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, March 13, 2008

Lilia's Twin- my nephew, Gavin

Gavin is my littlest brother's (not literally, he is a giant) baby. He was born 2 hours after Lilia, but definitely not after one push. His wife was induced 26 hours before...

He is a cutie- on my side, we have now 3 nieces and 3 nephews (but with Valerie it is 4 girls and 3 boys)... I am sorta hoping for a drama-free boy, but girls clothes are much better. Either way, I will be thrilled completely.

Anyway, here is Gavin Reed Scott.


Jason & Dana said...

Wow! Maybe it's just that most newborns look alike, but he actually even looks a little bit like Lilia! How exciting that your brother got to be there. What a great addition to your family. And I love the name Gavin! Congrats to them and you guys!
I can't wait to find out what you guys are having!! I always thought boys were so much more laid back than girls, but Lilia might just be a more relaxed baby than Colby was.

notthecroshaws said...

crystal, he is adorable, he does resemble lilia. i am so excited to know what you guys are having. is your brother being sent anywhere?

Crystal said...

He goes to Pendleton this weekend for more combat training then to 29 Palms (both in CA) for his MOS (job) training. I am hoping he kicks butt in both so that the USMC does not want to send him to say... Iraq or Afghanistan...

I tell ya, I love him so much! He is 10 years younger than I am and I pretty much raised him until I was 14...

I am not a real fan of McCain and have actually considered voting democrat just in hopes of ending the war that has claimed the lives of so many Marines (and Army, Navy and Air Force)...

He is all about being a Marine though, so I have just put it in the Lord's hands.

BTW- his brother died (my step brother) 2 days ago of a drug overdose, our family really does not need to ever experience anything like that ever, ever again... being alive for one's child to die was awful for my step-father and it has been pretty hard on all of us, actually.

Crystal said...

Aaron Lee Schneider
Aaron Lee Schneider, 25, of Independence, passed away March 11, 2008. Memorial services 1:30 p.m. Sat., March 15 at Advantage Funeral Home; visitation 12-1:30 p.m. prior to the service. Cremation. Memorial contributions may be made to help defray funeral expenses. (Arr. Advantage Funeral Home 816-241-6665)
Published in the Kansas City Star on 3/13/2008.

Jason & Dana said...

That hair is awesome! And seeing the close up of his face he doesn't look so much like Lilia, but I see a resemblance to Valerie! What a little cutie!!!