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.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

You've gotta see this.

Here is a link

Also consider a picture I posted on facebook where I called this a week ago.

Those of you who have facebook pages should also look at the picture and see how well I characterized you.


rebeccaV said...

Oh my gosh!!! That is so cool. I can totally see James rescuing someone like this!

Crystal said...

So, apparently this was on his way to do his qualifying exam. Having been in that position, I can tell you, I was a NERVOUS WRECK and he just saved the day, did his exam and went home... Amazing

David and Debby said...

james is really an incredibly nice guy. we knew him way back when. my favorite line from james was when he was at grandma croshaw's house playing with colin and matt, and he said to me, 'who's that dana girl'. i told him she was my daughter, abby's sister. he just couldn't get over the fact that she and abby were so different. it still makes me laugh.

Jason and Dana said...

Oh, wow!!! Good thing there are people like James out there in the world. You'd think people would hear enough horror stories to avoid flooded roads!

Jason and Dana said...

Mom, I've never heard that story! Hahaha, funny.

David and Debby said...

Mom and I once went on a personalized tour of a nuclear submarine at Pearl Harbor, guided by James who was in the Navy's sub crew at the time. He knew his stuff, and I got the feeling he would be capable of anything he set his mind to.