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 2, 2008

American Idol Top 9

Last night was weird. There were only 3 I liked, the rest......eh, so so. I liked Michael, David Archuleta, and Carly. Michael and David A are my 2 favorites, I hope one of them wins the whole thing.
I don't know who I thought was the worst, but I'll tell you 3 people I don't mind if they go tonight. Those are Jason, Kristy Lee, and Syesha. I used to like Syesha, but...I don't know what changed my mind. Kind of like I couldn't really stand David C at first, now I like him.


Oklahoma VanderLouw said...

I agree, Michael was probably my favorite. I also really like David C. I thought Brooke did good, but Simon didn't really think so. Another one who needs to go is Ramielle. She is horrible. I also don't know what Simon's deal is with Carly. He really doesn't like her. She is one of my favorites!!

Jason & Dana said...

Good call, with Ramielle. I forgot she was on the list of "don't care if they go home." Crazy that Brooke was in the bottom 3!!

Oklahoma VanderLouw said...

I also really like David Archuletta, but I'm just not sure about his "musical style", or I guess a better way to say it is that I don't know that I would like the kind of music he would make on an album. But I think that he probably has the best voice in the whole competition.

abbynormal said...

I agree about David A. He's probably got the best voice, but his style isn't one I'd go rushing to the store to buy. I like David C's style (and also Michael's) the best. I also think Carly is pretty awesome. I'm relieved about Ramiele. Her outfits were making me dizzy - in a not good way. I do wish they'd drop Jason, but I guess he did alright this time around.

Next week, I'll be back to knowing nothing. Ah well.

notthecroshaws said...

did i just read that abby said 'alright'? is this from the chick who is reading 'eats shoots and leaves?" so sorry ramielelelel. i am sure you are a really nice girl. really liked michael from australia, david c and david a. loved, loved the carly'song. kind of thought chikeze would be in the bottom. how much longer can i stand the dread? i dread his performances :).

Jason & Dana said...

Do you mean Jason? He's the dreads guy. Chikieze left last week.