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, April 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Abby

I can remember it so clearly, almost like I was there!!  This sweet little girl eased into our lives.  She has been creating joy and harmony (mostly) ever since.  Now we can all look forward to a great reunion next month to celebrate the event of a lifetime.  We are so happy you and David found each other.  

Aunt Abby is so fun.  Look at how she adores those nieces and nephews!  Look at how she adores soon to be Uncle David!  She is also a wonderful gift receiver.  AND, she really knows how to have fun.  

We love you Abby!!!!!

Happy Twenty Eighth Birthday .


Mom and Dad


David Chipman said...

Yay! Happy Birthday Abby! I love you! (More than macaroni and cheese and all the universe).

Jason and Dana said...

Remember how we all said 27 was going to be a great year?? Looks like 28 just might TOP IT!! I'm so glad I got to grow up so close to you. Sure it might not have always been roses and...how does that saying go? But I've learned so much from you. Love you Abby! Happy Birthday!

Leslie said...

Oh, to be young and 28. *sigh* I'm pretty sure this is going to be one of the better years of your life. It's sure starting out in a good way. Hope you had a wonderful birthday and that your wish comes true. Can't wait to see you soon!

Crystal said...

28 was my mist-incredible year so I am excited for you! Hope it was a hood day for you.

Crystal said...

Mist= silly phone. I must say though, mist can be incredible. Particularly when it is strategically placed at places like the zoo during the summers we have.

Colin & Lori said...

That's my fence! I hope your b-day was great. We can't wait to see you soon, especially the kids.

rebeccaV said...

Happy birthday!! You so totally rock! Sorry I'm late :)