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.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Croshaw Family Trait

Look at that tongue!! I have seen it on many-a Croshaw.

In the last week, Asher has REALLY burnt his poor fingers (healing nicely), stacked up 4 food-storage cans of "beef protein?!" then tripped and cut his head on one of them, THEN got stung by a wasp on his cheek playing outside, and FINALLY pulled down hot water that I had ladled off the top of the boiling-over pasta a few minutes before... I pushed it away from him and caught the brunt of it (not burning hot, thank goodness), but he definitely cried... Probably more from me saying "NO! HOT!! HOT!!!"

Anyway. He is still happy and full-throttle. Tomorrow he has a photo shoot with the local paper. Details to come. (I am hoping his sweet face is not too symbolic of his week tomorrow)


Jason and Dana said...

I'm excited to hear what the photo shoot with the local paper is about!!
I'm a victim to that tongue myself.

Jason and Dana said...

And I'm so sorry about his little fingers. :(

Crystal said...

Thanks, Dana. That burn cost me a friend who has been a friend a long time... Sigh... But really, it is probably better at this point.

David and Debby said...

Actually, it could be a Christensen trait. Debby is notorious for creative tongue applications to any form of tedious work.

rebeccaV said...

Ray used to call me the Michael Jordan of dishes because I used to stick my tongue out like that when I did dishes :)

Matthew said...


I heard it from one of your nurses that you do the same thing in surgery.

Jason and Dana said...

I remember the Michael Jordan of dishes post. When we lived in Pocatello I tried to sneak a picture of Dana sticking her tongue out, but couldn't ever get a good shot.