Monday, June 7, 2010

You and Me




24 years ago today two hearts became one, that was the day that Mr. Tide and I tied the knot.

We weren't your average couple, we had a whirlwind romance that started when we met racing sailboats on a Wednesday night in mid October 1985. I had a torn ligament in my ankle from playing racquetball and wasn't even planning to go sailing that night. But the boat's owner convinced me to be helmsman for the evening so that I wouldn't have to move around a lot on the boat, and as fate would have it, Mr. Tide was also one of the crew.

Mr. Tide and I hit it off the moment we met, and even though I had sworn off men after several previous bad relationships, I jokingly told my mother that I was going to marry him when I got home that first night! We saw each other every day after that, and just 5 weeks later we were engaged! I know...crazy right?!

A little over six months later we had a wonderful wedding! Our family and friends gathered to help us celebrate in a venue overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. There was great food and drink, beautiful flowers, and lots of dancing! Did I mention that I love to dance and Mr. Tide...well let's just say that he plays a mean saxophone and trumpet...but the beat most people follow when they dance completely eludes him!

But that's ok, you see he puts up with me, and that's no easy task! So now, 24 years later, I have no regrets (except for maybe that headpiece which screams 1980s!!) and nothing has really changed, he still can't dance, he is still the smartest and most loving man I know, and he still takes my breath away!


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Happy Anniversary Babe, You and Me, We Can Do Anything Together!

And for those of you who want to, I would love to hear how you met your better half!

46 comments:

  1. How sweet. Happy anniversary to two love birds!
    By the way, we met in a bar...not nearly as romantic as your story and the 80's look is something we both share :)

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  2. Very sweet! Congratulations on 24 years! That's fantastic! Definately sounds like love at first sight to me! I really enjoyed hearing how you two first met. Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful anniversary!

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  3. Oh how romantic! Happy Anniversary to you Mr & Mrs Tide. I wish I had a lovely story to share...but it is no way near as beautiful as yours! Have a great day.

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  4. Oh Kat congratulations. See you were meant to go sailing that night!

    I met Blake in high school. I met a girl at a football game who co-incidentally was dating the same guy (Milan) that I was. She invited me to her party that night so we could commiserate about what a lying cheating schmuck he was. It was there that I met Blake. We were married in 1985.

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  5. What a cute couple you two are. Happy Anniversary. Make it a very special day!!

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  6. Happy Happy Anniversary! Love the story how you met!!

    Di

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  7. Happy Aniversary! I met Matt after a year abroad, I went to a bar very full of myself and my worldly thoughts on life. He talked about the submissive role of women just to get my goat. I was hooked by his humor and sense of responsibility in life. We married four years later.

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  8. Love at first site is NOT a myth.

    Happy Anniversary!!
    Connie

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  9. Love is the best! I too am deeply in love with my Hubs and we had a whirlwind romance...I knew he was the one on date 3!

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  10. I had that screaming 80's headpiece thing going on too... and what a lovely story, you and Mr. Tide.

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  11. What a wonderful story...Have a happy day together! I met mine during a dart tournament in a bar...I beat him. Thankfully that didn't stop him from asking me out. :)
    Congratulations and wishes for many more years ~

    Sarah

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  12. We met in the halls of a big government building where I was a brand new employee - 18 years old and away from home for the first time. We had our first date on July 5th - which we still celebrate each year -- this year will be the 40th - and were married just over a year later. We have made it through two kids and retirement - so I'm confident for the future :)

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  13. I auditioned for him, he turned to his producer and said "Well, she's better than the last one." I couldn't even see him because I had taken off my glasses...

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  14. Happy Anniversary! We celebrated our 21st last week. He's from Texas, I'm from Chicago. He likes to eat steak, I like fish. He's a great big guy, I'm teeny. He likes to stay in the US, I like to travel the globe. Who knows why it works, but it does and I'm very happy. Sounds like you are too!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  15. So Sweet ~ Happy Anniversary. Im very happy to hear that romance is still very much alive and kicking.

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  16. Happy Anniversary!!!! Your wedding was gorgeous and such a beautiful bride and groom. I wish you many, many more wonderful years together. Hugs, Marty

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  17. Oh, I love stories and that is one precious one! Happy Anniversary! Your wedding beautiful and you looked radiant!

    I am so happy I found my way to your blog via Sissie's Shabby Cottage!

    Nancy

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  18. Wow, congratultions!! You make a lovely couple..

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  19. Oh, happy anniversary!! A great and happy love story! I met my man when I was 34..., thinking I'd spend the rest of my life single. I came to New York for a vacation at a friends place and she introduced me to HIM, rest is history!

    Congrats!!!

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  20. Happy Anniversary!! Congrats ~ what a sweet slideshow. Love it!! Wishing you many many more years of happiness.

    I met my husband at work when I was having a very bad day and came around the corner and literally ran smack dab into him.... it was love from that point on.

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  21. Happy Anniversay Kat and Mr Tide. What a lovely video - very 80's but haven't we all got photo's like that. Some of the photo's of Pat and I when we first started seeing each other are hysterical now!
    My best friend was dating his best friend and I kept hearing his name. I eventually met this Pat I had been hearing about in a bar with a group of mutual friends and we didn't say much to each other but I left telling my friend that I had a weird feeling I was either going to go out with Pat or end up marrying him. He asked me out and we had our first date 28th Feb 24 years ago - Seth was born on that date 12 years later.
    Still together and very happy x
    Hope you both have a love day and evening x
    ~Sam x

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  22. What a sweet photo of the two of you. You have the most adorable dimples, and all this time I never knew that - it's the first thing you should have told us on your blog. Congrats on 24 years of wedded bliss!

