20 Years Ago Today…

by hookedonhouses on July 16, 2008

I said I would. I did. And I still do. Here’s to another 20, and many more!

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Sara July 16, 2008 at 8:24 am

Happy Anniversary!! My parent’s anniversary is today too-43 yrs.

wanderluster July 16, 2008 at 8:26 am

Happy Anniversary Julia!

Amy July 16, 2008 at 9:15 am


Laura @ the shorehouse. July 16, 2008 at 9:37 am

Oh, my!! What a milestone. Incredible…good job. :-) Happy anniversary.

Melanie July 16, 2008 at 9:39 am

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! Hope you have a wonderful year ahead and MANY more!

please sir July 16, 2008 at 9:40 am

WOW – congrats! To be in love!

Mrs.Limestone July 16, 2008 at 9:51 am

Congratuations and happy anniversary!

Amateur Tightwad July 16, 2008 at 10:16 am

OMG! Congratulations to you and Dave! I cannot believe that it’s been 20 years. If the pink dress with the big bow had made the moves for the past 20 years, I’d wear it tonight to celebrate. You and Dave are a wonderful couple and an inspiration to the rest of us. Congratulations!!

Brandee July 16, 2008 at 11:21 am

Awww, congratulations! Love that old time limo.


maya July 16, 2008 at 11:31 am

This is crazy! It’s my anniversary too! #6 for us.


Amanda July 16, 2008 at 11:41 am

Happy Anniversary you two! (How’s that packing going?)

Deanne July 16, 2008 at 11:51 am

Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! Hope you have a great time of celebrating this milestone! :)

Mamacita July 16, 2008 at 11:59 am

Happy Anniversary, Julia! :)

booklover164 July 16, 2008 at 12:27 pm

Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful milestone.
My husband and I just celebrated 12 years yesterday :)

abbreviated July 16, 2008 at 12:39 pm

Happy Anniversary Julia & Mr. HOH !

Robin July 16, 2008 at 12:52 pm

Congrats Julia! Hope you have a great anniversary!

REAGAN July 16, 2008 at 1:13 pm

Wow that’s awesome! Congratulations! What are you doing for your special anniversary? Anything?

Don Knispel? July 16, 2008 at 1:28 pm

Hi Julie,

Happy Anniversary! I can’t believe it has been 20 years since I read that toast so few people probably understood…Here’s to more poetry in your lives! Is that too corny? If so, I hope you have many years together comprised of days in which you both win good arguments…

nearsightedowl July 16, 2008 at 1:33 pm

Congrats on 20 years Dave and Julia! You two were definitely made for each other – a match made in heaven.

Jrizzo July 16, 2008 at 1:41 pm

Oh, Happy anniversary! You DO NOT look old enough to be married for that long! You must have been a child bride 😉 Congrats.
Jen R

hookedonhouses July 16, 2008 at 1:50 pm

I was WAY too young. I still can’t believe my parents let me do it. I was still in college and Dave’s “job” was as a singer in a rock band, playing in bars on weekends. If my daughter came to me at 20 and wanted to do the same thing, I’d totally freak. I’m just hoping she doesn’t use that against me someday. “You and Dad got married young and it worked out. Why can’t I?” Yikes. Scary thought.

I thought that old limo would be so cool to drive off in. What I didn’t take into consideration was that it had no A/C, and it was, like, 100 degrees that day. And I was wearing that big dress with long sleeves. And the driver drove us all around town at 25 mph in it while we were sweating like pigs. I thought I was going to die in the back of that thing, but we lived to tell about it. 😉

Thanks for all of your sweet congratulations. I love that my maid of honor and Dave’s best man commented here, too. It warms my heart–and is keeping me from packing for our trip. Reading your comments is way more fun. -J

Elizabeth July 16, 2008 at 2:30 pm

Happy Anniversary!!!

Angela July 16, 2008 at 2:39 pm

Twenty years! Oh, I hope there is some big celebration in the works! Happy anniversary!

Lots of anniversary posts lately…I guess tis the season!

Rhoda July 16, 2008 at 3:56 pm

Big congrats on 20!!


courtney @ nesting instincts July 16, 2008 at 4:02 pm

Congratulations, Julia! You should be so proud of yourselves. That is huge – especially these days. I hope this vacation you’re taking is a romantic one for the two of you! (Or at least that you are able to carve a date night out of it!!) Have fun!!!

