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.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Big Guy! March 16th


Oklahoma VanderLouw said...

That slideshow is so sweet!! Jackson is such an adorable little boy! Happy Birthday Jack! We love you!

Crystal said...

Happy birthday, Jack. TWO IS SO BIG! Pretty soon, you are going to be way bigger than Mia! Keep getting strong and big and watch those black eyes!

abbynormal said...

Yay for Jack!! I'll be helping you celebrate in person next week!

notthecroshaws said...

Jack!!! happy happy birthday. i wish i could be there with you today. maybe we can have a party for you and mia while you are here. 9 more days!!!!!!! love grandma

Lori, Colin, Mia & Jack said...

Abby, Gama and Gampa, every time Colin asks Jack who loves him he always answers the three of you firstly. It is really cute. Thank you all for the birthday wishes. Abby, he must remember you were there just after he was born.

Leslie said...

happy birthday, jack jack! we wish we could have been with you on your birthday. lots of love from mexico and can't wait to see you again! love aunt leslie & uncle alex

notthecroshaws said...

I'm saving your birthday present for when you come to visit in Pocatello. For your birthday I'm going to let you hang out with me and Yolanda in the shop. It's a great guy place. I know Yolanda's not a guy, but she loves the shop just the same. And I love you Big Boy,

abbynormal said...

Lori, that makes me so happy I could cry. He knows who loves him best! I'm getting antsy to see you. What day will you be getting to Poky again? (P.S. I just talked to a friend who got his tonsils taken out as an adult, and he said I probably won't be able to even talk for several days after. So even if I don't sound excited when I see you, I really really am.)