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.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Year One

And what a great year it has been! 2 moves, a few thousand miles, and oh so many memories and adventures! I'm so grateful to be married to Abby! She's fun, positive, faithful, hopeful, and so happy. Abby, I love you more today than ever before. (yes, i'm okay with a little blogarific pda.)

Thank you for another wonderful year. There aren't words enough to tell you how much I love you, so I'll
keep it to these three: I love your-awesomely-great-more-fun-than-you-can-imagine-what-could-possibly-be-more-betterer-than-this-self. (it's a real word. trust me I know english and read real good.

PS. Check out these anniversary cookies!


David and Debby said...

happy first year. what an adventure it has been already. love and kisses to both of you

Crystal said...

I'm excited to see what year two brings!

David and Debby said...

Everybody loves Abby, but I think you've surpassed us all David (the 3-word description.) So is that a California beach?

David Chipman said...

It's just south of venice beach.

Leslie said...

Congratulations, guys, and happy anniversary! I can't believe how time has flown. Seems like we were just at your wedding.

David and Debby said...

how many cookies did you order!!!

David and Debby said...

Perhaps you should open a Chinese restaurant. should go well in California.

abbynormal said...

I got me a good one, didn't I?

rebeccaV said...

Awww, ACDC rocks!! Congrats you two!

PS: Mom told me the story about the lost keys, love it!!

abbynormal said...

FYI, there are pictures of the lost keys incident on my blog. :)