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 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Lori

Happy --st birthday Lori. I'm stuck at the hospital all day until tomorrow morning. How's that for a birthday celebration--Happy Birthday, see you tomorrow when it's not your birthday anymore. I feel like such a terrible husband. I'll make up for it though.
Here are the only pictures of Lori I have access to right now. Enjoy.


Jason and Dana said...

Happy Birthday Lori!! You guys sure have the month of August down pat. What exactly does down pat mean? Anyway, I hope you have a great birthday!!!! I hope Cole is an extra good baby for you today. Love you,

notthecroshaws said...

happy, happy birthday. it is past your birthday in cleveland, but not in pocatello. hope it was happy. you can do something by yourselves after i am there. xoxo debby

notthecroshaws said...

Dana's right. I guess we'll just have to book the month of August out for birthdays. I'm afraid Mia and Jack might feel left out though. Happy Birthday Lori. You are such a great daughter - I think of you as one of my own. But then, I guess we are sealed together, and those kids do make us blood, right? I'm glad your dad is willing to share you. Seriously though, I don't think I could have picked a better mate for Colin nor a better sister/daughter for our family. In fact I'm sure I could'nt have. I really respect what a supportive wife you are to Colin and what a good mother you are to those beautiful grandchildren. Thank you for that.

Looking forward to seeing you all again soon,

Matthew said...

Happy Birthday Lori (late).

I guess I've been in the habit of responding late.

It was really good to come see you guys even if it was only for two days. Aside from having a newborn in the house I hope you were able to relax a little bit on your birthday.

I appreciate how much you've done for Colin since you got married. You've helped him have direction and purpose the way no one else can. Thank you.

beckyV said...

Happy birthday Lori!! I am late too, sorry!! I sometimes don't get on the computer on the weekends! I hope your day was great and you got to take a good long nap!! I am so grateful to have you in our family, and I'm glad Colin has someone to keep him in line :) You are such a wonderful mom to those adorable little kids! Love you!

PS: I remember the days of the home spiral perm!!!

abbynormal said...

Yay for Lori and your birthday!! To celebrate, I'm going to buy a plane ticket to come visit. I'll send you the itinerary as soon as I get it. When did you say you're blessing Cole?

That being said, I'm just so glad to have you in the family. You fill a hole we didn't know we had, but we really needed it filled. Especially for Colin, you complement him so perfectly. I'm so glad to have had the time and opportunity to live "close" to you and be able to visit so often. It gave me a chance to know you better. I hope your birthday was awesome and that you'll get to celebrate in style soon enough. :o)

Love you!

Leslie said...

Sorry this is so late, Lori! I hope you had a great birthday and got to rest some. You are a mom of 3 kids! Crazy how time and things change. I agree with everyone...you're such a good person and I'm glad you chose my brother and our family. We love you!