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.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Party Number 2

So...there's a party in my tummy too. Too bad I don't have a good Eva depiction of it to post here with the photo. Dana, can you get her to start working on it? I'm curious to know what she's going to look like. ;-)


Jason and Dana said...

Les, I love that look on you!!!

David and Debby said...

Leslie, I thought you had outgrown that no-face stuff.

So I talked to a patient today who is pregnant with at girl, and she said that every pregnant person she knows is having girls. I said, "Me too!" What's up with that?

rebeccaV said...

That is an adorable baby bump! I can't wait to see what she will look like either!

Trev and Shan said...

Congrats, Leslie!! Dana has been keeping me updated and I am SO excited for you!! You look adorable...even though we can't see your face. :)

Crystal said...

I had no idea you were having a girl, then again, I just found out you were pregnant. Anyway, girls are amazing and special. The love you feel when your baby is in your arms is the most-intense feeling ever. Congrats.

Molly said...

Wow Leslie! You(your belly) looks adorable. And it sounds like it's a girl- a little Leslita or will it be Alexia? Hey I actually really like Alexia.
Congrats my dear friend. Hope all continues to go well.