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, December 20, 2009

Feliz Cumpleanos Alex!

Thirty-seven years ago a boy was born to Juan and Isidra Esparza in Monterrey, Mexico. Who knew he'd become the love of my life? Happy Birthday, Honey!


Crystal said...

Happy birthday~ I am definitely glad for you!

By the way, your mother's name is officially on "the list" if we ever get lucky enough to have a girl. Her name is beautiful... Isidra... love it.

I hope it is an excellent year!

David Chipman said...

Alex!!! Happy Birthday!! December birthdays are the very best!!! I think we should celebrate our birthdays together at the taco truck. What do you say?

David and Debby said...

happy birthday alex! i hope you got our call. we'll try you later. looking forward to seeing you. i hope we have some snow. suegra

beckyV said...

Happy Birthday, Alex!!! I hope your day was great and we can't wait to see you after Christmas!!

Jason and Dana said...

This cunada is so happy you're part of our family. I'm still waiting for you guys to move to SA, you know? Happy Birthday Alex!!!
(And good call on the name Crystal!! You could even call her Isi (Izzie) for short!)

Colin & Lori said...

Happy Birthday Alex from the Cleveland Croshaws! We are so happy you are a part of the family. Hope your day is great!!!

Alex Esparza said...

Thanks everyone! (cunadas, Cunados and Cunaditos)I feel so happy to be part of this amazing, cool, nice, super super, awesome and eternal family, by the way someone said Taco Truck? Sure David Ch.

Thank again

abbynormal said...

Happy birthday, Alex!! Can't wait for you to get out here so we can play!!!