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.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

He's gone and done it!

At just 2 1/2 years old my extreme child has his first fracture. Today, about 4:30pm, Jack decided to stand on the arm rest of our desk chair and jump off. The chair fell over and when I ran into the room he was laying on the floor with the chair on his leg. I could tell he was very hurt by his cry and by the way he held on to me. Normally he cries and then is off and running again. I calmed him down and tried to get him to walk on it but he wouldn't. I called Colin and he was about 1/2 hour away from home. I knew in my gut that it was probably pretty bad, Jack just never complains about being hurt. I made an appointment with my pediatrician but when Colin got home we decided to just go strait to the ER. I guess they took an xray of his foot and found nothing so they xrayed his leg. Colin said it is a buckle or torus fracture on his fibula almost to his knee. I just said to my sister yesterday, "I can't believe he hasn't broken his neck." Well thankfully it is only an incomplete fracture. Colin is not yet home from the ER so I will post pictures of Jack later. I guesss they put a hard splint on it tonight and I have to call the orthopedic tomorrow to get it cast Meanwhile, here is a picture of the chair. The armrest is about 30 inches from the ground.


notthecroshaws said...

I am so sad for jack, and for you lori. i hope it heals quickly and that he can still get around. sounds a bit like his daddy. broke his arm, his collar bone, his neck:) it is temporary. just remember that.

Crystal said...

That made my stomach hurt. Wow. I hope he is going to be ok. A little guy with a cast is no fun at all. It is going to be rough on you helping him get around too. Let's hope Cole is not into X games on furniture like his big brother is and... I hope Asher is not so daring too. That just scared me so much to read.

beckyV said...

Oh, poor little Jack!! That is so sad when they are really hurt/sick and they just won't let go of you. It just breaks my heart!! I am seriously shocked Elliot has never broken a bone (knock on wood)-he has pretty bad balance and is always falling!!

Jason and Dana said...

Oh my word!! I can't believe that!! Poor Jack..... :( Let us know how he's feeling when you can.

Leslie said...

I agree Lori...it was bound to happen. The only other little kid I remember seeing climbing things as much as Jack was Abby. You should ask her how she broke her collar bone. I think she was 4 or 5. Poor little guy. I hope it heals quickly!

notthecroshaws said...

actually, the grand champion of broken bones/stitches in our family was becky. i think she broke her wrist twice in one summer.

notthecroshaws said...

actually, the grand champion of broken bones/stitches in our family was becky. i think she broke her wrist twice in one summer.

abbynormal said...

Oh, little Jack, Abby loves you!! Bounce back fast!! And Lori, I hope it's not an extreme extra hassle for you. I get the feeling that's going to be a lot of work.

And to answer the question Leslie put out there, from what they tell me, I broke my collar bone by jumping onto the counter, and then falling back down. I have zero memory of this. She could probably tell you more than I could. I guess I did that kind of stuff a lot?

notthecroshaws said...

Yes you did Abby, as evidenced by the smile scar on you knee.

Matthew said...

He's reminding me of his father more and more all the time. I still remember when Colin broke his collar bone and how it led to him having to spend some quality time at Primary Children's Hospital.

Let's hope Jack doesn't have the same problem Colin did.