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.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007


So, I'm not sure how many of you know, but Jason just got a job offer for a company called Wolsley and training is in none other than..........Pocatello! Who would have guessed? It's a nation wide company and their stores are called Fergusen and Stock Building Supply, they are EVERYWHERE!
He starts training June 4th, so we will be putting our house on the market shortly and getting ready to move. Training will last 6-9 months and then they can send us anywhere there is an opening. The headquarters for this company is in Virginia, so who knows.....maybe we'll end up there eventually.
It's really funny how it all worked out, I'm pretty sure it's meant to be and it is the reason nothing else has come along for us. He applied the last day they were accepting applications. Then, the recruter called him the last day of phone interviews, which happened to be the day after I had Lasik, so he happened to be home. He had the interview, and immediately the lady said it went well and they would like to fly him to Kansas City for in person interviews. In Kansas City there were 210 people interviewing. He interviewed with 3 pretty high up guys, and he says total he was asked about 3 interview questions. They seemed to really like him and 2 of them pretty much told him he had the job. He applied on a Boise State website, so most of the people there (from all over the country) were just getting ready to graduate and hardly had any experience. So, he stood out and they obviously wanted him. Yesterday he got the call, and we couldn't be more excited! It's just a reassurance to me that even though things don't always work out, Heavenly Father realizes what is going on, MUCH better than we do. I'm so thankful for this opportunity and SO happy for Jason! Love you all.

ps My friend Tina took these pictures today of the kids. :)


notthecroshaws said...

Woohoo! Congratulations guys! We really needed to start consolidating somewhere now that Colin & Lori are moving to Ohio! Cute pics!

notthecroshaws said...

since we are all using the same name we should put our name under the comments :)