Sue July 16, 2008 at 5:30 pm

Okay now…what were you? 12?? You are far too young lookng to
have been married for 20 years!

20 more?? Nah…here is to 60 more! I think yoiu will make it and do so with a smile and still holding hands.

I hope your vacation is sweet…as sweet as you dear Julia!


Liz July 16, 2008 at 5:56 pm

Congratulations from Bridesmaid #2. It seems like it was 5 years ago, not two decades.

hookedonhouses July 16, 2008 at 6:31 pm

Thanks, Sue! Aren’t you sweet? The problem with getting married so young is that it makes you FEEL old to tell people you’ve been hitched for two decades.

Thanks, Liz! I’ll always be grateful to you for straightening my train. And for wearing that awful pink dress with the bow and still being my friend afterwards. -J :-)

Pat July 16, 2008 at 7:01 pm

Happy Anniversary, Julia!


Starr July 16, 2008 at 8:00 pm

Congratulations on two decades of wedded bliss!!

Charla Szweda July 16, 2008 at 8:27 pm

Congratulations on 20 years. That is definitely something to be proud of. I just wanted to tell you I have so enjoyed perusing your blog. It has given me great inspiration.

Thank you also for the nice comment you left me. You were the first comment on my blog. YEAH! I am new to the blogging world, but can’t believe the talented people out there. Congrats again–Hope you had a great day celebrating.

sweetenlife July 16, 2008 at 9:10 pm

Well, Jules, you were awfully young in biological terms but you were always pretty responsible and mature. We are so proud of you and Dave and for giving us two great kids. Your parenting skills exceed your parents so maybe Lily will wait til she is 20 and a half.

Dave is such a great gift from God that I, in my great wisdom, thought, “Oh My Goodness, will we ever find anyone as nice and helpful as him again? We better grab him while we can. And, ‘Handy Dave’ has certainly added positively to the gener pool.

By the way, that Rolls Royce limo was hot as heck wasn’t it.

Linda B July 16, 2008 at 9:16 pm

Awwww…Happy 20! We’ll be celebating 20 this December!!
Kick up your heels…and enjoy your day!

Tori July 16, 2008 at 9:59 pm

AAA!!!! Congrats!!!!!

melissa lewis - off the wall July 16, 2008 at 10:38 pm

Congratulations Julia!!! You and hubby have 15 years on me. Can’t wait for our 20th. Hope you all had a very blessed anniversary!

Kellye July 16, 2008 at 11:16 pm

Congratulations to you and Dave!

Robin July 16, 2008 at 11:24 pm

Happy Anniversary, now go pack!

MaryBeth July 17, 2008 at 9:00 am

Happy Anniversary! I am coming up on 20 fast and furious. I wasn’t even sure we would make 1 but we did.
Hope you had a wonderful day.

Fifi Flowers July 17, 2008 at 2:44 pm

Happy anniversary! Hope you had a lovely time celebrating!

Darla @ UltraBeautyBoutique July 17, 2008 at 7:19 pm

Happy anniversary!

Kathy :) July 17, 2008 at 7:46 pm

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY !!!!! Packing ??? hope you 2 are going somewhere fabulous….

Kathy :)

Danielle July 18, 2008 at 10:18 am

Congrats! My Anni is 7/16 as well.. It was 14 yrs for us!

Kristen @ More Than Mulberries July 18, 2008 at 10:46 am

Happy Anniversary!!

Amy Jo July 18, 2008 at 8:56 pm

WOW! 20 years is quite the milestone…Happy Anniversary!

rue July 20, 2008 at 3:11 pm

Happy Anniversary! :)

I looked at how long you’ve been married and thought to myself… I thought she was closer to my age! But then I realized it was 1988 20 years ago. OMG! YOU are my age and that WAS 20 years ago!! Holy moly…..

rue :)

Marie July 21, 2008 at 9:59 am

Happy belated anniversary!!!!

Marie July 21, 2008 at 10:00 am

I’m laughing at what Rue wrote above me. Seeing something was 20 years ago always freaks me out like I was an infant or something. I’ve been out of HS for 21 years… yikes. How’d I get so old?

Carlene July 21, 2008 at 10:55 pm

Julia! Happy Anniversary to you & Dave!
I can NOT believe 20 years…you look 20!
How wonderful!
I have enjoyed your site so much and wish you continued success & blessings in all things. xo

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