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.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Grace's Big Day

Grace was baptized this last weekend. It was a fabulous day. Grace was so excited and we are so proud of her for making this decision. Grace has such a sweet, pure spirit and she is such a good example to her brother and sisters. Lots of friends and family were able to attend the baptism and Grace felt very special. Grandma and Grandpa came, so did Aunt Dana and Uncle Jason and the COUSINS!! The kids had such a great time together, they played hard all weekend and were so sad when the Delgadillos had to go home. We are so grateful to everyone who made the long trip up to be here for Grace and everyone who participated in the baptism. It was a perfect weekend, we are very blessed. It was a perfect Mother's Day present, that and getting to be with my mom on Mother's Day, which hasn't happened in a long time. Elliot decided to write about the baptism for his small moment homework this week. I think he summed it up fairly well.


Such a sweet boy :)

Grace with mom and dad before the baptism.


Grace with Dad and Bishop Finn


Everyone :)

We trapped the kids in the little breezeway and let them go wild!

Happy girl :)
(grandma Croshaw made her beautiful dress)

For a recap of the rest of the weekend you can see my sister's post here.


David and Debby said...

It was a fun and meaningful weekend. Not often you get both of those at the same time. Elliot's story? priceless.

Crystal said...

I love these photos! Grace looks so, so beautiful! Also, I have to mention, I LOVE that outfit on Ila ;-) You guys are very lucky to live in reasonable driving distance. We were lucky too! We got to see David and Abby off to California, so it was a good weekend for us too. Congratulations, Grace.

Leslie said...

I wish we could have been there. I was so sad to miss it. I still remember the day Gracie was born and I became an aunt for the first time. So far, it was one of the best days of my life. Nieces and nephews are a pretty darn good substitute for not having your own kids. I'm so proud of Grace for making the decision to be baptized. I loved seeing all the pictures!! Maybe we'll get to be there for some of the others' baptisms. XO!