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.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Abby!!!!

Happy Birthday to you. We all love you and hope this is a wonderful day for you. You kind of eased into our lives in 1982, and we are so grateful for you. Wish we could all be together to celebrate. How are the lack of tonsils? xoxoxo mom and dad


Crystal said...

Happy Birthday, Abby! I did not know it was your birthday, actually, if someone could send me a list of everyone's birthdays, I would be grateful.

Anyway, maybe that is why I dreamt of you last night ;-)

I hope this is a wonderful year and that you feel loved, appreciated and valued each and every day.

I hope all your birthday dreams come true between this day and next April.

You are fantastic!

Lori, Colin, Mia & Jack said...

Happy B-day Abbs. It was really nice spending time with you last week. The kids especially had a good time with you.
I'm wondering where the picture with the fanny pack is.
Anyway, hope you are recovered by now.
You are the baest.

Jason & Dana said...

Abby Lee! Happy Birthday. I hope you have some yummy cake and enjoy your birthday!! I love you!

Leslie said...

happy b-day BB! love you and wish i could be there in d.c. to celebrate with you. there are so many great pics of you as a little girl. i wish there were more!! XO

Jason & Dana said...

Happy B-day. I should have stopped by your house to say hi, since I am here in Newport News this week.
I hope you got more presents than last year.

notthecroshaws said...

You were one sweet child, and now you are one sweet adult. I love you,

Oklahoma VanderLouw said...

Abby, sorry I am so late, but Happy Birthday!! You are the greatest girl I know. Grace is completely obsessed with you. She wants to be just like you. Every time I wear my purse over my shoulder and across my chest Grace says, "Did Abby teach you how to do that? That's how Abby holds her purse". It is so cute. You were such a cute baby/toddler. I remember once you were staying with Grandma Croshaw over night (or maybe just for the evening), you were probably 2, and I have such a vivid picture of you in my head of when we went to pick you up. I was so excited to see you and you were so adorable in your little night gown. I remember running up to you and giving you a big hug. It's just like dad said, you were such a sweet little girl and now you are such a sweet adult!! Happy Birthday, I love you!

abbynormal said...

Thanks, everyone. This blog is so great for birthdays (and all other events). I feel so loved. And Becky, that TOTALLY makes me want to come visit you, really bad. You have pegged my weakness. :o)