HISTORY

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.
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Monday, November 30, 2009

loving Grandpa


Happy Birthday to a great dad, grandpa, father-in-law and so much more.  You wear many caps!  I will try to get  all these sweet videos of grandchildren posted for you today.  They definitely love their grandpa!



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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Birthday Dates

I have thought 2 times this last month that I need to do this post and Lori's sealed it for me. I really like to at least send out birthday cards. Of course, ideally, I would buy presents for all the kids, maybe someday in the future, that will happen. We can always hope, right?

Anyway~

Can we post a list of birthdays? I know Matt supposedly has a perpetual calendar but 1)I have never seen it and 2) there have been lots of births, marriages, etc since he got it, sooooo... Can you all post a reply with your family's birthdays? Please?

Thanks~~

Monday, November 23, 2009

Resemblance

I have always thought Becky looks like "someone" but could never put my finger on it. Last night, I "got" to watch a lovely movie with Crystal Bernard and Steve Gutenberg on Hallmark and it REALLY struck me that she looks a LOT LOT LOT like Becky.

I loved her in Wings!

Anyway... what do you guys think?
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Worst road trip and the best co-pilot

I feel funny after I took hydrocodone
everything looks wonderful, I like those pills we are traveling to my Mexico visiting my family and expending thanksgiving with Delgadillo's, but I'm in the midle of dental work and last night I had an infection, and my beautifull co-pilot is driving and I taking those funny and magic pills

Pace and Love




My beatifull co-pilot, I'm lucky boy



Give me a kiss!!


Hurts!!!


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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Want some free Christmas Cards?

My friend told me about this offer for 50 free photo Christmas cards, with free shipping!! I just ordered mine. The offer ends on Nov. 30th, so hurry up!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Gratitude

We were just watching some videos on the church web site about gratitude. We think you will enjoy them. We all have so much to be thankful for.

Mom and Dad

Gratitude

Christmas Ideas

Okay, it's getting closer to Christmas and I'm not sure what to get the person whose name I have. How about everyone post some ideas of what you want for Christmas so we all don't have to make a bunch of phone calls.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Yes.

If you want to get technical, I think my exact words were "of course!"








In case any of you were wondering (I'm sure you're anxious to know), I got some great shots of the sunrise...




Let the magic begin!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Family Pics

Anyone want to see our new family pictures? Here is the link.

They were done by my friend Misty. She is sooo talented!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

ESPN2 BABY!

This took me so long because our computer isn't working right. For some reason we can't use any search engines, including google, and I can't sign on to comment on blogs or post or look at private blogs on our computer. I have no idea what's wrong with it, we haven't had problems with any other wesbsites--any ideas? Anyway, here is the Alex jumping up and down on national TV holding an ugly sign.
ESPN2

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Boise St. Game & Louisiana




Yesterday WAS SO FUUUN!!!!!!



























Yesterday Matt got home at seven so me and my mom went to CVS Pharmacy because she heard "there was a huge sale on soda" it turns out there wasn't but she got me make up! :) after that we started driving to Charlottesville to go to the mall there! We got there after 1 hour of screaming baby that fell asleep 10 seconds before we got there! My mom went to Gymboree and I decided to volenteir holding Asher so she can walk around easier in the store after 30 minutes of durty look Asher woke up! I went back into thre store and handed him to my mom 20 minutes later we left Gymboree!!! :) YAY!!!!! Then we went to Victoria secret to look at makeup we left the mall then went to Guadalara Asher was screaming there too then finally he climbed ONTO the table! My mom finished and we went to Arches THE BEST ICE CREAM PLACE EVER!!!!!! My mom and I both got Mississippi mud! (you should try it) ON THE ROAD AGAIN!! i gave Asher some of my ice cream and then gave him his bottle and he was drifting off to sleep with in 7~10 minutes 40 minutes later we were turning in for Swananoah THE PLACE THAT MAKES ME FULL OF JOY my mom took some pictures of me then we left :'( Asher thought it was so funny i was jumping on the tall wall we finally got home and i was really happy i played Mario party 8 for a while and off to bed i went I will be trying to write on my blog more and feel free to check it whenever you would like i fixed the setting so i know when people comment on my blo {I THINK MATT IS BEING TICKLED HE HAS THE FUNNIEST LAUGH EVER} ASHER JUST BIT MATTS CHECK AND BIT MY FOREHEAD IN CHURCH

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Friday, November 6, 2009

WE SAW YOU!!!

Jason and Dana, Colin was watching the game, I was reading and all of a sudden he said, "There's Jason and Dana!" I looked up but figured that you would be off the screen but NOPE, there you were! Then we skipped back with the DVR and saw you again. I think it is the highlight of our day! Thanks guys!

Hearts Knit Together

Maggie picked the only live flower on the temple grounds (Colin and Lori's temple--this is the first time I have been back since they were married!)

I sat Naomi down in the Living Room, and she crawled over to the sun all by herself. She was basking in the sunshine.
leslie and alex in one of the keys
ditto, Mom and Dad
The famous wood stack
The shelves, not quite ready for loading. Notice new vacuum. Not as loud as the old one.






Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to enter a few photos you may not have seen. Also, all of you know that we spent a week at Becky's, and on the Sunday we were there we were sitting at dinner and Grace said, "Let's each tell what we learn from Jesus. I'll start." We went around and around and around the table. We helped Maggie to say something, and we skipped Naomi. Wow. I think Grace's spiritual nature is an example of all of our grandchildren. We know they aren't perfect (almost), but you parents are teaching them well. When you were all here in August and we had gone up to 'touch the temple', we were driving up to the hotel to swim. Colby started singing, "I love to see the temple." It was a very sweet moment for me. They are very susceptible to the Spirit, and I feel so blessed to have such wonderful children and spouses, who are teaching their children the gospel. Thanks, xoxoxo Mom

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Harrisonburg Halloween






Valerie was at Six Flags DC with our friend from church, Alexis, so after daddy got some sleep, it was dusk. We handed out candy. I LOVE this photo because LOOK HOW HAPPY HE IS! The thing is, he had NEVER had candy, but he just KNOWS he will like it. We let him have a few M&Ms. He put so many in his mouth he could hardly breathe. It will be a while before he has candy again.











Matt was a dingy blonde for a bit


















Waiting for Trick or Treaters- is a lion in a Tigger stroller a Liger?!



















One CUTE lion















Trunk or Treat ward party- the Vampiress (Valerie has ALWAYS wanted to be something "pretty", I always wanted to be something scary).


















Practicing for Halloween... oh, costume aisle, how we will miss you.






































































Valerie and I did crafts last week- she painted this herself and I painted a jar. Part of it is talent, part, GREAT INSTRUCTION and enough CAN NOT BE SAID for having the right tools. "the craft lady" has everything you need to do a good job.






Hope everyone had a happy Halloween.




This was the last time I dressed up- 2006. I was a pirate. Matt and I were "just dating" (he was at my house every day and I made him dinner every night...) then. I often feel bad for Matt in terms of how I look now, but he never makes me feel bad about it. Seeing pictures of myself though... sheesh. I really want to look better, but I just have no time to work out and that is the "only" thing that has changed...




Finally, we have the "good" neighborhood to Trick or Treat. It was truly amazing how many children and parents lined our streets!