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.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

American Idol--is it 8 now?

haven't watched it yet, but what do you think? i am going to watch it tonight, then the kick off episod. let me know. xo mom/debby


Jason & Dana said...

p.s. it is snowing here, third time this week.

abbynormal said...

You guys ruined me. I youtubed all of them. ALL OF THEM!!! *Sigh.*

It's funny how they critique the rock songs. The thing about rock is that it's not supposed to be perfect. That being said, I didn't like David C's rock performance as much as Michael's, which is a switch for me.

David A was amazing like he always is - but he looks so tired! And not to make any waves or anything, but does anyone think he's kind of turning out to be a one-trick pony? Like he does one thing really really well...but that's about it?

I must give Jason credit for representing IZ - down to the ukulele. He actually did really well. It suits him. I have to admit, I don't dislike him as much as I used to. Kristy kicked it up a notch, too. I can't honestly say I disliked anyone's performance enough to vote them off this time around. Maybe Carly?

Jason & Dana said...

I couldn't BELIEVE IT!!!!!!!!! Michael was my top favorite! I wanted him to win it all, if not at least get to the top 3! HORRIBLE! I guess I should have voted, but even if I wanted to, I couldn't have because I forgot it was on and just watched it before tonight's kick off show. I'm so sad. I really liked Michael. I hope he makes a CD so I can buy it.

Lori, Colin, Mia & Jack said...

I was certainly surprised that Michael was kicked off the show. He would have been one of my last choices too. It was kinda sad wasn't it?

notthecroshaws said...

why michael johns? i thought he was great. still wanted to hear him do bohemian rhapsody again. who will be next? i am tempted to start voting for carly. heard the simon doesn't like her because she had a recording contract that fell through, and he wants to have original contracts with these performers. hmmmm. on to next week. it is only a tv show, right?

abbynormal said...

Or is it? Reality TV is sneaky like that.