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, June 12, 2008

Let's go ride bikes!

Me and Princess rode bikes to Harpers Ferry last weekend. 70 miles of beautiful scenery. Look what I learned to do!


The Fabulous VanderLouws said...

Oh, how I miss the days of being able to do stuff like that whenever I felt like it!! I was feeling a little nostalgia while watching...enjoy it while you can!! That is so beautiful. Wow Abby, 70 miles!! That is awesome. I love that your friend's name is Princess, that is awesome, I can just imagine her parent's conversation about the name when she was born :)

abbynormal said...

It's funny, I had a similar conversation with Les just the other day, about making the most of this time while I've got it.

And I think a little explanation is in order for Princess, since she'll be accompanying me to Asia so it's not the last you'll hear of her. Her name is actually Emily, but she slipped and told us shortly after she moved here that she'd had the nickname of Princess when she was in high school. So, Marcia and I brought it back! We made sure to introduce her to everyone as Princess. Now, almost our entire ward calls her Princess - including our Bishop. It actually feels weird for me to call her Emily. Once she had a "nightmare" that we called her Emily because we were fighting. :o)

Lori, Colin, Mia & Jack said...

I can't believe you rode 70 miles!! You are such an overachiver. We miss you so much! We miss everyone so much too. Ride baby ride.