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.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Asher is using the potty!! How insane is that?! I had not even planned to start until he was 2, but he is totally ready and not stressed out about it at all. In fact, he thinks it is the coolest thing ever. (ME TOO!).

I am really astonished by this little guy, he sure is something special.

This pollen is also something special. I was thinking for 3 days, I would have to go to the ER and deal with the issues of no insurance, but I think I am finally getting better, it was pretty scary though. I had a 104 fever, could only take shallow breaths, had a racing heart, fever/chills, muscle aches. In fact, I actually started thinking it was the swine flu ;-)

It is not the best time to be so sick, it is the most-insane time of the semester in terms of student projects, tests, papers, etc., AND I have a major interview all day Tuesday. I really could use your prayers. Also, you should read on my blog about the talk Julie Beck gave to three stakes locally yesterday. It was tremendously uplifting.

Cutie boy.


Jason and Dana said...

That is AMAZING that he is going potty!! We seem to be digressing...just today it started. Hopefully it will be back to normal tomorrow.

David Chipman said...

Wow, look at all that hair on Asher! What a good lookin' little fellow he is.

rebeccaV said...

That is so awesome!! What a smart little whipper snapper! That pic of him on the potty is adorable :)

David and Debby said...

The child is truly amazing! And I can't believe how big and buff he is. Nice photo shop job by the way - very discreet.

Crystal said...

Oh, the fun of the blur.

The Mac iPhoto program is pretty good with basic edits. Asher is funny. He is smart and inquisitive and yes- very big and strong. He reminds me of my brother, David. He always was (is) built like that. When he was little, they called him "BamBam" and it definitely fit him.

I often wish he would sit still in sacrament though... month 19 that he is still in the foyer for the entire meeting...