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, February 5, 2008

My life

This is Eli. He is a big horse.he is a awsome horse he is my favorite horse i have ever ridden i like my teacher too she is sososososososos awsomely cool!!!!!! she is one of my moms students. my hair is really long and i love it long i really really want to watch Hannah Montand 3D it will be awsome if i get to see it iwish i could see all my aunt and uncles and also alllll my cousins and matts mom and dad and my great gram ma and grand pa i think it is fuuuuuunnnny that Abby sent Matt a scale ( not like a fish scale lollollollollollol). you can write me at my own blog wich is valligirlvalerie.blogspot.com. i really hope i get to see my uncle graduate from the meine core he is soooooooooooooo tall he is 6"11 i like Obama exept all the segragation things about him. my mom better not post the toilet photo.THE END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS My box project on a book I read called Tell Me Everything. IT is sad. I got a 100 on my project.

Making candy



Valerie said...

hey every one please check my comment i left on my blog love ya yall (haha)

Jason & Dana said...

Valerie, you are so lucky you get to take horse riding lessons!!! How long have been riding? Colby and Eva would love to see you too! I show them a picture of you with them at the open house in Pocatello, and they know "Valerie"! I'll have to post that picture on the blog so you can see it. It's so cute.

Jason & Dana said...

Okay, I added the picture to my last post.

Oklahoma VanderLouw said...

Wow!! I would love to take horseback riding lessons!! Great job on your project!

love, becky

notthecroshaws said...

valerie! you are very talented. i keep finding out new things/interests/hobbies. interesting life you lead. debby

Leslie said...

what a lucky girl!! i've only ridden a horse a couple of times in my life and you're taking lessons. your mom must love you very much!