HISTORY

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.
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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Sale Pending...

So, we just signed a contract on our house!! I am so relieved to not have to keep the house spotless anymore!!  We will be closing on June 2.  Ray leaves on May 4 to go to Spokane, so we will only have to be apart for a few weeks.  Grace will be able to finish school and we will have time to get all the lose ends tied up.  Hopefully everything will go as planned.  We have been praying that we would have an offer before Ray left.  Grace and Elliot have also been praying for it, and it was a great way to teach them about the power of prayer.  My last day of work is next Wednesday, I am so looking forward to being done.  Ray and I are going to Utah next Thursday for Jez's graduation and Ray leaves for Spokane from there.  Not to change the subject, but any suggestions for a new blog name?  Oklahoma VanderLouw won't really work anymore...

10 comments:

Crystal said...

That is super news, I have been hoping and praying for you too.

Lori, Colin, Mia & Jack said...

That's awesome about your house. I'm jealous you are moving to Spokane.
I think your new blog should be Spokanederrlouw.
Colin

Leslie said...

That's great news! Congratulations!! I like Colly's suggestion.

Jason & Dana said...

How about "Getting down in Spocompton"
Jason

notthecroshaws said...

Okie from Spokanokie
Dad

abbynormal said...

How about "Life and Spokane's House" or "Spokie-cola"?

Jason & Dana said...

Spokie-cola! hahahahahahahaha

Leslie said...

why not Spoka-cola? Although you know what "cola" means in Spanish...

abbynormal said...

Good catch, Les. It'd still be funny, though. Just a little awkward for the hispanics...

notthecroshaws said...

how about banana fana spokana?