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  23. Congrats!!! That is fantastic. Yur story is so sweet and gives me hope that marriages can in fact last. I think it is great that you got engaged so quickly and 24 years later you are still together. Fantastic!

    :)

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  24. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! You were a gorgeous bride Kat! And Mr. Tide, well he is adorable. Congratulations on 24 years of marriage. We just celebrated 28. My how time flies. Still in love though....

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  25. Happy Anniversary! What a great love story. You both look beautiful in your wedding photo...very sweet. =)

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  26. Happy Anniversary. Sniff.

    I met my hubby of 31 years when I was only 17. I was living in Colorado at the time and he was in college here in Oklahoma. He was friends with my sister and a skinny thing! When I came to school in the Fall we became fast friends. He was in love with Marla and I was in love with Micky. Somehow...in the midst of sharing our lonely hearts we fell in love with each other.

    He's still an amazing man. Huge, giving heart and the BEST husband AND father.

    God is good!

    Great PICTURES! Love the video!

    xoRebecca

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  27. CONGRATULATIONS to you both Kat.... :o) !!

    Mr SVJ & I met skydiving back in 1996....I'm not sure why we'd never bumped into each other before this time as we'd both been involved in the sport for some years, each at a small club within relative close proximity & both of us attending the same major boogies....!

    The closure of one of the clubs bought us together as jumpers & when introduced, we became mates....Jumping during the day, playing pool & sharing a beer or two at night....We came together romantically by accident (something to do with the pool & beer I think....hahahahaha....) & the rest as they say is history....!!

    THANKS for sharing your lovely pics with us....!

    Cheers from Oz,
    Tamarah :o)

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  28. My husband was one of the town bad boys. Of course I was intrigued. We both were 19 when we met. I didn't think he was 'the one' but he was fun to be with and had a great sense of humor. I guess he's the one, because we're still together.

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  29. And hey, I forgot to wish you a happy anniversary. Have you ever explained why you call him Mr. Tide?
    Nice vintage photos, too. Crazy that I would think the 80's was vintage.

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  30. LOOK at you two cutie-pies. So fresh-faced and All-American looking! Congratulations!!!
    I met Mr. Privet in college....sophomore year. We married four years later {he's not a fast mover}!
    Loads of love to you and many happy wishes for the next 24, Kat! xx Suzanne

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  31. Happy Anniversary to you both Kat! Love your wedding photo, just gorgeous!! I met my hubby in high school... still together 24 years later and I wouldn't have it any other way:) Hope you both had a wonderful day celebrating your anniversary Kat ~ Tina xx

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  32. A sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm. FHFB and I met across the cafteteria at Kean University in New Jersey - Newark State College at that time. His fraternity - Nu Delta Pi - sat across from mine - Beta Delta Chi. Loved your post, sweet memories, so wonderful!!

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  33. Congratulations! This was so sweet. You both look so young and you were a beautiful bride!

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  34. Happy Aniversary to you two lovebirds! Your wedding was gorgeous, and you two look like the quintessential wedding cake topper! Love the story of how you met! (Henri and I met on a blind date and married just 5 months later.) ~Lili

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  35. Happy Anniversary! You are both so young and sweet! Hope you're having a special day! I met my husband to be at church. We look back and we're always surprised that no one introduced us and tried to match us up. But it took me being friendly and saying Hello...and him coming back to talk to me again! We feel very blessed and happy! ♥

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  36. I love this! Please tell me how you did it? Happy Anniversary too!

    My hubby & I were born on the same day, same hospital, 11 hrs. apart. We met in the 7th grade. I got married to my high school sweetheart and then divorced 4 yrs later. (he came to that wedding) We met back up and 5 months later we were married. We are celebrating 19 yrs. in a few weeks.

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  37. Hello Kat,

    Congratulations on your 24th Anniversary! You both look so young. I hope you both had a wonderful day celebrating your anniversary.

    ~ Tracy

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  38. Congrat's on 24 years!!! That's truly wonderful. Many many more years for you both :):)

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  39. A beautiful story...I too met my husband when I was training to become a teacher and he was my classroom teacher when I was on prac. He is 6 years older than me and we were engaged after 6 months of knowing each other and married within 9 months! We have been married 16 years and have a son and a daughter....best thing I ever did. Your video is gorgeous and the song is fantastic - reminds me of our day! Thanks for sharing your story!best wishes, Helen

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  40. Happy Anniversary you two. You are a beautiful couple. I love the video!
    Rhonda

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  41. Awww...Kat, this is the sweetest post! I love the video...so young and all the world and possibilities ahead of you! Sounds like you have made a happy life together and have been a great team! Congratulations~ I hope you have many happy years ahead!

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  42. Happy Anniversary! John and I will be married 31 yrs. 8/11. We had a whirlwind romance too! Met 12/8/78 at a Christmas party, engaged 4/8/79 and married 8/11/79 and still going strong! Love at first sight is not a myth!

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  43. Happy Anniversary! Mr. B. and I met at work, in a marketing, for a major corporation...

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  44. Kat, Happy anniversary and congrats on 24 years! I knew after my first date that this man would be my husband. Hubby and I have been married 18 years.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  45. I met the Carpenter at 20, my junior year of college. We fell in love over night and three months later he told me he was going to marry me! I had plans to go to Africa in the Peace Corp as soon as I graduated...he said he would come. We married 13 months later, joined the Peace Corps, were stationed to leave for Ghana in 4 months when I got pregnant with our first born. We haven't made it to Africa yet, but remained in love these 21 yrs.

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  46. Happy anniversary! June 7th is our anniversary too! We have only been married two years. Our wedding date is 06/07/08. Some people might think it's cheesy but I love it!

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