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, October 7, 2009

Happy happy birthday, Mommy dear

What would the Croshaw family be like without Mom?

I think we can all agree we're glad to have you around! You keep us all connected and you inspire us all with the way you live your life. And to boot, you're a COOOOL mom! I hope this year all of your wildest birthday wishes come true. Happy birthday!


(Please forgive the limited photo selection. I had to work with on-campus options.)


Jason and Dana said...

Happy Birthday mom!! Leslie and Alex are lucky they get to spend your day with you. I love you!

Leslie said...

Happy Birthday, Mom! It's been a long time since I've spent your birthday with you. I'm SO lucky! I love you, Mom. You really are the best mom, ever. XOXOXO

Crystal said...

I am so lucky to have a mother in my life and EVEN better, you are so genuine and caring. It really is humbling. When Matt and i were sealed in the temple, you came to me, hugged me close and said "now you are ours forever," it was one of the kindest, most-touching things in my entire life. I felt wanted and that is not an easy thing for anyone to get me to feel. I continually feel that way with you. You just make me feel like a good person who wants to be better and better.

Thank you and happy, happy birthday!

Jason and Dana said...

You da bomb Yo! Keep it Real.
Thanks for being such a positive influence in my life.

Matthew said...


One of your traits that I admire most. At least it's the one I want to emulate much more often, is your ability to laugh at yourself. It may come as no great surprise that I'm pretty high strung (which is just a polite way of saying I'm uptight in a bad way). I know that if I could follow your example and laugh more at myself, many of my problems would would disappear.

Thank you for being a great mom. I hope your birthday in Miami was a real treat.

David Chipman said...

This is a late happy birthday, but we'll celebrate it all the same. I propose molten chocolate cake this weekend. Any takers?

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