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.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Asian Adventure

Alex and I just got back from a 3 week trip to Asia. I had to be there for work and he decided to join me. We had a great time, and have TONS of picture. I think my husband might choose photography as a second career if he could.

We started our trip in Hong Kong, then went to Thailand and finished up in Vietnam. Alex had a day in Japan as well on his way home.

The photos probably tell the story better than I can, but let me know if you want details and I'll write more.



abbynormal said...

Beautiful! And the scooters, oh my! I'm so glad you took so many pics of it, I never thought to do that when i was in Vietnam. The one scooter that caught me the most off-guard was a dude carrying a giant pig draped over the front of it - the pig was probably as long as his scooter! I bet if he'd stopped moving, he would have toppled over!

notthecroshaws said...

Those tuk tuks look like what the Peruvians (Iquitos) call motocars, except theirs are essentially a honda 50 with a double back seat. They are about the only mode of transportation in Iquitos, and they are everywhere, ziping around like a bunch of ants. Step out of a hotel, and the will be about 50 of them lined up, waiting to give you a ride anywhere in the city for about 25 cents. What a concept.

Jason and Dana said...

NICE pictures from a NICE camera!!!! It looks like you guys had an incredible time. I loved the picture of you guys in the rearview mirror. Nice one Alex! And if you go into business with that guy I need to buy some paintings through you. I have always meant to buy a couple nice art pieces and never have...hmm....
Thanks for sharing all those pictures!! They're great!

notthecroshaws said...

wow~!! what a beautiful world we live in. it is such a thrill to actually be in some of those countries. i hope to see thailand someday. is your arm ok? i would love to get into some of that water. really great photos.

Jason and Dana said...

That is so cool. I think of your world/life/lifestyle/whatever you want to call it, and think it is so foreign to me, being one who has never left the american continent, unless you call Hawaii leaving the continent. Thanks for sharing. I wonder what foriegners see as wierd when they come see the US, like we see the squating, buggies, and motorcycle utility vehicles.