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, September 13, 2008

Cole's First Photo Shoot

We had a friend of ours take some pictures of Cole a couple weeks ago. She posted some of them on her blog if you want to check em out.


I think you're going to like them



Crystal said...

Truly precious. I love the sleeping Cole ones and I LOVE the ones of Mia and Jack too. They all have the same amazing eyes. I bet Cole will have them as well. I want to take pictures like that... what kind of camera did she use and did she edit with Photoshop? I have use of my Photoshop again because I fixed my laptop! :-D Now to learn how to use the million dollar program...

notthecroshaws said...

wow! they are stunning. can i get some pix? soso

notthecroshaws said...

wow! they are stunning. can i get some pix? soso

notthecroshaws said...

Thanks for posting these photos. I was feeling kind of robbed in that I didn't get to meet little Cole along with Debby last month, but now I'm bonded. He's so cute. Also, Mia is becoming so beautiful and Jack is such a boy.
Proud Grandpa

notthecroshaws said...

He is sooooo adorable!!!!! And I really really love the first picture of Mia and the picture of Jack sitting on her lap (if that's what he's doing?) Love it all!!!! I need to make friends here with someone that's a photographer....

Jason and Dana said...

^^^from Dana

Colin -N- Lori said...

If you're feeling left out then I guess you'll have to come out and see him. You know where we are

abbynormal said...

I'm counting the days. Can. Not. Wait.