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, October 23, 2008

Look What I found!

I borrowed Valerie's camera (hers is better at 180$ from her dad for graduation mine cost $600 4 years ago...) to take pictures of Asher (posted on my blog) and look at what I found!


Jason and Dana said...

If you look at the Picture of David and squint your eyes, you can see a resemblance to the emperor from Star Wars.

Leslie said...

Great pics, Valerie!!! I had a good laugh. It was nice to see you guys having fun!

Colin -N- Lori said...

these are good! Glad you shared them and I love the pix of Asher on your blog. We really enjoyed our weekend and keep your chin up Crystal, you are a great mom and doing the absolute best that you can and the Lord will help you with the rest. Remember, after all we can do... He will make your burdens light. Lori

Crystal said...

Those made me laugh too!

As for my shots, I really love photographing babies, children and people who are comfortable around me. Matt is a cinch to photograph because he knows me and listens and Asher is just adorable, all I have to do is point and shoot.

I would love to have sweet photography equiptment one day and make it my job, but for now, I am a mad scientist inspiring the minds of the future generation.

This is the easiest week work-wise (not baby care wise ;-/) since Asher was born and I am much happier... next week, the craziness returns, but I may have a solution to the deficit between what I am pumping and what the amazing baby is eating... (my main concern these days, to be honest)