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.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Stacking Boxes 2010

I am sure you all remember the paper stacking boxes Abby used to make.  This is an updated version.  Maybe when we are all together we could make some of these--for old times sake.  You could try them on your own:)

Check this out.  http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=842


Crystal said...

Those are way cute, if I had a sewing machine, I would totally try them for Asher and Valerie's rooms... and under the bathroom sink too.

I have been thinking about sewing a lot lately. I want to start doing children's customs, so sewing is on my mind already, but it is slow-going with a needle and thread ;-)

Valerie makes paper boxes too!

Colin & Lori said...

I copied Valerie and made paper boxes to hold the Christmas gifts I made for the kids' teachers. There whole gift was homemade. I was so glad for the inspiration from Valerie. She gave one to Mia when we were the for Asher's blessing. These look CRAZY to make. Maybe if the Dad's and Grandpa can take the kids away for a day we could tackle these. They look a little labor intensive for me. Debby, you figure it all out and then we will follow your lead. So cute though. Sorry, I am a bit of a downer aren't I?

David and Debby said...

they are labor intensive, but so cute when they are done.