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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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Top 13

Okay, funniest line of the night goes to Ryan.
That's the first time we've seen Paula do a herky this season.

HAHAHAHA!!!! Oh my word, I was laughing forever about that one. I don't think I'd know what a herky was without Lark. I don't know if I even spelled it right, and they don't have the definition under any spelling I could think of on dictionary.com. Anywho...tonight so many of them were good!!
Lil-not as good as I would have thought, but I still like her.
Scott-I hate to say it, but I really think he's got the sympathy vote
Danny-loved him, even his dancing
Michael-I was really suprised by how good he did
Jasmine-didn't like her, I didn't think she should have got a wildcard pick, but I think they had to pick 2 girls with all the boys that were already in it
Kris-he was pretty good, and I love Jason Mraz which he reminded me (and Randy) of
Allison-she's amazing
Anoop-was disappointed, but I still like him
Jorge-thought he did pretty good
Megan-still love her!! I wish she would have chose a different song, but I want to hear more from her
Adam-I decided I just would not be a fan of someone like Adam, I'd never buy his CD, but he is really really good.
Matt-he's got a great voice, even better when he's playing the piano
Alexis-I really liked her song tonight, even though the judges didn't

6 comments:

David and Debby said...

watched AI last night. was impressed with michael, adam (sorry dana, i think he is really really good, and a great performer--i think he will be with us until the end), matt, allison, kris, loved danny, on the fence with lil, alexis was ok, and jorge could have been better. thought megan's song was an awful choice, scott was fair, anoop was ok, too, jasmine was not great. i thought it was a pretty good night, though. think jasmine may go, and maybe megan. i hope anoop doesn't go yet. it's hard to tell.

Crystal said...

Loved Danny, Lil, Alison... I admit, I listen to about 20 seconds of the song and I either fast-forward to the comments or listen to the whole thing. Those were the only ones I listened all the way through.

Two impressions:

I must remind myself, michael jackson is a child of God too...

Paula looked TERRIBLE. Like a scary drag queen or something. The "glam squad" should be fired.

Jason and Dana said...

not surprised by jasmine and jorge. i think it was spot on.

David and Debby said...

ditto.

Crystal said...

I was not surprised (sad for them though). The highlight for me was seeing Kelly Clarkson. I LOVE her. And she is not unrealistically skinny and still totally beautiful.

beckyV said...

I agree, I love Kelly Clarkson, although I didn't love that song...maybe I'm getting old but I cringed every time she sang the chorus!! I think that America got it right this time.