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 8, 2009

Yesterday WAS SO FUUUN!!!!!!

Yesterday Matt got home at seven so me and my mom went to CVS Pharmacy because she heard "there was a huge sale on soda" it turns out there wasn't but she got me make up! :) after that we started driving to Charlottesville to go to the mall there! We got there after 1 hour of screaming baby that fell asleep 10 seconds before we got there! My mom went to Gymboree and I decided to volenteir holding Asher so she can walk around easier in the store after 30 minutes of durty look Asher woke up! I went back into thre store and handed him to my mom 20 minutes later we left Gymboree!!! :) YAY!!!!! Then we went to Victoria secret to look at makeup we left the mall then went to Guadalara Asher was screaming there too then finally he climbed ONTO the table! My mom finished and we went to Arches THE BEST ICE CREAM PLACE EVER!!!!!! My mom and I both got Mississippi mud! (you should try it) ON THE ROAD AGAIN!! i gave Asher some of my ice cream and then gave him his bottle and he was drifting off to sleep with in 7~10 minutes 40 minutes later we were turning in for Swananoah THE PLACE THAT MAKES ME FULL OF JOY my mom took some pictures of me then we left :'( Asher thought it was so funny i was jumping on the tall wall we finally got home and i was really happy i played Mario party 8 for a while and off to bed i went I will be trying to write on my blog more and feel free to check it whenever you would like i fixed the setting so i know when people comment on my blo {I THINK MATT IS BEING TICKLED HE HAS THE FUNNIEST LAUGH EVER} ASHER JUST BIT MATTS CHECK AND BIT MY FOREHEAD IN CHURCH



Crystal said...

Thanks for being a good helper, Valerie. After all that, not a thing to be found. It was good to spend time together and Matt got some sleep, so it all worked out.

It sounded like a good idea at the time, eh? And it was Ice Age 3 for $5 with the purchase of diet coke... but it ended Friday. Sadness.

I love Swanannoah too. It is a good place to be. I love the pictures- the sky last night was just perfect.

Valerie said...

Your welcome if it helps you out more i will do it {sometimes} ha ha ha i had a lot of fun exept Guealajara

beckyV said...

Sounds like fun!! I love those pictures!

abbynormal said...

Those pictures are incredible!!

Valerie said...

Thanks you guys i love them too!!!

Jason and Dana said...

Valerie, I LOVE these pictures!!! And I love spending the day with my mom!! You're such a good big sister, watching Asher for your mom.