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, November 1, 2009


Good times with good friends.

Jack is Leonardo from TMNT.

Mia is Angelina Ballerina.

Cole is a sad little puppy.


David and Debby said...

thanks lori!!! they are all adorable. how was your halloween week? debby

David and Debby said...

Looks like Cole is not thrilled to be in that doggie suit. Oh, the things these suffer to be cute.

David and Debby said...

This is all great, but I want to see the Esparza's halloween get-up. Where are you guys?

Colin & Lori said...

Our week was busy but maybe not as busy as yours! Both Jack and Mia had class parties I had to organize. It was fun though and I had Colin a lot again this week. Next week he goes back to his regular ER schedule. Not that I can complain about that either. As per tradition Colin had to work on Halloween. He misses all the fun sometimes. Poor Daddy.

Crystal said...

Cute kids! I was like "wow! look at all those kids! When I realized it was "only" two more, I was a little shocked.

I love Angelina the Balleria, Mia definitely does her justice and Leo is way cool. The sad little puppy always steals my heart. He is such a sweetie.

Crystal said...

Oh wait, there are three more. That is double. I bet that was a lot of fun!

Jason and Dana said...

Eva loved looking at all the kids dressed up. That's so fun your kids got to go out with friends. That sad little puppy dog breaks my heart.

Leslie said...

Adorable, adorable kids! Give them all kisses for me!

beckyV said...

Oh my goodness, Cole is soooo adorable!! I also LOVE the angelina ballerina costume-Grace does too!!