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.

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Expanding Posterity

Another of the treasured posterity is now official.  Ila Jo Delgadillo was blessed today in Boise.  Just as Dana did a great job with the gestation and delivery, and is doing a great job with the mothering, Jason did a great job with today's ordinance, and will continue to do a great job with the fathering.

First introduction to earth life

The Proud Parents

The Happy Family

A funny story about the event:  During the blessing today, I looked down at Ila Jo, and her eyes were open, looking up at everyone, and not a peep from her accept a little coo.  I couldn't help but remember and contrast, as those of you who were there will recall in horror, a similar event just eight years ago, where poor Daddy Ray did all he could to maintain his cool and his voice above the resounding screams coming from Baby Grace.  
Here she is afterward, not screaming, but still not sure she's happy about it all.
Anyway, after today's blessing, I found that I wasn't the only one reminded of Grace's rage, as Jason reminisced of how her binky had fallen to the floor and I attempted pacifying her with my thumb.  Of course, it didn't work.  Just a little history there.  As to the future, we're all looking forward to next week's pivotal event in the life of Grace Rebecca VanderLouw, now in full control and well prepared for baptism.  Life is good. 

I'm including this photo of these two little girls just because they're so darned cute!


Crystal said...

I love these photos!! The family one is sooooo nice and Colby's expression (smile and sun) made me laugh out loud. I love children. I can not believe how different all the Delgadillos look from each other. Every one is gorgeous, but in a totally unique way.

As for Grace's blessing- I wish I had been there and that I would be there for her baptism. I LOVE going to baptisms. I wish they were more frequent in this area.

Finally, I wanted to post this link because I thought everyone who visits this blog would appreciate it.

Royal Weddings

David and Debby said...

RE: Colby's smile - actually Crystal, Colby had just been misbehaving and rebelling against having to stand there for a photo, so after Jason had a little talk with him, the face you see was his compromise. He's a funny boy.

rebeccaV said...

Hahahaha, I love that story. I think Elliot was my only baby that didn't scream through his blessing. Good times.

abbynormal said...

Love all the photos. And I especially love the one at the end of the two girls with their forced haircuts that turned out fabulous!

Leslie said...

What great pics of a great family! I love the Delgadillo family pictures with the kids in their easter clothes (assume those are easter outfits?). I also really love the pic of Maggie and Lil. What cute cousins! Kudos to whoever took that shot!