HISTORY

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.
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Yes.

If you want to get technical, I think my exact words were "of course!"








In case any of you were wondering (I'm sure you're anxious to know), I got some great shots of the sunrise...




Let the magic begin!

18 comments:

Crystal said...

Magic is right! YAY! Being engaged is really, really REALLY wonderful. Congratulations!

David and Debby said...

What an adorable couple...and a beautiful sunrise. You are both a great blessing to us. See you next week. xoxoxo mom

David and Debby said...

How many channels you get on that thing?

David and Debby said...

Comment to David: Welcome to the family, but let's see, I think about 3 months passed from the date you asked for her hand to today. If you had been more timely, everything would have been as agreed, but I must now inform you that in that prolonged interval, the price went up to 15 cows. You're going to be indentured for a long time. Jason and Alex will be happy to know that you'll be replacing them on the slave list. Don't forget to pack your shovel when you come for Thanksgiving.
Affectionately,
Your new Daddy

Emily said...

Can I confess that this brings me to tears? I am so happy for you and feel so lucky to have a new sister. I don't care if the wedding doesn't happen for months. We took you in and said "YES!!!!" to you a long time ago. Glad we can officially add you to the sister list. We've waited a long time and we're so glad that it's YOU. Love you, Abby!

David and Debby said...

can we semi-adopt you, too emily? debby

beckyV said...

Woo Hoo!!!

Colin & Lori said...

David could not have found anyone better! You both have waited for some time for this and it will be all the more better because of it!! We love you guys! David, thanks again for surprising us earlier this year with a visit. It really means a lot to me. We couldn't be happier for two amazingly wonderful people!!!

Trev and Shan said...

Congrats Abby!! You guys are a cute couple and your ring is beautiful!

Leslie said...

Yay!!!!!

Emily said...

Hahahahhaha! Remember how you called me and asked all about how I was doing, and what I was doing, and then I had to go and you said, "Oh ya, quick story....I'm engaged" Ha! Sneaky you! Next time...engagement takes priority!

Oh my heart that ring is beautiful. Well done David! Oh happiness happiness happiness!!!!!! I'm so happy I could cry!!! xoxooxoxo

Jessica said...

Congrats to you!

Grandma & Grandpa said...

David should be so happy that he passed the "grandma test." Compared to my test your future father-in-laws was a piece of cake. We are so happy for both of you and Emily, I am delighted to welcome you into the family. When and where ever the happy event will take place, grandpa and I will be there.
All our love,
Gram

Heather said...

Congrats Abby!! The ring is beautiful.

Karen said...

We're inviting all of you to be part of our family too! Isn't it great to have 2 wonderful families to be a part of where there are strong traditions of love, faith, and family! We share SO much in common. David and Debby - good times ahead! Can't wait to see you again! Karen and John

Jessica said...

Abby---we met your fiance's brother Friday night. Jonathan? He is living here in Minnesota...

abbynormal said...

Yes, Jonathan! What a small world. You beat me to it - I've talked to him lots of times, but I've yet to actually meet him in person.

Jason and Dana said...

I can't believe I haven't commented yet. BEAUTIFUL ring Abby!!! David-you are one lucky guy. Love you guys!