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, April 19, 2011

Easter Photos: Mamma Style


David and Debby said...

great photos crystal. beautiful subjects, too.

David and Debby said...

You are really blossoming into a beautiful girl Valerie. Speaking of blossoms, you caught them well also Crystal. We haven't seen any of that yet here in Idaho. Just as well, or they would have frozen.

abbynormal said...

These are so pretty! Where were these taken? And I'm assuming it was with the new toy?

Jason and Dana said...

So beautiful!!! I can't believe how old Valerie is looking!! I just looked at a picture of all the kids taken at your wedding Crystal, she has grown up so much!! And Asher's curls, I stop and stare every time.

Crystal said...

Abby- actually really, really close to my HOUSE. I discovered a little orchard last week and I was like- I am SO going there to take photos. They are with the new camera and 60mm lens. They are magic. Guess what I did with my D5000- I gave it to someone in my ward who has been dying for a camera (I KNOW that feeling).
Valerie really is growing up! She is such a beauty! When I see pictures like this (despite seeing her every day), I get all panicky and think, "there is still so much to teach her!"
Asher is a handful, but he is super adorable! He got his first haircut this week and despite being really nervous, I LOVE it- just a little trim, still very curly (though less blonde).

Colin & Lori said...

Valerie looks just like you in the last picture!