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.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

From Ohio

One snowy day Jack went outside to play and proceeded to work extra hard to clear the deck. It actually brought tears to my eyes to see him working so hard. He really wants Santa to bring him lots of gifts this year and he is really trying to be a good boy. His sister on the other hand, she isn't caring as much but that is another story. He did a great job!

My kids were some of the first to get to Santa at the Ward Christmas party this year and he wasn't having kids on his lap until later. I was a bit bummed. Cole LOVED Santa this year and couldn't stay away. Jack and Mia loved Santa however, Jackson knew that this was only one of Santa's helpers, (it was his primary teacher) Santa can't be everywhere. He was happy with that, thankfully! I also realized that I have no picture of Jackson with Santa.


Jason and Dana said...

There's another real Santa at the ward Christmas party...
I cant' believe Jack shoveled all that by himself! Way to go Jack!!!

Crystal said...

So cute! Our Santa was totally someone in the ward with a white beard no face anything to obscure his identity. Mia looks like she is not buying it either! HAH!

abbynormal said...

I know what kind of snow you guys have gotten, which makes it even more impressive that Jack did all that work!! I love to see pictures of these guys. Thanks for that.

Leslie said...

Love, love, love all of the Santa pics everyone! Keep them coming!