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, December 19, 2010

Happy birthday DC!

Almost 7 months ago, we made the latest addition to our family. And it's his birthday TODAY!

I think I can speak for all of us when I say that life is a little brighter (and a lot more fun) with David in it.

I'm learning a lot from him. He's teaching me how to be a better person. David is a leader. He has a good heart. He supports and encourages and empowers. He is the greatest man I know. We all should want to be more like David.

I think EC speaks for all of us.

Happy birthday David! 35 years young! You're well on your way to your goal of becoming a spry old man.

I love you.



Jason and Dana said...

Happy Birthday DK!! You definitely were a lively addition to the Croshaw Clan!! So glad I can call you one of us. :) Happy Birthday!!! (again.)

David and Debby said...

david!!! happy, happy birthday. we are so grateful and blessed from this end in idaho, to have you in our family. you are good and kind and wise and we are all better because of you and your example. thanks, too, for letting whoever drop in whenever. you really are awesome.

Leslie said...

Happy Birthday, David! We're all so happy you were born, and even happier you found our sister. Hope you have a wonderful birthday and that all of your birthday wishes come true!

David and Debby said...

Hey old man,
I'm not quite twice the man you are, but you still have time to catch up. You're a great son for us and a great mate for Abby. We're very pleased to have you in the family.
But, whose that strange chick you're hanging out with in photo 1?
Big D.

Crystal said...

Happy, happy birthday! I hope it was a great day!

Jason and Dana said...

I think it was funny that Big D referred to you as a mate for Abby. I don't know why, but it put a smile on my face. Any way, keep it real and you are sweet, never change, have a great summer and the class of 11 rocks.

Matthew said...

I keep forgetting to tell you, I think you look a lot like the Prince William guy.

Colin & Lori said...

David, sorry I am so late with this wish. It wouldn't be my style to be timely, however. Hope your day was GREAT and I am sure you had fun. SO glad that you are older than me! Did you graduate in '94? It was a good year.