2017 Operation Reconnect


As a New Years resolution in 2017, Charlie and I again vowed to re-ignite the spark of one-on-one time at least once a month in the form of unique date nights.  Like in 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016, the rules were to alternate who planned/executed each date night every month and to not repeat previous date nights within the 12 months.  As usual, our hopes were high to be able to get more creative with each date but due to some schedule constraints (traveling) we relied on some old tried and true datenights.  Here is what we ended up with by the end of 2017:


January  – Agatha Christie: “And then there were none” play at ALT
February – Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra at the Lobo with Veronica & James
March – BANFF Film Festival at the Kimo with Jesse & Daleen
April – The ABQ Escape Room challenge, and the Mayor’s Gala
May – Big Brothers Big Sisters Breakfast
June – Salsa Under the Stars dancing at the ABQ Museum
July – Future Fund Secret Garden party (Charlie out of town)
August – 505 Food Fight at Hotel Andaluz
September – Facebook datenight at Hotel Chaco
October – Junior League Gala’s A Red Carpet Affair (1920’s style)
November – ABQ Community Foundation Donors event (took my Dad)
December –  Future Fund Holiday Party, Facebook Christmas Party

In addition to planning our unique couples time each month, we also wanted to make sure the children had unique and fun experiences each month too.  This is what we planned or rather, what fell into our lap:

January – Ninja Park
February – Wildlife West adventure with the boyscouts
March – Carlsbad Caverns
April – Junior Leagues “Truck-a-Palooza” on Civic Plaza
May – FAIL
June – Fishing at Tingley Beach with the Boy Scouts
July – AJ’s Birthday party
August – Goonies Scavenger Hunt for birthday treasure
September – UNM Men’s Soccer game
October – Balloon Fiesta, and the Addams Family at ALT
November – Calypso Christmas at the Kimo
December – Annie at Albuquerque Little Theatre, and Meow Wolf




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