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.

Sunday, December 28, 2008


In case any of you didn't know, I'm going to apply to be on The Amazing Race with Princess!  And I'm drawing blanks with a couple questions on the application.  I figured I could use everyone's input. :o)

#1 - What famous person reminds you of yourself?

#2 - What three adjectives best describe you?



Jason and Dana said...

#1 - Put Beth Midler, just to keep them wondering.
#2 - cheerful, cleaver, recreative.

Jason and Dana said...

1-George Washington or....Ghandi...or I'm trying to think seriously now...The Crocodile Hunter-and include the picture with the python and sloth
2-snappy, bubbly, and

What is TAR supposed to mean? Ohhhhh hahahaha I just thought of it.

Jason and Dana said...

I forgot the third thing on 2--bilingual :)

Crystal said...

Ah! Good luck! I was in finals for the second season of Survivor way back in 2001. I am SO GLAD I did not do that, by the way. I wish you best of luck!

I would say, Reese Witherspoon (so darn cute and absolutely endearing)... or Jane Goodall, she is truly inspiring, amazing, dedicated and passionate



beckyV said...

I say Lisa Simpson... extremely intelligent with stellar morals, and musically gifted to boot!

Jason and Dana said...

Am I out of the loop here? Who is Lisa Simpson?

Grandma & Grandpa said...

I say Meg Ryan.
dedicated, talented and some one who doesn't give up. (I saw Sleepless in Seattle 3 times)

beckyV said...

Seriously, Lisa Simpson? You don't know who that is? Bart's sister?! (No one said it couldn't be a cartoon character!!)

Jason and Dana said...

hahaha! great one becky! i was on the celeb train of thought.

Colin -N- Lori said...

I think you should say if Mother Teresa and Ghandi had a child who was heavily influenced by Lance Armstrong, that would be you in a nutshell.

abbynormal said...

I like this game. We should play it with everyone. Who wants to be next?

David and Debby said...

Seriously Abby, I think you should use Colin's suggestion. They would eat that up. If nothing else, they would think you have the type of sense of humor they would like to have on the show.

Leslie said...

Mom and I said a mix between Reese Witherspoon, Lisa Simpson and Elizabeth Bennett, but Colin's is pretty good too.