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.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Visiting Cleveland

As Colin mentioned we went to Cleveland Thursday and came home Easter Sunday, today. What crazy weather. It is going to take time to get used to the lake effect weather. It snowed, snowed, snowed! And snowed some more. The ironic thing is that I cleaned out the van earlier in the week and took out the ice scraper with the brush to remove the snow. Colin was not so happy! I am going to have to rethink my wardrobe and get some boots.

We found a nice house with some wonderful 70s touches. The pictures will give you a bit of an idea. It has just what we were looking for and then some more room. I am excited to have a basement for storage and a family room for all the toys! The hardwood floors are beautiful but everywhere! No carpet. I think I will miss that. We'll just have to get area rugs. How do you take care of hardwood floors anyway? The house is near an elementary school with early learning classes and also a pool nearby. We have heard the library system is wonderful.

We are moving the middle of May to get a little settled before our trip with David and Debby, that we are so anxiously waiting for, and before Colin starts his endless hours at the hospital the last few days of June. Please, consider coming to visit us. Before winter or well after. We are excited for all the fun things that Cleveland will offer. Finally, we will live near Costco.

The kids are great. Jack is such a boy, climbing and learning to walk. He's not really talking but jabbering. He eats non stop, loves his binki and his bottle even more. We were going to take his one year pictures last Monday but he tumbled down the stairs and had a large rug burn on his forehead and one under his left eye. Needless to say, we will reschedule.

Mia, where do I start? Lots of attitude, sassiness, sweetness and bossiness. Oh yes, and lots and lots of ignoring!!! What to do? I just haven't figured it out yet. She is taking ballet and loves it with a passion. I think I do too! I can't wait for the recital in May. She is really going to miss her friends but I haven't told her about that. One less thing I have to explain 10 times every day. She loves to help pack-up however.

We are so excited to see everyone in DC for the wedding! Congratulations to the VanderLouw's on the birth of Maggie and also to the Delgadillo's on their new job.


notthecroshaws said...

I want to come visit! Maybe in August mom and I can come visit! The house looks great, and isn't 70s back in style??

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