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.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandma Christensen

As all of you know, we had a surprise party for Grandma last Saturday (April 18). The biggest surprise of all is that we actually did surprise her. Heather had invited her to go to a 'legacy luncheon' at a ward here in town, for the singles and their grandmothers. Anyway, it was a wonderful day. Teresa was in charge of the food and table decorations, and did an incredible job. Here are some of the photos of that delightful afternoon.

In one photo you can see the back of Grandma's head, between Ray and Heather.

She had such a great time visiting. The table with the tulips was the sign in table. There were great pictures of Grandma on the table.

There is a photo of Grandma and Mr. Chambers, her boss and his wife and Grandma. He was in the 6th ward when we lived there, only he was Pres. Chambers to you guys, councilor to Pres. Hofman, and also a photo of three ladies she worked with in the Registrar's Office, then a couple of family photos.
Actually, Grandma was kind of upset because she didn't even get a birthday cake:). I obviously can't quite figure out how to put the caption with the actual photo. I'll figure it out someday.

Happy Birthday, Mom.
David and Debby



Colin -N- Lori said...

Happy Birthday Grandma! I wish we could have been there for the surprise but at least we were with you ON your birthday. I am so glad we were able to spend the weekend with you. It was too short and we missed Grandpa. We love you! Lori

Jason and Dana said...

Awww, what a great party!!!! And I'm so glad Grandma was surprised about it. Look how cute you are grandma, I love your outfit! I wish I could have been there too, I love you and Happy Birthday!!!
Is that Naomi Scott is holding???? She kind of looks like a V6, but not exactly. And Becky, I love your hair!

beckyV said...

It was so much fun!! I'm so glad I got to be there! It was so great, how surprised grandma was, she just couldn't stop talking about it. So much work went into that party...it was wonderful!