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.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

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beckyV said...

That is awesome!!! I love it when his ears are flapping in the wind as he flies :) I was just thinking this morning as I was watching the news how everyone is starting to make excuses for him not living up to all of his campaign promises. Even when he is going down in flames the talking heads will be telling us how wonderful and successful he is, and if he isn't doing as well as expected, well, that is all George Bush's fault. He inherited this mess, after all...

Crystal said...

I love it! I was like... this is TOO GOOD! My mom is die-hard Obamite and I am mostly republican, so I was pretty much saying all the things you said, Becky but I did not have this awesome video to back it up. I tell ya, he is a charmer that Barack Obama... anyone catch the jokes for the corespondents dinner last night? He is funny too (well, his writers are) and apparently the teleprompters were working because he was humorous.

Colin -N- Lori said...

I can't decide if it's a joke or if that is one of his actual campaign videos that didn't air. You get what you pay for, and the people who voted for him are not quite ready to admit their mistakes. I guess if you vote in a socialist, that's what you get.

abbynormal said...

Guys. I wish I could share this with all of Kenya, if I didn't think they'd just agree and cheer with everything about it. I thought I knew what the Obama Crush was, but I was wrong. The most diehard lovers of Obama are Kenyan. Usually I just roll with it, because at least that means they like Americans by association. But sometimes it's too much for me, and I break my rule of not talking politics with non-Americans and I ask them why they like him. I've yet to get an answer that goes beyond that he's Kenyan (and I remind them that he's actually American, or he couldn't be POTUS), and that he fills them with hope when he gives speeches (which means he's got good speech writers). And that he eradicated racism since America voted for a black man. (Guess what. He's not actually black. He's HALF black - but nobody seems to care about his mom's side. And even in his blessed DC home, I've been exposed to said "eradicated racism" since he took office.) Someone even said they felt like he was the type who would come live in his village for awhile. I've seen that village. I've got my doubts. Oy. Does anyone know or even care about his policies? His political leanings? Or what has happened to America since January 20? Not yet, they don't. And in Kenya, probably not ever.

Here's a concern I've had. Above and beyond the crush, let's say everyone snaps to their senses and starts seeing the writing on the wall. (Can't blame Bush during his 3rd or 4th year, right? Or maybe they can.) Who is going to speak out against him? Everyone could just claim the brave soul is racist and then he loses all credibility. I wonder if people are going to be much more hesitant to call him out on things (where they wouldn't have been before) because being PC about race is just such a touchy subject. We overcame some major hurdles to vote for a non-caucasian, but I do not believe we've overcome enough to safely and comfortably question him without being smeared as a racist by all Obamites. Maybe I'm just jaded because of my exposure to racism...but I don't think so.

beckyV said...

Very, very good points Abby. I hadn't thought about it from that perspective, but you are probably right. I guess it's a good thing Kenyan's aren't allowed to vote in American elections (yet :))

Leslie said...

To comment on the racist thing...I think there are actually quite a few people who are speaking out against him now, and are not being labeled as racist. For example, I saw Romney on the news not too long ago, and he pretty much had nothing good to say about the work Obama's done, and so far I haven't seen him labeled as a racist.

If people think he's "eradicated racism" I consider it one of the positives coming from his election. Maybe it puts us that much closer to doing away with affirmative action once and for all.

With regard to the Kenyan's...you probably can't blame them. I know I'm probably simplifying things too much when I say this, but if a Mormon were president, we might feel the same way.

David and Debby said...

I have to agree with Leslie on the Mormon thing. How many times did I hear that it was ok that mitt romney was for abortion before, but against it now. after all, his mom was for it, etc. etc. there were things i did not like about him. i hope he is honorable. i have a really hard time with obama. it is such blatant socialism, and where is the outrage. he is taking over the banks and the car companies. doesn't that sound any alarm bells for anyone? every time something new comes up he is ready to spend billions. i know bush spent way too much money on things, but obama makes him look like a miser. i don't think we are at the point yet where voices will be silenced. get your food storage, and prepare your spiritual food storage, read and reread the conference report. the difficulties are just getting warmed up. have a nice day:)

beckyV said...

I was always suspicious of Romney, as I think many mormons were. Mormons making excuses for Romney's stance on abortion is just as bad as people blaming Pres. Bush for Pres. Obama's failures!

Les, did you watch any coverage of the tea parties? Many of those people were called racist by some left-wingers in the media. I'm sure that some in the media will find some reason to call Romney a racist...especially if he runs for pres in 2012!!

David and Debby said...

RE: Romney as a racist, all mormons are racist aren't they? Just look at their history.
I worry that some mediaite may make that sick connection.