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 7, 2008

Lilia Kate Delgadillo--March 7, 2008

I have a couple of good videos to download, and if someone can call me and walk me through it, i will put them on the blog. she is adorable. one of my videos shows the clock at 3:07 p.m. we were waiting for the dr. he arrived a minute or so later, and she was delivered at 3:14 p.m. not too bad a days work for dr. ramsden. she gently made her way into the world, not causing too much fuss. she is adorable, as you can see from the photos. my cup runneth over, and we are just getting started with the babies this year. love you all. xoxoxo mom/debby/grandma


Lori, Colin, Mia & Jack said...

Debby, you upload it just like a picture but instead of clicking on the picture icon to downloan just click on the one next to it that looks like a little filmstrip. Just double click on your video and it will download it like a picutre only it will take longer.

Crystal said...

She is simply gorgeous and so alert! Good job all around! Congratulations Dana and Jason. Enjoy her, she is a sweetie. There is something absolutely magical about a brand-new baby.

I am lucky- Lilia was born, then my nephew, Gavin was born 2 hours later- now I just wonder how long it will be before I get to see and hold either :(

notthecroshaws said...

Yet another fine specimen among the burgeoning posterity. Makes a guy proud. Thanks, and congratulations Dana and Jason.

notthecroshaws said...

Yet another fine specimen among the burgeoning posterity. Makes a guy proud. Thanks, and congratulations Dana and Jason.

Oklahoma VanderLouw said...

She is so adorable! I just love, love, love those first few newborn days...they are so unbelievably precious, she is a little angel!

Lori, Colin, Mia & Jack said...

In some of the pictures I could really see the Croshaw side of her. I am sure I saw a bit of Grace and then a little of Jack and Mia. It makes me so excited to have our baby. I also just love those first few newborn days. I am so happy I get to be holding her in a few weeks. Mia is too and Jack was saying her name. Glad that everything went well. At least as far as I know.

Jason & Dana said...

She is so sweet. Colby and Eva love her and are constantly wanting to hold her and kiss her. I never thought I would have a newborn with so much hair! I see someone holding her and she just doesn't look like she'd be my kid! I'll try to post pictures soon. I only had to push once. Easy labor!