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.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Conference Expectations

Seeing this

on NieNie's blog (she is in it) made me SO EXCITED about conference!!

What do you guys want to hear about!? I always love Elder Holland's talks and Elder Bednar's as well.

I want to hear about endurance and the ability to smile through tears and scariness.

I want to hear about the love of family and the plan of salvation.

I can hardly wait to hear from President Monson. I love him. So much.

How about all of you?!


David and Debby said...

I like the video. I don't know about you, but what I hate more than anything else is lamentation, misery and grief. I'd do just about anything to avoid that kind of thing. I was therefore pleased to hear President Uchtdorf say that "there is reason to rejoice, even when all is dark around us." I think I'll try that next time I feel grief coming on. Of course, I suppose I'll have to suffer a little grief to appreciate the pending joy. Dang that principle! But, whatever it takes, I'm willing. I'm just glad for the opportunity to have my place in THE PLAN, at this time, among all of you. You give me hope.

David and Debby said...

i just want to be open enough, and listen to the spirit enough to learn what i am supposed to learn. i know that is a little vague, but i am not exactly sure what the lesson for me is right now. mom

Leslie said...

i want to feel the awakening jolt of the spirit that always makes me want to be a better wife, sister, daughter and friend; that makes me want to reach out and truly love those around me, to visit the temple more often, to feel intense gratitude for the many, many blessings i have, to be less slothful and do all i can to reach my godly potential.

i used to only have one or two favorite speakers, but the list is growing: holland, eyring, bednar, cook, uchdorf.

thanks for the reminder and for getting me more excited, crystal!