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, August 6, 2009

Does this look familiar to you?!

Valerie is going to see her dad for the first time since Easter weekend and he is buying her some school clothes... Anyway, we were looking at some of the things that are popular now and this is from JCPenny. I am like SERIOUSLY I should have saved her my middle school things. She actually has some (ridiculous) shoes with the "shades" on them that she spent her last dollars on from the great American Girl sell off.

And then there is this:

Valerie bought it at the beginning of the summer with her AG money and I REMEMBER doing a dance routine to "True Blue" by Madonna in 6th grade wearing an outfit almost identical.

Anyway, is anyone else seeing a return of the totally awesome dudette 80s?


abbynormal said...

Let me get back to you in a couple weeks. The undergrads at AU are all about the latest fashion, so I'm 100% positive I'll be seeing this. Maybe I'll sneak some photos.

abbynormal said...

I might add, we had an 80s party a few months ago, and finding accessories was EASY - we just went to Claire's. Apparently everyone who wants cheap accessories nowadays wants them to be after the manner of the 80s. Who ever thought that style would come back around - and so soon?

Colin -N- Lori said...

Any bets on how long it will take until pegged jeans are back in?

David and Debby said...

that is hard to imagine. what a cutie you are valerie! grandma

Jason and Dana said...

Hahahaha, ohhhhhh boy. Don't people remember how NOT flattering the 80s were?