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, February 17, 2008


That is how Mia says it. It really is cute. Mia had a party at school and we made our own valentine's to give out. She had a blast!! She used so much glue that the cardstock was all wavy and wrinkly. By the time we were done doing just 14 she had had it and we stretched it out over about 3 days. At school she made me a little wooden box, or painted it rather, and she wants me to put my wedding ring in it and my other jewelry but then she wants to play with it. I am having a hard time explaining why she can't do that. Later that night I wanted to get some pictures of the kids and just before we took them Mia "hurt" herself and was crying and all upset. You can tell that it wasn't real because of her expression in the pictures I took. This is how the Christmas eve pictures I took turned out but then I erased them Christmas morning. I do think these are very cute though. Hope you all had a nice Valentine's day. We love you!!


Crystal said...

Very sweet, I love love love Mia's crinkly smile. I got some excellent shots of this smile in November and Jackson has got to be the cutest almost 2 year old baby boy EVER! How I miss dressing my child for Valentimes Day. Valerie will no longer have ANY of that.

Jason & Dana said...

OH MY!!!!! CUUUUUUUTE!!!! Lori, HOW in the world do you get them to sit still for such great pictures?? In the first picture of them together I think they look so much alike!! I've never noticed how much before. What personality they both have. Can't WAIT to see them!!!

abbynormal said...

I too am SOOO excited to see those kids!!!

The way Mia says "Valentimes" reminds me of Teen Girl Squad: