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.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Way to go Mexico!

This should have been posted a couple days ago, after Mexico absolutely CRUSHED France in the World Cup. We bought a donut in celebration of their awesomeness.

David and I watched the game at a restaurant in Tulum because Alex suggested that we watch the game properly. We were surrounded by devout Mexican fans (and one sad table of France fans that made David feel just a teensy bit guilty for cheering for Mexico). The entire restaurant basically stopped functioning while the game was on. No one ordered anything, no one served anything. All the servers, cooks, managers, customers, and passersby were glued to the TV and they were EXCITED! At the end, one of the cooks yelled, "Tequila shots for everyone!" (We neglected to oblige.)

I have a theory that Americans would be more excited about soccer if our announcers weren't so boring. Even if they could just adopt "GOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!" I think the sport could really go somewhere. Just sayin'.

Bring it on, Uruguay!


Crystal said...

Love Soccer and LOVE world cup, but it is not nearly so fun as it was the last world cup. My BFF in grad school is from Portugal and THAT was fun! I watched the championship game at a little cafe in Salt Lake City filled with Euros and that was SUPER. There is definitely something to be said for watching it in the proper, enthusiastic company.

That being said, I have loved soccer a long time. One of my other grad school friends is Tiffany Hamm- sister of... yep, Mia Hamm, so again, the company I kept really did a lot to give me great enthusiasm for the sport- men and women. Also, one of my young women- Erin Benson- will absolutely be on the US womens' team in the future, there is no doubt.

Vive futbol!

David and Debby said...

So, it looks like Mex keeps going in spite of their close loss to Uruguay? Go all the way Mexico. Alex, we expect you to give us a play-by-play.

David and Debby said...

go u.s.a. we just beat algeria 1-0. they move on with england. yeah!!!!

David and Debby said...

is everyone ready to watch the u.s. play saturday at noon, mst?