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, October 2, 2011

Conference Weekend = Hoot Owl

Just to keep up the tradition and provide a little nostalgia for those of you who grew up in Pocatello as members of the Croshaw family , Mom, Grandma, and I took the semiannual ride up to Hoot Owl after conference.  Here are the results:

Colors are changing in spite of our late summer

In search of the perfect backdrop - some random rock wall on the side of the road.  Mount
the camera on the pickup fender, push the timer button, and run.  We're set to pop honey!

Remember the avalanche hill across from the old cabin?  It's now a very colorful gravel pit,
beautified even more by the posing human.

And the old cabin has been replaced with a steel sided horse stable
and a large home higher up the hill.  Sad.  Not such a great backdrop now,
but at least we have preserved history with our old photos.

Another perfect backdrop - a random horse pasture - beautiful horses and beautiful humans.

Conference was very thought-provoking and profound this year...
as was Hoot Owl.  Wish you all could have been there.


rebeccaV said...

Those fall colors are amazing!! I'm sad that the cabin is gone. Great pictures dad, we need to come to pocatello for conference one year so we can take our kids up there during sessions.

Colin & Lori said...

Looks great. We'll have to take a drive when we're there.

Leslie said...

Love it. And love that you're bringing new life to the blog...one post at a time. I promise a couple of posts by tomorrow night...one devoted to mom and another to Lola. Love you!

David and Debby said...

Thanks everyone. And, we're still waiting for those posts Leslie. I know you're busy, so we'll keep waiting.