27 Things You Dont Know About Us

The other day I wrote about 17 reasons why I brought a Motorhome. I thought it would might be fun to share a bit of information about who we are!

Here we will share a bit of who David and Lisa are and about their Woody family. Note that this is about our family, and what we have discovered on our journey of living a simple lifestyle. Our boys will be shared, but not with their names!

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Our woody family!


27 Things You Dont Know About Us!

1.  We already had our first baby boy when we got married over 16 years ago!

2.  We wanted six children when we got married! But that was before our first son could walk n talk. We also thought that we would have a mixture of girls and boys. We settled for five children instead.

3.  I have no Patience what so ever. It’s something that I have to work on every day. It’s also something that I am trying to change. So that my boys can learn about being more understanding!

4.  I hate cooking. I will cook if I have to but I prefer David to Cook. He makes the most amazing meals from scratch, so healthy and so tasty. I prefer to clean the kitchen as he is not into cleaning!

5.  With one of my babies I had really bad Post-natal depression. It was so severe that I needed medical treatment and had 12 weeks of counselling. Looking back on those dark days, I am so surprised that we all came out of it alive 🙂

6.  I say things (or write things) before I think. Unfortunately I have the most annoying habit of rushing ahead and then thinking about it later, trying so hard to work on that!

Travelling and living

Travel Australia with our crazy boys is now my mission in life!

7.  I am a cleaning freak. Well I used to be – I am trying not to be! Living with five boys plus one hubby means that I have a lot to clean up after. So glad we only have a small space for them to trash and me to clean!

8.  I am extremely shy. It takes so much for me to get out of my comfort zone and say Hi to someone I don’t know! That is why I love blogging – I can blog and connect with others online easily! Unfortunately one of our sons is heading down the same path so we are trying to work out how he has to come out of his comfort zone!

9.  Our Boys fight. They scream and are very physical towards each other. We are trying to change that by Living A Simple Lifestyle and by showing our boys that they really need each other as friends!

10.  David and I don’t always see eye to eye. Actually we are the extreme opposite – he double questions everything, while I jump in with both feet and then think about it afterwards.

11.  David and I have to work on our marriage. There are many times that I could have easily walked away – easily have left him with all of our boys. Not something that I am proud of but it’s the truth.

12.  I am no good at this parenting job! It’s bloody hard work but I Love My Boys – more than life itself. Through them I am learning more than I ever thought possible. Through homeschooling, lifestyle changes, mindset changes and living a simple life, I am learning how to be a better parent.

13.  David puts up with a lot. He is more able to speak one-on-one with our boys. Maybe because it’s a guy thing! But when he has had enough he really lets us all know – then he goes for a walk and come back with a clearer head.

14.  We have learnt that time out for all of us is a good thing – escaping from being a parent, escaping from life…its vital to being a good person!

Changing our lifestyle

15.  We have seen many changes within our family in the last two years. We have let go of “Possessions” so that we can have “Experiences”

16.  Each of our boys have changed. In the last 12 months we have seen them grow stronger within, closer together and are learning to live with each other differences.

17.  We are all (slowly!) learning to ask for help from each other. Leaning on each other for support and understanding.

18.  We had to learn to let go of our older son and watch him find his way in life. It was the hardest day of our life, yet at the same time it has been the best journey as we get to see him find out who he is in this world. He is doing ok!

19.  We are so very grateful for the Universe. After watching “The Secret” we have learnt to ask the right questions, be thankful for all that we learn and all that we are learning. We keep saying “Thankyou” to all that comes our way.

20.  We have moved many times over our married life. From Sydney to Moranbah, to Mackay to Redcliffe to D’aguilar to Glasshouse Mountains, to even Bundaberg – now to living in our Motorhome! Gosh we would have saved money if we had decided to live in a bus years ago 🙂

Showing our boys a different life

We are dreaming of travelling!

21.  We don’t go to the Doctors for any reason. We learnt from Don Tolman how to heal our own bodies from within the natural way.

22.  One of our boys has allergys to anything and everything! We have to eat preservative free, colour free, gluten-free, additive free and can not have chemicals in our household at all. This means that we usually can’t eat out.

23.  David and I both have a deep fear of the dentist. We avoided them unless we really have an issue. It has been over 12 years since I have been to the dentist, and David only goes when one of his teeth is really bad, or breaks off!

24.  We are mostly vegetarian. We eat fish once a week, and sometimes chicken. If we are out and about (with friends etc) then we let our boys decide if they want to eat red meat.

25.  We don’t own a TV, nor a Wii, nor a DS or play station. We have computers and watch DVD’s

26.  One of our boys has special needs. But we don’t treat him any differently nor does he fully realise that he has special needs. We have decided that we want him to live a life and not let himself be held back. He is the one that always keeps trying instead of giving up!

27.  We are spiritual people. We are not hippies but we do live a life that is different. We are on a huge learning curve and leanring about how to be different with our family! I think that we will be learning more about our family/lifestyle in the years to come!

Our Crazy family

Our Crazy Boys! They are always mucking around 🙂

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9 thoughts on “27 Things You Dont Know About Us

  • January 21, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Wow Lisa, thanks for being so honest. It must have been an awful time when you had PND so glad you received the help you all needed to come out the other side. And as for wanting to walk away you wouldn’t be alone there, it has crossed my mind a couple of times in the last 38years! But that’s what makes marriage worth while – working through differences and not turning your back on things.
    Keep on growing and evolving together as a family – you’re having a great ride thru life now!
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    • January 21, 2012 at 10:36 pm

      Hi Jenny,

      Thanking you for your wonderful words! I was a bit worried because I was sharing so much personal information but at the same time I was happy to share our family.
      Marriage does take a lot of work, and like you said it is worth while!


  • January 21, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    My husband and I don’t see eye to eye on a lot of stuff too. I definitely know we wouldn’t last on a long term travel.

    WE just did 6 weeks and with a baby and a very hyper child, we were losing our mind.

    I wanted 5 kids, but I know I don’t want any more pregnancies after my 2 boys. But am seriously considering adopting a 2-3 year old girl.

    Thanks for the list, it’s good to hear others go thru similar stuff as you.
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    • January 22, 2012 at 9:04 pm

      Hi Marina,

      Its funny but I so love travelling! I never used to – now I am itching to drive anywhere and everywhere.

      I so would love to adopt a baby girl. We looked into but it was going to cost us about $25,000 and we would have to wait at least three years. I guess one day we will have a granddaughter.

      Its so good to know that we are not alone, and that other families go through the same thing.

      Thanking you for your great feedback.


  • January 22, 2012 at 4:58 am

    Lisa, you are very brave and honest to share with your readers. I think the fact that you homeschool your boys demonstrates that you have a lot more patience than you give yourself credit for – I could never do it. My girls fight too and they are 7 years apart – it astounds me sometimes just how mean my 15 year old can be to her younger sister. Any long-time married person who is being honest would have to admit that there are times when they have felt like throwing in the towel – marriage isn’t easy and the hardest part is staying during bad times.
    Lisa recently posted..That Statue is Alive!!

    • January 22, 2012 at 8:58 pm

      Hi Lisa,

      It was so good to share who we are with our readers 🙂

      I wonder why kids go through a mean stage…hope our boys grow out of it sometime soon. Maybe its a teenager thing!

      Our marriage is something that we have to work on, yet its worth it.

      Glad that we are not the only family with kids that fight 🙂 Its good to know we are not alone!

      Thanking you for your great comment.

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