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.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Asher!!!!!!!!!!!!

On Friday I was in the grocery store and since Asher wasn't feeling so good I was holding him. At random some older guy came up to me and asked "Did you ever think you could love something so much?" Of course I knew he was talking about Asher and I said "No I didn't."

One year ago today our little fighter was born. Unfortunately he was immediately rushed off to the NICU at UVA where he spent the first week of his life. Miraculously he survived which is one of the reasons we call him our little fighter. He must have really wanted to come to our family. The first time I got to hold him was the first night he was in the NICU. It was touching to me that I was able to rock him to sleep. He still is a very sweet little baby boy. I am glad that I have been allowed to be his father. He has grown up a lot this past year and so have I.

Happy Birthday Asher! Thank you for what a blessing you've been!


abbynormal said...

Happy birthday, little guy! I hear you had quite the party yesterday! And you got a whole cake to yourself, what a lucky boy you are!

I will always remember coming to see you in the NICU the day after you were born. You really are a fighter. I hope on this special day, you feel the love your family has for you. We all love you so much.

David and Debby said...

I love that little boy! He is so unique, so inquisitive, and he has so much potential. Thank you Matt and Crystal for making such a great contribution to the posterity. I can't wait to watch him grow up.

beckyV said...

Happy Birthday Asher!!!! You are such a special boy, and you are so lucky that you have a mom and dad who love you soooo much!! Love you!!

David and Debby said...

I will add my love and kisses to that precious, brilliant little boy. what else would he be? happy birthday darling asher. we love you to infinity. xoxo grandma

Leslie said...

Happy Birthday cutie pie!! We're so happy and blessed to have you as a part of our family! I'm excited to watch you grow up and become all you can be. I love you! Aunt Leslie

Jason and Dana said...

Happy Birthday Asher!!! Sorry I'm a day late. You are the sweetest little boy with the most love to give. Your mom, dad, and sister are lucky to have you. Can't wait til we get to see you again. Eva sends you a big kiss on the cheek. :)