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.

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Happy Birthday! We wish you were here. It is showing great big snowflakes right now. We hope you have a happy day and look forward to more photos being added.


david and debby

p.s. if anyone knows how to rotate those photos, i would be grateful:)


Leslie said...

so...i was trying to steal some photos from alex's computer to add to the blog, but wasn't so successful. thanks mom for putting these up.

luckily i'm the first to say "Happy Birthday" to my sweetie. it's been so much fun and such an adventure being married for these few months, and i'm looking forward to many more good years ahead.

te quiero mas, mi vida. ahora eres mi vida y no se que haria sin ti. espero que tengas un cumpleanos muy feliz y que tu "slave" hace todo que tu quieras. muak!!

Jason & Dana said...

Feliz Cumplianos Cunao. Espero que tengas un buen dia. Estoy animado tenerte aqui con nosotros para navidad. Yo compro los tacos, sale.

Jason & Dana said...

Happy Birthday Alex!!!! I can't wait for you guys to get here. I wish we could live closer. Some day...some day....I hope anyway! Hope you have a great day and I'm so glad you're part of the family.

Lori said...

Alex, happy birthday!! HOpe your day was GREAT!!! It was great to have you here for Thanksgiving!

notthecroshaws said...

Happy b-day. I'm glad we could spend time with you and Les over Thanksgiving. Hope you had a good day.
I want to see more childhood pictures. The one we have is great! How about posting more of those.

notthecroshaws said...

You've been a great son-in-law so far. You've made lots of points. Keep up the good work.