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.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Spicing things up a bit.

Could it be a boy? Or maybe a girl?

Ask Mia and she will tell you this baby is a girl. Only time will tell.
This is just 8 weeks. Due date is August 19.


notthecroshaws said...

I can't believe I let a whole day go by without looking at the this. I even talked to Lori today. Congratulations!!!! This is wonderful news. Can't wait for the next ultra sound. xoxoxo to baby and mommy debby/grandma

Jason & Dana said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! YAY!!!! Lilia is going to have a little cousin! If Mia is right it'll be another Grace/Mia combination!!! WOOHOO!!! CONGRATS LORI & COLIN!!! and Jack & Mia! YAY!!

Leslie said...

Yay!!! Congratulations! I can't wait to find out what it's going to be. Love you guys.

abbynormal said...

It makes me so happy that my immediate response was exactly the same as Dana's and Leslie's - "YAY!!!" Congrats, that is so, so exciting!!

notthecroshaws said...

another little sucker on the way. How great is that? This Grandpa thing is really starting to grow on me - so to speak. Congratulations to you Colin and Lori!

Alex E said...

Congratulations to you Colin and Lori¡ :) is wonderful news.


Crystal said...

Best of luck and congratulations!

Alex E said...

any especial name? I know you have to wait a few months to know, but you have any especial name in case girls/boy!

Congratulations Again.


Lori, Colin, Mia & Jack said...

We have settled on Cole if it is a boy, but no middle name yet. As for a girl, which Mia insists we are having, we don't know at all. I like Lola, Colin doesn't, Mia likes Zoe, I don't really. Have any good ideas? Lori

notthecroshaws said...

debra :)

Jason & Dana said...

I LOVE the name Lola!! I say make Colin like it! Haha, but Jason doesn't like it either. What is wrong with guys?

Lori, Colin, Mia & Jack said...

Actually it will be Deborah

notthecroshaws said...

There's a song about Lola

Lori, Colin, Mia & Jack said...

I know there is a song about Lola and that is primarily why Colin doesn't like it but it is awfully close to Lillia too. Not that Dana cares, I don't think.

Crystal said...

Ah baby names... in June, when i was blissfully expecting I had long lists of names I loved. For the other 3 times of miscarriage since (August, October, December), I did not bother because I was just praying to not miscarry. No such luck, but picking names is so fun!

Elder Perry spoke at our Stake Conference in June and he said that naming one's children is so so so important.

One couple from my ward in Charlottesville has 6 children. In each case, they went home from the hospital unnamed until the parents could watch them, interact with them then name them- for instance in December #6 was born and in 2 weeks, they realized she is Madylyn. I thought that was pretty neat.

Heads up though- if ever I am going to have a child, I really like Maddison, Devon (girls) and Carsten Ayden for boys... I always have. In fact, my brother is having a boy in March and they are naming him Addison (despite my previous Maddison warnings) and I told them... maybe one day he would have a girl cousin who rhymes with him.

Let's hope, anyway.

Also. Matt and I are talking about adoption so... we will see. Sometimes the desperation with which I want to have another... just one more is all I ask... is overwhelming to the point of dispair. I have all these cute things I have been picking up here and there for the last 4 years or so... in hopes of having a child once I was married. What a cruel lesson this has been.

I have an appt with a specialist in March sometime, so hopefully we will get to be able to rule out things little by little as to why this keeps happening to us. I could go on and on about this, but I doubt anyone really wants to hear the depths of my sadness, most of the time I don't ponder it, I just change the subject in my mind and speaking of, I need to stir the sauteeing mushrooms...

Matthew said...

I'm with Colin on not naming a little girl Lola. The poor little girl would grow up wondering why her name is associated with someone that walks like a woman but talks like a man.

Maybe you should call her Chloe (there are supposed to be two dots over the e). It would be a cross between Lola and Zoe.

Jason & Dana said...
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Jason & Dana said...

Very cute name Matt! I'm impressed.
That's funny, I thought of Cole and Colby being close, but Lilia and Lola didn't even cross my mind!

Lori, Colin, Mia & Jack said...

Chloe would be okay except that is grandma and grandpa's dog's name.