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.
_____________________________________________________________

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ice Ice Baby!



Despite what you might think this isn't me doing an impression of David Copperfield.

David Copperfield 001 Pictures, Images and Photos

Believe it or not this is a sample of the 1/4" sheet of ice off the top of Crystal's car. It's finally a winter wonderland (or something like that). This is the reason Crystal and I felt it would be unsafe for me to drive to work tonight. If that much ice is on her car imagine trying to drive on it. Missing a day's pay isn't good but if I wreck my car then I'm pretty sure we'd be worse off than one day's pay.

It's been a little while since I posted anything (OK it's been pretty much forever). Sad to say life is pretty boring around here. I continue to look for a different job that doesn't involve the American Sweatshop where I work now.

Today when I got home from work Crystal showed me this TV show called Bromance on MTV. To make a long explanation short; it's a show about a guy named Brody Jenner who is the son of Bruce Jenner (the 1976 Olympic Gold medalist in the decathlon). The show is like Candid Camera meets a frat party. Anyway in this particular episode he convinces these four guys he's introducing a new line of fashionable "mens'" jeans of the rock star genre.


They're mens' lowrise butt-clevage jeans with bedazzled decorations. Oh by the way did I mention they were skin tight? Then to add insult to injury they get all the guys to wear these hideous pink tanktops. Finally they make them walk a catwalk while modeling these jeans that are the cutting edge of fashion. After all this humiliation he reveals to these four stooges that this fashion revolution was a hoax and they were the four suckers who were put on.

Anyway after the show was over Crystal got the brilliant idea that she might have some clothes that look similar to those in this show. To make another long story short see the photo below:

What can I say, I like to make my wife laugh and make Valerie roll her eyes.

6 comments:

Colin -N- Lori said...

Can I use that picture as my facebook profile picture, or did you already beat me to it?
By the way, we have this big picture frame over our mantle with like 20 places for small pictures with an 8x12 in the middle. I think we just found our 8x12 picture.

Jason and Dana said...

Hahahahaha that picture is hilarious! Matt I'm glad that you're comfortable enough with yourself to share that with us, because it had me laughing for awhile!!!

Crystal said...

laugh does not begin to describe my reaction. I had to put Asher down and concentrate very hard because I had a full bladder. THAT was HILARITY. And I am jealous Matt can fit in my sexyjeans. He is a size 8.

David and Debby said...

matt!! did you say you were looking for a new job? i think you have found your vocation!! hahahah. this is great.

David and Debby said...

To add to Mom's comment, you could also consider levitation, since you are dead-on David Copperfield. I hear there's a wide open niche there, to be his body-double.
Dad
P.S. Nice cleavage!

Matthew said...

If a my new found vocation involves putting on Crystal's sexy jeans day after day I think I'd rather wear her dress. It would cover up my belly a little better.

I don't think I'd mind being a body double for David Copperfield if such a profession wasn't so scandalous.