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, April 7, 2013

31 is an Awesome number

I don't blog often, but when I do, I prefer to blog about Abby.

Brilliant Bursts of Color!!! That's what Abby adds to my life. I could say that's it's something like 31 flavors, but that's more of a gratuitous shout out to a conspicuous number today.  I'm amazed that I get to be married to this jewel. Every day has something fun and interesting. I love her adventurous and fun heart. She never fails to miss the good around her, and she's always up for trying something new, whether it's new food, a new country, a new type of run, or whatever. She goes out of her way to love the people around her, and is fiercely loyal to her friends and family. She's as solid as they come when it comes to faith in the Lord and a commitment to living well and honoring her commitments in the Gospel.  She is balanced, and she is fun. I'm so blessed to be married to her!

Happy Birthday Abby! I love you!


Debra Croshaw said...

very nice, and very true about the girl we all love. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ABBY!!

David Croshaw said...

also from Dad.

Debra Croshaw said...

I tried to post from my phone yesterday, but it wouldn't accept it. What a wonderful description of Abby. You obviously appreciate her the way we do. I have loved her for more than just the 31 years she has been on the earth. I hope your day is happy Abby, and that you and David are safe. I love you both.

Jason and Dana said...

That was so sweet it made me tear up, maybe it's just the extra hormones. She deserves someone who appreciates her the way you do David. I love you Abby!

abbynormal said...

Thanks everyone! And especially to David for the awesome tribute. I love you all!