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, January 4, 2010

Fiesta Bowl

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Crystal said...

Wow, I had no idea so many were going to the football game! I hope it is warm, fun and that your team wins! LOVE the colors you all are sporting, by the way ;-)

beckyV said...

I'm so glad they won!! Looks like such a great time!

David Chipman said...

How were the signs?

David and Debby said...

RE: the signs - We did get on TV once with the "GO BRONCOS" signs. Did anyone see us?

David and Debby said...

at least we were on the photocam thing in the stadium.

David and Debby said...

Dating back to the time ISU and BSU were arch rivals, we were BSU haters, but a BSU conference change, and the influence of rabid fanship on the part of BSU alumni Ray and Jason, changed all that. Now we see BSU as Idaho's best chance for national sports recognition. They did not disappoint this year.

Anyway, thanks to Patty and Earnie DelGadillo for arranging the tickets. Thanks to Becky for her surprise gift to Ray of tickets to Phoenix. Thanks to Dana and Jason for driving 17 hours and bringing those adorable kids. Thanks to Alex for his inspiration on the signs - OLE! Thanks to Grandma for being fun. And thanks to Leslie for chauffeuring and babysitting during the game.

We had a great time and it was great to see all of you who could afford to be there. We missed the rest of you, but we'll be seeing you at Abby's SLC wedding in May. Then Colin tells me there's a BSU-VT game in DC in October? Hopefully we can all gather there for some more great football. Wonder who Colin, Lori, Matt, and Crystal will be rooting for??

abbynormal said...

I will most definitely be attending that DC game! Depending on the living situation, maybe we can even host some people. :) Since I'm not partial to either, I think I'll root for whoever is losing at the moment. If I had to venture a guess, I'd say Crystal will root for "not VT." (Remember where she went to school!) Am I right, Crystal?