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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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The American dream realised

OK maybe yes or maybe not you are fans of soccer but today USA won the semifinal vs. Spain
and here is my post.

USA caused another sensation at the FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009, beating European champions Spain 2-0 to book a place in their first-ever world final.
the confederations cup is a preview of the World Cup 2010 in South Africa and this time USA mounted a successful defense of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2007 (CONCACAF = central america and north america confederation, Yes USA is representing to Mexico) thanks to a dramatic 2-1 victory over Mexico in the final. The USA's second continental crown in succession was their fourth overall, bringing them level with ARCH-RIVAL Mexico. The triumph also means the USA sealed a berth at the FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009. OUCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

OK, I have to say GO USA since I'm USA resident, hahahahah we will see next August 12 USA vs. Mexico to the winner one ticket to the WORLD CUP 1010.

Now USA going to play the FINAL vs. BRAZIL next Sunday.

Go Mexico.... ups sorry GO USA...

Alex.

11 comments:

David and Debby said...

alex, thanks for the post!! i can see you have divided loyalty here, but we are glad to see you supporting the usa soccer team so valiantly. i didn't even know the us team was doing so well. you know you will probably be in pocatello on aug 12. or is that aug. 12 next year? we will all tune in. debby

Crystal said...

Hey, Alex!!

Bienvenidos! I did not realize you were residing in the US yet! How do you like it so far?

I love the World Cup and I am so happy that we are competing with south/central america and euro so well! For once, something besides basketball! YIPPEE!! It will be exciting!

Last time, three of us from my lab would take off half a day and go watch in a sports bar somewhere. I was actually in SLC for the last game and I watched it at a little shop there (on a SUNDAY, which I normally do not do).

abbynormal said...

We found a restaurant to watch the game in last night. My Mexican roommate was shocked and devastated.

And, well, I was pretty shocked, too. Not so much devastated. :o) I've just never been sure if the US deserves a top-tier soccer team, given our soccer fan base compared to every other country's soccer fan base. They put us to shame.

All that aside, GO USA!

David Chipman said...

I would love for football, er soccer to get a real following here in the US. Maybe this will help develop the sport more in the US of A!

Leslie said...

Whether or not we Americans know it, and whether or not any other countries want to admit it, the U.S. has a very good national soccer team. (Case in point, it's been years since the U.S. has lost a game to Mexico while playing on our home turf.)

Honey, unless we have our own little player on the way, does this mean South Africa in 2010?

David and Debby said...

Ooo! can I go too? I promise I won't get in the way. I can be a soccar fan too, or, DK, don't we call it futbol? I put in my time with the sport as a coach to most of you for many years. That aught to be worth something.

Hey, I'll tell you what: Since Obama is going to make us all rich by then, we should all go.

Alex, I promise not to rub it in when USA beats Mex. But then you probably don't care one way or the other, since your a USA resident, right?

Alex said...

Sure!!

Well my heart is with my Mexico but I accept USA is the one in CONCACAF and I'll give all my support in this tournament
and SOUTH AFRICA 2010 as well


Abby: my parents was pretty shocked too and also my dad said tourn off the TV.. funny

Alex said...

Sure!!

Well my heart is with my Mexico but I accept USA is the one in CONCACAF and I'll give all my support in this tournament
and SOUTH AFRICA 2010 as well


Abby: my parents was pretty shocked too and also my dad said tourn off the TV.. funny

Jason and Dana said...

I heard about the game on the Radio. Awesome! Leslie, did you see the text message I sent to you for Alex?
The US had some pretty good luck to even get into the semifinal. Brazil had to beat Italy by 3 goals and the US had to beat Egypt by 3 goals. That would be like 49 nothing in Football right?
It is kind of sad that the second tier US sports program can complete with the #1 sport in the rest of the world, as far as fan based. But I wonder if the riches of our country have helped us keep up with the world’s main stream sport. Other countries create their national soccer team from a pure volume of players. Meaning every kid in the street dreams of playing professional soccer. Where in the states, the kids grow up playing baseball, football, basketball, track and Field, tennis, golf, lacrosse, swimming, hockey, and soccer. They have Nike/Gatorade/Michael Jordan professional training facilities for developing young athletic talent to maximize speed, agility, and strength to maximize their potential. Quickly the best athletes of our country get better, and the fallout from the other sports ends up on the soccer field for a decent US National team.

But imagine where we would be if we fielded a team of some of our best athletes. Koby Bryant, Reggie Bush, Tyson Gay, Labron James, Dwayne Wade, Ray Lewis, Steve Smith, Lance Armstrong, LaDainian Tomlinson, Ken Griffey Jr.
I wonder what would happen.

I heard the local sports talk radio guys talking about if they would watch the final. And one said he would probably tivo it and then fast-forward through it looking for goals, until the last 5 minutes in the game. I think that is pretty typical of the average American.

Having said that, GO USA Soccer! Stun Brazil and the world!
Jason

David and Debby said...

Actually, since I was there, I can comment that until the mid 70's, you never heard of soccer in this country. Then it trickled in, in the form of youth soccer leagues, as parents sought a sport for for their kids that was more active than baseball, but less rough than football. The quality still lagged a few years unitl in the mid 80's, when every town had a youth soccer league, and high school teams were developed to keep the kids going. So now, those little league kids have grown up, with experience under ther belts, and here we are, competative in the world. It took about 35 years to get there, but it has arrived. That's what I think happened.

David Chipman said...

I should confess here that my soccer experience was absolutely glorious. It provided all kinds of photo opps for the folks, without the risk of blurriness, mostly because I didn't move as much as I should have. While I loved offense (aka everyone run to the ball), my defensive prowess tended to result in bare spots in the field where I kicked up divots while action occurred far away. Maybe I can claim to be a victim of the fledgling sport (since was something around the late 70's/early Abby years). Probably not, but it was worth a try!