Happy Anniversary Alex! Celebrating A Life Of Adventure With My Wife And Best Friend!

Happy Anniversary Alex!

September 26th is my favorite day, because I get to say those words to my wife Alex…the best life partner I could have ever hoped for!

It’s always fun to look back at some of our adventures together, like attending the Cannes Film Festival, interviewing stars, seeing movies and sitting in hotel stairwells with our Host Michael Castner…we had a blast doing it, even when Michael poisoned us with Calvados!

We’ve had so many great adventures together, like the night we stayed in the “Pearl Jam Suite” at Seattle’s The Edgewater Inn, and Alex strapped on a Guitar and rocked out:

And then, there was the time we celebrated our Anniversary with a trip to Spain, ending up on the Costa Brava, where Alex rolled calls back to the US because she was in production on a TV show, with a spectacular backdrop:

For those who follow this blog regularly, I have shared lots of adventures with Alex, but who could have anticipated 2020?

That’s my wife at work – it’s her new “work apparel” as she and the incredible team at The Kelly Clarkson Show make TV while adhering to very strict safety protocols!

This year has upended the lives of people all around the world, but if we stick together, think smart, listen to the experts not the idiots and wear our masks, we will persevere.

2020 – The Year Of “Corn-Tine Cooking!”

Yes, this was the year I ordered the wrong size canned corn, so what did Alex do? She grabbed her iPhone and documented my effort to cook with it, leading to a lot of “Corn-tine” recipes – for everything from Crab Corn Cakes to Corn Cookies!

Director Alex captured it all:

Click here to see more of those cooking adventures, with Alex’s directorial effort front and center!


Once we get through this and to whatever our “new normal” is, we can go back to traveling, right?

We celebrated our 20th anniversary in 2018 by taking the iconic “Orient Express Train” from Venice to Paris, with a stop in Budapest! It was as magical as you can imagine:

The Historical Magic Of Train Travel!

There were so many incredible memories from that trip, as you can literally sit in your suite and watch history go by outside your window:

You can see more images from this trip, including some of the incredible food served onboard – just click on my story here:


Through it all, Alex has been my best friend, and I can’t wait for the adventures still to come!

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Happy Anniversary Alex!

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30 replies

  1. Happy Anniversary, Alex and John! I wish you many new adventures and more happy memories together!


  2. Happy Happy Anniversary to you, John & Alex!! Wishing you endless new marvelous adventures to add to your wonderful collection of happy memories, thank you for sharing so many! I could not be happier for you both… with all best and much love, Lisa Rowan

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  3. Happy anniversary, you guys! Looks like you’ve had some good ones, I bet they were ALL good. Here’s to many more.

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  4. Happy Anniversary! May the adventures you have together continue!

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  5. Congratulations, John & Alex. I love happily-ever-after stories.


  6. I can see why Sept 26 is such a wonderful fabulous day for you both! I will be watching the KC Show with fresh eyes. I do remember the Great Canned Food Debacle and her post. Happy Anniversary!

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  7. Congratulations to you both on a marriage well-lived! 🙂
    Have a wonderful celebratory day, and many more years to come.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  8. Happy Anniversary to both of you!! Wishing you many more adventures together. xo

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  9. Happy anniversary to you and Alex. May you have many more

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  10. Naww what a lovely tribute looking back through your adventures together.

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  11. Happy Healthy Anniversary to you both…a lifetime of love, adventure, and laughter. Love you

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  12. What a beautiful couple! Love the photos! Happy Anniversary!

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  13. Here’s hoping you have many more such experiences together John. Happy anniversary.

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  14. It looks like life has been a wonderful adventure for the two of you, here’s to many more

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