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.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Visiting Grandma Farm

So, Colby and Eva have so many grandparents that they have different names for each of them. Jason's parents are "gaga and papa Boise" (which they sometimes just call "Boise," it's so cute.) Grandma Christensen is "other gaga." Mom has become "gaga Pocatello."
Anyway, Jason's parents came to visit this weekend because they had President's Day off. They got a hotel room so we could take the kids swimming. It was so much fun. I haven't figured out how to get video onto the computer from our video camera yet. I was charging the battery to my camera for the purpose of not running out of battery when we took them swimming, but.....left it sitting in the charger, of course, so I don't have anything from swimming. Too bad. But they drove up to Parker to see Patty's mom and we followed them when we got done with church. Colby gets SO excited to visit this grandma because she has a farm with cows and horses and dogs and tractors. We took their snow clothes and took them for a sled ride. We saw the farm dogs, horses, cows (boy did they stink), and right before we went inside Eva found a kitty! Colby and Jason got to go on a tractor ride with Wade, who works for Jason's grandma, and spread straw for bedding. Colby said "Bye cowboy!" when they were done. They also got to see a new calf and it's mama. It's calving season I guess. We had a such a great time, and I stole the slide show idea from Becky because there were so many good pictures.

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