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.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Moving along baby!

Well, thanks to some great and much needed help, Matt, Crystal and Valerie, helped us get into our house. We are happy to be here but still have some things left at the old house and still need to clean it. We have been making trips here and there and actually need to go over again tonight. Crystal packed my whole kitchen with help from Matt here and there, Valeried entertained Jack and Mia pretty much the whole day and Matt's braun helped Colin and 2 other guys move the big stuff.
I had my doctors appointment this morning and am scheduled to be induced late Wed. night. We go to the hospital Wed. night at 11pm. The kids are going to stay with our very good friends. Colin will have Thursday off, he will work Friday so the kids are off to another friends house and then I will come home Saturday. We are just trying to get most of everything in order before then. It has been an interesting day and I feel very productive but very tired.
The kids are adjusting well to being here and I am so glad for that!!
We are really looking forward to having Mom here and then Abby sometime after that. We will keep everyone posted on what happens. Love you all and thanks again Matt, Crystal and Valerie.


Crystal said...

YAY!! What good news. I dont have your number and have been pestering Matt to call for the last hour so now I feel set-at-ease.

abbynormal said...

No sharing of the birthdays, then. Probably better to give the boys each their own day!! I'm so excited for you to be done being pregnant and I'm SO excited for little Cole to get here. As soon as school starts and I can get my bearings, I'll figure out when I can come and I'll let you guys know!

notthecroshaws said...

this is goog, good news. we will be anxiously waiting for his arrival!! we'll be praying for you lori. xoxo

Jason & Dana said...

That's so nice for you guys that Matt, Crystal, and Valerie came! It is waaaaay nice to have help unpacking, as I am very much aware.