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, August 8, 2010

You've Had a Birthday, Shout Hooray!

I believe this was taken in our basement on Rainier.  Not sure what Colin is holding, but it looks pretty great.  Maybe some kind of a shield.  Anyway, thirty three years ago today, actually it was around 9:30 or 10: a.m. when he came into the world.  He came four weeks early, during finals.  Maybe Colin had a child during finals, or some big test time.  I can't be sure.  Anyway, it was a blessed event.  We drove over from Oakland, to Moffitt Hospital in San Francisco.  They had some kind of a plan where you paid something like $800 and that covered everything.  Before he was born, the nurse came in and checked me and said, "It's a wee one."  Kind of alarmed me, because he was four weeks early.  He weighed in at 5 pounds, weighed over 8 pounds at his one month check up.  He was a blessing then, and he still is.  What a fine man you have become.  Happy birthday, Colin.  Here are a few more shots I thought you all might enjoy.

Remember the Mexico clothing drive?

Lumenarias(?)  Alex, a little help here-- on Christmas Eve on 20th.  Maybe our first Christmas on 20th.  I really like Becky's pink socks and tight jeans!  The yard looks a little different than it does today, thanks to all of your help.

Colin in a contemplative moment with Stephen, at some holiday gathering at Suttons.  For sure that is Grandma, and maybe Verna Lee to her left, and me beside her.

We love you!

Mom and Dad


rebeccaV said...

Happy Birthday Colly!! Love you!

Jason and Dana said...

Hooray for Colin! Happy birthday!!!

Colin & Lori said...

Those pictures are AWESOME!

abbynormal said...

I'm late! But I said Happy Birthday on facebook, does that count?! I love you!!!

Leslie said...

Sorry to be late too! Happy Birthday brother. Hope you had a wonderful day and didn't have to work. Love you!