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.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Christmas Names 2008

Christmas Countdown Pictures, Images and Photos

I realized yesterday that we are a little less than a month and a half from Christmas. AH!! I can't believe how fast this year has gone! Anyway, awhile ago mom asked me to do the adult names and I'm just getting around to it. I was also in charge of the kids names, so I'll just post them on here too if anyone forgets/forgot. Here we go:



I only had to do a tiny bit of switcheroo of the names I drew from names people had last year. Have fun shopping!


Leslie said...

If anyone wants to post ideas for gifts (Lori or Dana). It'd be great to know so we all get stuff we actually like and need. :)

Jason and Dana said...

Becky, I really need a Nintento Wii, or a hunting rifle, or a trampoline, or a chainsaw, or a motorcyle. All stuff I really neeeeed.

Colin -N- Lori said...

I will think on it. Maybe a denim jacket? I am a large. Those are in style right now aren't they?

abbynormal said...

Was that Colin or Lori who wants the jacket?? I could use some books on tape. I'll brainstorm.

beckyV said...

Okay, I know I'm a total American Idol dork, but I really want David Cook's new CD he just released!!

Jason and Dana said...

Not David Archie, Becky??? How could you?!

Colin -N- Lori said...

I would like an itunes card or the book Understanding Isaiah.

Leslie said...

I'd like a good book...something I haven't read. Recommendations? I think Alex would like a gift certificate to Lowe's. It's officially his new favorite store.

Jason and Dana said...

I'm really into cooking right now, I want a wok and round cake pans, and we need a new blender, and attachments for my Kitchenaid...the list goes on and on. I'd also like some new makeup brushes (they have a set at Costco for $20-but I've told Jason about it-remember Jason?) Or tennis shoes or something from Sephora. Is that enough? :D

Crystal said...

Hmm... Matt needs socks and jeans that fit. Last year he needed them too, but this year it is for the opposite reason, he is way skinny now. We are like the Jack Sprat poem. Woe is me. Matt also likes Lowes and candy. I...well... I need just about everything but dont really think about it much. I really would like some shirts that will fit the udders (I hope at least one person laughed) and socks that match. I am known by my students because I NEVER have matching socks.

Leslie said...

I also heard that Barry Manilow has a new covers CD out. I'd like that. ;-)

Colin -N- Lori said...

Les, It was me, Lori, who wanted a denim jacket or I could use a new pair of slippers. I like the kind that you just slip the front of your foot in. If you want more details I can look on-line. Also, a gift card to either TJ Maxx or Marshall's. I would love the Noel vanilla lotion from Bath and Body although I did tell Colin that (remember, Colin?). Hope that helps.
Becky, Jack loves Diego and Dora and we checked some books out from the library and he LOVED them. Mia loves anything girly, of course.

Cole won't care so much what you get him.