Craig and Chris were married on February 25th, 1984.
We have always loved music and grew up surrounded by quality musicians and vocalists, but have been pleasantly surprised at the family band that God had in mind for us all along. After years of classical music lessons, we have turned the corner into Bluegrass / Gospel music...and love the way it binds our family together!
Our ultimate goal is to disciple our 6 children to fear the Lord and to walk in "the way they should go". Our children are home-grown, home-schooled, hardworking farm kids.
Josh is just an all around great guy! Even though he was never that fond of school, his love for fixing things brought him to a graduation from Diesel Mechanics, at the top of his class. Ever since Josh was little, he kept busy taking things apart with his screw driver; now he takes apart engines and uses an impact wrench:-) When Josh isn't working at Woller Equipment, he enjoys farming on the side.
Just a few years ago, Josh decided that he wanted to play something more than just a pitch fork and radio, so he took up the banjo. He has always enjoyed singing, and takes lead in several of our vocals.
Glory, fortunately, loved high school, and because of her thoroughness graduated at the top of her class! When she was 13, her Grandpa (also her piano teacher), encouraged her to take on a second instrument besides piano; she decided to play the violin! That started everything rolling...after 6 diligent years of violin lessons she now plays the bass! She and her brother bought a wonderful sounding bass which she has taught herself to play. Glory also sings a beautiful alto harmony and an occasional lead.
Nate is 20 years young and will take an excellent picture of anything that will stand still...or not.
His passion is photography, which has lately taken him into the area high schools as a sports photographer. To see some of his work, log on to his web site @ nkfreelancephotography.webs.com
Nate is an accomplished cellist and guitarist; He is always "doodling" on the guitar and brings an added element of surprise to our home. His generous spirit constantly amazes us!
We like to call Hannah the "Fizz in our Pop ". We have tried to sing without her before but we were all flat - so it must be true! She has enough enthusiasm for all of us :-) At 18, the joy of the Lord shines brightly!
Taking up to the challenge of violin lessons shortly after Glory began, she has been playing ever since. Her love of music is put to good use as she sings lead and plays fiddle for us. Hannah loves doing things outdoors from rock picking to horse-back riding. She also loves to be in the kitchen cooking tasty (and unhealthy :) treats!
She and Glory began a small endeavor a few years ago breeding Labrador Retrievers. If curious, you can find some beautiful puppies at www.gloryviewacres.com. The business has expanded, now including most of the family. It has been a very motivating learning tool! She can run the entire business herself, from breeding and marketing to shipping. Now that she has her braces off and her drivers licence, she feels as though her life goals have been accomplished :D
Naomi is our 16 year old "Tom Boy" that wants to be a hairdresser. She is very well balanced and mature (she tries to make up for Hannah!). She also loves animals and the outdoors. With tips from her brother, and the generous use of his camera, she has captured some outstanding nature scenes.
She's still taking piano lessons from Grandpa, and has been blessed with an amazing gift of being able to play any string instrument! She's our awesome mandolin player (a mandolin is like a little guitar with 8 strings). She also pulls out her fiddle for an overwhelming Orange Blossom Special!
At 8 years, Francis is our PR man; he enjoys going around visiting and shaking everyone's hand. He is working with Naomi trying to learn the Mandolin, and has a couple of small vocal solos and duets that are just his size!
His biggest highlight this summer was learning to ride a 2-wheeler bike! You can see pictures in our Photo Album.
Growing up on a farm has certainly not stunted his growth! He is tall and lean like his daddy. Francis loves taking care of the animals, playing outside, and has a gentle and sensitive spirit.