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 20, 2009


ok, so I was looking at family pictures and Abby, Debby and Leslie have the most gorgeous, gleamingly white teeth. Do tell (pretty please) your pearly white secret!

Seriously! Your teeth are so white!

PS, I have looked at the photos at least 2 times a day since they were uploaded, I really love looking at them!

I love the one of Alex and Leslie in the romantic dipping embrace, the one of Abby and "little?" David with the sunset behind them not looking at the camera, the petti-skirts and the girls :-D
Grandma and Grandpa, particularly, when grandma is getting a kiss, ALLLLL of Becky and Ray's, the one of Dana and Jason and the squirmy kids (looks like dog pile on Colby), and the one of Colin and Lori with Jackson covering his eyes. I also like pretty much all the ones of Asher and Valerie. What a special collection those photos are . I can hardly wait to be able to post them and print them and share them with others.


Jason and Dana said...

They are amazing Crystal, aren't they!!! We're going to have to do a poll on which group picture we like the most. Unless, mom do you have a favorite you're thinking of putting up on the wall?

Jason and Dana said...

My absolute favorite of the whole bunch is 2 030, the close-up of grandma and grandpa. My favorite group shot is 3 516.

David and Debby said...

thanks for the comments on the pearly whites, crystal. abby and i owe all of our thanks to larry kemp:)

Colin & Lori said...

Where do I go to look at the pictures?