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, June 6, 2011

Welcome to the World Lola Esparza!


Alex Esparza said...

Lola Esparza Croshaw
Date: 6/6/11
Time : 21:09
Weight 8 lb. 8 oz.
Length 20.5

We love you Lola :)

Jason and Dana said...

We love her too!!!
She was so close to sharing a birthday with Eva.

Colin & Lori said...

Yeah! We are so happy that she is here safe and sound. Best of luck with recovery and adjusting. Take it EASY and enjoy her tiny-ness. She will soon be 9lbs 11oz before you know it.

rebeccaV said...

I love her!!! I can't wait to see more pics. Love you guys, I'm soooo happy for you!

Crystal said...

Congrats, guys. Glad to hear everything is well.

abbynormal said...

She is so, so beautiful. Congrats, congrats!! Can't wait to meet her in person.

David and Debby said...

New photos added today

Trev and Shan said...

Congrats Leslie and Alex! She is SOOOO adorable!!!!

David and Debby said...

My first hand references tell me that you all are very good parents - very loving and very concerned. I know some of that is just innate, but these days such things are commonly ignored by many. So thank you for being so good, for your sacrifices in expanding the family line and living the gospel as it should be.

Lola is beautiful and will always be a treasured link in our posterity.

Jason and Dana said...

Okay Leslie......It's TIME FOR A NEW LOLA POST!!! :) Love you.