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.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Get to know Colby, Eva, & Lilia

(Eva is playing the drum on Lilia's back)
Last night Jason and I just started asking the kids what their favorite things were after Colby rolled a pea to me and asked me what my favorite food was. When I answered him he said, "Okay, now roll it back to me." (He had to have learned that in nursery.) It was hard asking them though because Colby hurried to answer and Eva would always repeat whatever Colby said. We got some original answers though. I'll answer for Lilia. (Her first tooth broke through Sunday!!!! Way earlier than Colby & Eva. I think Colby got his first tooth at 8 months, Eva after that.)

1) What is your favorite animal?


2) What is your favorite show?

Colby-Mickey Mouse
Lilia-Baby Einstein

3) What is your favorite game?
Lilia-tickle my tummy

4) What is your favorite place to go?

Colby-Old McDonalds
Lilia-hmm...not the doctor (She just had her 6 month check up. She was just under 75% for weight, 90% for height, and 50% for head circumference. She doesn't like shots... :( and she was scared of her doctor! She's never scared of anyone!! Even a little bit scary old lady that held her at church on Sunday.)

5) What is your favorite song?

Eva-"Twinkle" (that's what she called it)
Lilia-the song that plays on her mobile. Always puts her to sleep.

6) What is your favorite food?

Eva-plate (I tried to ask her again tonight and she sat there thinking about it for a minute before I just gave up.)

7) Who is your favorite friend?

Colby-Grandma Boise (he loves you too mom :)
Eva-MOMMY!!! (My excitement added, this was one of the ones she had to think about for a loooooong time)
Lilia-Colby & Eva, and they LOVE making her laugh

8) What is your favorite treat?

Colby-Jolly Ranchers
Eva-"Special Treat" (that is what we call Starbursts)
Lilia-Not fruit! She doesn't like fruit! How weird is that? She always makes a face & spits it out when I try to feet it to her.

This video is from tonight, I thought it would be a fun way for you guys to see how good of friends Colby & Eva are. They love each other and almost never get sick of each other.


Crystal said...

Very cute!!

Tell Lilia I don't like fruit either- in fact, I never even think to buy it (sorry Matt and Valerie) unless it is specifically requested. I do WISH I liked it, but I do like just about every vegetable I have tried.

"Special Treat" is Valerie's favorite too! She LOVES starburst!!

notthecroshaws said...

These kids, I tell you, they're just amazing... and funny... and cute.