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.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


I read Pastor Ryan's blog every time he updates. He is one cool dude. He cooks, he is an amazing photographer, he has tons of colorful tattoos, he LOVES his family like the best kind of man should AND he is a pastor. He is the daddy to a new baby boy. Read what he has to say about that. It made me smile repeatedly.

PS, he had a great post about tithing last week. One of the comments was spot-on "The way a person feels about tithing says a lot about their attitude toward money." Profound, I tell you.

Actually, I was wondering (randomly) if David ever found his lost hearing aid 2 years ago?

Also, was someone saying that GPAs are adversely affected by facebook? That puzzled me, so I looked it up (not on SNOPES) and could not find anything about it except "dont get addicted" advise columns, BUT! I did find that it INCREASES work productivity. Whodathunk? I have been on since 2005 when it started up, but I never really spend too much time on there, however, half my family is on now, and high school friends... it has been really neat looking at people's families!

There was another random thought, but it has been replaced by emptiness. More later, I am sure.


Crystal said...

Oops, I meant to post that on my blog. Blasted dashboard. Well, it is a good blog, you should take a look ;-)

David and Debby said...

Crystal, if you're talking about the hearing aid I lost at the institute in Monterrey, yes I did find it, on the sofa where I had been sitting, right where it landed when it fell out of my pocket. I felt blessed, since a replacement would have cost $2000.

But, I'm wondering what about Pator Ryan's sermon made you think of that? Or was it just a random thought that popped into your head?

Also, you didn't list a link, but just wondering, how does Pator Ryan reconcile tatoos with his ministry?

Colin -N- Lori said...

I think I heard that 12% of people who log onto Facebook can never log off.
The thing about stats like that, 50% of the time they are correct every time.

Colin -N- Lori said...

Actually when I'm on Facebook or YouTube, the only productive thing that is increased is the use of those websites. I'm not sure I would hang my hat on that study, but it is very interesting.

Crystal said...

I Think Ryan has made use of the atonement in accordance with his tattoos ;-) He was a wayward youth. Read what he has to say about that

And the study says people who allow themselves a small distraction is good for productivity as long as it does not become an hour-long perusal. I definitely need a study break, or an in situ break from time to time to refocus.

As for the connection.... welcome to my mind. It is just how it works;-)

David Chipman said...

I have to agree with the distraction and then back to work comment. Hours of Excel make for diminishing returns without getting up walking around, talking to people, or perhaps a little web surfing. But that could be my low attention span talking there.

beckyV said...

I can see how the breaks could increase work productivity, like any break would, unless you are one of the 12% who log on and can never log off :)

abbynormal said...

I can understand that connection, if it's just a momentary perusal of facebook when you need a break. It's probably those students who spend hours surfing facebook that would get worse grades. I bet studies have been done that prove both sides, and convincingly, too. All they had to do was survey the right demographic. Ah, blessed statistics. So easy to manipulate to make them say exactly what you want.

Crystal said...

My question is: HOW ON EARTH can anyone spend hours on facebook? I like to look at my updates and messages and I am outta there... If someone posts pictures, I definitely look, but that takes minutes, what does a person do for hours on that site?

Anyway. I have 3 incubations for 45 minutes and could use some distraction at this point, but I dont think Facebook would provide it for that long.

I wonder if it really is a huge number on for hours and hours... but wait, it is just like the CES Fireside Elder Bednar gave a couple months ago... it must be a pretty big problem.

Jason and Dana said...

I'll admit I've wasted some time playing Typing Maniac and the geography game on Facebook.