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.

Sunday, August 30, 2009


And here I was thinking poodles were wimpy. After seeing these, I change my opinion. Please laugh, then comment.


David Chipman said...

Still trying to recover after seeing the buffoodle. that's a bit over the top. Is there a pinata version of this available? Not that I would ever harm a poor defenseless fashionless animal. ever. though some taste good.

David and Debby said...

some people have waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much time on their hands.

David and Debby said...

A treatise in how to make a usless animal useful - or more useless, depending on your point of view.

Colin said...

If this was designed to make me want to punt poodles across the street less, it failed.

David and Debby said...

Sometimes in your old age, you wonder if you were a good parent. Then one of your kids makes a comment like the one above, and you realize that yes, I taught them well. Very gratifying.

David and Debby said...

You know, I've been thinking, maybe we're being too hard on poodles. I mean, they are just poor, defenseless animals. It's the breeders, the owners, and the groomers who should be strug up, in that order. Maybe we should throw the Frenchmen in there too. Then punt the poodles.

David Chipman said...

Actually, the cool (and perhaps single redeeming) fact about poodles is that they are hypoallergenic and don't shed. Better when mixed with other dogs though - like the labradoodle.

Crystal said...

I agree with Owen Wilson and his thoughts on the labradoodle in Marley...