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, April 7, 2011

Grows Where Planted

This on every stairwell door (4)

this on every elevator door (4)

This on every bathroom door (4x2)

I am sure an amazing post by her adoring husband will come sometime after 5 pm, but I have a little time to share what I did in honor of the birthday girl today.

Debby was visiting once and someone had called and asked about Abby and Debby said "You know, Abby grows where she is planted..."

What an awesome thing for a mom to say about her daughter. I have never forgot about it and thought that "putting that out there" for all the premed, pre-vet, pre... biology students to see today would be a great honor to such a lively, fun girl.


David and Debby said...

Very nice Crystal. Yes, Abby is an adapter, who flourishes wherever she lights down, and she has a way of turning drudgery into fun. She exudes positive attitude and demonstrates its power. We all love you Abby.

abbynormal said...

I was very touched by this. Thanks of thinking of me and also of pointing out what my mom said at an important time - when I'm about to deal with A LOT of change. I don't like change, although I usually like the outcome, eventually. The upcoming move will be hard, but I'll try to bloom there, too.

David and Debby said...

first of all, crystal, this is such a sweet, thoughtful thing to do. you are awesome. also, thanks for the photo of asher. it made me smile. his is so adorable. and finally, abby, you really are very adaptable. i remember from very young you did not like to make decisions. i think you have had to make as many as anyone in our family. isn't it interesting the way Heavenly Father works? you have turned that weakness into a strength. i love you. wish i could have been there to celebrate your birthday with you. xoxoxoxoxo

David and Debby said...

Awww!! How sweet is that!!? Both the birthday act and that mom said that about you, Abby.
How was your day? I wondered all day if you were in France since Alex said something about France on Facebook. You're the greatest bomb diggity and I love you! I wasn't kidding when I said I was proud to call you my sister. Always something exciting going on with you, and LA is just the next great adventure. They're lucky to have the Chipmans moving to town.

David and Debby said...

i think the above comment was from dana.

rebeccaV said...

That is so sweet and thoughtful Crystal! I love it!