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 6, 2007

Happy Birthday Valerie!!


Happy birthday to you!!! It was a wonderful day when you became part of our family. We hope you have a happy, happy birthday and look forward to sometime actually being able to see you on your birthday. Please let us know what you do on your special day, and what you receive for your birthday as well. We love you.


Grandma and Grandpa Croshaw


Jason & Dana said...

Happy Birthday from Dana, Jason, Colby and Eva!!! We hope you have a great day and eat lots of CAKE AND ICE CREAM!! That's what Colby and Eva love most about their birthdays! :) Love you!

notthecroshaws said...

Happy Birthday Valerie!! We hope your day is all you want it to be and more. We love you and really missed seeing you at Thanksgiving. Mia talks about you often and she is very grateful for the dress-up dresses, shoes, wings, wand and the other fun things that you handed down to her. They are special to her because they were yours, you are her cousin and now she gets them. Again, Have a great birthday!
Lori, Colin, Mia, and Jack

Valerie said...

This morning mom got uo at dark to get chic fil a my favorite. We also had CHOCOLATE CAKE for breakfast.
We got to go to school 2 hours late because it snowed. Mom make pumpkin cakes for my class.

I loved the target gift card. I am saving it for sales after christmas. I got lots of clothes, Ratatooie, a DS game, a bracelet, a fancy coat, a furry coat, hat, gloves, scarf, and somethings I dont remember.

My party is saturday!!! YAY!!!!!!!

notthecroshaws said...

you are so blessed to have a mom like you do. you will have so many incredible memories of your childhood. lucky girl. you are a wonderful person valerie, and i am sure you can see what a wonderful mom you have.
love, grandma
p.s. have a fun, fun party!

Leslie said...

Happy Birthday, Valerie!! We hope you had a wonderful day. It sounds like it was perfect, just like birthdays should be. We wish we could have all been there with you! Take lots of pictures of your party, and then we hope your mom will post them. Love you lots. Aunt Leslie & Uncle Alex