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, June 26, 2010

Mia Speaks

The other night I was snuggling with Mia at bedtime. She made a comment about how she wanted David and Abby to come for a visit. I mentioned that it would be fun but Abby just got a new job and it would be hard for her to get time off but, we would see them in a few months. She asked me about Abby's new job. I gave her a lame explanation. Mia then said, "I think she is either a doctor or works at a hot dog stand." After wiping away the tears from laughter I told Mia that I knew Abby didn't go to medical school so I was sure she wasn't a doctor. I also knew that Abby went to college and graduate school so I was even more sure that she didn't work at a hot dog stand.


David and Debby said...

I love that Mia - no guile. She sees people for who they really are. Abby is smart enough to be a doctor, but fun enough to push hot dogs. I can see how Mia would get confused.

abbynormal said...

I think it would be more fun if she thought I was an ice cream truck driver. But I'll definitely take a hot dog stand. That is so awesome. And don't worry Lori, I can't really explain my job yet, either!

rebeccaV said...

But how cool would it be if she did!

Leslie said...

Hahaha! That was the best one I've heard in a long time. Kids are so fun and keep things so interesting! I can see where the doctor thing came from, but I wonder about the hot dog stand...