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.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Genghis Kahn

Back to "The Servant of All" (June 17) comments - Is this the photo you referred to Becky? It is special isn't it.


abbynormal said...

I love, LOVE this picture!!! And now I have a digital copy forever. :) I very distinctly remember when we created that hairdo. What a great road trip that was.

Colin -N- Lori said...

I'm not sure what is funnier, the hair or the Simpsons shirt. That was such a great trip. Long, but great. That was the only time I have been to Horton, and I got to golf with Uncle Marv. Oh, and South Dakota, what's better than driving through South Dakota?

beckyV said...

That's IT!!! Awesome! That was a fun trip, our first family road trip where I got to drive. I know, terrifying for everyone else, but I had fun!!

Jason and Dana said...


Crystal said...

That is pretty nice! I did not even notice your hair until the comments... I just thought, WHAT. an expression!

Please tell me that is not Matt sitting beside you. He told me he once "Grew out his hair" and that was just what I was picturing. As someone trying to grow out her hair, it is just funny to me.

David and Debby said...

I think that is Debby sitting to my left, but that is Matt's arm to the right. Who's fingers are those trying (pathetically)to give me rabbit ears.

Matt grew his hair out as a little boy(blond afro,) and then post mission for a while. He was trying to get the look of the math genius on the show "Numbers". We might have photos of both. If I can find them, I'll post.

Crystal said...

I am all about little blonde baby afro... but I think Asher has my stick-straight hair... Regardless, I would love to see pictures of that.

abbynormal said...

I'm pretty sure the rabbit ears would be from me or Dana. I see Colin on the other side of Becky and it's just something Dana or I would have done.

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Jason and Dana said...

So Leslie is probably riding shot gun? That makes 5 kids in that back row??????????? How did we do that trip?? Or are these memories being surpressed of me sitting in the very very back real?

Leslie said...

I remember grandma being mortified because Becky, who'd just learned how to drive, was driving with one leg up and one finger on the wheel. How did grandma and grandpa survive that trip? That's what I want to know. It was such a great trip. Definitely unforgettable!