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.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Grandma turned 79!!!

Happy Birthday Mom/Grandma. I know this is a day late, but we love you and wanted to send you cyberspace birthday wishes!!! Love, Debby and David


Lori, Colin, Mia & Jack said...

Happy day late birthday Grandma. We really missed seeing you and Grandpa while in Pocatello!! It was very cold though so I am sure you were happier in Yuma. We love you so much and I am so grateful that you are in my life! Your hugs melt my heart. I could use one right now actually! You are such a beautiful woman!

Jason & Dana said...

Happy Birthday Grandma!!! I hope you had a great day. We can't wait to see you and for Lilia to meet you. We love you!

Crystal said...

Happy birthday! I hope it is a wonderful year for you. You look so beautiful in the last photo (well, in all of them, but especially the last one).

abbynormal said...

Yay, Grandma! Happy birthday! I want you to know that the way you relate to people inspires me. You've always been so good at just making friends with whoever is around you, and I hope to be like that. I also see that in your daughter, and it gives me hope that I'll get there too! I love you!

Oklahoma VanderLouw said...

Grandma, you are such a babe!! Grandpa sure was lucky the day he married you! I agree with Abby, you are so nice and unassuming, it doesn't matter who is around you, they are your friend. I love that. I hope your birthday was wonderful! I love you!

Leslie said...

Happy Birthday, Grandma! I've always thought it strange that I have grandmother who's 39 years old. Now that my mom's even older, it's even stranger. ;) Hope you had a wonderful day. Can't wait to see you again soon. I miss your hugs and kisses. Love you!