Dad will probably kill me for putting this photo in, but.... It is from a trip we took to Lake Powell many years ago with our Highland friends. Just wanted to let everyone know that Dad has been called to the University Second Stake high council. He has been assigned to the 6th ward, coincidentally the ward Scotty Christensen and his wife Stephanie belong to. Everyone keeps telling us how much we will love it. I am sure we will. Dan Hegsted is the guy who called to make our interview appointment. He was our kind of back yard neighbor when we lived up by Highland. Dad knows a number of people serving up there. Mike McHugh's wife, who was at the same meeting last night, or at least for part of it said, "yes, mike and tony go way back." hahaha Tony gets set apart on Sunday. We will start attending the ward that same day. As a result, I will be released in the next week or two. Sad, sad for me. I have loved this calling. We have so many incredible, spiritual women in our stake, and I have been privileged to meet a few of them. I will really miss our ward and the stake. But, I know it is the right thing. I have had some inspiration about the new Stake Relief Society Pres., so I know things are happening as they should. I will love it, I am sure. Anyway, the distinguished man in the photo will be working with ISU students now. One other bit of news, Eldon and Marcia have been called the the Eugene Oregon mission, and will report Jan 12. Mike and Dana will be moving into their home. Their home is for sale. I am not rereading this for errors, so if there are errors, correct them in your head. love you all. xoxoxo mom
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.