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 21, 2008

It's a Girl!!

Well, there is going to be a lot of estrogen flowing at our house...we went to the ultrasound today and found out that we are having another girl!! I was really hoping for a boy so Elliot could have a brother, but now I am wondering how I could've ever not wanted a girl! When I told Grace, she said, "not again!". I think she was a little confused because she said, "can I sit by my new baby sister in the car?". I must be superwoman, having a baby and being back to pick her up in 1 hour!! But we are really excited, I'm going to have to shop for all new girl clothes, I'm really sad about that :) (Grace and Maggie were born in the spring). Ray and Elliot will get to spend lots of father-son time together. I was thinking about it and I decided that there need to be more girls born in this world with dads like Ray, so it is just fine that we are having 3 girls :)
She was not shy at all, her gender was discovered in the first 3 seconds!!

This is her profile, she has her hand in her mouth :)

This is a shot of her alien baby face :)

I think we have a name figured out, but any suggestions?  First and middle?!


abbynormal said...

She's beautiful. Can't wait to meet her!

Leslie said...

That is so classic Grace! Made me laugh out loud.

Yay, it's a girl! I wouldn't mind having 3 girls. Can't wait to meet the sweet thing.

What is the name you guys are thinking of? Does it include "Vivienne"? Maybe we can give you suggestions on variations.

Colin -N- Lori said...

Becky, we would gladly send you baby clothes from Mia. I have tons and would really like to share since they are just sitting in the basement. Congratulations and we are so excited for you!!!

Jason and Dana said...

Aw, sweet baby girl!!! I'd tell you my current favorite baby girl name, but I have to save it in case I happen to have another girl some day. I don't want it to be a Rachel/Monica moment. I'll be thinking and listening for good names though.
And I think you HAVE to give this baby the middle name Jo.

Crystal said...

Girls are pretty awesome, Grace is going to have to keep all her sisters in training! What a lucky girl. I always wanted a sister and only had 4 brothers... but now I have a ton of nieces, so things work out.

I still really love the name MacKenzie and Paige, but maybe I will be able to use that one day...


notthecroshaws said...

oh, think of the girl cousin trips we could take!!!! we'll do boy trips too. anyway, what a blessing to know everything is in place with this little girl. she is a lucky girl to have ray for her dad.