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 3, 2008

News of the Week

Hi Everyone,
It has been a busy week, month actually, and I was just thinking that it would be great if we could have an update from every family on what has been going on with you for the past week/month. Here is Pocatello we have had mostly snow for the last month. We went to Cascade, and I think most of you got a little photo showing some of the snow. I need to get copies from Renae Bernt's camera, and I'll post some more showing how much snow there really was. Earlier this month we had one of our two yearly RS Stake activities. It was focused on the Temple. We had a counselor and his wife from the Idaho Falls Temple presidency. It was quite good. I am beginning to do a few little changes in the kitchen. It will probably take a while. I am still working 2-4 hours a week at L & K. Dad and I are both feeling good. We love the temple. Have you all been to the temple to see the changes in the ceremony? Not actually in the ceremony, but the mechanics of the ceremony? We hope you are all healthy and happy. Love, Mom


Crystal said...

I am totally lost here- I have been going to the temple about 1/month since I got my own endowments about 2 years ago... were these changes in place before then? I truly do not recall anything being different in the endowment ceremony or in initiatories. I hear just before my own endowments, initiatories were a lot scarier though... is that what is different?

Jason & Dana said...

I just talked to my mom about it this morning, and it's a new thing this week. Nothing big, just less standing up. I think 6 times total is what she said.

Crystal said...

I see- we just went 9 days ago, so I guess we will see it next time. It was definitely the same as always last Saturday.

notthecroshaws said...

right, it was. it actually started church wide on jan. 29. they will read you a little thing about it before the actual ceremony starts. we are going today to see for ourselves, before we work at 4. how about valerie giving us an update on her? i love hearing how things are going for her. debby