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.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Night Out at the Movies

Out at the trampoline, that is. Tonight my projector and Valerie's laptop came in very, very handy.

First. Home-movies of Valerie and Kayla from the past...

And then our Feature Presentation: Taken. Teaches boy-crazy young girls some very, VERY good lessons.


Jason and Dana said...

sounds like fun, like the drive in movie theater. We just watched Taken last week, It made me want to watch Batman Begins. So I turned it on at 10:30PM.

David and Debby said...

I loved taken. it was so not politically correct. be careful out there you teenage girls. what a fun night!!

Jason and Dana said...

politically correct, sheesh. mom, you should try to stop paying attention and then you won't care if it's politically correct or not, like me.

Colin -N- Lori said...

Just remember, political correctness is the devil, political incorrectness is good. Example, global warming is a politically correct idea. It is, however, the biggest scam in the history or the world. Do you think they will take Gore's Nobel Prize away when it is disproven?
Taken is such a great movie too.

Jason and Dana said...

Have any of you seen Knowing? The end kind of made me think, "What if global warming is real and this is the way the wicked will die by fire." And are you quoting a church leader with that "Political correctness is the devil"?

Crystal said...

PC? I actually am the queen of satire there. The instrument we use to deliver small amounts of liquid is called a pipetman. For the last 5 years, I have taught my students they are pipetpeople. I think it is funny. It is satire on the drive to make everything gender free. I am pretty sure little girls act fundamentally different than little boys in most cases, so I am ok with gender differences.

As for the movie. I admit that I only saw the very beginning because I had single mom Asher duty when Valerie watched it Thursday and last night, I actually was inside with Matt with double parent duty putting Asher to sleep.

I had to go outside to check on the 2 pretty girls though, because by the end of the night, all the neighborhood kids were over on the trampoline intrigued with our outdoor movie theatre.

David Chipman said...

Just saw knowing last night... I'm not sure whether I saw a religious movie or the scientologists' version of revelations. Pretty good movie though. Of course in the real world it's been cooler and rainier in DC. If that's global warming, bring it on!

David and Debby said...

Pocatello (mountain desert) has had the wettest summer in all of history. I'm with you DK, bring it on - except that it has actually gotten humid here - unheard of.

As for Knowing, I wouldn't know, but Taken would put the fear in any young woman. Great idea Crystal. Now that's what I call parenting. Of course, all you women/girls know that if so challenged, your dads would do exactly what that guy did, right?

beckyV said...

I agree, political correctness is the devil (you should read "the new thought police" by Tammy Bruce-I own it if anyone wants to read it). I haven't seen either movie so I can't comment, but I LOVE the idea of an outdoor movie at night in the summer, FUN!! Great idea, Crystal!

abbynormal said...

Yeah, so I watched Taken when I was in Costa Rica. I avoid doing stupid things when I travel anyway (like sharing a cab with attractive strange men) but you can imagine the extra precautions I was taking after that.

But what a great idea! I'm assuming there will be more projected movie nights with the whole neighborhood in the future??