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.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Sick, sick, sick

We have been living in the cycle of sick children at our house.  It all started with Maggie getting an ear infection about 3 weeks ago.  Then Elliot got an eye infection.  Then Grace started complaining about her head hurting, which turned into a fever that lasted about 8 days!!!  I took her to the doctor twice, only to be told both times that it was "just a virus".  She missed a whole week of school.  About the time Grace was getting better Maggie started getting sick again.  She has a horrible cold, has had a fever and we found out today that she has pink eye!!  Elliot was also diagnosed with a double ear infection today.  Will it ever end?!?  I don't even want to think about how many times we have been to the doctor/urgent care(on weekends).   Thank goodness for insurance, that's all I have to say about that.   This has made me realize that I really need to be more diligent about hygiene-every time I pick Grace up from school she will get her hands wiped down and use hand sanitizer.  The same goes for the grocery store, church, friend's houses, etc.  If anyone has any suggestions for a homeopathic immune system booster I am totally open to it!

On a lighter note, Maggie had her 9-month well baby check today (how ironic is that) and she is in the 35th % for height and the 95th % for weight!!  How cute is that!  She is so roly poly!

PS: I am also posting this on our family blog-cut and paste, gotta love it!

1 comment:

notthecroshaws said...

Yes Becky, it will end, the day they leave home.

As for Maggie, "My name is chubby"