe. Your dress is stunning and that bouquet.
    (the abs go without saying!) Humor will outlast all the good abs.
    pve

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  12. A very sweet love story...I love the picture of you hugging, it is adorable :)

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  13. Oh, Allie, what a sweet story. Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us.

    I'll have to fix mascara before leaving for work...but it was worth it. ;-)

    raed

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  14. Thanks for the sweet love story to start our Valentine's weekend! Love the pictures! You both are gorgeous and make the most beautiful couple! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  15. Love all the pictures. What a nice story.

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  16. Such a cute story! Those abs are killer...I need to start laughing more! xx

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  17. Great love story! You two are so sweet. Your wedding gown is gorgeous and love the bouquet. You gotta have someone who will make you love. A must. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  18. this post completely melted my heart, I love it all and thank you for taking one of my whims so seriously that you wrote such an incredible piece :)

    xoox

    kHm

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  19. THIS IS THE BEST POST EVER...ANYWHERE!!!!

    OMG your abs are incredible!!!! Is this genes? Tracy Anderson? Kelly Ripa has nuthin' on you...

    And Babe truly is...

    XOXO

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  20. Thank you for sharing your wonderful love story! You are a beautiful couple and to marry a best friend is a true gift! Keep laughing! Wendy

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  21. Thank y'all for all the kind and generous comments! The dress was one of J. Crew's first wedding designs, the bouquet I made myself with hydrangea pilfered from a neighbor's beach house and the abs alas, are but a distant memory...XXOO

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  22. could you two be more adorable?!? i love a good wahoo love story :)

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  23. Thank you so much for such a sweet, and beautifully illustrated, Valentine's tale. (When's the abs dvd coming out? How did you get those??!!!)

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  24. Honestly, Allie, i like you as a brunette. Yes, i like you better as a blonde, but you still look great in the wedding pictures.

    i am a sucker for a 'how-we-met' story.

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  25. Ahhhh, what a wonderful story! Thank you for sharing, you two look (and sound) like you were made for each other, that is such a gift.

    Sending you a Valentine's Weekend smile!
    tp

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  26. What a lovely post!! Allie, you are right about men who make you laugh...I have been very lucky to have one in my life who makes me laugh and smile so very much for almost six years. By the way, I can top your brunette trial run on your wedding day with this: when I was a senior in high school, I had waist length hair. I decided - the day before senior portraits were taken - to get my hair cut short and layered - a la Princess Diana. I think I cried the ENTIRE year as my hair slowly grew out. And I hate every photo of me during that year (and the year following too!)

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  27. Totally cute! Where did you get married?

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  28. This is such a beautiful story! They always say the best love story is yours! How wonderful =) Here's to you two and very lovely valentine's! xoe

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  29. I just read your comment! My daughter is using a J Crew wedding dress!! I think it's the only way to go ;-) They are lovely. xoxo

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  30. Super duper cute! And you are right, who doesn't love QBS!
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    xo

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  31. I'm such a softy for a good love story! You and Babe are beautiful. Jillian Michaels watch out! Your abs are ripped!

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  32. Beautiful couple and what a fun story!

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  33. That was the sweetest story ever! He's lucky to have you as his valentine and vice versa!
    PS -how hot are those shirtless pictures -haha

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  34. AB-solutely a gorgeous tale...and couple. Thanks for sharing your wonderful love story.

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  35. wow you did (do?) have some amazing abs! were you and Babe swimmers? I was a lifeguard too... not in a dangerous, Baywatch way like you. Only for kiddies at a CC pool. I was a backstroker though in college! :) Cute Story!

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  36. Love love love "how we met" stories. Thanks for sharing. (and seriously? Those abs are unreal... and you looked really beautiful at your wedding!)

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  37. Loved your story. Love the bouquet, too. BTW dark hair on you is not bad, just not as great as the blonde. I think you and Babe are both "babes". You picked the perfect man if he makes you laugh. My husband has made me laugh since forever, and continues to do so.

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  38. Sweetness ~ I love that you made your own bouquet from a neighbors Hydrangea. I adore those slacks that you're both wearing. I have followed you since the beginning and think this may be my third comment! After this one... I am a regular. Please tell us where the salmon cords come from in an earlier post. Happy Valentine's day to you and Babe. Make him his enchiladas and all will be well with the world. And those Meg Carter studs may well be yours.

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  39. These pictures are so great. Thanks for sharing them with all of us. And the second best thing to finding someone who makes you laugh is someone who puts up with a bad shopping habit!

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  40. Your blog usually puts a smile on my face. This story, especially, did not disappoint. Happy V Day to you and your Babe.

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  41. There is nothing like a summer romance that remains even once the tans fade and the weather cools. Loved hearing about how Babe became your #1!!!!

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  42. You and Babe are too cute for words. Your abs ROCK. Wow. That is all I can say!

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  43. Sista, I just realized you are a cougar and a newlywed! (2005? pshaw, that seems like yesterday!) You two seem like soulmates. Who brought Templeton & Pilgie (did I get that right?) into the fold?

    And who knew Babe was hiding such an IronMan body under his preppy attire!

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  44. you too have to be the cutest couple! have a happy valentines day!!

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  45. That was such a lovely story. I hope you two had a terrific Valentine's Day. xoxo

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  46. Such a handsome couple!!!

    (And Happy President's Day to you both!)
    -Kelley

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  47. This is a great post but really Ms. Summersverb-you just wanted to show the world your and Dr.Babester's hard bodies. Come on-admit it!

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  48. GORGEOUS!!
    Ashton & Demi, who???
    I love everything about all of it.
    Wishing you & Babe years of style & bliss.

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  49. wow...I miss the beach now..and y'all looked so hot!

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