Old Ben - V4.0!

Yay for a blog post!  I "Photoshopped" these pictures all on my phone, it has become my current go-to technique as of lately when I am unable to bust out my personal lap top since I am on my work comp often.  I can edit this way while IN BED at night holding my slumbering baby.  That hour+ of time at night is my time to do what I want guilt free (surf Insta, "Photoshop" Insta pics or blog photos, create my daily collage, etc.).


Some tips for those who have no time to Photoshop or just don't have it:

1-Snapseed -
I edit on this almost primarily.  For Insta I also use Toolwhiz.

2-Google Photos/ Albums for organizing -
I created a 40th bday album and create albums all the time when I have intentions of creating a blog post for them!  I have lots of albums from Newport Beach beckoning my time to appear on the blog.

3-Bulkresizephotos.com -
I shrink my picture filesizes because I pay for storage and also to shorten loading time on my blog.


Anywho, that was a giant tangent.  BEN TURNED 40!!  So old.  ;)  I tell him technically he was over the hill two years ago since the men's expectancy went down to 76, so 40 isn't that big of a deal.  But for reals though, 40 is the new 30, 40 ain't old!

I remember when my mom turned 40.  It doesn't feel like THAT long ago, but I remember thinking it was really old.  Perspective.  :P

Weeks 8 & 9: MoNsOoNs

Two more weeks in the bank.  ✓✓  We had some stormy, crazy weather (!!) and then just temperatures around 100 for the most part, so it's been pretty easy to get my runs in outside.  

This upcoming week, however, 117.  YIKES.

Week eight was step back.  I did four on the treadmill and then we all ventured for an evening at Wet N Wild waterpark!  I find it humorous that the ONE day I put together a water park get together and have people schedule work off, it storms like crazy and our 119 day drought comes to an end in grand fashion.  hahaha!!

Tribute to my puppy -- Rykar!


Here are a bunch of pictures of the little gipper (in random order):

Feelin' hot hot hot. Weeks 6-7.

We are 13 weeks from Chicago now and so far so good with training for the most part.  Ben felt his knee a little this past week so there is some stress involved with that, but hopefully it's just his legs adjusting to a little bit higher mileage and not a sign of the knee issue coming back.

Juney McJunerson

Oh June, you went fast.  Bentz started summer camp preschool, we enjoyed the community pool a lot, went to Newport Beach with the family for a week, went to Newport Beach with the family for a week, went to Newport Beach with the family for a week.  I am so sad that Newport Beach is over, it was so fun that I had to mention it three times.  I'm seriously d e p r e s s e d it is over.  Will someone buy me a house on the beach?

But June was good to us and the weather wasn't even that bad (unless I was running in it, then it was a little warm).  ;)  

Onto July, the month we start seeing monsoons!