HISTORY

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.
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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Help Help I need a recipe

For the past 3 years or so, I have been invited to attend Christmas and Thanksgiving dinner with my best friend Tiffany's family. Her aunt makes the most-awesome sweet potatoes! They are creamy and have a strusel-like topping...

I love them, in fact, they were not at dinner last year and I have been thinking about them ever since.

Does anyone know of a recipe for such a dish?

We are driving to Missouri and then Kansas, then back to Missouri then home next week and the day we arrive, I am in charge of making Christmas dinner for my family while my mom shops.

We are having so far:

Ham

My favorite "funeral" potatoes

green beans

salad ( I wish I could find that sesame/raspberry salad dressing Lori had- that was TO DIE FOR, I would eat salad every day if I could find it...)

sweet potatoes (Somehow)

Broccoli and Cheese

bread


I am the only one who likes dessert of all my siblings, so maybe a cake or a pie, but maybe not.

Am I forgetting anything that I should make?

Wish us luck- this is a 20-22 hour drive and we have to go straight through to and from...

1 comment:

Becky said...

Crystal,

Did you say that you guys were going to be in Springfield? We would love to come and see you guys while you are there. Springfield is only about 2 hours from us. Let me know...

I don't have any good recipies, but good luck with dinner, that is quite the task!!

love, becky