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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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Look Who's Getting Married!

You all thought this was going to be about Abby, didn't you? Maybe later, but this one is about little Stacey Christensen. Read about it here. She's as cute as ever, and he's a great guy. They were at the Christensen reunion yesterday and we went to the temple with them for her Endowment last night. I think the wedding is next Thursday. Mom will represent all of us there.

9 comments:

Jason and Dana said...

She is so cute!! I wish I could be there for the wedding, or at least the reception. I can't believe my little Stacey is getting married.

Matthew said...

She is a cutie! We got an announcement last week and although I have no idea who she is, she is on our refrigerator! I hope that they stay as happy as they look in the engagement photos!

Matthew said...

Oops, the one time Matt actually checks his email and doesn't sign out... that sounds so freaky coming from him... but it is Crystal that posted this and the above ;-)

abbynormal said...

Yeah, uh, if anyone "outs" me but me, you're in big trouble...

David and Debby said...

For you inlaws who may not know her, Stacey is daughter of Larry David (Debby's cousin) and Ginny Christensen. They live in Pocatello and have been close to our family. Ginny is sort of the sister Debby never had. Larry David is Grandpa Christensen's brother and according to Jason, he is a counter-spy. Tell us the story one more time Jason, for the benefit of those who haven't heard it.
David

Leslie said...

He's the least likely spy or double agent I've ever met.

Jason and Dana said...

Exactly Les, that's the genius of it.

beckyV said...

Yeah, he's totally like Columbo....

abbynormal said...

Hmm...that IS pretty genius...