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.

Monday, November 16, 2009

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.


Colin said...

There are a few books I would like.
The Bullet's Yaw by Dustin W Ballard, or The Floater's Log by John C Moorhead.
Or I'm always down for an iTunes card.


Crystal said...

I asked Matt to post this very topic last week but he forgot.

I would be THRILLED if I got the Pioneer Woman cookbook and it would be EVEN BETTER if I could get it signed when she is in PA in December... oh wait, that has been taken care of, thank you Lori! You rock!

Gift card Kohl's
Charlie Bone books (has already read 1 and 2).
iTunes gift card

Colin & Lori said...

Crystal, I am so happy I could get you what you wanted!! I only wish I could go to PA and get it signed with you! or for you.

I would like a green scarf but please make it soft. I have an itchy fetish that I have yet to grow out of. (No wool please!) Sorry to be picky. Target had some cute ones. I would like an iTunes card also. I also LOVE Bath and Body works SEnsual Amber scent. My lotion is almost gone! However, please don't feel like you have to get me any of these things if you had something else in mind.

abbynormal said...

I could use some running shoes - I even know exactly what kind: Saucony Progrid Triumph size 8.5, in a version that isn't the latest. Or I'd like some boots for winter. Like Uggs, but it doesn't matter if they're just a cheap imitation. Target had them last year. (David says if I get some of those boots we might have to break up. I think I'll take my chances.)

I also kind of need a Mac-compatible external hard drive, but those things are expensive! So we can stick with the footwear. Or you can get me something completely different, and I'll be just as happy. :)

Matthew said...

What is the price limit again? Sorry, I dont want to short-change anyone.

Valerie said...

I would like Money, Gift card to Target Areopstle, iTunes or Petsmart for hamster supplies, cute shoes (8, 8.5 or 9 i am bigfoot >.<), or any interinsting books (i'm reading to kill a mockingbird it's great), or anything that sounds or looks fun like lori said you don't have to get these things for me if you don't want to!! :)

Crystal said...

Hey, Abby- do you have room on your iPod? I actually got mine paid for off a grant I had in grad school because I used it as an external hard drive... and music-holder... The CUTIE drives are also really great and not terribly expensive.

beckyV said...

$20 limit

abbynormal said...

Les - you have my name, right? I would also love some more of that retinol stuff. If you happen to be taking any jaunts to Mexico between now and then.

Jason and Dana said...

I would like the new Norah Jones or Kris Allen cd, I also would like some sneakers (isn't that a funny word?) or anything really

Leslie said...

Alex says he wants a jet ski. He says it doesn't have to be new. Used will work. He says if you can't do it this year, he'll wait until next. I'd like a bigger diamond, 1 1/2-2 carats would be great. ;-)

Just kidding! I'd love the MJ "This is It" CD and Alex's favorite store is TJ Maxx, so I'm sure a gift card here would be appreciated.

Crystal said...

Ah! I love TJMaxx too! They are really a great store to find things.

I would love a get ski as well, but I surely would hurt myself on it. That is why I did not by the suzuki katana I had my eye on about 8 years ago. I am too reckless by myself.