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, May 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Leslie!

Happy Birthday Les.  We hope you have a great day.  We will put in a few photos to take everyone down memory lane.  We are all waiting for you to get your own blog.  Maybe as soon as Lola is born?  We love you.  Some of these are repeats from years past, but that's why I love them. Everyone else, feel free to add a photo if you have some good ones.  You know how Leslie loves to have her photo taken.

xoxoxoxo mom


Colin & Lori said...

Happy birthday sis. I hope you are having a great day. I wish we could have come down before we moved, but maybe we will come next year sometime.


David and Debby said...

You made me a happy father and your madre a mother (on Mothers'Day no less) all those years ago, and now you're about to do the same for yourself and Alex while adding to our posterity at the same time. What a great system this is! Somebody really smart must have figured it out. We appreciate that you've waited all these years to see it happen, and we love you for hanging in there. It will be so worth it!
I hope you had a happy birthday. I tried to post a comment yesterday, but blogger was on the blink.
I love you,

Crystal said...

Happy birthday from us! I hope you felt loved and appreciated! Next year at this time, you will be a totally different Leslie than every before. So exciting!

Jason and Dana said...

Same with me dad, I tried to comment on your bday but it wasn't working. I love you so much Les. This family couldn't ask for a better oldest sibling. You're such a good example to me in so many ways. It gives me great hopes for Colby! :)

abbynormal said...

Here's me the last 4 days: "I need to call Leslie, it's her birthday!" "I need to call Leslie, her birthday was yesterday!" "I need to call Leslie, but now it's 11:00 at night!" Please forgive. Life has been, shall we say, a little hectic around here this week. But I'm repenting now! Happy late birthday!! love you! This is going to be a really fabulous year for you. I'm so excited!

Leslie said...

Thanks everyone! After you pass 21, it's no longer fun to get a year older, but I am grateful for the love I've felt from family and friends. XO!

David and Debby said...

Well, Leslie, we're all in the same boat - over 21. So you can't get out of it. May as well enjoy and have fun.