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.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Dana Kay!!

According to this cake, Dana is now 23 years old - don't you wish, Dana?

We love this picture of baby Dana

Happy first birthday Dana.  You and Grandma Croshaw shared birthday celebrations that year - the beginning and the end of 3 generations.  The group of candles were Grandma's (only 18 years old by candle count - actually 78,) and the single candle is for Dana.  Don't you love the way everyone is blowing, except you?
Isn't that kind of an Eva look on Dana's face?  Don't you love Becky's Big-Wave-Dave doo.  We also love Abby's hand on Dana's shoulder.  Sweet.  They've always been pals.  Dana was everyone's little sister.  We all loved her...  and she got away with everything, right Colin?

Now, thanks to that incredible Delgadillo blood line....
We have this wonderful Delgadillo family.
                Thank you Dana and Jason.
      Have a happy, happy birthday, Dana.  We love you.


Cathy, Mac and Avey said...

Dearest Dana,
I will always remember the 3 year old that your mom would bring over for me to watch while she went shopping or what ever. What she was really doing was trying to help me get through some rather tough days. You certainly were the answer to that problem. You made me laugh, and our time spent in the hot tub "pretending" makes my heart smile even today.
I love you, sweet Dana. Now and always.

rebeccaV said...

Happy birthday my wonderful sister! I love you so much.

Patty said...

Happy Birthday Dana. I love the baby pictures, as it is a time we didn't know you. We are so excited that you are part of our family now. We love you very much.
Patty and Ernie

Leslie said...

Happy Birthday Dana Kay!!! Hope you've had a wonderful day. You deserve it. You're a good friend and an even better sister. I love that you're always so positive and warm. Being around you just makes me happy. Love you!

Peace Becky Jo, Peace Peace Becky Jo!

Crystal said...

Happy birthday~ I must say, I am not sure you are too much older than 23, just wait for another 10 years, then you will be missing 23 something fierce.

I hope this year is an excellent one- filled with the desires of your heart. You are a kind, loving mom and your children are so lucky to be able to have such a young, fun mom.

You are also soooo brilliant and incredibly gifted intellectually, yet you do not flaunt that fact about which I love, you have such a wonderful humility that is so endearing.

Happy birthday~

PS- Matt says you were a spoiled little girl, but I don't believe that for a second ;-)

Jason and Dana said...

I have the greatest family!! Thanks for all the sweet birthday wishes. I love you guys. More than you know!

abbynormal said...

Happy birthday, Dana! Isn't it fun how we get along so well now that we're all grown up and we don't have to share a bed? It's actually been really fun for me to watch you grow and develop your skills and talents - with your beautiful family, your business savvy, and everything else. I hope you've had an awesome day and that your kids were all perfectly behaved. Love you!

Colin & Lori said...

Happy, late, birthday Dana!! Hope your day was fun. I have always admired you. You are a great woman, sister and a great wife and mom.