HISTORY

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.
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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Mi Esposo Talentoso



I know I often brag about how good looking my husband is, but he's also become quite the talented designer/carpenter. I've tried to embed photos of his handiwork here, but if it doesn't work, you may have to go to this link.

I suggest magnifying the photos to get a better look at the furniture. It's really nice! I hope we're able to start importing to the States soon, so that you all can put in your orders. It's been so fun this last month seeing so many of you, and I can't wait for December to be able to see the rest.

Love you!

9 comments:

notthecroshaws said...

Very nice stuff. From one woodworker to another, I am thoroughly impressed. You're making points, Alex.
Dad

notthecroshaws said...

What beautiful city is that Leslie?

Jason and Dana said...

Those shelves are AMAZING!! I love them! And I really love the turning shelf in the baby room. How great! How's our kitchen table coming along? ;)

notthecroshaws said...

just waiting for you to get here so i can get my new cabinet installed. maybe i'll place some orders before you come. is that hong kong? wow!! pretty cute couple.

notthecroshaws said...

AND i love the changing table. so adorable. do you think you could redo my master closet? suegra

Crystal said...

Those are all truly fantastic. Seriously, Alex has wonderful talent. I am a huge fan of the walk-in closet, and the kitchen table, and the baby room... I love the TV furniture too... Alex is truly and really amazing.

abbynormal said...

I was trying to guess the city, too. Is it Kuala Lumpur??

Amazing work, Alex. I can't wait to own a house so I can fill it with your art. And maybe some of Dad's, too. :o)

Leslie said...

Yes...I can't wait until we have a house of our own to furnish as well. We're starting now, but it's not quite the same with a rental.

Thanks for all of your nice comments. I'm glad we finally had some good pics to post!

The city is Hong Kong, from the top of Victoria's Peak. I highly recommend it, especially by night.

Jason and Dana said...

What I think is most impressive is that Alex made all of these without any power tools. Go Alex.
Jason