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, August 9, 2008

Asher's Nursery

It's almost one in the morning now and we just finished Asher's nursery about half an hour ago. From my stance I wouldn't have expected this project to come together so fast. However, thanks to Crystal insisting on it getting done ASAP we finished it in three days. All of the brilliant ideas (no pun intended) were hers. When it comes to decorating that should be no great surprise since it is one of her great talents. It's a talent which I was not given (for a man that isn't such a bad thing right?).

I'm glad she was so insistent that we get this project started and finished right away. More than anything I wanted Asher to come into the world feeling comfort and love from his family. I hope his nursery is one way of conveying those desires to him. I also hope that when he does come into the world my work situation is better so that the feelings of comfort and love aren't merely superficial.


Leslie said...

The room looks great, Matt! I can't wait to see it in person. You must be excited to have posted pictures of it at 2am. ;-) I'm sure Asher will feel comforted and loved when he comes into the world regardless of your work situation. Luckily, babies have no concept of what's a good job and what's not a good job. All he's going to know is that his parents love him and take care of him.

Jason and Dana said...

I love it!! Wow, it looks like so much work.

Crystal said...

I just want to mention- little Jackson's pouty lips were my inspiration for the moon ;-)

abbynormal said...

What a beautiful little nursery! I'm excited to see it, too! Little Asher will be so loved, there's no question about it.

notthecroshaws said...

Wow, little Asher's never going to want to leave his room. Great job.

beckyV said...

The nursery is so cute!! I seriously love those edge roller things-they save so much time and effort!!

Jason and Dana said...

4 coats of paint = Jason Not happy. I'm glad it was you not me. Then all the hand painting, wow. But everyone is right, it looks great. Good job you three.