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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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Happy Birthday to our latest addition...

I guess technically David isn't an addition yet. But I'm going to count it, if for no other reason than to have an excuse to share these pictures!!







Happy birthday David!

10 comments:

Jason and Dana said...

Hahaha, those blue teeth are AWESOME! Happy birthday David! I'm excited you're the newest addition!

Colin & Lori said...

Awwww, what a cute baby you were! You were so tiny too! Happy Birthday!

David and Debby said...

what a great addition you are. we have been waiting and waiting and waiting for you. thanks for finally finding abby. happy birthday!!!!

Crystal said...

Happy birthday, doubly. Facebook kindly reminded me Friday night!

David Chipman said...

Ahh!!! Thank you all so much! Abby has now revealed that she has "sources". Perhaps I should be concerned. :-) Looking back though, I can't believe that 34 years later, I still make the same faces. ahh.. well...

beckyV said...

Happy Birthday! I love the retro baby pic, so awesome. Hope you had a great day!!

Leslie said...

Happy B'day CU√ĎADITO (because you are the new adittion) I hope you had a great Day. Don't Worry about 30's

34 = 24

Leslie said...

Ups!
sorry about the last post is me Alex, Not Leslie.

Alex

David Chipman said...

Lori, (or Colin, but since the word cute was used, I'm assuming Lori),
If you think I was tiny, boy you should seen me when I was FFFFAAATTT... serious rolls. Someone got put on a diet, and I'm not kidding! Oh, and the cuteness ceased at age 7. I have medical documentation to prove it.

Karen said...

For all of you who think David was cute, I am in complete agreement although I had a strange way of punctuating it when he was older. Ask to see pictures of the snowcone hair-do! (Perhaps it is the ice cream cone hair-do!) Sorry David! Happy to share you with the Croshaws! One in particular...