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

Punked out in DC

There are so many fun details to David's and my Halloween attire that it deserves multiple pictures to capture all of it.

(The shoes were my favorite part!)

(or maybe the tattoos, or body piercings, or the spikey-spike necklaces...)

The back of my shirt says "sometimes" and his shirt says "your mother pays me to be nice to you." We decided it would be fun to dress up like that when we go to town, on a day completely unrelated to Halloween. I'm almost positive that will actually happen. At least once.


Jason and Dana said...

Niiiiiice. The pictures of you guys smiling seem so wrong after the first two pictures. I love David's blue hair.

David and Debby said...

i didn't want to leave an incomplete comment. abby, i have been waiting for these photos since august. they did not disappoint. good job. how long does david's hair stay blue?

David and Debby said...

When you go to town, I hope you don't get arrested.

Jason and Dana said...

Nice pictures guys, but why didn't you dress up for halloween?

abbynormal said...

It all washed out immediately. Which I thought was kind of a shame - I'd hoped to see him teaching Sunday School today with at least a hint of blue in there.

Leslie said...

You guys are hard core, Halloweeners. ;-) Looks like you had a great time. Love the costumes!

beckyV said...

Those costumes ROCK!!!

David Chipman said...

I wish I could wear this everyday - but with a clean version of course. Sometimes I wonder what tattoo I should get (and then I think, no... I'd probably get bored with it and have to get more cooler and bigger ones, and then I'd end up in the yakuza or on LA Ink. No. I think I'd stop early and limit myself to a few good ones.) But seriously, it's too bad that blue hair isn't professional. It's lots of fun! And the pictures don't do Abby justice. She looks amazing!!!