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.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Happy Happy Birthday Colin Dear

How great to have two birthdays in a row. We love you Colin and want to take you all on a little trip down Colin's memory lane. What a happy baby and child you were.

We love you,

Mom and Dad


Leslie said...

Happy B-day Colly Wolly!! You were such a cute, funny little boy and have grown to be such an amazing (and still funny) man...an example to all of us. Hope you're day is happy one! Love you!

abbynormal said...

What a great birthday you must be having. Hope the rest of the day is great. Les is right - you are such a great example to everyone. It's been nice to live sort of close, even though I don't get to see you guys as much as I used to. It's just nice to know you're there. Love you!

Jason & Dana said...

Happy birthday!!! It can't get much better than that, getting a brand new baby for your birthday!

Jason & Dana said...

Collin, I'm loving the Birkenstocks with white socks. You should bring that back into style.
I hope you got to spend time with your family on your birthday.

Sometime you should ask Dana about my take on Birthdays, or maybe you shouldn't, it might annoy her.

beckyV said...

Happy birthday Colin!! What a special birthday for you!! You are such a good example to me with how hard you work and what a good father/husband you are. I am also always so impressed with the depth of your knowledge on all gospel related issues. I'm lucky to have you for a brother!! Hope your day is great (and you and Lori can both get a little sleep :))