HISTORY

A Little History:
Our story begins in Pocatello, Idaho, circa 1972, when the lovely Debby Christensen agreed to a first, though fateful date with admirer, David Croshaw. Long story-short, he bade her follow him, and they went arm-in-arm to the Logan, Utah temple for establishment of an eternal family unit, Generation 1, on May 23 1973.

From their first blissful summer in Salt Lake City, educational pursuits took them to Provo/Orem, Utah, birthplace of Leslie and Rebecca, and to San Francisco/Oakland California, birthplace of Colin and Matt. Then, for establishment of livelihood, expansion of the tribe with Abby and Dana, and for raising/unifying of Generation 2, it was back to the roots in Pocatello for a rewarding sojourn.

In time, driven by a raging, but commonly shared sense of adventure and independence, one-by-one, Generation 2 escaped the homeland to distant regions of the country and the world, each ultimately developing their own tribal expansions by pairing with worthy mates and initiating Generation 3.

Now sensing fulfillment of their purpose in Pocatello, Generation 1 has also left those roots and transplanted to Cascade Idaho, from which base, they anticipate more abundant contact with The Posterity, Generations 2 and 3, in the future. That contact however, awaits fulfillment of a call to LDS missionary service in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, wherein they hope to help the state of the world by sharing the love of Jesus Christ.

So now, including Generation 0 (Grandma and Grandpa Christensen) home base includes Yuma, Arizona, Pocatello, Idaho, Cascade, Idaho, Vancouver, BC, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Spokane, Washington, Boise, Idaho, Los Angeles, California, back to Boise, Idaho, and on and on (Generation 3+) to infinity.

Our Mission Statement:
This is the blog of our eternal family unit. Initiated years ago, it served well as a journal, but even more so, as an archive of our personal interaction. It was a gathering place, a confabulation instrument, a unifying force for four generations of widely dispersed and progressively prolific posterity, and their valued associates. Though it served these purposes well for many years, it eventually took a back seat to new-kids-on-the-block, Facebook, and Instagram, and was sadly forgotten.

We now move to resurrect this blog with an added functional purpose of archiving the missionary experiences of Generation 1, of their movements and activities as they participate with The Gathering of Israel in the land northward. In so doing, we hope that via their own comments and posts, this blog will again serve to gather and unify the posterity and their friends.

As in the past, that the young and vibrant may know the old and tired, that enduring bonds may be fostered and maintained, that experience and encouragement may be openly shared, that posterity may embrace truth, and that hearts may be knit together, we must resist detachment despite our geographic divergence. We shall do so here.
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Wednesday, April 4, 2007

It's all about the Children...



and the childrens' children...and the children of those children. You know what I'm saying.

This is where we are going to write about our children, about nieces and nephews, about ourselves and our cool lives and amazing family.

And...don't forget the photos...lots of photos!

Happy posting!

1 comment:

notthecroshaws said...

thanks les and colin!! as soon as i figure out the ins and outs of my camera, i'll start posting. maybe a photo of the study. you may not believe it, but dad finished the crown molding. not bad for a 16 year project. ok, i had a really neat experience today. i was listening to sister parkin's talk (not to hear my story), and she mentioned some missionaries who prayed to be the answer to someone's prayers. so, i said a little prayer to myself that i would like to be the answer to someone's prayers. this is as i am getting on the freeway, a very informal prayer. i was driving to key bank to make a deposit. i pulled up to the drive in place and looked at the tube. there was an envelope in it. i pulled it out, to put my stuff in, and in this envelope there was $100! the thought came into my mind. someone is praying that this money does not get stolen, but that it will be returned to the teller. wow! i don't think i have ever had a prayer answered so quickly. he does hear and answer our prayers. i guess you have heard me say that before. i love all of you. on my way to a yw rebroadcast. can't wait to see little maggie. dana, what an adorable photo of eva. how are the rest of you? xoxo mom