life updates | Disney. Boule. Back to School Edition

July 18, 2016

Every Summer I have lofty goals of continuing to update our Summer happenings here on a weekly basis and every year for the past 4 or 5 years I’ve consistently failed.

Between all of the madness in the world with these senseless killings, my rightful worries about the safety of my young son in this cruel world coupled with maintaining a business, traveling, attending a conference and just plain out keeping house and kids, this Summer has worn me slap out.

S L A P.

Two weeks from today, August 1 to be exact my children will board the school bus and my normal routine will resume as the wheels of the bus roll them right on to the school house.

So that means the next few weeks will be full of house purging, school shopping, meal planning, organizing and getting them back onto a sleep schedule.

Finish line, is that you? *hand over eyes, squinting into the future*

We have some catching up to do mostly regarding our trip to all of the Disney parks. I promise a detailed post of every park complete with pictures in the next week or so.

Disney world


Disney world


Disney world


Disney world

Just a little over a week after returning from Orlando, I spent a week downtown for the Historic 67th Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Boule.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

The Boule is a biennial gathering of all members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. throughout the world. This year the event was hosted in Atlanta with nearly 22,000 members in attendance. To maintain my sanity and limit parking costs I opted to share an Air BnB with some of my sorority sisters downtown. It kind of felt like a staycation.

After learning about all of the amazing things the organization has in store for addressing more current issues plaguing African American communities as well as what has been done for communities across the world to include donating nearly 500K bookbags to students in need, 40K dresses for girls in Africa and being on target to restore more than 1,908 playgrounds in under served communities, I am feeling ready to get back to work after our Summer hiatus is over in a few weeks.

In the meantime I enjoyed the week of sisterhood, service and fun.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.


That’s what I’ve been doing. You do know the ‘Gram, and Snapchat mostly catch my daily moves when I feel like being bothered. Give me a follow. I’m UnlikelyMartha on both

How has your Summer been? Any fun trips or updates to tell me about?




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    July 18, 2016 at 9:05 am

    We’re going to do a weekend in Gatlinburg, TN in August. It’s close to home and with just having a baby three months ago, it’s all we can really do this summer. I had high hopes of doing all. the. things. with my boy this summer, and forgot just how crazy the first 6 weeks of having a newborn were!

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    July 18, 2016 at 11:43 am

    School is almost back in session. Enjoy your last few weeks of summer!

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    July 18, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    We went to Medieval Times last weekend. We have 6 weeks before the start of school. In early August we have a beach trip scheduled that I can’t wait for!

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    July 18, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    The summer is going by too quickly!! I thought I had more time!

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    K. Elizabeth
    July 19, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    I haven’t even looked at a school calendar to see when school starts back. We’re still trying to figure out if we want to homeschool both kids or just leave Moo in public school. We recently took a trip to my hometown to spend some much needed time with my family. It was great watching the kids with my mom and aunts. I kind of wish had another month or more of summer break. 🙁

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    July 19, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    We’re counting down until school starts as well — but not in the “I can’t wait for them to go back” way. I’ve enjoyed not having to fight traffic to get them to school on time and waking up late. Ask me how many school supplies I’ve purchased… Chile..

    Can’t wait to hear more about your experience with Disney. We’re still saving our pennies over here to make it there for Christmas so your guide will definitely help.

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    Tiffani G
    July 20, 2016 at 10:05 am

    August 1st?!? We start school on September 8th up here (and my oldest will be starting kindergarten, eek!). I feel like summer just started. Please share your morning routine when school starts! I want to start meal planning, but I’m kinda lost.

    Also, you can FedEx the necklace you’re wearing in the 2nd picture right on over to me in NYC. Thanks. 🙂

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    July 24, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    It’s so hard to believe school is already about to start. Yall have definitely been getting it this summer!!!! My summer has just been one hot continuance traffic, work, sleep, repeat with a splash of fun every once & again. Looking for to heading to Florida this weekend for a bachelorette party & two trips next month to NYC and Costa Rica. Outside of that its just been work, work, work, work, work :-/

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