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

More Punkin Chunkin

I don't know how many of you saw on my blog when I talked about my Punkin Chunkin adventure,  but I just discovered a clip of us on The Science Channel's website!


We're about 1:00 into the clip with a big, bearded dude dressed like a Renaissance woman, saying, "Watch Punkin Chunkin on the Science Channel!"  You have to look close...but I'm to the left of bearded Renaissance woman dude, peeking out from behind him.  

Everyone should seriously watch it when they do the special on Thanksgiving.  I think it's on at 9pm, EST.  It's really a fascinating event.

6 comments:

Colin -N- Lori said...

I am so jelous that you got to go to that. I have watched the Discovery Channel special on it before. I will have to watch that clip of you when I get home.
Colin

Jason and Dana said...

I watched that too on the discovery channel. I think also the myth busters tried to immitate it. But that doesn't make sense, because it is a real proven event, so no need to bust the myth. But anyway. I did check that out on your sight. I'm torn with wanting to go with the pressurized cannon or the catapult. Very awesome. Now I think they should do it with cars. I must be getting brainwashed by the texans, I want everything bigger now.
Jason

notthecroshaws said...

Abby,
I'm so proud. Please remember your roots when you make it big. You have to tell us when that event is happening next year. We will make a trip out there just to see it. I especially liked the renaissance woman dude's beard/outfit. Seeing that alone would make the event worthwile.
Dad

Leslie said...

Looks like so much fun! Just one more awesome Abby adventure. Don't we all wish we had your life!

abbynormal said...

Okay, while I love my life and I'm glad it's mine, let's be honest - who wants to trade places with me?!?!

Nobody?

That's what I thought. :o)

Jason and Dana said...

Pumkin chuckin is on the science channel right now! So cool.
Jason