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 9, 2009

Luoisiana













13 comments:

David and Debby said...

for a second there i thought i was looking at zoolander! mom

abbynormal said...

I love this post SO MUCH!!! What a great time you guys had!! It makes my heart happy.

beckyV said...

You guys are sooo funny!!! I wanna hang out with the cool kids, too :)

Colin said...

It's pronounced Lu-zi-ana
And no kids to boot.
Good thing you guys were on TV, otherwise it wouldn't have been worth the trip. By the way, when are you going to post Alex's dance. I missed that one.

Fed Ex Field, Washington DC, October 2010, VT vs BSU, be there!

Alex Esparza said...

Sorry colin the Alex dance called "the snake" is banned
haha Dana have it in her camera!

Wait for more photos :)

David and Debby said...

So, which one is going on the cover of Vogue?
Dad

Crystal said...

I love those photos. I have not been that carefree in a long, long, LONG time! I also love Alex's camera- the last photo of Leslie, Jason and Dana is such a great shot. Dana and the pole totally made me laugh.

Anyway, it looks like fun, glad you all got to enjoy family and a football game.

Leslie said...

It was so much fun! I wish you all could have been there with us! Alex said it was the best trip we've taken. Who knew he was so easy to please...guess I should try to get him a spot on national TV more often.

We shot the crazy photos after having eaten famous New Orleans beignets drown in powdered sugar. I'm sure it was the sugar (together with alex's persistence) that provoked the photo session! ;-)

Colin said...

Hey Les,
How bout you guys take a trip to Cleveland?

Leslie said...

Yes, Colly, we will. Lori suggested April, but maybe it'll be before then!

David and Debby said...

you should all go visit Fort Lauderdale. It is loverly.
Dad

abbynormal said...

Hey Les, how about you take a trip to DC? I want a fun photo shoot too!

And anyone who wants to come to FedEx Field for BSU vs VT in 2010 can stay at my house. :)

Jason and Dana said...

I love them ALL! Alex, can you burn me a copy of the pictures or something like that?