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.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

March Madness

Anyone want to do a NCAA Mens basketball bracket for the tournament? I have created a group on espn.com. I would love to encourage all to participate! Even if you don't know one thing about mens college basketball. It is still fun. Dana and I have been doing them the past couple of years, and it has been a lot of fun.
You might even find a couple teams you want to cheer for, or boo, BYU?, Boise State?, Oklahoma? Duke? Virginia Tech?(Oh, wait. Maybe VT in the NIT)
Maybe the winner could get one of those awsome looking manwiches.
Anyway, here is what you do:
Go to: http://games.espn.go.com/tcmen/frontpage
Sign up for a free account.
Once signed in, go to the "My Groups +" Tab above "My Entry"
Click on "Create or Join a Group"
Search for "Croshaw Clan"
Password: croshaws
Then you can fill out your bracket and have it posted to the group.
Hope to see your bracket!


Crystal said...

I am in and despite the recent lost to Carolina (my least favorite team) it is gonna be DUKE ALL THE WAY, baby.

I will put my brackets up after we find out the last few teams...

Jason & Dana said...

Hello? Any more takers? So far we have Crystal, Dana, Debby and myself. The brackets close tomorrow night.

Jason & Dana said...

way to go everyone except jason and dana in the first round.

notthecroshaws said...

i have two teams left, that is right TWO. But!~ they are the ones I chose to be in the final game:)

Crystal said...

I can not believe how much the 2nd round sucked for me. Sigh. Oh well, Ray is pretty awesome though. Maybe next year I will try to watch some ball before March.