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.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Change is in the air

Hi family, you thought you'd heard the last of my big updates for awhile. Well...nope!

No, I'm not getting married.

I just wanted to let you all know that I decided that in a month I'm going to quit my job and go to school full-time. While I've been sensing that it's time for some changes, this is entirely unexpected and huge for me. (Maybe not so unexpected for some of you, but I definitely didn't see it coming.) It is the end result of lots of pondering, praying, endless discussions with roommates, co-workers, family, college admissions advisor, Justin, and a blessing from the Home Teacher. After all that, I'm jumping in with both feet and I'm totally excited, albeit just a teensy bit wary of acquiring all that debt from tuition and having no job. Guess that's why the Prophet is always encouraging us to build up our savings. Thanks to that, I can rest much easier when it comes to the living expenses.

If you're curious about the details, I'll be enrolling in American University's Kogod Business School. I'm definitely not moving to be closer to campus because I just love my living situation so much and no WAY could I afford rent in DC. The only other detail I know is that orientation starts on August 19. Hopefully they'll be telling me more soon. :o)


Jason & Dana said...

Abby, that is SO exciting!!!! Congratulations!!!

Jason & Dana said...

Oh yeah, and I can't see the Kogod picture.

Jason & Dana said...

Wow, what a great opportunity. I'm excited for you. Mostly to have the opportunity to focus on school full time. I'm amazed at the amount of education that this family has. 3 doctors, a master’s degree, soon to be 2, and a slew of bachelor’s degrees. Talk about high brow folk. I better start taking night classes to keep up. Although I do have a 3 hour test next Monday to get an accreditation in the credit field. That is my contribution to higher learning in the family. :)

beckyV said...

Congratulations, Abby!! That is so exciting, I am so happy for you, although admittedly a bit envious :) When do you quit your job? You are so awesome, I'm so excited to see you in a couple of days!!

Crystal said...

"No, I'm not getting married." very nice.

I am sure you get asked that often, after all, you have been dating for more than 3 months.

Congratulations, you are soon to be loving life so much more than already in the land of awesome.