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.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I take your Cleveland and raise you a Virginia...

This year, at least, the winter has been awful. 30 inches on the ground 6-12 more tonight.


Colin said...

You'll notice that Cleveland is in the "These people should hit the liquor stores" zone. That's not because of the weather, that's because they live in Clevelend. At least for you it's the exception, not the rule.

Colin & Lori said...

I will take Cleveland over Virginia this winter too. You get the snow and they shut down everything. We get snow and it's off to work and school for us. Mia would really like a snow day but that simply means more work and entertainment for me.

Crystal said...

That is sad, Colin! When are you moving far, far away?! I am glad this is the exception. I feel that with adequate ways to deal with it, the snow would not be quite so awful, but the schools have been closed since Jan 30 so now there is no spring break for the kids and extra days at the end of the (already into the middle of June) school year. Even my classes at JMU have been canceled so that I have to make up on days that I am already working 9 hours- so a full 12... and if it happens again, I will be teaching on Saturday. No fun. That being said, this is by far, the most snow I have ever, ever EVER seen in Virginia! It is insane. The drifts from the wind are at my waist in some places.

When are you moving back to Idaho? Are the winters better there?

abbynormal said...

That's the problem - when it's the exception, there is absolutely no way to possibly be amply prepared for it, so the entire area is completely crippled every time snow falls.

3.5 days (and counting) of snow-induced government closure...and that doesn't include the weekend! I've never seen anything like it.

...for the record, I ain't complaining. It's about time DC had a real winter!

abbynormal said...

Wow, while I was typing my response two other people commented...

Colin said...

Of course I joke about Cleveland. We do love it here. Besides, it's not where we live that is important. Our home is our home wherever it is.
We will be moving back to Idaho when I am done here. The winters there get a lot of snow, but we will have the time and the money to enjoy it.

David and Debby said...

i love, love, love show! even though i am in hawaii, there is nothing like a snowy filled winter. it isn't so fun driving and shoveling, but i love the four seasons.

Colin & Lori said...

Must be nice in Hawaii!