Paintings by Connie, 2017

Connie in San Jose, Costa Rica, Dec. 2013Connie Romero, my wonderful wife, has always enjoyed drawing, sculpting and painting. She recently took some classes at Bemis School of Art and in July of 2017, she opened her first one-woman show in Colorado Springs. Shown above is a selection of her acrylic paintings, some of which included collage. I hosted the opening, since Connie was already in Oklahoma working on our new farm project. I enjoyed discussing the art and the beautiful, delicious Colorado Coffee Merchants hors d'oeuvres with those who came to see Connie's show.

I originally met Connie online* at the end of April, 2013, and we made a coffee date for May Day at Jive's Coffee Lounge on the West side of Colorado Springs. It was snowing a lot that day, which is not unusual for the Springs; May is historically the snowiest month of the year there. Our coffee date lasted more than two hours, and when it was time to leave, we walked out onto the snowy sidewalk and kissed. It was magic! We set another date right then and there, a hike on the following Sunday.

After we shared a fair number of exciting adventures together, including a one-month vacation in Costa Rica and Panama, I proposed on June 5th, 2014 and we were married November 29th, 2014 in Monument, Colorado. Our relaxing, fun honeymoon was the following February in fabulous Cancun and other parts of Yucatan, Mexico. We have travelled quite a bit, and we love our adventures together including nature hikes and exploring interesting places. I am a lucky guy and I'm thrilled that Connie is my wife, life partner and soul mate. 'Nuff said!

*Connie's screen name on Plenty of Fish was Gardens4ever and mine was Artiemon, lol!

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