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.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Frijolito

I know I've been missing from Bloglandia for a few months, but I've had a good reason. I'm pregnant! I've been beyond sick and so tired. Poor Alex has had to take over all household duties since all I can do is crash the minute I get home from work, but I'm not complaining. As you all know, we've been waiting for this miracle for a long time! I had an ultrasound today, and this is the little guy or gal at 13 weeks and change. If you look close you can see the little arms and legs. We can't wait for this one to arrive!


David and Debby said...

isn't this the greatest news!!! we kept calling the baby he as we looked at the ultrasound--not that that means anything. i have been wrong as often as i have been right. what a happy day! grandma

David and Debby said...

I'm so pleased that we can see the plantar surfaces of his/her little feet, right under his/her little bum - you bum looker. Check out how big his/her brain is. And, I may be wrong, but is that a belt he/she has around his/her waist? Already into fashion.

Jason and Dana said...

I can't wait either!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YIPPEE HOORAY I'M SKIPPING AROUND THE ROOM!!!!!!!!
I thought they other day it was a little boy too. But that might only be because every SINGLE person I know who is pregnant is having a girl.
Did you have a ultrasound in Pocatello? How did mom and dad see the ultrasound?

Colin & Lori said...

It's just so great! We are so happy for the both of you and I really hope that the sickness goes away soon!!

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Crystal said...

How did I just find out about this!? This is a miracle! I am so absolutely thrilled for you, Leslie and Alex. A baby is the most-precious of all blessings. Congratulations!

I want to ask details, but I will refrain.

rebeccaV said...

YIPEEEE!!! Can't wait to meet the little peanut!!

Leslie said...

Thanks, everybody! We're so happy. We'll keep you updated as we learn more. During the next ultrasound, we'll find out the sex. Yipee!!!

Leslie said...

Thanks, everybody! We're so happy. We'll keep you updated as we learn more. During the next ultrasound, we'll find out the sex. Yipee!!!

Trev and Shan said...

Yayyyy!!! Congrats Leslie and Alex!!!!

Leslie said...

Becky is frijolito( little bean) no little peanut!!

frijol = Mexican




Jason and Dana said...

and another YIPPEEEEE for the little bean!!!!