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, April 16, 2010

Just Dance!!

My family,
Be prepared to battle it out in May.
Love you.

PS--Boys, Jason challenges you all. This is his favorite song on the game. Nice, right?


Alex Esparza said...

Ups!! Remember me the Gay Dance in Vegas!

Jason and Dana said...

Alex + the snake = Entertainment!!

abbynormal said...

We are accepting song requests on our website for the post-wedding party. We could battle it out and then put on a show for everyone. I hope you're all practicing. :)

Alex Esparza said...

Bring it!

Jason and Dana said...

Abby, Jason thinks you should somehow get a projector and a Wii set up and have this game going for awhile during the reception. It would be a great way to get a mass of people dancing!! How cool would it be to have everyone doing the Hammer Time dance in sync?

abbynormal said...

Let me check with David on that one and get back to you...

David Chipman said...

hmmm.... I'm already working an angle with a projector for other stuff.... that could be fun! (I'll check on it.) Did I hear that Dad was going to do the robot dance? Or will there be a Cher song playing?

David and Debby said...

Robot dance? How about The Ostrich Strut? Elliot does a mean Robot. Whatever, you must put the Alex Snake dance on the program. That's my main motivation for showing up.

abbynormal said...

I haven't heard about any snake dances from Alex! Only the Cher dance. Maybe.

David and Debby said...

Alex will have to explain the details to you, but the Snake dance is something he saw a couple of gay guys doing at a baseball game, and he recreates it pretty well - something you have to see.