Thursday, April 8, 2010

TOMS Shoes - A day without shoes

It’s Hard Without Shoes

Through everyday encounters with domestic poverty, we are reminded to appreciate having food and shelter, but most of us all but forget about our feet. Food, shelter, AND shoes facilitate life’s fundamentals. Imagine a life without shoes; constantly aware of the ground in front of you, suffering regular cuts and scrapes, tending to infection after each walk, and enduring not only terrain, but heat and cold.

The problem is large, but the solution is simple. Wearing shoes and practicing basic hygiene can prevent both infection and disease due to unsafe roads and contaminated soil. By imagining a life barefoot, we can all contribute to the awareness of these conditions. On April 8th, communities, campuses, organizations, and individuals are banding together to walk barefoot for One Day Without Shoes.

Take a walk with us on April 8th, 2010.


In some developing nations, children must walk for miles to school, clean water and to seek medical help.

Cuts and sores on feet can lead to serious infection.

Often, children cannot attend school barefoot.

In Ethiopia, approximately one million people are suffering from Podoconiosis, a debilitating and disfiguring disease caused by walking barefoot in volcanic soil.

Podoconiosis is 100% preventable with basic foot hygiene and wearing shoes.

Learn more about our mission and giving at

I am not wearing shoes today will you join me.

Official Store - TOMS Shoes - A Pair of New Shoes is Given to a Child in Need With Every Pair Purchased - One for One -

Monday, April 5, 2010

It's April

Okay yeah I know we are five days in but well I just haven't had time!

The month of March was full of projects for Eli and I. We ripped out cabinets and walls. Put together furniture, changed where our pantry is. oh yeah and I have a teething baby.

March was a little blurry. We kept ourselves so busy. I think we are going to take some time to slow down before we head into the next project.

We have had some fun though.

Easter weekend was awesome! We had an amazing turnout at the Easter egg hunt. Church was great and we had a great day with family and friends.

Lilly crawled for the first time on Easter day.

I am hoping to get back into blogging some more since our huge projects are done. So hopefully you will hear more from me soon. But for now I must rescue the screaming teething baby on the floor.