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, January 16, 2008

I love my job right now.

I just found out that I get to take a trip to beautiful BYU-Hawaii at the end of February, so that I can recruit more people to work at the Census. I fed them some lines about how I attended school there, so I understand the culture (read: religion) and I'll be able to answer questions they'll have about the DC area and social scene (read: what the wards are like and if there are a lot of YSAs in the area). I guess they liked it. I think I was selected in the second round - after someone else was selected and backed out. My head is still spinning.


Crystal said...


Do you get to go with a cool co-worker or is it incognito?!

abbynormal said...

I'd actually never met the other person before, but I introduced myself to her today. She seems like she'll definitely be a fun person to play with while we're there. :o)

Leslie said...

I assume she's a Mo?

So...in all my years of travel, I've never been sent to Hawaii. Your job does ROCK, for sure!

Jason & Dana said...

Abby, you are sooooo lucky!!!!! 10 DAYS!!!! Mom told me that's how long the trip was going to be. I can't believe they're paying YOU to go to Hawaii, it can't get much better than that.

abbynormal said...

She's probably not a Mo, actually. We're going to BYU-Hawaii and University of Hawaii while we're down there. They're only going to pay the for 4 days I'm working, but I still have some friends there, so I'm staying for at least one weekend. :o)