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.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

My scenes from Idaho

That was such a wonderful trip home. Every time people ask me how it was (probably referring to my surgery), I automatically launch into a description of things I did with the family and games I played with the kids. I'm so glad my tonsil adventures weren't unbearable, so I could enjoy my time with everyone.

Here are my pics from the trip. I'm experimenting with embedding a whole album, so we'll see if it works...

Home for the Spring in March 2008

Thank you all for the birthday wishes. It definitely made my day.


Jason & Dana said...

Those are some great pictures Abby!!! I love how you imported your whole album. Something new to teach us all. I REALLY love that picture of Mia and Colby hugging. So sweet.

Leslie said...

i am so jealous!!! i wish i could have been there with you guys. your children are absolutely adorable, and i miss them so much. (and the adults too, of course. ;) hope we can all reunite again sometime soon.

Lori, Colin, Mia & Jack said...

I do love that one of Colby and Mia hugging even though she kept getting annoyed at him for no reason than just to be the older cousin, I think. He's such a sweet boy!

abbynormal said...

My favorite was when you'd hear, "Hi, Mia!" ...followed by silence. But you gotta give him credit for being persistent. He never let her deter him, and by the end she was giving in and actually playing with him. It was great.