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, March 24, 2008

As easy as riding a bike...

Grace learned how to ride her bike today!!  Ray took the training wheels off a few months ago when she asked him to, but then she was too scared to ride without them.  She kept asking Ray to put them back on, but he told her that once they are off you can't put them back on.  That always kindof made me a little sad for some reason, but I knew he was right.  I guess life is full of doing things that are hard, but for the best for your children.  Anyway, they worked on it a lot for the last couple of days and she is a pro now!!  It's like she has riding her bike all her life!  She stayed out there for a long time to practice and can start and stop on her own now.  Great job, Grace!!  (She didn't get hurt when she fell, by the way :)


abbynormal said...

I like that technique of "stopping on her own". Also, it looked like Elliot was a great cheering section.

Alex said...

I like Eliot with. " What happen "

I love those kids, good job Grace. :)

What happen................

Jason & Dana said...

Awwwww!!! I can't believe what a big girl she is. :( and :) at the same time. I miss you guys. Yay Grace!!!

Crystal said...

so cute! I forgot how many milestones there are between baby and 11. What fun watching a child grow is.

How awesome for Grace! She will be zipping around the neighborhood before you know it!

Mom and Dad said...

I hope this is my account, but if not, it will be posted on abby's. wow grace!!! i am so proud of you. it took me back many years to when we were living on rainier. becky came running in one afternoon and said to me, "I taught myself how to ride a bike!!!" it was all so exciting,... except for leslie. she had not yet learned to ride her bike. so, we immediately went outside and before long, leslie was riding her own bike too. so, they learned on the same day. in fact, i can remember the family milestone when everyone knew how to ride a bike. enjoy every minute of it, because before long you will be me. i love all of you. xoxoxo Mom/grandma

abbynormal said...

Don't worry, once all your kids are done growing up, you can all come over to my house and watch my kids hit their milestones.