Love came the second time around for former baseball star Steve Garvey and his new wife, and he was so sure he rushed their wedding ahead by four months. "I just couldn't live without her, and I had to have her down here (in San Diego)," Garvey said Wednesday of Candace Thomas, 30. The two were married Saturday in her parents' home in Deer Valley, Utah, before 10 friends and relatives. Thomas, an interior designer, first met Garvey in January 1988 at an annual celebrity ski event he sponsors in Deer Valley to benefit the Special Olympics. Garvey, 40, had a short-lived engagement to an Atlanta news anchor, Rebecca Mendenhall, which was called off early last month. He then saw Thomas again at this year's ski event and a whirlwind romance ensued. "The timing wasn't right in '88, but it was right in '89," he said. The couple will go ahead with the formal church wedding they had been planning for May or June in San Diego.