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, September 27, 2011

A Sad Turn of Events

OK, it's not really all that sad, but I mainly applied that title just to get your attention.  It's like- "Who died??"  Anyway, thanks to Maggie VanderLouw's keen perceptibility, I think I've figured out why you all seldom post on this or your own blogs any more -- Smart phones!

To quote Maggie's lament on being bored with no one to talk to among a crowd of texting/surfing/facebooking adults...

"They all talking to theyselves."

Oh, the wisdom of a child!


Crystal said...

Could be- for me though, it is my job then single-mom duty. When Asher is asleep and I am at home, I got to BED (although it generally is midnight anyway). I was thinking you were going to say you got an iPhone!

rebeccaV said...

I've been so busy this month! Summer has been really busy for EnviroPRO, luckily, so I've had a lot to do on top of being a mom. Plus we haven't really done anything all that fun or picture worthy since school started. Anyway, I love blogging because it is my family journal and promise to continue! In fact, Maggie started preschool this week and I need to blog those pictures!

Jason and Dana said...

I tell you what, I'm guilty, but nothing drives me more crazy than all of us sitting together in a room not talking to each other because we all have our phones roaring at 3G(or 4G for some of you) speeds. Good Post.