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.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Baby Cole

Sorry it took so long, but here are some pix of the new one. He's going to be a lot of fun. And he made it just in time for the Olympics too. We will add some video later.


Jason & Dana said...

ohhhhhhhh my word!!!! He is so adorable!!!!!!! I wish I could hold him!! I wish I wish I wish.

beckyV said...

Ohhh, he is so cute!! What a cute little family!! Mia looks so much like Lori in that picture of her holding Cole!!

notthecroshaws said...

i love the picture of his adorable little face. Great job Lori!!!! I can't wait to hold him, too. At least I know i will get to hold him in just a few days. congratulations to your darling family. xoxoxo

abbynormal said...

What a perfect little beautiful awesome family! I love that Mia seems to be into the toothless smiles. GAA I just want school to start so I can schedule in a trip out there!!

Leslie said...

Congratulations Colin and Lori. Cole looks precious. I can't wait to meet him! I also love the family pictures. I'm planning a visit to see you guys the last weekend of October. I hope it works for you guys. Love you lots!

Jason & Dana said...

Contrats, It looks like a swtich from Man to Man defense, now to Zone defense.
Grandchildren are coming in sets of 3's right now. Maybe Matt and Crystal secretly are having twins, then they can join the 3's club. If not, Becky can make up for it. It all comes back to the number 3, or is that a different number Abby?

abbynormal said...

It's actually 12, but 3 is a divisor of 12 so it's all good. But if you'll notice, once Becky has her baby there will be 12 so it all works out anyway. :)