The picture doesn't do the house justice. I'll take more once we get down there. The backyard is wonderful with 3 or 4 big shade trees that create a perfect backyard for the kids to play in. It was pretty hot when we were there, so it will be so nice for them. We'll be closing June 16th. One more month with "Grandma and Grandpa Pocatello." It'll be sad to go, but we are thrilled about the move. I really feel like it is the right place for us. I said to Colby one time, "Do you want to go to Texas?" Now he says at least 5 times a day "Wanna go to Texas." Anyway, there it is!
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.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Productive trip to Texas!
We went to Austin Tuesday. Jason worked part of Wednesday and Thursday, and Thursday afternoon we headed to San Antonio to start looking for houses. The second house we looked at I felt so good about. But we kept looking, at 4 more houses Thursday and 8 or 9 more Friday, by which time we knew that the 2nd house was the one. Anyway, we made an offer which they accepted Saturday afternoon. We're so excited about the house. Leslie and Alex had to come into the states to register Leslie's car and they were able to see the house too and spend some time with us. We're so excited to be close to them. I keep trying to talk them into moving to San Antonio when they do move to the states.