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.

Monday, July 13, 2009

We're in the money.

Today Mia wanted to do a Kool-Aid stand. I was hesistant and didn't really want to put the time in but Colin did most of the work. I helped with the poster. We just got the table, kool-aid and cups out and she already had 2 customers. We only charged 10 cents but one guy paid her 25 cents and the other lady gave her a dollar! She was very excited and the people kept coming. She wanted her friend to come over so I went and picked her up. I was glad I didn't have to sit there. Colin even got the deck umbrella out for them. They still got a bit of sunburn. They stayed out for a few hours. One customer came and got just two cups of kool-aid and gave the girls $5 and wouldn't take any change. It was crazy. All together they made $21. I did take $5 to go get more cups and ice. They want to buy games for their Leapsters. (If you are interested I found them at Target just last week for $35 for the original Leapster. It was $15 offon clearance. Hurry if you want one. I got them for our upcoming travel. Spoiled kids, I know.) We will be having another kool-aid stand on Thursday. I wonder if it will be as successful.


Crystal said...

That is way cool (KOOL?), go Mia, Jack and her friend.

That is a pretty nice set up! That table and chair are really nice. I love that the princess gets the chair! HAH!!

They are not spoiled. i would bet they are right in line with the other cousins ;-) We don't have leapsters here though (yet) but I did buy Valerie a Nintendo DS for reading the Book of mormon cover to cover a couple years ago.

I bet Thursday will be superb.
Valerie used to do those with her friend, Kayla. In fact, the last one was in December (YES, December) 2006 2 days before Christmas AND they went door to door AND (I was at the temple) they sold the Christmas cookies I had made for Christmas gifts. They then gave the money to Salvation Army. Can't complain about that, eh?

Good kids! Did they pour it themselves?

David and Debby said...

It's so great that they are getting that experience, learning how to be industrious. Such experience will pay off later when you want them to become more independant. Mostly it seems, kids get a charge out of selling things, and most decent adults can't turn them down. It's great that people want to encourage them in those formative years. I had a goin' night crawler business when I was a kid.

Becky, if you read this, tell the story about you and your friend selling frogs.

Colin -N- Lori said...

The girls did pour it themselves. Kool-aid brand cool aid is spelled with a K. Crazy, I know.

David and Debby said...

I see Jack with a cup in hand - drinking up the profits. I guess a viable business needs to sustain the owners, right?

Colin -N- Lori said...

Unfortunately, Jack didn't reap any of the profits. He is getting to the age where he notices being left out and when things aren't fair. He gets very sad but thankfully he cheers up fairly easily and is easily bribed. He LOVES candy.

abbynormal said...

Wow, they made a killing! As a business student/microfinance intern, her mini-business brings a tear to my eye. Although she'd better be careful - if you keep cheating your cohorts (AKA Jack) out of the profits, it'll come back to haunt you one day.

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David Chipman said...

I'm quitting the suit job and opening a sun filled stand for tourists. See the smiles on those kids faces? That's because they're not wearing suits, they're making money, and they're having fun. (Latter could be connected to the first.) Ahhh.... if only I were youngerer....