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.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Happy Birthday Dana!! (Late)

Happy Belated Birthday, Dana!!  I only had a few pics of you on my computer, and none of them are when you were a little girl.  I feel responsible for your birthday not being on the blog on the right day because mom was at my house, so I am making myself responsible for it.  I love that you are holding a baby in all these pics because you have always been such a good mom, even when you weren't a mom yet!!  I am so lucky to call you my sister and I am so grateful for you!  I love you!


Lori, Colin, Mia & Jack said...

Dana, I hope you had a great birthday!! We love you!

notthecroshaws said...

what a fast, fast 23 years. i love you and am so happy that you came to our family all those years ago. have a wonderful year! lots to look forward to. xo mom

abbynormal said...

That first pic of you with Grace is my favorite favorite. You've always been so content and happy to be with the kids. I love when I get to talk to you and see you, it's so exciting to see what great things you're doing with your life. You're always looking out for everyone else and so considerate, and I really admire that. Hope you have fun being 24, you've got some big changes coming up! I'm so excited for you and Jason and San Antonio! Happy birthday! Love you.

Leslie said...

Happy Birthday sweet Dana! I wish there were pics of you when you were a little girl. You were so adorable. You and Abby were like 2 little twins running around all of the time. Colby and Eva actually remind me of the 2 of you. Anyway, I'm so happy you're my sister...and so happy you're so happy all the time. The world would be a better place if we all had your attitude. Love you!!

Jason & Dana said...

Thanks guys! I love you all!

notthecroshaws said...

Dana Kay,
You'll always be my baby.
I love you,

notthecroshaws said...

ok, am i a little scattered or what. dana is 24!!! did anyone notice my 23 years comment. sorry dana, i will get some adorable baby pix on as soon as i get a minute. jason has this train whistle playing this horrible tune over and over. it is distracting, as if i need anything to distract me. anyway, again, happy, happy birthday dana. you make our family better. xoxo mom