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, March 22, 2015

More Queen Elizabeth Park ("British" is part of their name)

The wet climate here lends itself to botany - hence many gardens and flower parks - breathtakingly beautiful, even though winter barely ended.  Can't wait for summer.  This is a land of rain, humidity, rivers, lakes, oceans, waterfalls... 
and fountains.
Life just can't wait to break forth.
a pretty flower next to a bush
Spring, a time for all things biological to promote new life.
Beyond this repose lurks the bustling, garish metropolis
They are called Canada Geese, after all.cherry blossoms everywhere
Life bursts forth
Benches everywhere
more life
Some of the trees haven't quite figured it out yet, but their time will surely come.
Cherry blossoms in abundance...
Handfuls of them.


Colin & Lori said...

Wow! It is so beautiful! Next year we are coming for spring break. I am just catching up and I love reading your posts!

Jason and Dana said...

Is this all from walks you take in your neighborhood? I can't wait to come and see it for myself.

RebeccaV said...

I can't wait to see it!!

abbynormal said...

I was thinking of coming for Christmas, but we'd miss all THIS!!

Debra Croshaw said...

All of these photos are from a park in Vancouver, about 20 minutes away.

David and Debby said...

the fog photos are from the park across the street. for the kids, there are lots of big climbing toys, b-ball courts, and even a waterslide/pool. oh, and lots of ducks to chase. anytime between March and October would be great times to visit (for scenery purposes,) although, there is lots of rain between march and may.