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, June 25, 2008

The Best Father's Day Present.

This is the second father's day I've had since I got married more than a year ago from May. Yet on this father's day, my wife really out did herself. Crystal has kept to one of the traditional father's day presents. Like most events in her life though she added her own unique twist to an existing idea.

So here it is...



You'll notice that it's a tie. However, it's much more than that. The pattern shown is a picture of an ultrasound, but it's not just any ultrasound. This is Crystal's and my baby, Asher. The picture was taken at 12 weeks and if you're looking at the real tie up close you'll see her name and the hospital where the ultrasound was done. She always has had an amazing ability to make any gift for a holiday (Birthday, Christmas, Father's Day, etc.) very special. It's one of those areas where I hope to develop the ability to be more like her. She really made this Father's Day as special for me as possible. Thank you so much Crystal for this among many other reasons you've blessed my life.

7 comments:

The Fabulous VanderLouws said...

Hey Matt!! Glad to see you posting on the blog! That is such a great idea!!! So creative! Congrats to you guys, I am so excited for you. I LOVE the name Asher. I have a friend with a little boy named Asher and one of the missionaries that worked with Ray was named Asher. I'm sure you will wear your Asher tie with pride!

notthecroshaws said...

WOW!!! what an incredible gift. i love the name asher!!! i can hardly wait to meet him. congrats to both of you. funny side note. today is becky and ray's anniversary. it is 10 here, 9 in spokane. so i call to tell becky i am sorry that i forgot to tell her happy anniversary when i was talking to her earlier today. ray said, what? i said, your annivesary is on the 25th, isn't it? he said something like, today is our anniversary? i hear becky in the background--today is our anniversary? ha ha ha. i said, let me be the first, literally, to tell you happy anniverary. ray said they had their anniversary spaghetti. anyway,matt, i am ecstatically happy for you. hope that is spelled correctly. xoxo

notthecroshaws said...

WOW!!! what an incredible gift. i love the name asher!!! i can hardly wait to meet him. congrats to both of you. funny side note. today is becky and ray's anniversary. it is 10 here, 9 in spokane. so i call to tell becky i am sorry that i forgot to tell her happy anniversary when i was talking to her earlier today. ray said, what? i said, your annivesary is on the 25th, isn't it? he said something like, today is our anniversary? i hear becky in the background--today is our anniversary? ha ha ha. i said, let me be the first, literally, to tell you happy anniverary. ray said they had their anniversary spaghetti. anyway,matt, i am ecstatically happy for you. hope that is spelled correctly. xoxo

notthecroshaws said...

That even beats the fish tie I got many years ago from someone for fathers day. What a concept. You and Crystal should market that and make a million bucks.
Congrats, Da-Da-Dadio-to-be.
Your Dad

Jason & Dana said...

I love the name Asher too!! Awwwww, I can't wait to see him!!

Leslie said...

Yay!! So, exciting and fun to read your post, Matt. We'll all be ecstatic to welcome little Asher into the world. Love you.

abbynormal said...

Yay for the name Asher! I was pushing for that one. :o) And I love that Becky AND Ray forgot. Awesome.