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.

Saturday, February 28, 2015


The hotel we stayed our first 10 days in Canada, Executive Airport Plaza.  

Our District:) at the MTC. Next to us the Hansens from Gresham, Oregon, going to the Philippines, the Clarks, from Salt Lake, going to Chile, the Dohlberg's, from Salt Lake, Church and Family History in SLC.  Cute sister teachers.  

Not in chronological order, 2 sisters going home:  Sister Dahl and Sister Facer on the right, both went home a week ago Wednesday. These girls were both leaders.  Sister Burns, who I replaced is now on Vancouver Island in Nanaimo.  

Colby and Lilia waiting for Elder and Sister Croshaw to be set apart.  

More sisters who are awesome.  Sister Allen, Sister Gamble, Sister Burns, Sister Tsai, Sister Yeung (from Taiwan and Hong Kong, respectively.)  Last two sisters are Mandarin and Cantonese (and English) speaking.  These missionaries are beyond remarkable.  

Richmond Center Mall.  It is gigantic.  The sisters tell me there is a bigger mall in Burnaby, that takes all day to go through.  The  Korean Branch meets in Burnaby--NE Vancouver.  Burnaby is the Hollywood of Canada.  

Burt Brothers Tires--our  first introduction to our Mission President.  He and his brother own these Utah based tire stores.

My sweet Mom.  Just wanted to throw that one in.

Another one for me--some of our beautiful grandchildren at Cascade for the 4th of July.

Two weeks before we moved we met Verna Lee in Salt Lake City for our annual Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert.  Verna Lee used her connections to get us the tickets.  Wonderful night.  

Our farewell at the Cascade.  These dear friends showed up and surprised us.  Larry and Syndee Kemp and Syd and Barb Wood.  They have been an integral part of our lives for so many years.  We are so grateful for the many friends who have blessed our lives.

With Dana when we were set apart.  There is a story behind David's attire.  
So glad he is my mission and eternal companion.


Jason and Dana said...

I'm just catching up on the blog! I have to remember to look more often.

RebeccaV said...

I'm catching up too, I love all these pictures and stories!