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, December 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Alex!!! We are excited to see you on Monday. We are so happy that you and Leslie found each other. We are also excited to come to Monterrey next month. You are a wonderful person and we hope you have a happy, happy birthday, without your wife, as you are spending the whole day working.
David and Debby


Jason and Dana said...

Happy Birthday Alex! When are you coming to visit us? I would make you a birthday cake if you would. :) Hope your day is great!

Colin -N- Lori said...

Happy Birthday Alex! HOpe your day was great!!!

beckyV said...

Happy Birthday Alex!!! Oh, how I wish I was having a Christmas baby!! I especially love the picture of you and Grace with the huge, life-sized Dora pinata! That was so awesome! I am so glad you are in our family, you are such a good tio (is that the right word?)!!

notthecroshaws said...

Good save Alex! (last photo.) Having witnessed that event, I can relate the story behind the photo. Notice the wet left leg and butt - They are so because being machismo, Alex was attempting to cross a rough section of this rapid creek when he slipped on a rock and took a dip. His impact on the rocks looked like it might have been painful, but if it was, he didn't show it. When we realized he wasn't injured, we all had a good laugh.
Happy Birthday Alex. So glad you're one of us.

Leslie said...

Felicidades honey!! Mi viejo, (ya que tienes 36) te amo mucho! Muak!