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, 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?


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?



Crystal said...
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abbynormal said...
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Leslie said...
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David and Debby said...

Abby, you could join the Hispanic revolution happening in our family and have a Chuhuahua Chipman, or Cheech Chipman. Chubbuck is still the best though.

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Jason and Dana said...

abby, are those the names of future dogs? do you guys think we should email a list of these dates instead?

Leslie said...

yes...we should probably remove this info and do it via email. would hate to have us all be victims of identity theft! i'll send you guys mine via email. XO

David and Debby said...

i deleted all dates.

David Chipman said...

Another option is to use a google calendar that you can share around for those significant days.

Valerie said...

Todoy is my birthday December 6th