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, February 17, 2009

The Next American Idol

My picks from tonight






I am just going to put it out there.  I think Danny Gokey will win.  He is amazing, inspiring, humble, and cute.  And MAN.  He can SANG!

I also liked AnoopDog, and RikkyBobbi or whoever was second.  The only girl I really liked was Tatiana (say it aint so!).  Alexis did ok though.

I was so uncomfortable with the horrid performances that I fast-forwarded through most of the rest.  The girls were smoking hot, but terrible vocalists! TERRIBLE! Especially the one in the photo behind Danny.  


David and Debby said...

i was kind of disappointed tonight. i liked the grace girl, blonde hair with red streak, and david. i still like the roughneck. i hope he makes it through. does anybody get the three contestants make it through? that looks to me like there will be 9 contestants? please explain.

Crystal said...

I think only the top three vote-getters of each of three semifinal rounds advance. The other nine either go home or wait for the wild-card round that decides the last three spots.

Jason and Dana said...

Totally agree!!! The girls were horrible!! I loved Alexis and that was it. I was shocked at how good Tatiana sounded, but I just can NOT like her. Danny seems kind of like David Cook, in some ways. My guess for who gets through is Danny, Alexis, and Anoop. I hope I'm right, cause I really didn't like anyone else.

Alex said...

Any LDS in this season?


David and Debby said...

there was a polynesian guy from utah, and an osmond, and a high school guy from utah, but they are both out.

Jason and Dana said...

I think the Samoan girl from Utah might be. Taylor something, 17 year old. She must be the 3rd group, I didn't see her when they said who was in the next group last night.