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.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Mom, I have a loose tooth!

I thought in my mind, "Sure ya do" but she does! Mia has been wanting a loose tooth for months now. Her friends that are older are loosing their teeth and she wanted to be like them. I figured it would happen when she was about 6, not just 5. She is loving it and tells me about it as often as she can, which is often. I suppose it will be out by the end of the week the way she keeps messing with it. Why? Why do they have to grow up so darn fast? I feel my age catching up with me.


Crystal said...

I feel you on the growing up thing. Valerie wanted to try on my engagement ring today- it fit on her pinky. Barely. Her shoes are almost as big as mine and she was showing me a slider phone with a "qwerty" AND "numeric" keyboard this weekend. Even now I keep thinking... "did she really use those words?!"

And Asher... he was watching videos of himself tonight and just talked and talked and cooed and smiled seeing the adorable baby on the computer. He is such a joy. In some ways, I miss the preemie-sized clothes swallowing him, in other ways, I just want him to sleep at night so I am waiting for time to pass. It is so interesting.

I have noticed one of his eyes looks bigger than another in the past couple days. I notice it the most when he smiles, I am not sure if that is a real difference or only a quark in his smiley face. I did not notice it before he was Mr Smiley... anyway. It is a glorious thing to raise children. They are precious, precious, precious.

beckyV said...

Aww, that is so sweet!! Grace doesn't have any loose teeth yet, but she talks about it a lot!!

abbynormal said...

A loose tooth already, how can that be?!

Talk about feeling your age! I hope my kids have some cousins to play with!

Jason and Dana said...

I hear the tooth fairy is giving like $50 a tooth these days. Let me know how much you get Mia.

David and Debby said...

Yes, she's getting older and prettier all the time. But, loose teeth are just the beginning. The Tooth Fairy expenses are nothing, even at Jason's rates, because when the bigger ones come in, then its off to the orthodontist. Been there, done that, too many times, but they were all worth it.