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.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Year 1 Photo Shoot

My friend Misty did a little photo shoot for Naomi's first birthday the other day. Check out this link to see the pictures!


abbynormal said...

what a darling cute girl. my favorite might be the one where she's giving herself a double chin - four rows down, middle column. :) ...although the ones with the white background are great too. they make her look like an angel, which just seems so appropriate.

Jason and Dana said...

I LOVE the white background ones!! My favorite is the 1st picture on the second page....although I might love it even more in black and white.

Crystal said...

I, too am in love with them all (nice outfit, by the way)! I love the black, I love the white, I love them all. One day, I will be taking pictures like those too!

Naomi sure is lucky to have such phenomenal pictures of her first birthday! She is gorgeous!

Does she have birthmarks on her eyes? Valerie had redness like that for a while on her shoulder when she was a wee girl, but it has turned brown now.

Crystal said...

So, I had to look at them all again- honestly, Misty is incredibly talented. I have visited her page a couple times now. I love her work, I really do.

My favorite is the B/W one with the really bright background! It reminds me so much of the divine place from which she so recently came.

rebeccaV said...

I know Crystal, Misty is amazing!! She's been doing photography for about 10 years so she pretty much rocks by now! The doctor called the red on her eyes "angel kisses". It should go away in the next year or so. She also has it in between her eyes, all my kids have had it there.

David and Debby said...

Beautiful child! I'm sure it's the genes.

Colin & Lori said...

She is such a cutie! She seems like such a happy baby girl!