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, August 3, 2009

Nuestro Segundo Aniversario

Someday we'll have a blog of our own where I can post my cheesy posts and not bother anyone. Until then, you'll all have to put up with them.

What a crazy-fun ride the last 2 years (plus 1.5 of dating) have been. It's emocionante to think about where we've been during the last few years, not just physically but spiritually, mentally...all of it.

Here's our list (in alphabetical order):
Anxious, USA
Bangkok, Thailand Cancun, MX
Cascade, ID
Charlottsville, VA
Cleveland, OH
Ciudad Juarez, MX
Content, MX
Excited, Asia
Frustrated, TX
Grateful, Alwaysville

Happy, ID
Hermosillo, MX
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Hopelessly-in-love, CA
Hong Kong
Humbled, MX
Laredo, TX
Los Angeles, CA
Maui, HI
Miami, FL
Monterrey, MX
Nervous, FL
Nervous, MX
Oahu, HI
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
San Antonio, TX
San Francisco, CA
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tired, Everywhere
Tulsa, OK
Washington D.C.
Worried, Oftenville
Yuma, AZ

As crazy as it's been, I wouldn't change anything. I hope our adventures continue forever! I love you honey! Happy Anniversary!


Crystal said...

I love this post! LOVE IT! Also, I dont know if I have ever mentioned it, but your wedding photos are SU.PERB!

I CAN NOT BELIEVE it is already 2 years! Congratulations, there will be many, many more!

beckyV said...

This post is so cute. Ray saw pic #1 and said, "is that Leslie and Alex and their pet monkey?". Congrats on 2 years!! You guys are awesome!

abbynormal said...

I don't mind you sharing your cheesiness on this blog. What a happy post. :)

David and Debby said...

happy, happy day! what a great time we had with you in Monterrey, where it all (the wedding, anyway0 happened.

David and Debby said...

I know we are here on the earth to gain experience, (anxiety, frustration, humbling, nervousness, fatigue, worry, etc.) but after two years of trying and succeeding at getting your family based in the USA, I think you guys can back it off a notch. I did also see references to excitement happiness and love in there, so maybe from now on, those emotions can dominate.
Congratulations on your big day.

Colin -N- Lori said...

Wow, two years already. Jack loves the picture of you and Alex with the crazy sunglasses on. What a great journey you have taken. Before you know it you will have 10 years on your belt! Congratulations to such a beautiful couple. We love you