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, March 30, 2010

Holy Week & Tennis

Hi everybody! Holy week is upon us. For those of you who haven't spent much time in Latin America, Catholics consider the week before Easter as holy. Actually the entire month before is somewhat sacred. You may have heard of Lent... it is the 40 days before Easter, and Catholics are supposed to give up a vice or bad habit, etc. during this period of time. I've always thought it was really nice that they have so much build up to Easter and really work on being better people during this period of time. I appreciate that about their religion. (As in all places with religious holidays, some people consider Holy Week "vacation", but I still think the the original intent is a beautiful thing.)

Anyhow...on a completely unrelated topic, Alex and I went to the Sony Ericsson Open this week. We have a friend who volunteered and got free tickets. The below pic is a photo of Venus Williams playing Daniela Something. (Can't remember her name. ;-) They were nose bleed seats, but it was still fun. We saw another match between a Belarussian and Belgian woman that was close up...and even more fun.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone (Leslie)


David and Debby said...

les, i am so glad you got to do this. maybe sometime i can come watch them with you and alex.

David Chipman said...

That looks like a great time!

Thanks for the great comment on holy week. It's actually been on my mind as I've been thinking about Easter and how to celebrate it best. Part of me feels like we don't give Easter its due place, but that's probably better stated that I don't give Easter its due place. This is a great reminder of the wonderful events that transpired so many years ago. Thanks!