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.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Lake Powell or Bust !

OK sports fans, the voting is complete.

And, the winner is... Summer, 2011.

Let the Preparations Begin.


Colin -N- Lori said...

Yahooo! I can't wait! It is going to be a great time!

Crystal said...

OK, being an east coast girl all my life (since I was 12), I really know nothing about this Lake Powell. What do I need to know and how is it, that we should let the preparations begin? I really am clueless here.

Colin -N- Lori said...

It's only one of the coolest places on earth! I'm sure there's a lot of the history online somewhere. It's actually a reservoir, and it has more shoreline than any other lake/reservoir in the world.

It's a good thing it's 2011, with the VT/BSU game in DC in 2010 and all. Go Hokoncoes! Or is it Brokies?

Jason and Dana said...

Brokies is much better. And did Jason tell you its confirmed?

abbynormal said...

I'll try to arrange for more things for people to attend in DC in 2010. Like.....my graduation!! :)

David and Debby said...

Abby, I'm sure we'll have plenty of your events to keep us busy in 2010.

Crystal, here are some sites to tell you more about Lake Powell:



On the earth observatory site, click "search images," and the photos will give you some sense of the allure that we feel for the place. But even they don't do it justice - it's just one of those places you have to experience. Valerie, the fish, will love the abundance of water. Actually, we all will, because the daytime heat makes the water the most comfortable place to be. The mornings and evenings on the other hand, are perfect for surface relaxation.
Preparations need not be complex - just some water clothing, a towell, and sunscreen will be about all you'll need to pack for the week. The rest will be provided for. Maybe you'll want to get Asher into swimming before then, although life jackets are full time gear for the little ones.

Can't wait!

Grandma & Grandpa said...

does this trip include grandma's and grandpas. If so, i have already promised grandpa that i wouldn't jump off any cliffs.