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, March 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Lilia!!

I can't remember if we put up kid's pictures....but a 1st birthday is a big deal anyway! :) (Lilia loves her chair Grandma and Grandpa 'tello. Thank you!! Mom found this INCREDIBLE deal back in April or May of last year and this chair cost a whole $25!!!)


Trev and Shan said...

Ohhh, Lilia's one!! I can't believe it! She looks so big sitting in her chair. What a cutie! HAPPY BIRTHDAY LILIA!!!!

Crystal said...

She is SO CU-UTE! Did she bonk her forehead and is she walking? She has changed SOOOO MUCH! She looked very asian when she was born. What a princess. I love the three chairs lined up, they are adorable! You are lucky you have room for your wall o' chairs!

beckyV said...

Happy Birthday Lilia!! I can't believe she is one!! She is so dang adorable, I just can't get over it!! You guys make some cute kids...

David and Debby said...

happy, happy birthday. i don't think i got one picture with her when i was there. what a beautiful girl. the chairs look great together, i mean, the kids:)

David and Debby said...

p.s. i just have to add the i can't believe it has been a whole year since she was born. it was so wonderful to have a grandchild born right here in Pocatello, ID. she is a beautiful girl. happy day to all of you.

Jason and Dana said...

BIG bonk on her forehead, she was sitting on a bench of this little picnic table we have, and fell face first with nothing to stop her before her forehead it. It was sooooooo sad. That's her first major fall. That was Wednesday. And now that she's starting to walk (she just started today!!!) I know there are more to come. I can't believe it's been a year either.

David and Debby said...

that's great - another of the adorable progeny on the move!
Proud to be Grandpa.

Leslie said...

I was a week to early! I can't believe she started walking without me. ;-)

She is a beautiful one year-old. Happy birthday, Lilia Kate!

P.S. Let's have a "party" for her next week when Alex and I are there.

David and Debby said...

I just had a picture come into my head. You should pose them in their chairs as the 3 monkees - you know, see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. I'd like to see that photo.

Colin -N- Lori said...

Ohhhh, she was just such a tiny baby when we saw her last April. What a sweet girl. You can tell she is trying so hard to keep up with her brother and sister.